Illuminating craft brewers' experiences of dealing with Covid-19 and making fresh sense of what Covid-19 can do to/for craft beer: an intègraphic approach

Daniel Clarke, James Bowden, Keith Dinnie

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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors explore the impact of Covid-19 on craft beer in the here-and-now of the pandemic by examining responses of Scottish (UK) brewers to it. The authors’ aim is to organise their responses to the situation in which they find themselves with the objective of making fresh sense of the dynamics of organising during a global pandemic. In pursuit of fresh insight to all of this, the authors seek to illuminate what Covid-19 can do to/for breweries and to know the world differently (through recognising more than one way of knowing). So, to enrich the reader’s understanding of organising in the haecceity of responding to and dealing with Covid-19, the authors’ method of inquiry involves integrating empirical materials from brewery social media activities with poetic transcription from interviews with brewers. The authors find support for the view that such integration of findings through research poetry clothes the social media content findings and neither approach dominates the other. Potential implications for future beer studies from the field of poetry are discussed in light of the new comings-together in this chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearching Craft Beer
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding Production, Community and Culture in an Evolving Sector
EditorsDaniel Clarke, Vaughan Ellis, Holly Patrick-Thomson, David Weir
Place of PublicationBingley, UK
Chapter4
Pages49-72
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781800431843
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • situational analysis
  • brewery/brewer experiences
  • haecceity
  • intègraphy
  • social media
  • research poetry

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