This paper examines the potential of the craft beer sector as a regional development lever. Focusing on three culturally linked but politically distinct small nations, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, it takes a historical journey from the inception of this sector to present day. Discussion focuses on highlighting the complex interactions between brewing, society, policy and economy. We review current policy and sectoral realities for our Celtic context and propose a grounded and holistic vision of regional craft brewing policies, particularly around more circular and zero-waste ecosystems.
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||Regional Studies, Regional Science|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 12 Dec 2022|
- Celtic craft brewing
- craft beer industry
- circular economy