Glen Garioch oak whiskey barrels

“We are geeks” is written in large white letters on the wall of the Brewdog HQ just outside Aberdeen. It’s one of the many proclamations you’ll come a(...)

Tasty sharing meals and beers to see you through to the final whistle. Photograph: Istock

A bumper weekend of sport lies ahead, with three RBS 6 Nations fixtures – Scotland v Ireland tomorrow at 2.30pm; England v France at 5pm and Italy v (...)

‘Brewsters’ was the name for women making beer in the Middle Ages – it was only later, the story goes, that the word ‘brewer’ came into existence

Brewing beer was a woman’s job back in the Middle Ages. It was just another household chore that you had to learn – and get right – or you could be i(...)

‘You have to accept a certain level of disrespect,’ author Salman Rushdie argued at a lively debate on the freedom of speech at the Dalkey Book Festival this afternoon. File. Photograph: Jeremy Suttton-Hibbert/Getty Images

“You have to accept a certain level of disrespect,” author Salman Rushdie argued at a lively debate on the freedom of speech at the Dalkey Book Fes(...)

The Zapatista leader       in  2001. “My mask is a mirror,” he claimed, never showing his face in public and stirring huge mystery, as a result, about his own identity. Photograph: Jorge Uzon/AFP/Getty Images

In February 2001 I decided, on a whim, to jump on a bus and follow the Zapatista rebel group around Mexico. In the two weeks that followed, I slept ro(...)

‘While playing around with WhatsApp I stumbled across a weird chat history between two people I don’t know. It scared the hell out of me. When I tr(...)

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