Last week I went and got the brewery mail and low there was a new copy of the SIBA journal.
I don’t read it, no one reads it here, I doubt many read it who actually get it delivered but then again this blog is probably going to make as many spurious claims as SIBA themselves regularly do.
It stays in it plastic (eco scum) wrap until I take it home and unpack it to put it in the paper recycling, as I like the false feeling of altruism when get when you put anything into recycling.
Numerous thought went through my head on seeing the cover and the first was to “have to check twitter” and the first was confirmed when I noticed they were pushing it to buggery.
And then the good old “we’ve got so many requests, we’re giving it away online”
File under – didn’t happen. This is SIBA, you have to be slightly idiotic to give money to them in the first place let alone heed or read anything the belch out by many requests they probably mean the people that wrote the articles pushed it too and SIBA’s notifications were lit like never before (and never again).
So, just like those businesses that during Pride month go all rainbow flag crazy only to dump them come the 1st of July it is unsurprising to see another SIBA follow this trend.
My main query is why stick all these stories together into one magazine?
I can imagine the brainstorming session that went into this issue:
SIBA Exec 1: “We’ve got a lot of women, dykes, nignogs and wrong cocks who are getting into beer these days, how can we raise our profile?”
SIBA Exec 2: “How about a special issue in or around that fag pride month they do, we can get some representatives for each relevant tribe to write pieces about there difficulties in beer.”
SIBA Exec 1: “I like the sound of that. It seems June is the month of the bumders so if we do it for our summer issue we don’t need to cover it again for a whole 12 months.”
SIBA Exec 2: “Great, we wouldn’t want to normalise these kinds of behaviors by having stories crop up in our regular issues, best just cram them into one place and then the rest of our issues we can devote to proper, normal beer people.”
**High Fives All Round**
What sums up this bullshit best is the intro to this issue:
“When I started writing about beer and pubs back in the mid-1990s I was often struck by how few women, and even fewer people of colour and representatives of the LGBTQ community there were at industry events and gatherings. I was quite frankly often the only woman in the room, a room that is predominantly filled with middle-aged white British men.”
Census data from 1991 says that 94.1% of Britain was ethnic white. Etc., etc., et-fucking-cetera.
I see your agenda Caroline, I also see your woke racism and sexism, the good kind of sexism and racism.
In the way that beer twitter moves I was led down the rabbit hole to this tweet…
The replies to this tweet and the original quoted tweet are a joy to behold. Such progressive thinking. Such wide and open minds behind the closed fists.
Yes, free speech and free thought do not mean you have a right to an audience but it must be wonderful to be building up those walls of your bubbles so, so high.
And if “TERFS are scum” as everyone’s favourite fat, narcissist cunt claims then it would be interesting to know what Amber and the other plonker that favourited this opinion think of people who plead guilty and are duly convicted of criminal damage and assault are.
Woke scum I suppose, the good kind of scum.
Thanks for reading.