Published 6 April 2022
London was a city in denial about the pandemic heading its way in February 2020, and I was one of too many bodies crammed into a tiny craft beer bar-cum-bottle shop. I forget now quite why we had gathered there so recklessly. Perhaps it was just a Friday night. But I do recall the beer I drank, a collaboration Best Bitter from London’s Boxcar Brewery and Gloucestershire’s Mills Brewing, 4.6% ABV, in a 440ml (15oz) can. It was the last beer I drank outside my own home for more than six months.