When I try to be pretentious, I say that beer blogging at its best is also a lens through which we can view history, politics, travel, gastronomy or other aspects of human lives or society.
My beer photos tend to be of the optimistic kind, capturing places I am happy to visit, here or abroad.
There are other kinds of beer photos, with fog instead of sunlight, with poverty and despair instead of hope.
Der Spiegel presents a series of photos from a book by Harald Hauswald. The book, Ferner Osten or The Far East, is a portrait of the last years of the DDR. Grim and powerful images by one of the few photographers in East Germany with access to Kodak film.