Tomorrow evening Intuition Ale Works at 720 King Street in Riverside/Avondale will be holding a Slow Foods event. As part of the event they will be presented with the Slow Foods Snail of Approval for producing high quality beers from authentic recipies using sustainable means. An example of a sustainable practice is how Intuition disposes of its spent grains — they are shipped to a local farm where the grains are used as feed for farm animals.
Slow Food is an international movement founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. It was the first established part of the broader Slow movement. The movement has since expanded globally to over 100,000 members in 132 countries. Its goals of sustainable foods and promotion of local small businesses are paralleled by a political agenda directed against globalization of agricultural products.
The event at Intutiton will feature locally prominent chefs who use Slow Food practices preparing appetisers as well as farmers who use Slow Food methods. There will be give-aways as well as lively conversation on the whole Slow Food movement. Admission is $5.
You can read more about the event at Intuition’s web site:
You can also read an article about the brewery, its practices and the Slow Food event on this blog: