Beer Brands

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Badger England's Gold

Badger England's Gold
78A truly fruity, golden ale that will happily outlast England's less than golden performance in the World Cup. An easy-drinking showcase for the First Gold hop, with a useful bar chart on the label sh...

Badger First Gold

Badger First Gold
75Robust and surprisingly challenging.

Badger Golden Glory

Badger Golden Glory
73It contains peach blossom and tastes too contrived for my liking, but I know this beer does have plenty of fans. The fruitiness would make it worth mixing and match with food.

Badger Pumpkin Ale

Badger Pumpkin Ale
75There's a degree of artificiality about these Hall & Woodhouse ales, which are flavoured with natural essences, but they're pleasant enough and seem to hit the spot for lots of people.

Food for thought
We've talked about which beers to pair with your meal, but which beers should you use in your meal? Ben McFarland provides some recipes

Enjoying the goodlife
Ben McFarland travels to deepest darkest Dorset for a beer and food cooking demo at River Cottage HQ.

In London town
Ted Bruning picks out a few pubs in the Borough

Dorset Apple Cake with Badger Blandford Fly
A contemporary twist on an age-old classic. Serve on its own or with a crème anglaise flavoured with Blandford Fly. Serves 6-8

John's Dorset Panhandle with Badger Stinger Ale
JOHN'S DORSET PANHANDLE WITH BADGER STINGER ALE INGREDIENTS 1oz/25g unsalted butter 8oz/225g flaked smoked haddock/cod 1 cup of milk 4-6 large Dorset duck eggs 1 cup of single cream 1/2 cup of choppe...

South West: Beer booming in Hardy country
The South West of England is associated with cider production but it has a thriving brewery industry too. Adrian Tierney-Jones acts as tour guide

Green & Pleasant Lands
Hampshire, Dorset & Wiltshire form an impressive pyramid of brewing, where traditional production and modern techniques exist side by side. Dominic Roskrow reports.

The Badger set
Dorset brewer Hall & Woodhouse uses the most advanced retailing and marketing techniques to stay competitive. But it hasn't forgotten its roots either. Dominic Roskrow reports