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Bavaria

Bavaria Crown

Bavaria Crown
68A golden lager with a pleasant aroma and a fair hop character but otherwise not especially appealing.

Bavaria Premium

Bavaria Premium
73An everyday quaffing lager, pleasant without being particularly exciting.

Beer off a duck's back
Can beer really hack it at the poshest of dinner tables? Ben McFarland books into tthe three Michelin star eaterie Fat Duck and finds out

A beer lover's banquet (Ale & Pie Pubs)
A great deal of thought goes in to the Fuller's beer and food menu. Purely in the interests of research, Ben McFarland went along to a tasting session

Wonderful wheat
Ben McFarland looks at wheat beers in all their forms, and how to pair them with different dishes.

Truly madly Munich
Relaxing with a few beers – oh, and maybe a chicken – is part of the Bavarian way of life for men and women, young and old. Andrew Burnyeat reports

A taste of Danish
For any beer aficionado, a visit to Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark is a must. Andrew Marshall reports

Parisian style
Adrian Tierney-Jones scouts out the best beers and the best bars in the French capital

Birra! Birra! Birra!
Adrian Tierney-Jones takes a beer lover's tour of Milan, a great base to explore Italy's burgeoning beer scene.

Little big city
Laurent Mousson watches beer worlds collide (gently) in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

Everything you need to know about... hops
In the first of a series on the brewing of beer Nigel Huddleston looks at the role of the hop

Everything you need to know about... malt
In the latest in his series on the ingredients of beer Nigel Huddleston looks at the role of malted barley

The culture club
Alice Whitehead explores the importance of yeast by taking a walk around the National Collection of Yeast Cultures.

Czech Republic: It's Czech, mate
The beers of the Czech Republic have long been revered but in recent years they have become widely available, too. Are they still as good? Ben McFarland reports

Germany - All around the world
Planning a trip to the World Cup? Richard Jones provides a guide as to what to drink and eat

Japan - Land of the rising sun
Although the big brewers still dominate, new regional brewers are springing up all the time, reports Andrew Burnyeat

The Netherlands - Dutch courage
The Netherlands has had a rough ride from beer aficionados but is it really that bad? Dominic Roskrow reports

Thailand - Ice Cold in Asia
Andrew Catchpole visits the Boon Rawd brewery in Bangkok, birthplace of the successful Thai lager – Singha

Belgium - The Belgian Selection
Belgium produces the most varied collection of beers in the world; Roger Protz reveals what the beer lover will find there

Germany - I'll have a bitter, bitte
Alright , so it might not be a German beer but we just love puns. Sally Toms gets to grips with some of the true beer styles of Germany

The Baltics - Baltic blitz
The Eastern European countries of Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Latvia are still producing some exciting beers. Adrian Tierney-Jones reports

The Netherlands - Beer in the Netherlands
Des de Moor shows that the Dutch have more to offer than just Grolsch and Heineken

Czech Republic - Thank you for the pilsner
The Czech Republic gave the world its most popular beer style. Alastair Gilmour sends his thanks

Germany - A very stately brewery
Roger Protz visits German brewery Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the world.

Germany - Bier culture
Andy Neil reveals all about the beer styles and culture of one of the world's greatest brewing nations.

Czech Republic: World famous
Local man Lubomir Sedlak gives us the lowdown on beer drinking and beer culture in the Czech Republic.

Northern exposure
Prosaic images of England's north west – rain, flat caps, black pudding, Vimto, hot-pot, meat-and-potato pies – are easy to bring to mind but are evidence of lazy thinking. Exploration of the nort...

The beers of Eire
Iorwerth Griffiths explains that there's more to Ireland than stout.

No ordinary Smith
Zak Avery goes behind the scenes at Samuel Smith's, Britain's most clandestine brewery.