Beer Brands

Beer, ale, lager and stout brands


Brooklyn Recommended - Winner

85No shrinking violet, this copper-coloured brew is a hop feast yet very well balanced. All the flavours of an assertive hoppy ale but with the crisp, clean character of a lager.

Brooklyn Recommended - Winner

83An intense, deep ruby beer that pours like engine oil. It's not quite as chocolatey as the name implies but it's certainly a class act.

Brooklyn Brooklyn Brown Ale

Brooklyn Brooklyn Brown Ale
78An ocean apart from British brown ales, this ruby coloured beer is a good example of the American take on the style, spiked with zesty hops. Easy to drink and very enjoyable.

Brooklyn Brooklyn Local 1 Recommended - Winner

Brooklyn Brooklyn Local 1
80A powerful, bottle-conditioned, tripel-style, golden ale that cries out for a food accompaniment – a herbal cheese or lemon chicken would work.

Brooklyn Chocolate Stout Recommended - Winner

Brooklyn Chocolate Stout
85Not as sumptuously chocolatey as you might expect from the name but an exceptionally good, deep ruby-coloured stout.

Beer has a future with food
Increasingly people are experimenting with flavours and serving food with beer. Ben McFarland introduces our food column

Be bold with beer
There's nothing wrong with a quality lager as an accompaniment to Indian food, but as Ben McFarland reports, there are other options

Capital combinations (London)
Where in London can you eat good food and drink great beer at the same time? Ben McFarland found 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

Beer vs wine
Beer and wine go head to head at the Ra!n Bar in Manchester, at an event organised by JW Lees brewery. Sally Toms was there.

Pale and Interesting
Our panel of experts give you their take on what to munch with pale ale.

Wild thing I think I love you
Love them or hate them, spontaneously fermented beers can provide some wonderful matches with food. Our panel of experts give their views.

New York, New York,
Intrepid beer hunter Zak Avery explores the city so good they named it twice.

The final course
Ben Mcfarland British beer writer and regular BOTW columnist Ben McFarland has written extensively about beer's culinary kinship with food. Six things you shouldn't do at the dinner table: 1) Pick ...

USA: American Beauties
During the last few decades the USA has experienced a beer revolution. Gary Monterosso reports

USA: The American revolution
What the heck is going on with craft beer in the USA and who is responsible? George Lenker gives us the low-down.

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