Beer Brands

Beer, ale, lager and stout brands



68Drinkable but very insubstantial, with nothing to praise. The canned version brewed in the EU.

Carlsberg Holsten Pils

Carlsberg Holsten Pils
68The canned version. It has strength, but lacks finesse.

Carlsberg Tuborg

Carlsberg Tuborg
60This beer is brewed at a number of European breweries and the sample tasted came from the Varese brewery in Italy. Apart from the unusual ring-pull cap, there's not much happening.

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

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

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

Ales from the riverbank
John Westlake embarks on a beer journey in Belgrade.

Paradise city
Zak Avery leads us on a beer tour of Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city.

Everything you need to know about... yeast
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston looks at the role yeast plays

That special something (Yeast)
Yeast is a vital and complex part of beer production. Roger Protz looks at the history of this ingredient and how brewers keep it happy

A day in the life of a brewer
Just what do they get up to all day? We sent Glynn Davis to find out.

Going against the grain
If you're a coeliac or have a gluten intolerance, then you have to avoid cereals like wheat and barley. But what happens if you're a beer lover? Daniel Cooper reports.

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

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

Germany - Read Alt about it (Altbiers)
Altbiers are the dark, top-fermented ales popular in Düsseldorf and the Rhineland, as Adrian Tierney-Jones reports

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 Baltics - Eurostars
Adrian Tierney-Jones gives us the low down on some exciting Baltic countries producing excellent beers.

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

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

The pride of Yorkshire
Yorkshire is one of Britain's finest beer regions. We have extensively covered North Yorkshire in past issues. Here Barrie Pepper goes West and South

London calling
Andrew Catchpole looks at the beers and breweries of Greater London, Middlesex and Surrey

Scotland's true new Irn brews
Scotland has undergone a real ale revolution in recent years. Dominic Roskrow reports

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

God's own country
It covers 6,000 square miles, but does its beer measure up? Alastair Gilmour sets off for Yorkshire.

The heart of Hampshire (Ringwood)
This year is a crucial one for Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, marking the start of a new era. Dominic Roskrow reports

Brewing in the bard's back yard
As well as being Shakespeare's old stomping ground, the West Midlands is one of England's most important regions as far as brewing history is concerned, but what's the status today? Dominic Roskrow re...