JW Lees Dragon's Fire
70Surprisingly malty for this day and age, but could taste a little fresher.
JW Lees Harvest Ale
88A world classic barley wine that could easily be served in sherry schooners. It's brewed each autumn from the latest crops of barley and hops, and, though sweet, is exceptionally moreish – beware!
JW Lees Harvest Ales 2008
84A complex, orange-golden ale that offers something new with every sip. A year old but still on the sweet side.
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.
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 ...
Treasures of the north west
In this issue Dominic Roskrow looks at the family brewers of Manchester as well as Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside
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...