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RCH Ale Mary

RCH Ale Mary
75An acquired taste but a competent enhancement of RCH's citrussy Firebox ale through the addition of a selection of seasonal spices.

RCH Double Header

RCH Double Header
75A robust amber beer that will score more highly with hopheads.

RCH Old Slug Porter
Tastingbeers.com Recommended - Winner

RCH Old Slug Porter
80A bitter ruby beer with a pronounced roasted malt character and little in the way of sweetness. However, the light, airy body makes it very easy to drink.

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

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 salt on the senses (Beer & Seafood)
Beer can make a great accompaniment to salty seafood. Ben McFarland reports

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

Set in stone
Ben McFarland attends a beer dinner organised by Stone Brewing, a San Diego microbrewery making some big beers

The Hairy Bikers
Dave Myers and Si King are the Hairy Bikers: two-wheeled, globe-trotting, beer-loving chefs from North East England. Jeff Pickthall spoke to them

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.

Top of the Glas
Ben McFarland samples some of Sweden's finest beer and food combinations.

In hop heaven
Ben McFarland asks a panel of experts for their food pairings with the eminently hoppy India pale ales

Perfect with porter
In the latest of our series on beer and food, Ben McFarland looks at what to eat with porter.

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

Kolsch on the menu
Our panel of experts look at Kolschbier from Cologne, and what best to eat with it to pick out those delicate flavours.

Out and about in the heart of Belgium
Ben McFarland hits the road in rural Belgium in search of the perfect pint

Leader Leeds
Yorkshires unofficial capital city is the place for historic pubs, great nightlife and world class beer. Richard Jones went for a stroll

From Burns to Welsh in an evening
Alastair Gilmour takes his place in one of the most unusual pub visits he has ever undertaken

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

Still cock of the North
Manchester might have lost its 'cream' in the form of Boddingtons Brewery, but the self styled 'Capital of the North' remains a prime destination for beer lovers writes Richard Jones.

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

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

The heart of Europe
Charles D Cook discovers the beers and bars of the Belgian capital

Toronto the good
Canada is a major player in the beer revolution that is sweeping North America. Robert Hughey seeks out the beer venues in its largest city.

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

a beer romp in wine country
Matt Kirkegaard embarks on a Sideways-style beer romp in Western Australia, an area more commly associated with wines.

Walking the South Downs way
Daniel Neilson goes in search of rural England and some splendid ales on the south coast.

Beers from the Pioneer Valley
George Lenker takes us on a beer tour of Western Massachusetts.

Drinking cerveja in the sun
Joe Strange goes beer hunting in Lisbon, which isn't as difficult as you might think.

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

Geordie gems
Jeff Pickthall explores the great city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, looking for the best beer hot spots in the North East.

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

Everything you need to know about cereals
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston considers grains other than barley that can be used in beer

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

How to set up your own micro brewery
We've all thought about it...Nigel Huddleston shows us the way

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

One lump or two?
It has been suggested that there was room in BOTW for a little more technical stuff. So pay attention, here comes the science bit: Daniel Cooper reports on the use of sugar in brewing.

A necessary evil?
Daniel Cooper looks at the controversial subject of pasteuration in beer

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.

How low can you go?
Daniel Cooper tackles the subject of low and no alcohol beer, and how they are made.

Bottles Vs Cans
The packaging of beer has become a rather controversial subject in recent years. Daniel Cooper looks at the differences between bottles and cans, and whether this makes any difference to the flavour o...

Blood sugar blues
Daniel Cooper looks at the problems faced by diabetic beer lovers.

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

The science of good head
Daniel Cooper studies the science behind a good head of beer foam.

Why homebrew?
Brought to you by Beers of the World and the Craft Brewing Association ww.craftbrewing.org.uk Ever fancied making your own beer but don't really know how? Over the coming issues, experienced home brew...

The nitro-keg revolution
Daniel Cooper discusses the use of nitrogen gas in beer – abhorred by some, loved by others.

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 ...

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

Belgium - Drink in styles
More and more people are taking the Eurostar train to Belgium to sample its beers at first hand. So how do you make sense of its many styles? Lewis Eckett 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

USA - Welcome to the house of fun (The New Belgium Beer Company)
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. At Colorado brewers The New Belgium Beer Company they 're looking to Europe with a big smile on their faces. Ben McFarland 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

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

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

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

Australia - The brewers of Oz
For years we've been told that Australians wouldn't give a XXX

The Netherlands - Refreshing the parts other beers cannot reach
Roger Protz goes behind the scenes at the gigantic Heineken brewery in Amsterdam

Western Europe - Beer from wine country
Although better associated with grape than grain, the nations of France, Spain, Italy and Portugal still have much to offer the beer lover. Richard Jones reports

Belgium - Beer country
Charles D cook explores Belgium, the ultimate destination for any beer fan.

New Zealand's true brew (White Cliffs)
Julie Ihle visits White Cliffs, an organic brewer whipping up a storm Down Under.

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

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

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.

Japan: Big in Japan
Matthew Knott gets to grips with the beer scene in Japan.

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

North West: Still very much a family affair
The North-West of England is still a healthy area for quality beer. Andrew Catchpole picks out the best buys

Hampshire, Kent and Sussex: In the garden of England
Andrew Catchpole looks at the brewers of Hampshire, Sussex and Kent

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

A light in the Black country (West Midlands)
England's West Midlands has long been a beer heartland, built on its industrial past. Roger Protz looks at what is on offer these days

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

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

Treasures of the North East
There's a lot of very good beer produced between Berwick upon Tweed and Middlesbrough, writes Alastair Gilmour.

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...

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

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.

On a voyage of Discovery (Fuller's)
London brewer Fuller's is launching innovative new beers while keeping its core drinkers happy. Dominic Roskrow reports

Tiger in the tank (Everards)
Everards is a family brewery with lots of plans. Dominic Roskrow paid it a visit

Star of the East (Adnams)
Few breweries dominate their locality the way Adnams does in Southwold. Adrian Tierney-Jones visited it

Stays Sharp's to the bottom of the glass (St Austell)
Sharp's is challenging St Austell as Cornwall's biggest brewer. Roger Protz visited it

Raising Cains
Liverpool brewery Cains seemed to be going nowhere fast until two brothers turned it on its head. Andrew Catchpole reports

Hail to the King (Greene King)
Greene King has grown from its Suffolk base to become a national company. Dominic Roskrow went to Bury St Edmunds to rediscover its roots

Fresh and exciting (Veltins)
Our man takes a tour round one of Germany's great pilsener success stories

Great Scot
The Caledonian Brewery is the last brewery in Edinburgh and after some tough times it is in fine form. Dominic Roskrow visited it

200 Years of history
Daniel Thwaites is celebrating its 200th anniversary but as Dominic Roskrow reports, the company's keener to look forward than to look back.

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

Marston's of the universe
Pete Brown visits Marston's Brewery in Burton upon Trent home of the legendary Burton Unions.

Wychwood branches out
Marston's is eating up outstanding British regional breweries faster than Beers of the World can visit them. But could this guarantee the future of some of England's best premium ales? Dominic Roskrow...

Achel Trappists
Roger Protz turns his attention to Achel brewery and the ‘famous five' Belgian Trappist breweries

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

Brewing in the bard's back yard
BREWHOUSE Walsall New kid on the block. Beers only started appearing in May 2008 Tel: +44 (0)759 192 3370 www.thebackyardbrewhouse.com DANIEL BATHAM & SON Dudley Bathams was established in 1882 when D...

Worthy of praise
Pete Brown visits the Worthington White Shield Brewery to explore the history of one of Burton's most legendary beers.

Good honest values
On the face of it family brewer Batemans might seem to be a traditional small time regional brewer, but it's anything but. Innovation, good business practice and an emphasis on fun are all part of the...

Scotland's new national drink
The opportunity to drink a few beers in Scotland has Alastair Gilmour on a ‘high'.

Scotland's biggest little brewery
Ben McFarland visits Harviestoun, a brewery at the forefront of craft brewing in Scotland.

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