Beer Brands

Beer, ale, lager and stout brands

Stone

Stone Old Guardian

Stone Old Guardian
82A chunky, take-no-prisoners barley wine with the hop rate of an IPA, or even a double IPA.

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

Food for thought
We've talked about which beers to pair with your meal, but which beers should you use in your meal? Ben McFarland provides some recipes

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

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.

Enjoying the goodlife
Ben McFarland travels to deepest darkest Dorset for a beer and food cooking demo at River Cottage HQ.

In Dublin, fair city
Dublin is established as a beer drinkers' paradise. But now the money's rolling in and the city's being transformed, where can you still get a decent pint? Andrew Marshall reports

Prowling around Prague
City breaks for the beer enthusiast have never been easier, and you couldn't do better than Prague. But where's the best place to find a good beer? Lubomír Sedlák reports

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

California soul
Ben McFarland visits the beer hot spots of sunny San Diego

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Border brews (Cumbria and Northumberland)
Adrian Tierney-Jones discovers the beers of England's most northerly counties, Cumbria and Northumberland

Far from Middling (East Midlands)
Several regions of Britain could lay claim to be its most fertile beer producer. One of the least celebrated is the East Midlands. Dominic Roskrow grew up there

Putting the ales into Wales
Jeff Evans discovers the beers and breweries of Wales

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

Southern style
Dominic Roskrow gets to grips with the breweries of Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

UK Breweries
Breweries HAMPSHIRE Bowman Ales Ltd, Droxford Tel: +44 (0)1489 878 110 www.bowmanales.com Choice beer: Wallops Wood 4% The Crondall Brewing Co, Crondall Tel: +44 (0)1252 319 000 www.crondallbrewery.c...

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.

The beer that time forgot (Hook Norton)
Hook Norton in Oxfordshire is part visitor attraction, part brewery. It also makes great beer. Sally Toms went for a look round

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.

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.

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