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Beer, ale, lager and stout styles and categories

Beers, ales and lagers come in many types, styles and variations. Please choose from the styles listed to find more of the beers you like.

Lager : Flavoured

A very big house in the country (Thornbridge Hall)
Richard Jones dons his gladrags for an evening of fine beer and food at the magnificent setting of Thornbridge Hall in the Peak District

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

The Netherlands - Beer in the Netherlands
Des de Moor shows that the Dutch have more to offer than just Grolsch and Heineken

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

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.

Italy & Spain: A brave new world
Italy and Spain might be best known for wine, or for cold lagers suitable for quenching a Mediterranean thirst, but there's a lot more going on. Adrian Tierney-Jones reports.

Czech Republic: World famous
Local man Lubomir Sedlak gives us the lowdown on beer drinking and beer culture in the Czech Republic.

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

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

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

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

The Badger set
Dorset brewer Hall & Woodhouse uses the most advanced retailing and marketing techniques to stay competitive. But it hasn't forgotten its roots either. Dominic Roskrow reports

Beer Styles and Definitions
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World Beer Awards 2011
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