Beer Style

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.

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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

Perfect Partners (Cheese & Beer)
Cheese is far more compatible with beer than wine, so why don't we serve the two together more? Ben McFarland goes on a road test

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

Top of the chocs (Beer & Chocolate)
Ben McFarland gets all gooey at a beer and chocolate tasting

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

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

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

A very British dish
Few things are as well matched as beer and curry, but is it as simple as that? Sally Toms finds out

Oriental express
Last issue we got stuck into one of the gastonomic world's greatest creations - beer and curry. Now we explore beer's other perfect partner - a Chinese takeaway! Ben McFarland picks up his chopsticks

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.

Wild thing I think I love you
Love them or hate them, spontaneously fermented beers can provide some wonderful matches with food. Our panel of experts give their views.

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.

Truly madly Munich
Relaxing with a few beers – oh, and maybe a chicken – is part of the Bavarian way of life for men and women, young and old. Andrew Burnyeat reports

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

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

The Philadelphia story
Jack Curtin spends a day discovering the beers and bars of this Pennsylvania city

If you're gong to San Francisco
There's more to this Californian city than meets the eye. Jeff Pickthall reports on a thriving beer culture

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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... water
In the latest in our series Michael Jackson investigates the role of water and how important a quality sourse is to the overall taste of beer

Everything you need to know about cask conditioning
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston looks at the role of the cask in production

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

Everything you need to know about...cans
This issue, Nigel Huddleston looks at the history of the humble can

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.

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 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 ...

Grilled Asparagus, Smoked Salmon and Poached Egg with Kasteel Cru
It's asparagus season and British Asparagus association have been hard at work coming up with some delicious recipes and some great beer partnerships. Check out more at www.britishasparagus.co.uk/wine...

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

Ireland: Stout to the top
Ireland's beer consumption has been dominated by stout in general and Guinness in particular. But as the country changes through new wealth, are its drinking patterns changing too?

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

South Africa - Out of Africa...
South African beer is on the up. Rob Allanson looks at what is on offer

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

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

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

Mexico - One upon a time in Mexico
The Aztecs claim to have invented beer, and Mexico's modern brewing scene is thriving. Gary Monterosso 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.

Canada - The great white north
Don Tse takes us on a journey to discover the beers and breweries of Canada.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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...

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.

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

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

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

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.

Busy brewing in Bedford (Wells & Young)
Wells & Young's has undergone huge changes in the last two years. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, the parent company has been evolving for decades.

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...

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

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
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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.

Black Magic
Roger Protz travels to St James's Gate Brewery in Dublin to celebrate the iconic brand's 250th birthday.

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