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.

Pale Ale : Pale Ale

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Paradise city
Zak Avery leads us on a beer tour of Copenhagen, Denmark's capital city.

Everything you need to know about... hops
In the first of a series on the brewing of beer Nigel Huddleston looks at the role of the hop

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

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.

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

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.

Belgium - Celebrating café culture
Charles D cook explores Belgium's legendary beer culture by revealing some of the best beer cafés.

Czech Republic - Innovation, not imitation
Jeff Evans visits the home of Primátor beer in the Czech Republic and discovers an established brewery throwing out some very exciting new beers

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.

East Anglia: Full of Eastern promise
East Anglia has emerged from the shadow of one large brewer and is producing some of Britain's most exciting beers. Andrew Burnyeat reports

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

Och aye the brew (Scotland)
Scotland has undergone a beer revolution in the last decade. Ben McFarland looks at what is on offer

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

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

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

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...

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

World Beer Awards 2009
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World Beer Awards 2011
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