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 : Seasonal

Brooklyn Brooklyn Local 1 Recommended - Winner

Brooklyn Brooklyn Local 1
80A powerful, bottle-conditioned, tripel-style, golden ale that cries out for a food accompaniment – a herbal cheese or lemon chicken would work.

St Austell Smugglers Vintage Ale Recommended - Winner

St Austell Smugglers Vintage Ale
80A blend of a dark ale and an oak-aged barley wine, with coriander thrown in for good measure. The finish is perhaps a bit too oaky and dry, and a little more sweetness throughout would probably be of ...

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

World Beer Awards 2011
world beer awards 2011 intro html pthe 2011 world beer awards saw a surge in entries and judging began its lengthy meticulous process in june with more rounds and judges taking part more than ever in ...