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.

Wheat Beer : Strong

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

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.

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

The sweetest thing
This issue, our panel of experts look at how you can partner fruit beer with food.

Out and about in the heart of Belgium
Ben McFarland hits the road in rural Belgium in search of the perfect pint

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

Drinking cerveja in the sun
Joe Strange goes beer hunting in Lisbon, which isn't as difficult as you might think.

Everything you need to know about... fruit
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston looks at the role fruit can play in the production of quality beers from around the world

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?

Germany - All around the world
Planning a trip to the World Cup? Richard Jones provides a guide as to what to drink and eat

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

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

The Baltics - Baltic blitz
The Eastern European countries of Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Latvia are still producing some exciting beers. Adrian Tierney-Jones reports

The Netherlands - Refreshing the parts other beers cannot reach
Roger Protz goes behind the scenes at the gigantic Heineken brewery in Amsterdam

Belgium - Beer country
Charles D cook explores Belgium, the ultimate destination for any beer fan.

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

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.

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

London calling
Andrew Catchpole looks at the beers and breweries of Greater London, Middlesex and Surrey

Scotland's true new Irn brews
Scotland has undergone a real ale revolution in recent years. Dominic Roskrow reports

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...

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

Scotland's new national drink
The opportunity to drink a few beers in Scotland has Alastair Gilmour on a ‘high'.

Beer Styles and Definitions
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World Beer Awards 2011
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