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

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

Achel Trappists
Roger Protz turns his attention to Achel brewery and the ‘famous five' Belgian Trappist breweries

Ales from the riverbank
John Westlake embarks on a beer journey in Belgrade.

Australia - The brewers of Oz
For years we've been told that Australians wouldn't give a XXX

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

Brewing in the bard's back yard
BREWHOUSE Walsall New kid on the block. Beers only started appearing in May 2008 Tel: +44 (0)759 192 3370 DANIEL BATHAM & SON Dudley Bathams was established in 1882 when D...

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

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

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

Germany - A very stately brewery
Roger Protz visits German brewery Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the world.

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

God's own country
It covers 6,000 square miles, but does its beer measure up? Alastair Gilmour sets off for Yorkshire.

Good honest values
On the face of it family brewer Batemans might seem to be a traditional small time regional brewer, but it's anything but. Innovation, good business practice and an emphasis on fun are all part of the...

Hampshire, Kent and Sussex: In the garden of England
Andrew Catchpole looks at the brewers of Hampshire, Sussex and Kent

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

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.

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

The heart of Hampshire (Ringwood)
This year is a crucial one for Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire, marking the start of a new era. Dominic Roskrow reports

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

USA - Welcome to the house of fun (The New Belgium Beer Company)
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. At Colorado brewers The New Belgium Beer Company they 're looking to Europe with a big smile on their faces. Ben McFarland reports

Where the heart is (Central England)
Dominic Roskrow sees what's brewing in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire

Beers of the World Issue 25

Published July 2009.

Beers of the World Issue 24
Japan - Het Anker - Chicago - The Ashes - Spain & Italy - Harviestoun and much more....

Published May 2009.

Beers of the World Issue 23
Primator - 7 Page Cider Special - Batemans - Morrissey & Richard Fox - Scotland & much, much more....

Published March 2009.

Beers of the World Issue 21
Grolsch - Copenhagen - World Cider Awards - Germany - The Beer Calendar and much more....

Published November 1999.

Beers of the World Issue 20
Belgian Beer Festivals - Lambic & gueuze - Weihenstephan - Baltic Beers - Sam Smith's and much more....

Published September 2008.

Beers of the World Issue 19
The Best Beers in the World - 60 Winners - Hall and Woodhouse - Czech Republic - Trappist - Ireland : Breweries and beer - Serbia / Belgrade - Cider - Letters - Food and much more....

Published July 2008.

Beers of the World Issue 18
Football Euro Championships - The Netherlands - Beer is good for you - Brooklyn brewery - Tastings - Beer Styles - Beer and Food - North West England....and more.

Published June 2008.

Beers of the World Issue 17
Beers and breweries of East Anglia - Eisenbahn - Marston's - Canadian Beer Lovers - Cider - Recipes - Whisky Beers and much more.....

Published April 2008.

Beers of the World Issue 16
New York Beer Guide - Belgium Beers - North East England - Ringwood Brewery - Zatec Brewery - Truth about sugar - Beer Styles ESB - Coopers and Barrel making.

Published January 2008.

Beers of the World Issue 14
The brewers of Oz - Heineken behind the scenes - Brussels Beer Guide - Chinese Food - Experimental Brews - Wheat Beers - Thwaites - Michael Jackson tribute - Beer Styles.

Published October 2007.

Beers of the World Issue 13
British Golden Ales - Chill or not to chill - Beer and Curry - Welsh Dragons - Bamberg - Ian Rankin - 30 Beers Tasted.

Published August 2007.

Beers of the World Issue 10
Belgium home of distinctive beers - Budweiser Budvar - Czech brewery - Hook Norton - How to setup a microbrewery - Central England - Extreme beers - Paris - India Pale Ale.

Published January 2007.

Beers of the World Issue 9
Shepherd Neame - Scotland regional guide - Anchor Brewing - La Rulles - Ales of the Rhineland - Strong American beers - San Francisco - Family brewers.

Published November 2006.

Beers of the World Issue 7
Japanese beers and breweries - Englands Black Country - Switzerland's Locher Brewery - Carlsberg - Luxury Beers - Dublin - Tasting Baltic beers - Cains Brewery.

Published July 2006.

Beers of the World Issue 6
Beer and barbecue - American Greats - Greater London - Tasting Dutch beers - Pilsner Urquell - Burton on Trent.

Published May 2006.

Beers of the World Issue 5
Germany - The perfect match - Prince of Wales - Wheat beer tastings - South and West Yorkshire - Bieres de Garde.

Published March 2006.

Beers of the World Issue 4
Young at heart - In at the finish - England's South East - Our man in Kiev - Beer and Food - Czech beer tastings.

Published January 2006.

Beers of the World Issue 3
An American trilogy - North West England - Belgian styles - Two Fat Cats - City days out in Munich and Leeds - Winter warmer tastings.

Published January 2006.

Beers of the World Issue 2
Ireland - Trappist beers - South West England - The Fat Duck - Freedom Brewery - Cobra.

Published November 2005.

Beers of the World Issue 1
Taste the difference - Czech Republic - Beer fit for heroes - The Pride of London - Tastings : Weissbier, stouts, dozens of new releases - Fields of Gold..

Published August 2005.

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