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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

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

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

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

Birra! Birra! Birra!
Adrian Tierney-Jones takes a beer lover's tour of Milan, a great base to explore Italy's burgeoning beer scene.

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

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

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

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

Scotland's biggest little brewery
Ben McFarland visits Harviestoun, a brewery at the forefront of craft brewing in Scotland.

That special something (Yeast)
Yeast is a vital and complex part of beer production. Roger Protz looks at the history of this ingredient and how brewers keep it happy

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 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 ...

The heart of Europe
Charles D Cook discovers the beers and bars of the Belgian capital

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.

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.

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 22
Belgium - Sports Calendar - Russian River - South West England - White Shield - Wood-aged beers and much more....

Published January 2009.

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 11
Cricket world cup - German beer styles - Greene King - Dogifsh Head - East Midlands - Dark Lagers and New Releases tastings - Raymond Blanc - Coopers Brewery.

Published March 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 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 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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