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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.

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 fishy tale
Daniel Cooper finds out about the use of isinglass finings in brewing.

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

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

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

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

Beers from the Pioneer Valley
George Lenker takes us on a beer tour of Western Massachusetts.

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

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

Brewing in the bard's back yard
As well as being Shakespeare's old stomping ground, the West Midlands is one of England's most important regions as far as brewing history is concerned, but what's the status today? Dominic Roskrow re...

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...

Busy brewing in Bedford (Wells & Young)
Wells & Young's has undergone huge changes in the last two years. But as Dominic Roskrow reports, the parent company has been evolving for decades.

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

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 cask conditioning
In the latest in our series Nigel Huddleston looks at the role of the cask in production

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

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

From Burns to Welsh in an evening
Alastair Gilmour takes his place in one of the most unusual pub visits he has ever undertaken

Geordie gems
Jeff Pickthall explores the great city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, looking for the best beer hot spots in the North East.

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

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...

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.

How to set up your own micro brewery
We've all thought about it...Nigel Huddleston shows us the way

In Dublin, fair city
Dublin is established as a beer drinkers' paradise. But now the money's rolling in and the city's being transformed, where can you still get a decent pint? Andrew Marshall reports

In London town
Ted Bruning picks out a few pubs in the Borough

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.

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.

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

Norfolk's big hitter
Norfolk brewery Woodforde's is a long-surviving and much-respected boutique brewery now selling nearly four million pints a year. Dominic Roskrow looks at what has made it so successful.

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

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

Parisian style
Adrian Tierney-Jones scouts out the best beers and the best bars in the French capital

Prowling around Prague
City breaks for the beer enthusiast have never been easier, and you couldn't do better than Prague. But where's the best place to find a good beer? Lubomír Sedlák reports

Putting the ales into Wales
Jeff Evans discovers the beers and breweries of Wales

Raising Cains
Liverpool brewery Cains seemed to be going nowhere fast until two brothers turned it on its head. Andrew Catchpole 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

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

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 Badger set
Dorset brewer Hall & Woodhouse uses the most advanced retailing and marketing techniques to stay competitive. But it hasn't forgotten its roots either. Dominic Roskrow reports

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

The culture club
Alice Whitehead explores the importance of yeast by taking a walk around the National Collection of Yeast Cultures.

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

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

The nitro-keg revolution
Daniel Cooper discusses the use of nitrogen gas in beer – abhorred by some, loved by others.

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

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 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 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 15
The Best Beers in the World - Special Awards Edition - Wells & Young's - Beer & music - International focus - Italy, Spain and France - Breweries of Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and Kent - Weltenburger - Belgium - And more....

Published December 2007.

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 12
Tastiest ales in South West England - Veltins Brewery - Beers of the USA - Glassware - 12 Page Cider Special - London Pub Walk - Hairy Bikers - Great British Beer Festival - Hogs Back.

Published May 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 8
Lovely lambics - Brewery outposts - Northumberland and Cumbria - 16 American winter beers - Going Dutch - Fruit beer tastings - Moorhouse's - Philadelphia.

Published September 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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