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Beers of the World Issue 11

Published on 23/03/2007

Beer Tastings



Sally Toms says you can’t be too picky when it comes to your local

I have recently bought my first house and never have I been so grateful for the humble British pub. In between bouts of cement mixing, plastering and paint stripping, my local has been a watery oasis...

By Sally Toms in the section From the Editor


In honour of this year's Cricket World Cup in the West Indies, we've organised our own version, Beers of the World style

This year’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 takes place in the West Indies in March and April. What better excuse is there to taste beers from some different countries around the world? So we took all the...

By Sally Toms in the section


Greene King has grown from its Suffolk base to become a national company. Dominic Roskrow went to Bury St Edmunds to rediscover its roots

The two huge businesses that dominate the Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds have much in common. They are both massive employers in the town. They both have large production centres there. They both ...

By Dominic Roskrow in the section Brewery Focus


Gastropubs have the reputation for prioritising food above beer, but is that necessarily true? Ted Bruning reports

Heston Blumenthal’s got one, and so has Jean-Christophe Novelli, although he wants nine more. Gordon Ramsay’s got two. And Anthony Worrall-Thompson has just got his third. So it seems that buying pubs...

By Ted Bruning in the section Beer Trends


Charles D Cook travels to Bierhuis Kulminator in Antwerp, home to some of the rarest Belgian beers

When the subject of vintage brews arises among beer lovers, there is one café that has a well-deserved reputation as aged beer heaven: Bierhuis Kulminator. Located in Antwerp, Belgium, the Kulminator...

By in the section Spotlight


Beer as a cocktail ingredient might not sound very appealing, but anyone who has tried a Shandy or a Black Velvet has had one. Nigel Huddleston reports

As if beer wasn’t brilliant enough already, increasing numbers of bars in the United States are using beer as a cocktail ingredient. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous you can have a Skip & Go Naked...

By Nigel Huddleston in the section Beer Trends


Coopers Brewery in South Australia is making some damn good beer above and beyond thirst quenching lagers more commonly found in bars down under. Will Hawkes reports

Australian beer does not enjoy the best of reputations outside of its home country. Regarded as bland and gassy, it is has become the brunt of jokes (most of which are too rude to repeat here) even as...

By in the section


The Red Lion in Venlo, Limburg is a magnet for beer lovers. Adrian Tierney-Jones had a look around

Even though it’s in Holland, a Heineken is not the sort of thing you order in the Red Lion (or De Roeëje Lieuw in the local dialect), a classy, cosy, thirst-inducing ‘brown bar’ in Venlo in the Dutch ...

By Adrian Tierney-Jones in the section Spotlight


Once sampled, quality beers leave a deep impression, as chef Raymond Blanc has discovered. Alastair Gilmour met him at his hotel-restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire, England

Every sense gets a look-in on the long, straight path leading to Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. The feel of lavender on leg, the sight of the honey-coloured manor house, the aroma of woodsmoke that merg...

By Alastair Gilmour in the section


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

For most of us that queasy period when we travel from awkward teenager to young adult is fraught with insecurity and fear. Our first metaphorical fumblings with the bra strap of adult life are ungainl...

By Dominic Roskrow in the section Regional Focus


Ben McFarland attends a beer dinner organised by Stone Brewing, a San Diego microbrewery making some big beers

Ten years ago, the Stone Brewing Company burst onto the West Coast brewing scene and defiantly thrust a hot poker into the behind of conventional brewing. While hundreds of craft brewers were hitting...

By Ben McFarland in the section Beer and Food


The Yuengling Brewery wasn’t the first American brewery but it’s the longest surviving. Dominic Roskrow looks at its history

The history of American beer is a diverse and varied one, and it has taken a new wave of small brewers to remind us that right across the States there is life beyond Budweiser. But for one Pennsylvan...

By Dominic Roskrow in the section


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

It is widely agreed that there are certain things the Germans can do very well: cars, for example; household appliances; being efficient; and most definitely beer. Sweeping cultural statements aside,...

By Sally Toms in the section International Focus


Gary Monterosso visits Dogfish Head in Delaware, a brewery synonymous with the Extreme Beer movement
currently taking the USA by storm

The key to the success of any business is establishing a niche in the marketplace. This can be achieved in a couple of ways. One type of entrepreneur sees a need and fills it; another creates the exci...

By in the section Brewery Focus


Following the recent discovery of some rare, aged beers at the former Bass brewery in Burton upon Trent,
Roger Protz went along to see how they’d aged

Those of us that chip away at the coalface labelled ‘beer’ constantly stress that our preferred form of alcohol deserves as much attention and respect as wine. The juice of the barley can be as comple...

By Roger Protz in the section Spotlight


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

Neither of the two biggest and most famous Czech breweries Plzensky Prazdroj (part of SABMiller) and Budejovicky Budvar (still state-owned) is located in Prague. The first, as most Beers of the World ...

By in the section Beer Journeys


Each issue we’ll feature some of the stranger and funnier stories as well as all sorts of other nonsense

Trading up A canny internet wheeler-dealer has converted a bottle of beer into his dream motor in just five trades. Pete Genders, brewer and owner of The Beer Cellar in Lincoln, could not afford the...

By Sally Toms in the section Beer Matters


In the latest of our series on beer styles, Roger Protz gets to grips with pilsner

When the disgruntled drinkers of Pilsen in Bohemia dumped a batch of sour beer down the city’s drains in 1840 they set in motion events that were to transform brewing even more resolutely than the bre...

By Roger Protz in the section Beer styles


This issue, we have a few words with Jonathan Adnam chairman of Suffolk-based Adnams brewery

How did you first get involved in beer? I was somewhat of a wayward youth and after leaving school at 16 spent time commercial fishing and delivering lifeboats for the RNLI around the United Kingdom....

By in the section Last Shout

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