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Beers of the World Issue 21

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Contents

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If you have ever picked up a fine publication called Scotland Magazine, you might have noticed my mug peering out at you from those pages as well. Alright so beer and Scotland may not be obvious bedfe...

By Sally Toms in the section

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In May 2009, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will open its eighth location in Maple Shade, New Jersey. The new outpost will mark the American brewpub chain’s first foray outside Pennsylvania and Delwa...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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In issue 19 of BOTW, we referred to ‘ESB’ in the Strong Pale Ale category of our World Beer Awards. Fuller Smith & Turner PLC own the rights to that name, and in fact the style should have been calle...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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Beers of the World has a brand new website with a brand new look! Check it out at: www.beers-mag.com...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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Thailand’s Boon Rawd Brewery has celebrated 75 years of brewing. Festivities kicked off at the Impact Arena, Bangkok, where employees and guests from around the world were treated to a concert of cla...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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After more than four years in the making, London brewer Fuller’s has released Brewer’s Reserve, a unique oak aged beer that will kickstart a special series of limited edition brews during the coming y...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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A brand new product has been launched dedicated to the discovery of beer in all its guises. The All Beer Experience is a factual and interactive guide containing a six-section book and ‘experience pa...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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Hall & Woodhouse’s Fursty Ferret has recently been launched in 500ml cans. The Dorset brewer first brewed Fursty Ferret as a seasonal cask ale in the summer of 2003, but it has since proved to be the...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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Philadelphia Daily News beer columnist Don Russell, whose alter-ego, Joe Sixpack, is a renowned authority on the city’s brewing scene, has written a new book for the holiday season: Christmas Beers: T...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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The lastest microbrewery in Canada’s thriving craft brewing scene has opened its doors and pumps to the public. The Victoria based Driftwood Brewery is the brainchild of former brewers Jason Meyer, K...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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A Scottish brewery has created a new beer to help protect the endangered red squirrels in the Highlands. Part of the proceeds from sales of Red Squirrel Ale from the Atlas Brewery in Kinlochleven wil...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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Fans of Old Speckled Hen will be pleased to hear that English brewer Greene King has just launched Old Crafty Hen, a unique bottled ale which is a blend of Old Speckled Hen and Old 5X – a dark, fruity...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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To celebrate the arrival of Duvel Green on draught in the UK for the first time, bar chain All Bar One hosted a Beer Challenge in which beer journalists and experts went head to head. The four round ...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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Oregon craft brewer Rogue Ales has teamed up with Captain Sig Hansen of the Discovery Channel’s The Deadliest Catch to create a unique new brew. Captain Sig’s Deadliest Ale combines the traditional m...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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The innovative brewers at Thornbridge Brewery in Derbyshire have been busy concocting some exciting new brews. Katipo 5.4% ABV is a rich porter matured with real raspberries. Brewer Kelly Ryan named ...

By Sally Toms in the section News

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ESB. Sponsors of The Beer Forum Winning letters receive an ESB Rugby Shirt Get it right Dear Editor, Firstly I’d like to congratulate you on a fantastic magazine. Here in Australia it is very diff...

By Sally Toms in the section

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The epic trudge from hop store to brewhouse to bottling line can make a brewery tour an energy- and morale-sapping experience. But a touch of Dutch quirkiness makes a trip round the new Grolsch brewe...

By Nigel Huddleston in the section

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Superlatives suffer from overuse; it’s the way we tell them. Something just above the ordinary is often ‘world class’; the decidedly average rises to ‘exceptional’, and commonplace becomes ‘outstandin...

By Alastair Gilmour in the section

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Bournemouth has great bars, but it struggles with pubs. In fact, if there was a Bournemouth Beer Guide it would have just one entry, The Goat & Tricycle, which, despite its silly name, was deemed 2007...

By in the section SPOTLIGHT

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Ralf Mussoter is a big bear of a man with a huge smile and a wicked sense of humour. And his laughter is ringing around the brewing the hall of the Schloss Brewery in Au in the heart of the Hallertau ...

By in the section SPOTLIGHT

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To many, German beer = lager, and it’s as simple as that. Fizzy, clear, served cold and easy to drink. But lager is not the be-all and end-all of the German brewing industry, and the use of the word h...

By in the section International Focus

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Beers of the World magazine is very proud to present the first World Cider Awards. Given beer and cider’s (albeit rather mystifying) kinship, it struck us as surprising that there existed no internat...

By Sally Toms in the section

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January The hardest, bleakest month, made worse by the contrast with Christmas and New Year. Once the tinsel comes down, so do your spirits. Find something to lift them, and quick. Pair the last of th...

By in the section

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Regular readers will already know that not all French beer comes from multinational-owned Alsatian fizz factories, but even if you’ve encountered the odd bière de garde or Breton brew, you probably ha...

By Des de Moor in the section

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Nobody needs to tell us that it’s pretty grim out there. Day after day wave after wave of negative news lets us know in the starkest terms that tough times are here or just ahead. It’s going to be a l...

By Dominic Roskrow in the section Brewery Focus

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As long as you sidestep the sweet, sickly and synthetic (of which, alas, there are many), fullyfledged fruit beers have the flexibility and flavours to showboat throughout a meal. Decanted into a Cha...

By Sally Toms in the section

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VEAL FILLET WITH TOMATOES AND BLONDE BEER Serves 4 Supplied by Han Hidalgo www.biercuisine.be and www.biercuisine.nl, photo by Joris Luyten INGREDIENTS 200g tagliatelle 500g veal fillet 4 shallots 3...

By in the section

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These days you can’t go to any beer event in the United Kingdom without tripping over an American brewer or two. Earlier in 2008, the guys from Anchor Brewery made a lightning trip to several English...

By Adrian Tierney-Jones in the section Spotlight

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It has an economy worth £80bn. Its five million inhabitants call it God’s Own Country. Its colloquialisms are virtually impenetrable to strangers. Ireland? Norway? Greece? Singapore? ’Appen as not, i...

By Alastair Gilmour in the section

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Budweiser sprints to a world record Budweiser, official international beer sponsor of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, unveiled a world record breaking addition to London’s Southbank. In recognitio...

By Sally Toms in the section Beer Matters

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In 2005 a war of words was being waged in the American brewing community. The latest battle had developed over an issue that some might find a little trivial: bottles and cans. It all started when Ji...

By Daniel Cooper in the section

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Wheat beer has come back from the dead. In the 1970s, a German newspaper described it as “fit only for old ladies and those with nervous stomachs.” There must be many ancient women and dicky tummies i...

By Roger Protz in the section Beer styles

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Copenhagen is a city that, by rights, should be high on any beer-lover’s list of pilgrimages. After all, it was here that Emil Hansen perfected his technique of single-cell yeast culturing, allowing ...

By in the section BEER JOURNEYS

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Wilkin’s core values The Campaign for Real Ale’s annual Pomona award has gone to legendaryWest Country cider-maker Roger Wilkins of Wilkins Cider, near Wedmore in Somerset. According to the citation,...

By Adrian Tierney-Jones in the section

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How did you first get involved in beer? Probably all the fault of my good friend and fellow brewer Eddie Gadd. Having spent three years ‘seeing the world’ after University it came time to get a ‘prop...

By Sally Toms in the section Last Shout

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