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  • October 2012 - Dinner Ale, Pilsner Urquell video, World beer booms
  • September 2012 - Sainsbury's Beer Hunt, Bowled over, Oktoberfest in Chelsea
  • August 2012 - beer kitchen, life in a pub, Manchester ale, Grain brewery
  • July 2012 - Urquell Gets Fresh, Innis & Gunn Pop-up, Craft Beer Co Expands
  • June 2012 - Cider sales fall, beer ice cream, Wye Valley thinks big
  • March 2012 - Afternoon tea, Sebright Arms, Staropramen face-off, Against the Grain
  • February 2012 - Otley up, Brewed Awakening, blistering Butcombe, Pubs 2012
  • January 2012 - Harbour Brewing, Carlsberg expands, Beer & Pizza, Paris in the Spring
  • November 2011 - Black Cab Stout, Beer knowledge, Wold Top, Beery Liars
  • October 2011 - Revolutions Brewing, beer for women, Bier Cell, Budvar wins
  • September 2011 - The Story of Brewing in Burton upon Trent
  • September 2011 - CAMRA launches Good Beer Guide 2012
  • September 2011 - Home Brew Challenge, Oxford Companion to Beer, London Bierfest
  • July 2011 - London Ale Trail, Cross Bay brewery, Thai-flavoured beer, the Fox
  • June 2011 - Anchor beer, Hawkshead, Acorn packs a punch, I&G get fruity
  • April 2011 - Good Beer Guide, Wills and Kate beers, beer photography
  • March 2011 - ginger beer, brewdog in cans, WEST brewery, Drink beer
  • February 2011 - Sharp's falls to Coors, battle of the Buds, Greene King backs rugby
  • January 2011 - Innis & Gunn on tap, minimum alcohol pricing, great Baltic adventure
  • December 2010 - Duvel buys de Koninck, world's biggest liar, Waitrose heads WEST
  • November 2010 - Brainwave charity, Bombay Lancer, Northern cracker, Brewdog
  • October 2010 - real cider, Oktoberfests, Highgate brewery, Wetherspoons festival
  • September 2010 - Arkell's Festival, London Ale Taster, Rugger glugger, Woolpack
  • July 2010 - Traditional Scottish Ales, John Peel remembered, Grolsch flying high
  • June 2010 - Brooklyn on draft, Golden brewer, Brakspear takes a punt
  • May 2010 - Hall & Woodhouse, Innis & Gunn, Everards, Mild Month
  • March 2010 - Springhead swap shop, Mild Month, Brodie's Brainwave
  • February 2010 - Gales Prize Old Ale, Cockleroaster, Bengal Lancer, Beerwars
  • 2010 revised edition of Roger Protz's 300 Beers to Try Before You Die
  • December 2009 - Innis & Gunn, CAMRA tax call, Pedigree colours, Pub of the Year
  • October 2009 - BrewDog's Nanny State, A Life on the Hop, Two-thirds pint glass
  • September 2009 - Ascot racing beer festival, Gale's Seafearer, Beer in Flanders
  • July 2009 - Bavaria, Meantime, Xingu, US beer festival, Brew us a flavour
  • June 2009 - Otter's Eco cellar, Tuborg Amp it Up, Greene King and Chalky's Bite
  • May 2009 - Het Anker whisky, Exmoor celebrates, beer ice cream, Brewdog
  • April 2009 - Greene King Cask Revolution, Wye Valley & Morgan, women drinkers
  • March 2009 - Fuller's Brewery Shop, SABMiller Travel Writer, Local brewers shine
  • Adnams Extra Special Bitter returns for National Cask Ale Week
  • The Co-operative reduces the price of Freeminer beers for Fairtrade Fortnight
  • February 2009 - Freeminer, National Cask Ale Week, BrewDog, St Austell brewery
  • Queen honours beer figures in the New Year's Honours list 2009
  • December 2008 - Celtic Beer Festival, Cask Marque, Budvar, Flying Dog
  • November 2008 - Shepherd Neame, generous round-buyers, PJ's Pie Pub, Fuller's
  • October 2008 - All Bar One, Irish Beer Festival, Brakspear, Wild Edric, Pickled Partridge
  • August 2008 - Moorhouse's new baby, honey beers, York Brewery seeks to expand
  • July 2008 - Dent gets a makeover, Celebrate Yorkshire, Great British Beer Festival
  • June 2008 - Freeminer's lighter bottles, Grolsch blanche, Gordon Ramsay brews up
  • May 2008 - London Pride, Innis & Gunn Rum Cask, Chefs vs Brewers, Harviestoun
  • March 2008 - Sharp's, Batemans, Fuller's, Chitern Brewery, Wadworth
  • February 2008 - Greene King XX Mild, Fuller's Spring Festival, Kentish Ale
  • January 2008 - Fuller's, Cains, Old Peculier, Barley Harvest, The Anderson
  • Limited edition Duvel 'Triple Hop' in stores for Christmas 2007
  • December 2007 - Delirium, Eco-beer, Fullers Vintage 2008, Beer & Food
  • November 2007 - Fullers, Innis & Gunn, Williams Bros, Guinness
  • October 2007 - Nils Oscar, Batemans, Ember Inns, Stella, CAMRA, cask ale
  • September 2007 - Guinness Red, Pub Landlords, Rugby and Cricket beers
  • August 2007 - smoking ban fun, Beer Drinker of the Year, Boston Beer
  • July 2007 - no smoke, changes at Theakston, beer over ice
  • June 2007 - Cellar Doctor, beer and golf, Theakstons whodunnit
  • Roger's new book: The Beer Lover's Guide to Cricket
  • May 2007 - Carlsberg's deep pocketes, passion in Antwerp, bottled Batemans
  • April 2007 - row the boat, brewery weddings, St Peter's expands
  • Wells & Young becomes a major player in the cask beer sector
  • February 2007 - Whychwood Hobgoblin, Sierra Nevada, Manns brown ale
  • Shock and history: the two Budweisers reach a deal
  • January 2007 - ancient beers, Harviestoun relaunch, cakes and ale
  • December 2006 - White Horse pub, beer quality study, SIBA awards
  • Cyclops - introducing a "wine-like" tasting notation scheme for beer
  • November 2006 - Le Gavroche beer list, beerfest movie, CAMRA
  • top tips from Sainsbury's Autumn Beer Festival, 2006
  • A beer museum for London? Roger Protz backs the plan

    recent releases

  • June 2012: Fuller's Wild River, Identity, Sharp's Conoisseurs, Whet Your Whistle
  • May 2012: Marston's Sovereign, Red, White & Brew, Logan's Run, Abrahalls
  • April 2012: Thwaites Triple C, Ilkley Medina, Wadworth Corvus, Bath Ales Rare Hare
  • March 2012: St. Stefanus, Fuller's Black Cab, Thwaites Egg-roller, All Creatures
  • February 2012: Signature Ales, MJ Fortis, Equator, Moulins d’Ascq, Celebratory Stout

    feature articles

  • book review: Britain's lost Breweries and Beers
  • Lebanon beers come calling: the beers of the 961 brewery in Beirut
  • Beers of the Year 2011, from Tom Cannavan and beer-pages' visitors
  • Zak Avery visits Greene King - the bogeyman of British brewing?
  • Beers of the Year 2010, from Roger, Tom and beer-pages' visitors
  • ten organic beers from specialist retailer Vintage Roots
  • BrewDog's Atlantic IPA - a remarkable new beer
  • Beers of the Year 2009, from Roger, Tom and beer-pages' visitors
  • Six from Sainsbury's beer competition 2009
  • Beers of the Year 2008, from Roger, Tom and beer-pages' visitors
  • Tom Cannavan tastes the beers of Shongweni brewery of South Africa
  • Cowtown brews - discovering real ale life in the wild, wild Texas west
  • Resurrecting London's brewing past - Meantime at Greenwich
  • Beer & food matching at London's Galvin at Windows restaurant
  • A taste-off between the 2007 Vintage Ales from Fuller's and Cooper's
  • Beers of the Year 2007, from Roger, Tom and beer-pages' visitors
  • Batemans - celebrating a thriving, family-owned independent brewer
  • Gavin D Smith on the beers of BrewDog, making beers with attitude
  • Waitrose thinks local on beers - with reviews
  • the beers of Weltenburger Kloster, the world's oldest monastic brewery
  • Beers of the Year 2006, from Roger, Tom and beer-pages' visitors
  • Tom Cannavan visits and tastes at Cooper's Brewery in Adelaide
  • Gavin D Smith: a beginner's guide to enjoying Belgian beer
  • Imperial drinking - English heritage celebrated in Russian beers
  • Kiwi ales - Tom Cannavan's impressions of New Zealand's beer scene
  • vertical tasting of Fuller's Vintage Ales, 1997 - 2005
  • assessing the beers of St Peter's brewery, Suffolk
  • 300 Beers to Try Before You Die- Roger Protz's new book
  • Rogue element - the microbrews of Oregon's Rogue brewery
  • Gavin D Smith is there at the birth of a unique Whisky Ale
  • ASDA's 'Election Ales' - support your party and vote with your throat
  • Beers of the Year 2005, from Roger, Tom and beer-pages' visitors
  • Cameron's of Hartlepool: the lion roars again
  • Coor's Big Beer Day: we sit in on a beer novice's induction
  • Oktoberfest Munich: eyewitness report plus beers in UK
  • Ian R Stewart on the Brewpubs of the USA
  • CAMRA's scheme to accredit bottle-conditioned beers
  • the Lambic fruit beers of Lindemans, Belgium
  • beer and food: some tips for successful matching

    beer university

  • making beer: what is beer? the basics explained
  • serving beer: temperature, pouring, glassware, cellaring
  • also please see: the world's most comprehensive beer glossary

    Roger Protz archive

  • Cains of Liverpool - Insiders at last?
  • catching up with Jim Appelbee, the new brewer at the Burton museum
  • Assessing the likely impact of increased duty on Strong Beers
  • O-Roger, a special Burton Ale from Otley brewery - in Wales?
  • a new film celebrates the 40-year history of CAMRA
  • the closure of the great Yorkshire brewery, Tetley's
  • Dave Wickett of Kelham Island brewery is honoured
  • the remarkable Moorhouse's of Burnley on the up and up
  • a visit to Norwich, the City of Ale
  • An interview with bar manager and Masterchef winner, Tim Anderson
  • the world of global brewing, mergers and acquisitions
  • Roger helps CAMRA's founding fathers celebrate 40 campaigning years
  • Arctic Ale unearthed - Roger tastes a beer brewed in 1875
  • A visit to the Trappist brothers of the Rochefort brewery, Belgium
  • old beers reborn: Meantime Imperial Russian Stout & Fuller's Past Masters
  • Budvar - lager as it should be with Budvar's Yeast Beer
  • Belgium's wood-aged beers: De Dolle Brouwers and Alvinne
  • discovering the beers of Harviestoun (and some whiskies!)
  • Veltins Brewery makes a push for the UK pilsener market
  • Roger visits the Westvleteren Trappist brewery, Belgium
  • Roger Protz visits Hogs Back and finds it in A1 condition
  • a visit to the expanded and ambitious Meantime of London
  • a visit to the family-owned and run Robinson of Stockport
  • The revival of a great name: Truman's of East London
  • Celebrating the booming fortunes of Castle Rock Brewery
  • Visiting the Three Tuns in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire
  • The bottled beers from Thornbridge brewery tasted
  • Beer scene in Sydney, Australia. Part I: Malt Shovel & James Squires
  • Roger visits the monks of the Westmalle Trappist brewery
  • Rail Ale Dorset: Roger explores the pubs along the Swanage route
  • The Burton Museum re-opens as the National Brewery Centre
  • Roger tastes Gale's Prize Old Ale, now brewed by Fuller's
  • Roger Protz exclusive - Marston's unveils Fast Cask
  • Jennings on the first brewing day since November's floods
  • Roger visits Liefmans and Roman breweries, Oudenaarde, Belgium
  • The seaside story of Adnams brewery in Southwold
  • Rail Ale Derby: great pubs around the railway station in Derby
  • Mild but not so meek... Is there a revival of these beer styles?
  • Roger visits the new Thornbridge brewery in Derbyshire
  • Roger Protz recommends 10 urban pubs with a rural feel
  • Not fizzy, pale or boring - celebrating 250 years of Guinness
  • the worm has turned: a look at booming sales of real ale
  • A visit to the Het Anker brewery in Belgium
  • Meeting the new man at Budvar's brewing helm
  • clean-bowled by Cooper's of Adelaide, Australia
  • a major two-part report on Australia's craft brewing scene
  • reasons to be cheerful: it's boom time for Britain's craft brewers
  • a visit to Winter's brewery in Norwich to meet up with David Winter
  • the Grapes in east London and its ex-Playboy bunny landlady Barbara Haigh
  • Roger Protz investigates the boom in oak-aged beers
  • Don Burgess of the Freeminer brewery and his ethical beers
  • Camra's pinoeers: remembering the beginnings of Camra
  • Fuller's Brewer's Reserve - the launch of a new whisky beer
  • The British pub is alive and well
  • Roger Protz drinks Goose Island beers with dinner
  • Opening the doors to the Old Crafty Hen
  • The Famous Five: Chimay, Orval, Westmalle, Rochefort & Westvleteren
  • a visit to the Trappist brewery of Achel in Belgium
  • Bateman's marches on with a new generation at the helm
  • Raising the Standard: a local institution saved
  • A small revolution in Cumbria: the Hesket Newmarket brewery
  • Porter & Stout: a look at the Imperial past and delicious present
  • A vertical tasting of Fuller's Vintage Ale, 1997 - 2007
  • Wychwood Brewery's Hobgoblin runs riot
  • Save Britain's only national museum dedicated to beer
  • Toasting the Master Cellarman of Barnes - Angus McKean
  • Raising Cains: the unlikely story of a Liverpool legend reborn
  • Beer sales in decline? It ain't necessarily so...
  • Beers from the wood - the new dawn for oak-aged beers
  • Vats maketh the beer - a profile of the unique Strong Suffolk
  • Hoegaarden's historic brewery saved from closure
  • Bamberg. A two-part look at Germany's beer heaven... and Heller
  • in memory of the Beer Hunter; Roger Protz pays tribute to Michael Jackson
  • Beer with bite: Greene King's food and beer matching dinners
  • Taking a new look at lager - from history to the present day
  • Protz the brewer? Roger tries his hand on the other side of the mash tun
  • Heineken's brave move - dumping Britain's weak brew for the real thing
  • Down in Nethergate drive - a trip to the Nethergate brewery
  • Very old beers: Roger Protz tastes some remarkable beers, back to 1869
  • Let the good times roll: London's Meantime brewery
  • Roger visits Malta to discover its beer history and taste its beer future
  • Look out Guinness: choice for Irish beer drinkers is gaining pace
  • Lambic and gueuze: the sweet sours of Beersel
  • battle for the black stuff: Guinness versus Magners in Ireland
  • John Young RIP: obituary for a great name in brewing
  • Celebrating the independent spirit (and beers) of Cooper's brewery, Australia
  • football and beer - the perfect blend. So what happened to the World Cup?
  • McMullen of Hertford - a tale of change and survival
  • let's celebrate Britain's beer and barley heritage
  • worthy Worthington: in praise of White Shield, Champion bottle
  • Thwaites, a sleeping giant? Wide awake says Roger Protz
  • Beer festival sell-out hails revival of cask beers
  • Roger Protz on Britain's beer town: St Albans
  • Harrie's back in town: Harrie Vermeer of Bekeerde Suster
  • Pierre Celis, Hoegaarden's Maestro of White Beer
  • Beer's big freeze: do we want our beers served icy cold?
  • Twenty-first century drink related problems? Let's not demonize beer
  • Nationalised breweries. Did Harold Wilson have it right in the 70s?
  • The best places in Britain to enjoy great food, and a really good pint
  • The demise of Hoegaarden brewery. Think global, close local?
  • Foggy thinking on smoking - shooting ourselves in the foot?
  • Beer goes maritime - setting sail for London's Brew Wharf
  • As global warming bites, Roger Protz investigates a new 'green brewery'
  • Real ale in crisis? What crisis? asks Roger Protz
  • Czechs and balances - battle rages in the Czech Republic
  • Welcoming La Trappe back into the Trappist fold
  • No fibs - well done to Heineken
  • The origins of the species - Pale Ale & India Pale Ale
  • St Albans Ale, and the ancient tradition of religious brewing
  • The booze of the news: goodbye to Fleet Street's drinking traditions
  • Roger Protz on the brewers and brews that are keeping tradition alive
  • The joy of cask beer - doom-mongers be gone!
  • Alive and kicking - Everards cask ales
  • The ups and downs of the Chiltern Brewery
  • What the Dickens? Something's brewing at Mauldon's of Suffolk
  • Great British Beer Festival 2005 - we're all Londoners now
  • Who's afraid of the big bad hops? Britain's loss is America's gain...
  • Original Pilsner, and the importance of Protected Geographical Indications
  • Medium-sized fish and littler fish: let's defend beer's regionality
  • Pale and interesting: celebrating the revival of Inda Pale Ale
  • Make mine a Mackeson - tracking down a classic from the past
  • Sunshine and smiles return to Bristol: The Beer Factory
  • Jennings Brewery - another one bites the dust?
  • West country brewing: ship shape and Bristol fashion
  • The Trappist beers of Chimay: Plus ca Change...
  • Dortmund - the Burton of Germany - and their Export beer
  • Shock! Horror! Let's have a sense of perspective on 24-hour opening
  • Grolsch - proving big can (sometimes) be beautiful
  • Wine TV? Let's celebrate Britain's true national drink
  • Wither winter beers? Batton down for the big chill...
  • Good news and bad news: Wetherspoons serves De Koninck on draft
  • Looking back to innovate - Elveden Ales Harwich Charter Ale
  • Still on song: Pinkus Müller, the singing brewer's beers
  • St Austell brewery - all steamed up in Cornwall
  • Horsham, west Sussex - the making of a modern British brew-town
  • The smoking ban in British pubs- flawed thinking?
  • Beer or wine? The writing's on the wall
  • Cantillon Brewery - from Belgium with love
  • Ridley's of Essex - leaping over the north-south divide
  • Your very good health - just say no to beer label health warnings
  • Gone for a Burton - the end of the road for cask beer's spiritual home
  • Beer-lover's guide: assessing the brand new beer range at Asda
  • Weeding out the smokers - thoughts on smoke-free pubs
  • Still Peculier after all these years? The relaunch of T&R Theakston
  • Fuller's of London: taking pride in cask beers
  • Mourning the passing of Eldridge Pope Brewery
  • The beers of Brigadoon - a visit to Hook Norton
  • The Ten Commandments of beer, according to Budvar
  • Think Global, Ignore Local? Inbev's lack of support for great british beers
  • The decline and fall of Bass and Boddingtons, two great British beers
  • Chilling out at London's US-style brewpub, Zerodegrees
  • Upholders of beer tradition - the Mexborough Concertina Band Club
  • The Kelham Island brewery story - the economics of success
  • Controversy surrounding Green King IPA as it wins Champion Bitter award
  • 33 years in the mash tun - CAMRA celebrated
  • Brewmaster Protz? We put a new homebrew system to the test
  • Caledonian Brewery - the King is dead; long live the King?
  • Dunkerton Cider - old apples, red-tape and a family affair

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