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  • Uerige Sticke Alt

    Uerige, Sticke

    Cheat sheet for Uerige, Sticke.Information on hops used and flavours to expect, recommended serving temperature and chilling time, and food pairing ideas. Plus information on Uerige and where to go to learn more about this beer.

  • Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel

    Ayinger, Altbairisch Dunkel

    Cheat sheet for Ayinger, Altbairisch Dunkel. Information on hops used and flavours to expect, recommended serving temperature and chilling time, and food pairing ideas. Plus information on Ayinger and where to go to learn more about this beer.

  • Feeling Fruity? How to Tell a Kölsch From a Lager

    There are many lookalike beers that can be hard to tell apart. Any number of similarly dark brews can give you pause for thought – mild and porter, schwarzbier and black IPA…

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    Ayinger Celebrator and Roast Chicken: a Fantastic Match

    We had a mini Christmas lunch of sorts, on the day before Christmas Eve. And because we were in a celebratory mood we didn’t skimp on trimmings. We piled them high: pigs…

  • kölsch

    What to expect from… a Kölsch

    Kölsch is a bit of an inbetweener. It’s an ale that thinks its a lager – or maybe that’s the other way around. Expect brilliant clarity, a golden colour and a creamy…

  • Rauchbier

    What to expect from… a Rauchbier

    Smoky beers are pretty unusual these days. However before 1700 or so they would have been much more common. So what changed? It’s all to do with the malt and how it’s…

  • Ayinger, Celebrator

    Ayinger Celebrator, some of that Dunkles Bayrisches Starkbier, dawg. This doppelbock rocks, sweet, strong and malty; a clean lager character with a strong dark bite. German beer isn’t necessarily all that cool…

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    Oktoberfest beer: what to expect

    It’s that time of year again: the summer’s over, the harvest is coming in (barley and hops included) and Oktoberfest is on the horizon. Don’t be fooled by the name though, it…