Discover the world of beer, including how it's made and learn about the different classes and flavours of beer.

  • What is beer and how is it made?

    By Michael Donaldson, Chair of Judges, New World Beer & Cider Awards

    Let’s have a quick look at the four basic ingredients and what they contribute to beer.  see more

  • Storing beer

    Storing, Cellaring and Serving Beer

    By Michael Donaldson, Chair of Judges, New World Beer & Cider Awards

    If you put an Aussie and real ale-loving Englishman together and ask them the best temperature at which to serve beer, you’ll get a range from almost frozen to room temperature.  see more

  • Exploring Beer and Cider Classes

    By Michael Donaldson, Chair of Judges, New World Beer & Cider Awards

    Curious to know what a ‘beer and cider class’ is? Here are the New World Beer & Cider Awards classes with their history and diversity.  see more

  • A to Z of beer facts and trivia

    By Michael Donaldson, Chair of Judges, New World Beer & Cider Awards

    Amuse your mates over a quiet pint…  see more

  • A to Z of beer flavours

    By Michael Donaldson, Chair of Judges, New World Beer & Cider Awards

    Take a look at our guide to some of the creative and colourful terms used to describe beer flavours.   see more