Marks and Spencer has recently started carrying a whole new range of products, and the company is following in the footsteps of two other chains
The event demonstrated the city's thirst for flavoursome beer
The brewer, 10 this year, now produces a startling variety of different beers
In 1966, as any English football fan will attest, was a very different world. The Rolling Stones were young, there were 240 pence to the pound and a new malted barley – Maris Otter – had just emerged on to the market.
Common sense dictates that drinking and swimming pools don't mix – a maxim that's hard to argue with, unless its early October and you're in Manchester. That's when IndyManBeerCon – by common consent, the best of Britain's new wave beer festivals – takes place at Victoria Baths in Chorlton-on-Medlock, a quirky venue for an impressive event.
Jewish immigrants brought the bagel to Manhattan more than a century ago. Will Hawkes tours the area for a flavour of what else remains of their culinary legacy
This year's Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight is the most popular yet, with 25 Kentish breweries involved
If you want to find great cask ale in London, ask an Italian. Well, one Italian in particular: Alessio Leone, who mans the bar and the cellar at the Gunmakers Arms in Clerkenwell. One lunchtime not long ago, he served me the best pint of ale I've had all year: the nutty, perfectly-bitter Harvey's Sussex Best.
With an early Eurostar departure from London, Will Hawkes takes a whistle-stop tour of the city's best breweries and bars
Nothing is more charming than a squat stoneware mug. Doubly so if it contains cellar-cool beer, drunk in the Spezial-Keller in Bamberg.
A large crowd gathered in a small east London bar the other week. Well, free beer will do that. The Strongroom was celebrating the arrival of unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell, a version of this original golden lager several leagues better than the stuff you'll find elsewhere.
Fewer than one in 50 fathers take their full parental leave, fearing for their careers. Will Hawkes did four months and developed a strong bond with his son – but says never again
A winter's break in the Estonian capital reveals snowy scenery, a Christmas market and small craft stores for picking up one-off gifts, says Will Hawkes
As excuses for a pub crawl go, it was a cracker. The Somerset brewery, Moor, took seven casks of their porter, Amoor, to London last week and handed them to seven different pubs.
Industrial-scale drinking at the city's beer festival is all very well, but what about a quieter brew? Will Hawkes goes in search of Gemütlichkeit
A new rise in beer tax won't quench the French capital's newfound thirst for craft brews