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Tuesday 30 September 2014

The 50 Best beers

Magic Rock High Wire
royalmilewhiskies.com £2.40 (5.5% ABV)
"High Wire has an explosion of fruit flavours," explains Jon. "A crisp, golden pint, and a remarkable creation from a brewery that started up only last year."
Badger Golden Champion badgerdirect.com, £26 for 8 bottles (5% ABV) "A perennial favourite from the West Country," says Pete. "Flavoured with a hint of elderflower, this beer is a wonderful evocation of summer evenings and a perfect accompaniment to the caramelised crispy bits of the barbecue."
Wells Banana Bread sainsburys.co.uk, £1.99 (5.2% ABV) With its banoffee and caramel taste, deep golden-brown colour and playfully peppery tingle, there is no denying Wells have achieved exactly what they set out to do.

In search of the perfect pint? Will Coldwell and his panel of experts recommend crisp lagers, hoppy ales and brilliant bitters

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The experts

Jon Howard works for the Campaign for Real Ale. gbbf.org.uk/camra.org.uk

Martyn Cornell was Beer Blogger of the Year in the British Guild of Beer Writers' 2011 awards for his Zythophile blog. @zythophiliac

Pete Brown is the author of Shakespeare's Local, out in November. @PeteBrownBeer

Melissa Cole is the author of Let Me Tell You About Beer, the perfect beginner's guide to the world of great brews. @melissacole

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