The cover story of the April-May 2009 issue is on "primator" - the innovating, as yet independent brewery in the Czech Republic. Other feature articles on Europe are on the Swiss city of Biel/Bienne and on French bieres de garde. Further away still there's an article on the brewing scene in the USA and one on ale brewing in Israel. Back in the UK Alastair Gilmour has a grand round up of the craft brewers in Scotland and Dominic Roskrow reports from Batemans. There's a special feature on cider and on the brewing side an insight into the work of the National Yeast Collection, a look at beer foam, craft brewing in Britain and an interview with the 2 escapees from show-biz who decided to open a brewery!