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  • nbt
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    I stock up on Banks’s (£1) and Jenning’s Cocker Hoop (£1.29) whenever I call in to Aldi

    Otherwise I see what’s on offer when I’m in a supermarket.

    peterfile
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    I’ve not had a drink in 38 days, but normally the Wine Society or a local wine/beer merchant near me.

    That said, Tesco can be brilliant for Scottish/world beers (both in price and selection).

    whatnobeer
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    Mix of stuff from a mix of places. Local wine/beer shop for nice wines and craft beers, aldi for cheap beer and a reasonable selection of nice ales and then tesco/morrisons for lager and stuff on offer.

    soobalias
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    i buy beer from the brewery 400yds from my house, either bottle conditioned, 9pt mini barrel or 18pint polypin.

    wine i buy whatever is cheap/offer when i get my bulk food shop (Morriosons)

    i probably buy more from the pub than for home consumption

    nbt
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    peterfile wrote:

    That said, Tesco can be brilliant for Scottish/world beers (both in price and selection).

    I picked up some Cairngorm Brewery Blessed Thistle from several supermarkets while in Scotland, but have yet to see any down here (Manchester). Shame as it’s bloody nice beer.

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    wine society, waitrose, aldi or straight from the brewery 🙂

    Beer at the pub. Cider at the pub or from a mate at the cider factory. Don’t really drink wine but when I do it comes from Tesco.

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    I’ve been having issues with my supplier of late

    grievoustim
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    I normally end up buying 3 for £5 ales from Sainsburys – or seeing what looks interesting/ reasonable in the local off license

    just wondering if I’m missing out on bulk buying/ bargain opportunities by ordering online or going to out of town warehouse type places. Anything worth buying in Aldi or Lidl?

    john_drummer
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    Morrison’s, Asda, Tesco, for routine stuff, waitrose or booths for more exotic stuff. Hardly ever go to Sainsbury

    Pint cans of lager for Mrs_d at Costcutter, usually cheaper.

    And I brew my own

    allthepies
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    binners wrote:

    I’ve been having issues with my supplier of late

    Can’t you made your own using some old brake fluid and white spirits after chain cleaning ?

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    Beer from local microbrewery (Hogs Back) wine from a wide variety of sources from supermarket to specialist wine merchant to direct from vineyards/chateau – if I am buying large quantities or want rarer stuff at good prices I buy in France – just bought 40 bottles of outstanding award winning white from Loire (Touraine) for £2.90 a bottle from local ” cash and carry” and ordered some more expensive red burgundy direct from chateau after a tasting, ready in 5 years

    kinda666
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    Asda for run of the mill stuff, Waitrose if I fancy something different, corner shop has a half decent selection if I run out too…

    plyphon
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    3 crates of fosters for £15 at Morrisons.

    Fiver voucher from Morrisons miles.

    To be consumed: park bench.

    patriotpro
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    Polski-sklep in Cleckuddersfax for Polish lager.

    £3.69 for 4 half-litre tins…Yes please.

    john_drummer
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    Saltaire Wines in Saltaire (der) has a big selection of not-the-usual beers. Not cheap mind. Original Wholesale Liquor Store in Shipley has some good not-too-common Yorkshire ales too
    Of course this is of no use to you if you’re not in the area…

    dannyh
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    I know I’ll get flattened for this, but there are a couple of nice beers in Aldi (‘own brand’ type ones).

    The St Etienne lager is not at all bad. A better version of Stella in my opinion.

    The Shipsterns draught bitter cans are really good (appalling pun combined with rip-off name not withstanding). Better than anything else I’ve tasted from a can, in terms of bitter.

    There are some recognised bottles of ale as well, Badger and Hobgoblin, but I don’t actually like these.

    Murphy’s stout as well (a superior drink to Guinness in my opinion).

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    When i pass THE LADE INN I always end up with a boot full of ace scottish brews.

    Normal – Waitrose
    Treat – Cask

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Aldi were doing boxes of 12 bottles of assorted British beers (including Jennings, Wychwood, Marstons) for £14.99

    Nearly finished one box, have a second tucked away for my folks small golden wedding bash in 4 weeks time – I’m the only non-driving beer drinker invited 😆

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    I’m a huge real ale fan but I don’t like it out of a bottle so I only drink it at the pub.

    At home I drink red wine which comes from Laithwaites.

    I go to tesco!

    tizzzzle
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    Tring brewery shop.

    BEAT THAT!

    Edukator
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    Lidl and local producers.

    rewski
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    Utobeer
    Alesbymail
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    Sainsbury’s

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    cynic-al
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    Aldi and Lidl do have some beer bargains but their normal stuff is IIRC as cheap Asda. Ther wine is VGFM IMO.

    The more classy (i.e. rip-off – see my post-it note supplier above) supermarkets’ prices are mostly “bend over please, Sir”, in comparison.

    Booze cruise/homebrew FTW…or hotukdeals

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    Normally get my beer direct from the brewery, Hambleton Ales in North Yorkshire. Call in on my way past when at work. Crate of 8 bottles of gluten free beer, normally 6-8 cases does it for a good while.
    Wine from supermarket.

    messiah
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    Closest shop to my house is an emporium of fine wines, excellent beers and wonderful spirits. Its run by a very enthusiastic and knowledgable young chap and I’m more than happy to support the business (and my wife used to work there and they still give us her discount which is great).

    djglover
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    Booths have by far the best selection of ales of any supermarket I have visited.

    Incuding a variety usually at £1 and usually including Brakspear Bitter and Adnams Sole Star.

    bencooper
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    I normally brew my own from kits – works out an awful lot cheaper and it’s fun to do.

    Or sometimes nice people pay me in beer (thanks, Peterfile 😉 )

    fozzie
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    Just bought nine different bottled conditioned beers from Manningtree Co-Op (only do it once a fortnight though).

    john_drummer
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    I normally brew my own from kits

    the two can kits are good, but it’s much nicer (and even cheaper!) brewed from grain & hops – once you’ve got past the initial expense of buying a suitable boiler. Mine cost £70, i use the Brew-in-a-bag method so no need for a separate mash tun. The bag cost less than a tenner, everything else I already had from brewing from kits…

    http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk has a forum very much like this one

    officialtob
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    Calais. Simples 🙂

    RichPenny
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    Don’t drink beer normally. Wine generally comes from Cambridge Wine Merchants, a little chain with a shop near me. I tend to buy a nice bottle of wine if I’m away somewhere and I happen across an interesting looking independent.

    athgray
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    For beer I tend to make my own from kits. Sometimes use a wine merchant in Peebles for some beer. If in Cumbria I go to Booth’s.

    For wine I use Laithewaites wine club.

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    Booths.

    Have a great selection of proper beers..

    Brew as a job , so get as much as i want from work.

    For free.

    Premier Icon cheshirecat
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    Calais….

    Currently have 48 bottles of wine plus some Belgian beer in my boot after a work trip to Belgium. Cheaper to take the car through the tunnel rather than fly.

    peterfile
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    I normally brew my own from kits – works out an awful lot cheaper and it’s fun to do.

    Or sometimes nice people pay me in beer (thanks, Peterfile )

    No thank you! Bike help and great conversation…win/win 🙂

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