where do you buy your beer and wine?
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.Posted 4 years agogrievoustimMember
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?Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
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 yearsPosted 4 years agodannyhMember
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).Posted 4 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
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 😆Posted 4 years agorewskiMember
But now it might be brewdog direct:
BrewDog has today ‘torn up the rule book’ of beer distribution in a unique bid to help smaller bars and restaurants offer a broader range of craft beer to their customers. In a comprehensive rethink of mainstream distribution models, BrewDog intends to ‘save the capital from mediocre beer’ with its ‘London Direct’ system that allows customers to make smaller batch orders, 24-hours a day to suit their scale, customer demand and cellar space.
Using BrewDog’s new London Direct online delivery service, outlets can access the full BrewDog range, alongside other rare and artisanal craft beers, with much smaller minimum orders. Delivery is free to any location within the M25 and orders are made through a simple online interface that reduces the time lag between making the order and receiving beer. This greater flexibility and availability for smaller vendors is designed to offer a low-risk opportunity for publicans to join the craft beer revolution.
• The full BrewDog range will be available in keg and bottle including all limited release beers.
• BrewDog will also supply a range of Mikkeller beers having agreed exclusive UK distribution rights with the Danish brewery.
• Orders can be made online 24 hours a day.
• Delivery is free to all London postcodes within the M25.
• London has seen a surge in craft beer, with almost 35 local craft beer breweries in the capital.
• Specialist pubs and even Michelin star restaurants in London have added craft beer to their menu.
For the full press release and high res images of BrewDog Direct, please visit the Digital Newsroom: http://www.digitalnewsroom.co.uk/brewdog/brewdog-launches-london-direct/Posted 4 years agocynic-alMember
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 hotukdealsPosted 4 years agomessiahMember
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).Posted 4 years ago
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 onePosted 4 years ago
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