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ROBCamra
26-01-2010, 11:06
Just got back from doing the weekly shop at Asda. One of the "jobs of the week" when you've been made one of the "great unwashed".

Special offer at our very large branch are a selection of bottled beers at 1.

Badger Tanglefoot
Wychwood Goliath
Theakstons Old Pec
Black Sheep RiggWelter

Get in there, I have :cheers::cheers:

It won't stop me going to the pub though :)

Eddie86
26-01-2010, 11:44
I'm on a month detox :'(

Got some 1845 waiting for me though - light at the end and all that!

Conrad
26-01-2010, 12:06
Damn now I have to work out where there is an Asda near me.

trainman
26-01-2010, 12:37
Yep, good prices there - & a look at the online site shows quite a number at 3 for 4, which represents a decent discount for bottles at the dearer end of the scale, often the stronger ones eg Nethergate Old Growler, Joesph Holt Fifth Sense ,Sixex, & Thunderholt, also Deuchars IPA, Hobgoblin, Jennings Cumberland, oh, just have a look...

Not much golden stuff there for me to place a worthwhile order just yet, though I did get a few darker ones from Morrisons (4 for 5.50) for our (early) haggis on Sun.

Oggwyn Trench
26-01-2010, 13:22
Our local Tesco is doing Salopian Entire Butt for 95p a bottle , nice it is to

Farway
26-01-2010, 17:12
Just got back from doing the weekly shop at Asda. One of the "jobs of the week" when you've been made one of the "great unwashed".

Special offer at our very large branch are a selection of bottled beers at 1.

Badger Tanglefoot
Wychwood Goliath
Theakstons Old Pec
Black Sheep RiggWelter

Get in there, I have :cheers::cheers:

It won't stop me going to the pub though :)

You missed Old Speckled Hen, Fursty Ferret & Newcastle Brown, in my basket & Fursty Feret now down my neck :cheers:

PS my branch is but a midget

aleandhearty
26-01-2010, 17:58
Just got back from doing the weekly shop at Asda. One of the "jobs of the week" when you've been made one of the "great unwashed".

Special offer at our very large branch are a selection of bottled beers at 1.


Got back from the Asda run about an hour after you did! I tend to ring the changes with the 3 for 4 offer (today Ossett 'Excelsior', Leeds 'Best', York'Terrier') but there was one very lonely lookng bottle of Old Pec so I nabbed that as well!

nogoodboyo
29-01-2010, 22:46
Since Tesco banned me for wearing pyjamas, I find myself going to ASDA more. Just loving that Riggwelter!!

arwkrite
29-01-2010, 23:53
No special offers in our one and only supermarket. By the time you have paid to travel to Worcester or Hereford its cheaper to go to the pub.
Its not all beer and skittles living out in the boonies you know.

Oggwyn Trench
30-01-2010, 07:59
Got some Lancaster Bomber on the 3 for 4 in Tesco , tend not to use the local Asda as i seem to know half the staff and most of the customers , popping in for a few things can take several hours .
Trying to workout an excuse to go to Newport , they got a Waitrose whose bottled ale selection is better than the big 4 supermarkets put together :notworthy:

oldboots
30-01-2010, 08:44
Wyre Piddle in the hole 1 a bottle in Booths yesterday, on the other hand the Fullers 1845 was 2.22

hopwas
31-01-2010, 11:10
Bottle of St Hellier's cider is selling for.. wait for it... 49p at Netto!!! I bought 20 bottles for just 9.80! Bargain...

Sadly they are no longer selling for 49p and has reverted to orginal price 99p.

arwkrite
31-01-2010, 11:15
I say if you can find a Netto it is always worth a look. They often have some interesting beers. Be carefull though of the understrength spirits if you think you have found a bargain bottle of scotch or brandy cause you ain't

Farway
31-01-2010, 14:37
To bring into context, my local Co-op has Old Pec at 2.09 per 500ml bottle :(

But is the only source of tins of HSB, at over 5 for 4, pass on that for the time being and get it in the pub

nogoodboyo
31-01-2010, 22:05
Latest news just in...
Asda Czech Lager, just 84p for a 500ml bottle. Now that's worth putting your pyjamas on for guys!

hopwas
31-01-2010, 22:10
Latest news just in...
Asda Czech Lager, just 84p for a 500ml bottle. Now that's worth putting your pyjamas on for guys!

Hmmm ASDA own Czech Lager? No thanks I'll rather drink proper real ale..

Oh Cardiff residents, worth try to put on PJ ons to ASDA..

hopwas
31-01-2010, 22:10
Hmmm ASDA own Czech Lager? No thanks I'll rather drink proper real ale..

Oh Cardiff residents, worth try to put on PJ ons to ASDA..

EDIT: Just realised it was Tesco not ASDA in Cardiff. I hope I am right..

aleandhearty
02-02-2010, 12:01
Surprisingly, plenty of Old Pec and Snecklifter left in Asda when I called yesterday. Splashed out a bit and squirreled it away from the Mrs. Should get me through the 6Nations!

Farway
02-02-2010, 13:38
Surprisingly, plenty of Old Pec and Snecklifter left in Asda when I called yesterday. Splashed out a bit and squirreled it away from the Mrs. Should get me through the 6Nations!

Just noticed that Old Pec is over a fiver for 4 bottles in packaging, would any one really pay over a quid more, or do they not notice?

The Snecklifiter here is not a quid, more the 1.50 mark, shame as I fancied trying it out

aleandhearty
02-02-2010, 13:54
The Snecklifiter here is not a quid, more the 1.50 mark, shame as I fancied trying it out

Still worth trying at 1.50 F/W. One of the better dark ales in a bottle.

hopwas
02-02-2010, 14:52
Surprisingly, plenty of Old Pec and Snecklifter left in Asda when I called yesterday. Splashed out a bit and squirreled it away from the Mrs. Should get me through the 6Nations!

I was out shopping in ASDA at Minworth, Near Brum with my Dad..

I spotted Old Pec, Spitfire, Old Speck, Londons Pride, Bishops Finger selling for Quid. Me and my old man just piled on all various of ales in trolley and happily went out with 20 quid worth of boozes!

aleandhearty
02-02-2010, 15:27
Me and my old man just piled on all various of ales in trolley and happily went out with 20 quid worth of boozes!

A man after my own heart hoppy!:)

Oggwyn Trench
02-02-2010, 17:22
Have to wander down to Asda , see what they got , i normally end up with Tribute

trainman
04-03-2010, 18:11
For you lovers of stronger &/or darker ales, I see that Asda (again) have Brakspear Triple (7.2%) 500ml btls, 3 for 4. Not the most discounted, pricewise, but perhaps the best abv per offer there.
Also summat called Asda Whitechapel Porter (brewed by Sheps), 5.2%, 500ml btls at 1.

PaulOfHorsham
04-03-2010, 19:22
And this evening, I discovered that the local Waitrose are discounting Chimay blue, Sierra Nevada Pale, Fullers Vintage & 1845, plus a few others (some of these at half-price!). While this is clearly good for me in the short term, I fear that this indicates permanent removal of these lines from the shelves once they've sold. :(

Oggwyn Trench
04-03-2010, 19:28
And this evening, I discovered that the local Waitrose are discounting Chimay blue, Sierra Nevada Pale, Fullers Vintage & 1845, plus a few others (some of these at half-price!). While this is clearly good for me in the short term, I fear that this indicates permanent removal of these lines from the shelves once they've sold. :(

Went to our local Waitrose the other week to stock up , around a 100 different bottled ales in stock , the only place i can get Betty Stoggs round here (bottled)

Soup Dragon
04-03-2010, 21:44
I finally got Betty Stoggs the other day, Oggy, it was quality - but then all Skinner's stuff is

hopwas
05-03-2010, 08:07
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Also summat called Asda Whitechapel Porter (brewed by Sheps), 5.2%, 500ml btls at 1.

Seems it is on permant sale in my local ASDA. Never tried it.

trainman
18-03-2010, 10:41
Asda again; I thought I'd discovered THE bargain when I noticed a ~5.6% porter/stout stylee at 3 for 4 OR just 76p per 500ml bottle. Before I could remember my password the item had disappeared, presumably along with the pricing manager. I have, however, trawled the wine section for the best reductions in our preferred styles (eg 7btls at 3 for a tenner) & placed an order for 21btls wine & 14btls beer (research) for 88. I think that's rather good.

Evil Gazebo
22-04-2010, 20:15
For you lovers of stronger &/or darker ales, I see that Asda (again) have Brakspear Triple (7.2%) 500ml btls, 3 for 4.

Sainsbury's (at least, the one by me) currently has Brakspear Triple included in their 2 for 3 offer. Obviously this doesn't match Asda's generosity, but it's still a good deal, as these things go.

Maldenman
22-04-2010, 20:36
Tesco currently have Fullers ESB at 3 for two 500ml bottles. Works for me, hic.

an_ecumenical_matter
22-04-2010, 23:02
LOCK THIS THREAD!!!!
Its "PUBSGALORE". And I know we have to be broad about people's opinions but the only place to sup ale is in the pub!!!! :moremad:

Evil Gazebo
23-04-2010, 00:57
Ah, I see that Craggy Islands virtual airspace has reopened, then.

Wittenden
23-04-2010, 07:41
LOCK THIS THREAD!!!!
Its "PUBSGALORE". And I know we have to be broad about people's opinions but the only place to sup ale is in the pub!!!! :moremad:

No -I live too far out to get to the pub regularily.Also, its too damn expensive.

hondo
23-04-2010, 11:27
just got my weekend selection in

271 :drinkup:

Oggwyn Trench
08-05-2010, 08:06
Not beer and not in bottles but local Tesco doing Westons Organic Still Cider 7.8% 3litre box for 4.98 its very good and fits nicely in the fridge

trainman
08-05-2010, 08:27
Westons Organic Still Cider 7.8% 3litre box for 4.98

Wow! That's good value abv for your money. Best you install a time-release on the fridge door, though - dangerous...

Oggwyn Trench
08-05-2010, 08:35
Wow! That's good value abv for your money. Best you install a time-release on the fridge door, though - dangerous...

Slight cock up its only 7.3% , its a proper cider 2009 vintage , you dont get drunk on it , you just sit there with a stupid grin on your face

aleandhearty
30-05-2010, 19:50
Not strictly a bargain as such, but on reading the Leeds beer blog 'The Good Stuff' just now, I found out that Crouch Vale is the brewery behind M&S' Essex Summer Ale. Leigh the author says he found it more complex and rewarding than the already fabulous 'Brewer's Gold', so he's certainly piqued my interest!

Full article here: http://goodpeopleeats.blogspot.com/

Wittenden
30-05-2010, 22:01
Not strictly a bargain as such, but on reading the Leeds beer blog 'The Good Stuff' just now, I found out that Crouch Vale is the brewery behind M&S' Essex Summer Ale. Leigh the author says he found it more complex and rewarding than the already fabulous 'Brewer's Gold', so he's certainly piqued my interest!

Full article here: http://goodpeopleeats.blogspot.com/

Thanks! I've always liked Crouch Vale, though at the rate things are going I doubt if I'll see the inside of an M&S until the autumn.

Wittenden
30-05-2010, 22:04
On a bottled note, I've got a couple of bottles of Old Dairy Gold Top awaiting my attention. OD is a new micro based on a farm a few miles from me. Haven't seen their beer on draught yet, though. Blogger Ed of Ed's beer site is the brewer , I think.

aleandhearty
14-06-2010, 14:15
Just got back from the Asda & Aldi run and noticed that Aldi are offering a 4 x500ml bottle 'Beers of Character' box set for 4.99. Contains one each of the following:

Hobgoblin 5.2% (Ruby)
Wychcraft Ale 4.5% (Blonde)
Scarecrow Ale 4.7% (Golden Pale Ale)
Goliath 4.2% (Ruby)

Can't say Wychwood beers are my favourite, but not a bad price at 1.25 per bottle. Just passing it on for what it's worth.

aleandhearty
17-06-2010, 12:56
Not strictly a bargain as such, but on reading the Leeds beer blog 'The Good Stuff' just now, I found out that Crouch Vale is the brewery behind M&S' Essex Summer Ale. Leigh the author says he found it more complex and rewarding than the already fabulous 'Brewer's Gold', so he's certainly piqued my interest!


Hmmm. Was actualy a little disappointed. Good, but not great. Bottled Wold Top 'Gold', for one, gives it a sound thrashing.

Delboy20
17-06-2010, 16:53
Hi all,

Popped in Lidl today. I don't normally shop there but we had a voucher to use !
Anyway I thought someone may be interested.

Youngs Bitter - 4.5%
Shepherd Neame - Dragonfire - 4%

Both 1 a bottle. I haven't tried them yet but for a quid wht not??

Cheers,

Del.

Andy Ven
17-06-2010, 16:54
3 bottles of Highgate MILD at several of my local Asda stores - buy it before I do!

Farway
25-06-2010, 13:02
Lidl, from yesterday, 24th

Banks' Lions Roar
Courage Best
Bishop's Finger
Hobgoblin Ruby
Spitfire

All 500ml bottles at 1 each

Bombardier, 500ml at 1.29

And for lager lovers, imported Becks 660ml at 1.49 :cheers:

Alesonly
25-06-2010, 16:58
Lidl, from yesterday, 24th

Banks' Lions Roar
Courage Best
Bishop's Finger
Hobgoblin Ruby
Spitfire

All 500ml bottles at 1 each

Bombardier, 500ml at 1.29

And for lager lovers, imported Becks 660ml at 1.49 :cheers:

That sounds very cheap & good value I think thats Probably less than most Pubs have too Pay wholesale.

Farway
27-06-2010, 12:52
That sounds very cheap & good value I think thats Probably less than most Pubs have too Pay wholesale.

Compared with what I had to pay for a pint of Spitfire at Biggin Hill airshow yesterday it is a steal

3.70 at the show, but then I did exspect and anticipate high prices as captive audience

ROBCamra
28-06-2010, 14:30
Lidl, from yesterday, 24th

Banks' Lions Roar
Courage Best
Bishop's Finger
Hobgoblin Ruby
Spitfire

All 500ml bottles at 1 each

Bombardier, 500ml at 1.29

And for lager lovers, imported Becks 660ml at 1.49 :cheers:

Only 3 available at our local Lidl today. Picked up 6 Hobgoblin & 6 Pedigree though. :bemerry:

aleandhearty
28-06-2010, 16:02
As part of their Independence Day promotion, Aldi are selling Sierra Nevada Pale Ale at 1.29 per bottle. Definitely having some of that!

oldboots
29-06-2010, 17:32
As part of their Independence Day promotion, Aldi are selling Sierra Nevada Pale Ale at 1.29 per bottle. Definitely having some of that!

I'll have to find the nearest Aldi..... Chester le Street I think :(

I know hardly anyone lives near one but Booths have Wentworth Imperial at 1 a bottle and WPA at 1.12 a bottle. They also have Elgoods at 1.39 and much of the range is 1.59 or 1.65. A slight difference to the 3.50 being asked for Alnwick IPA in the local beer shop.

aleandhearty
30-06-2010, 15:51
I'll have to find the nearest Aldi..... Chester le Street I think :(

Catterick? Still a bit of a round trip though.

oldboots
30-06-2010, 17:41
Catterick? Still a bit of a round trip though.

There might well be one there since we don't pay the troops enough money for Waitrose to be popular with Rosie O'Grady and the Colonel's lady; but I'm not so sure I'd want a trip to the Garrison 'market, those squaddie wives can be a bit scary, even here in our quiet garrison city.

aleandhearty
07-07-2010, 19:23
As part of their Independence Day promotion, Aldi are selling Sierra Nevada Pale Ale at 1.29 per bottle. Definitely having some of that!

Not quite as hoppy as I was expecting, but very well balanced and effortlessly drinkable. That second bottle's going straight to my head! :drinkup:

Wittenden
07-07-2010, 22:26
Not quite as hoppy as I was expecting, but very well balanced and effortlessly drinkable. That second bottle's going straight to my head! :drinkup:

Our local Waitrose was selling this during the winter, though I think they no longer stock it. I liked it, the first US pale that I'd had, though it didn't blow my socks off, as I'd been led to beleive. Subsequently I had a bottle of Sierra Nevada Trombone or Torpedo or somesuch. That was a real hopbomb, though I doubt if I'd really drink it for pleasure, as I like a bit of malt in my beer. Not quite as head blowing as the hop pellet I chewed on during a trip round Sheps (or was it Fremlins) several years back.

Wittenden
15-07-2010, 22:24
Not really a bargain, but I picked up a bottle of Curious Brew Cobbs IPA, which uses the rare Cobbs hop. Spicy and peppery, I enjoyed it , and will revisit it. I think it's brewed for Curious Brew, an offshoot of Chapel Down Wines of Smallhythe,(who make some award winning wines, not that I've tried them) by Hepworth's of Horsham ,who also brew Prospect organic ale, a serious hopfest.

Farway
20-07-2010, 14:32
From Monday 26 July until 28 July only

A case [12 x 500ml] of Bishop's Finger, or Spitfire for 12

No idea if you can "mix & match", probably not, unless you are sneaky ;)

ROBCamra
02-09-2010, 13:03
The deal from Lidl is on again.

MasterBrew, Bishops Finger, Hobgoblin & Pedigree all £1 per bottle at our local one. :bemerry:

Farway
02-09-2010, 13:20
The deal from Lidl is on again.

MasterBrew, Bishops Finger, Hobgoblin & Pedigree all £1 per bottle at our local one. :bemerry:

Just beat me to it, also in mine, plus the pork pies are down to a quid as well, to tie in with "what goes well with a pint"

PS, for those with more exotic tastes they have Kingfisher premium lager or Asahi super dry, 500ml at £1.49 or Tsintao 640ml also at £1.49

aleandhearty
02-09-2010, 13:41
the pork pies are down to a quid as well

Lidl pork pies? :eek: Probably the only part of the pig not included is the grunt.

Farway
09-09-2010, 13:13
From today [9th Sept] 12 x 500ml of "Classic ales of England" for 13.99 [approx £1.17 per bottle]

Old Thumper, Hobgoblin, Oxford gold, Pedigree, Banks' Bitter, Cumberland Ale

Guess it is 2 bottles of each

OR

bulk buy, Shepherd Neame, Master Brew, case of 8 x 500ml at £7.99, squeaks in at under a quid a bottle

And on theme of what goes well with a pint, 340g jar of pickled eggs for 99p :sick:

Delboy20
09-09-2010, 19:01
Couldn't resist posting this - I saw it in the local rag a few days ago.

I'm going to get me half a dozen I think !!:D

Farway
10-09-2010, 15:11
Alcohol Concern said " Sink the Bismark is a strong beer" No, really? It is only 41% ABV, wimps the lot of them

oldboots
10-09-2010, 15:12
Booths yet again

Hobson's Burton Runner £1 for a 500ml bottle (3.7% abv)

Go North young men :D

runningdog
10-09-2010, 19:10
Best value for money in my area, Ridley's Old Bob for £1.50 a bottle (Tesco), or Brakspear Triple at 3 for £5 Sainsbury). The Ridley's is their regular price but the Triple offer won't last long..........:drinkup::drinkup:

trainman
10-09-2010, 21:13
or Brakspear Triple at 3 for £5 Sainsbury
Triple currently 3 for £4 Asda online, best ABV value recently, along with McEwans Champion (not currently on that deal). For you lovers of the strong stuff, Robbies Old Tom is also 3 for £4, albeit 330ml btls.

hondo
20-10-2010, 13:26
http://www.brewdog.com/blog-article.php?id=387

Wittenden
20-10-2010, 18:09
http://www.brewdog.com/blog-article.php?id=387

I've never ever seen , let alone drunk, a BrewDog ale, avoiding Tesco like the plague as I do. Not really sure what a "craft" beer is, though.

Farway
21-10-2010, 14:59
Pedigree & Hobgoblin, 500ml for 1.19

Marston's Burton Bitter,
Shepherd Neame Dragonfire, & Tapping the Admiral
Banks' Bitter
Courage Best
Marston's Double Drop

All 500ml for £1 a bottle

Newcy Brown, Youngs & Bombardier £1.29

And if you fancy something different

Crabbies original alcoholic Ginger Beer 2 for £3 or 1.89 each

If you have lost leave of your senses, 15 pack of Carlsberg for £8 :whistle:

Rex_Rattus
21-10-2010, 15:26
OK, cans not bottles, but I'm stretching a point. My Tesco is doing 4 x 500ml cans of Hobgoblin for £4. Not everyone likes tinned beer, but I do and I reckon that is a good price.

aleandhearty
22-10-2010, 19:45
Just noticed this week that Asda are now including Kelham Island 'Pale Rider' and 'Easy Rider' in the 3 for £4.00 offer.

Managed to spot the Brewdog beers (from hondo's link) in Morrisons at £1.59. However, they're pretty steeply priced for 330ml bottles when you think about it. Works out the equivalent of £2.40 per 500ml. Will probably still try them though.

Farway
24-10-2010, 12:45
I have just tried the Brewdog Punk IPA, bought form Morrison's this morning at £1.59

It is a nice pleasant drink, but TBH given the price & [for my area] the proximity of Lidl this will be my first & last try of Brewdog ales

trainman
26-10-2010, 09:05
Just noticed this week that Asda are now including Kelham Island 'Pale Rider' and 'Easy Rider' in the 3 for £4.00 offer.

Humph! They don't show them online, & I placed a delivery order last week.

aleandhearty
26-10-2010, 19:16
Humph! They don't show them online, & I placed a delivery order last week.

Don't want to rub salt into the wound 'tm', but now the refurb of my local store has finished they've expanded the range even more. Saltaire 'Triple Chocaholic', Acorn 'Gorlovka Stout' and 'Golden Pippin' all in the 3 for £4.00 offer, (plus beers from York, Little Valley etc). Happy Days!

trainman
27-10-2010, 07:34
Don't want to rub salt into the wound 'tm', but...
... you will anyway?

I managed a few bottles of Brakspear Triple, not my pub style but, at 7.2%, good value abv for your £ when 3 for £4.

aleandhearty
27-10-2010, 15:42
... you will anyway?

I managed a few bottles of Brakspear Triple, not my pub style but, at 7.2%, good value abv for your £ when 3 for £4.

:D Well yes.

I think it was 'runningdog' who got me into 'Triple'. A real batten down the hatches and snuggle next to the fire cockle warmer if ever there was one.

Farway
18-11-2010, 15:35
Starting 18 Nov until 24 Nov

Master Brew Kentish Ale 4%, 500ml @ 99p
Rudolph's Reward 4%, 500ml @ 99p

Both Shepherd Neame

No sign of the Rudolph in my local Lidl today, but no doubt it will turn up

BTW, ,As well as drinking Rudolph's tipple, Lidl also have reindeer steaks so you can eat Rudolph with your pint :D

Bah Humbug

Andy Ven
18-11-2010, 19:49
Of interest to any West Midlands/South Staffs types - Not bottled beer but Highgate Brewery are launching 5 litre kegs/party cans of Old Ale, Highgate Dark MILD, Davenport's Original and Davenport's FGL lager for Christmas for £13.99. Available from the Brewery premises and with a £1 discount if you have the article from page 15 of the Express and Star dated Saturday 13th November.

The intended date for them going on sale was going to be 1st December but the level of interest has been high so they are likely to start sooner (best to phone them first 01922 644453)

gillhalfpint
18-11-2010, 22:52
Asda were selling off Hobgoblin £1 a bottle. Believed to be because it had the pumpkin label on.

trainman
22-11-2010, 12:55
Champagne. Lacks character imo but, if anyone here or anyone's other half like a drop set by for the festive season, Tesco have some half prices down in the £13-£16 bracket, and Asda top the pile with Moët (pron Mow - Et, not Mow -eh?) at 2 btls for £30.
Personally I think it would be much better spent on quality & characterful beers - 3 for £4 Asda, 4 for £5.50 Morrisons.

hondo
25-11-2010, 08:18
http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/news-headlines/9847-oddbins-to-offer-local-craft-beers.html

Farway
25-11-2010, 10:48
http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/news-headlines/9847-oddbins-to-offer-local-craft-beers.html

Link times out for me, must be popular

Farway
25-11-2010, 10:53
Lidl have from today Marston's Pedigree Ashes Ale at 99p a 500ml bottle, 4.1ABV

"Tasting Notes: A very easy drinking, light-coloured pale ale, brewed to commemorate the return of the Ashes series and to spur on England's best. A sharp bitterness, is complemented with a slight lemon citrus aroma."

Not one for me by sound of it, but any port in a storm in hard times :drinkup:

Delboy20
18-12-2010, 11:06
5 bottles for a fiver at Lidl. Choose from :

Pedigree
Bishops Finger
Hobgoblin
Spitfire

As you all know I am not a fully paid up member of the real ale brigade ;) but that sounds like a decent deal to me

In fact I have just trudged over in the snow and invested my fiver :cheers:

ROBCamra
26-01-2011, 16:27
Asda are selling a decent range of bottled beers at £1 this week.

Apart from their own brand ones (brewed by Shepherd Neame) they also have the offer on :-

Fursty Ferret
Tanglefoot
Wychwood Goliath
Bishops Finger
Pedigree
Bombardier
Spitfire

plus a couple of others that I can't remember. :cheers:

trainman
26-01-2011, 22:25
Asda are selling a decent range of bottled beers at £1

plus a couple of others that I can't remember. :cheers:

Abbot was also among those at £1, but they seem to have completely dropped the (quite wide) range that used to sell at 3 for £4.
Wines still include some ok ones at 3 for £10. An Asda van turned up here today.

aleandhearty
29-01-2011, 13:20
but they seem to have completely dropped the (quite wide) range that used to sell at 3 for £4.

My guess is they won't bring it back until they've shifted all that excess Christmas stock. Beers like Spitfire are the sort of thing that relatives think their nearest and dearest will want. Trouble is, even at £1 a pop, they're not shifting at my local branch, unfortunately.

ericonabike
29-01-2011, 19:22
Leffe [blonde et brune, 6.5%] at £2.38 for 75cl in Asda

nogoodboyo
29-01-2011, 19:41
Hmmm! I've got to get me to ASDA!

ericonabike
03-02-2011, 15:52
Anothrer Asda bargain - Guinness Foreign Extra, 33cls of 7.5% complexity for £1. Worth a punt!

Maldenman
05-02-2011, 14:26
My local Tesco....I expect others....are currently selling their "Finest" branded American Double IPA (9.2% so go steady) which is by Brewdog at a quid for a 330ml bottle. Possibly an acquired taste for some, very citrussy and sharp but I love it. On the same deal is their Porter which is a decent offering too (6%).

aleandhearty
06-02-2011, 13:44
Anothrer Asda bargain - Guinness Foreign Extra, 33cls of 7.5% complexity for £1. Worth a punt!

Got some in today. Never tried it before, so looking forward to it.

Farway
20-03-2011, 13:15
Expires Wed 23rd March

Courage Best 3.8% ABV
Shepherd Neame - Tapping the Admiral 4% ABV
Marston's Double Drop 4% ABV
Marston's Burton Bitter 3.8% ABV

All 500ml bottles, all at 99p :glass:

A bit pricier at 1.29 for 500ml , some at 550ml are

Newcastle Brown
Brains The Rev James
Bombadier bitter
Youngs bitter
Marston's Oyster stout

Plus Savanna Dry premium cider 5.5%

:cheers:

Spinko
23-03-2011, 18:22
3 bottles of Brewdog Trashy Blonde, Punk IPA or 5am Saint for £4 in Morrison's.

aleandhearty
25-03-2011, 13:33
3 bottles of Brewdog Trashy Blonde, Punk IPA or 5am Saint for £4 in Morrison's.

Oooh, yes please. Will definitely get some at that price. Thanks for the heads up.

hondo
12-04-2011, 07:21
http://www.bakewelltoday.co.uk/news/business/brewery_waitrose_deal_1_3276773

Wittenden
12-04-2011, 08:21
Great news-we never see Thornbridge Hall here in Kent, and we've got a Waitrose as our nearest Supermarket-they also sell Hopdaemon's Skrimshandler!

Oggwyn Trench
14-04-2011, 18:15
My local Tesco is doing most of its bottled beer range at 4 for £5 , unusually it includes some of the better beers like Butty Bach which are normally not included in offers

PaulOfHorsham
14-04-2011, 20:17
Great news-we never see Thornbridge Hall here in Kent, and we've got a Waitrose as our nearest Supermarket-they also sell Hopdaemon's Skrimshandler!

We, too, have a Waitrose, and I'm pleased to see that all 3 selectons are pale - very much my kind of beer!

Sainsbury's, meanwhile, are currently doing an 'introductory' offer on 5am Saint (£1.10) & Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (£1.34). No idea how long these are will last, so best get down there sharpish.

trainman
15-04-2011, 10:40
Sainsbury's, meanwhile, are currently doing an 'introductory' offer on 5am Saint (£1.10) & Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (£1.34). so best get down there sharpish.

I tried. Even to the extent of retrieving the bike from its cobwebby slumber in the shed, pumping up the deflated tyres, dragging my sorry arse up the hill (& walking the bike half of it), enjoying the whizz down the other side, only to find, as expected, no such goodies on Sainsbury's so-called 'superstore' in Streatham. The ale shelf is truly pathetic there these days, and they think that 3 for £5 of some commonly available beer (perm any Fullers/Badger) is some sort of bargain? Pah!

I don't believe I've ever tried the iconic Sierra Nevada (:o) and was ready to lay in a few along with the Brewdogs.

ROBCamra
15-04-2011, 10:50
I don't believe I've ever tried the iconic Sierra Nevada (:o)

Had quite a few in San Diego. But you don't need to go that far anymore.

You need to come back home TM. It's often available on draught in Port St Beer House, Common, Trof etc in the Manchester N/4. :drinkup:

trainman
15-04-2011, 11:51
You need to come back home TM. It's often available on draught in Port St Beer House...
I've been watching from afar (via Opening Times, ironically) as these places open - plus new Marble locations, though I haven't been to town in recent flying visits. Neil visited Chorlton recently, which is supposed to have some worthy ale outlets these days, apparently.

I've ordered some Sierra Nevada online from Sainsbo's, so Sunday may be the day for trying a (celebratory or suicidal) drop.

trainman
17-04-2011, 11:54
I've ordered some Sierra Nevada online from Sainsbo's, so Sunday may be the day...
Gaaagggh!!! The order arrived, but no Sierra Nevada! Presume out of stock. They sent Hardcore IPA instead which, in a fit of peek/disappointment, I returned. Despite being more expensive, I should have kept it on the chance that, as with a wrongly delivered item from Asda earlier this year, they may have credited me without bothering with the hassle of collecting.

Farway
18-04-2011, 14:56
You will find it mentioned elsewhere under Royal Wedding beers, but I got here first, and not plagiarised 'cos I found it on my Lidl brochure:D

Shepherd Neame Middleton to Windsor ale, 500ml, 4% abv at 99p per bottle, availble from Thursday 21 April

Delboy20
18-04-2011, 18:08
You will find it mentioned elsewhere under Royal Wedding beers, but I got here first, and not plagiarised 'cos I found it on my Lidl brochure:D

Shepherd Neame Middleton to Windsor ale, 500ml, 4% abv at 99p per bottle, availble from Thursday 21 April

I was just about to post that ...

hondo
19-04-2011, 06:31
http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/ldpbusiness/business-local/2011/04/19/brewer-cains-to-sell-export-lager-in-every-morrisons-supermarket-92534-28542121/

trainman
19-04-2011, 07:08
http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/ldpbusiness/business-local/2011/04/19/brewer-cains-to-sell-export-lager-in-every-morrisons-supermarket-92534-28542121/

That association probably not the the wisest move by Morrisons.

Sainsburys have Spitfire at £1 per 500ml.
I wouldn't usually buy beer in cans, but the Brewdog Punk IPA (was 4x 330ml for £3.93, but I don't see it now) was pretty good.

trainman
06-05-2011, 07:23
Wadworth Bishop's Tipple, 5.5%, 500ml, Morrisons, £1

Light copper; lighter than expected as it comes in a brownish bottle. Nicely balanced hops, not aggressive. Very good, imo, for the price.

I've twice been caught out at Streatham Morrisons as they keep putting these on the £1.75 shelf (a combination of which become 4 for £5.50). So I get to the till, have 3x£1.75 and 1x£1.00, meaning I don't get the discount! Invariably scuttle back for another £1.75 bottle, knocking £1.50 off the bill, and keep the BT at £1.00. Next time I think I'll get a dozen of these & have done with it.

trainman
09-05-2011, 12:57
Wadworth Bishop's Tipple, 5.5%, 500ml, Morrisons, £1
...Next time I think I'll get a dozen of these & have done with it.
Ok, I've just been down there to clean 'em out, and somebody has beaten me to it. Not a one on the shelf.
Come on, own up whoever you are!

hondo
02-06-2011, 06:17
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-13621315

hondo
06-06-2011, 08:04
http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/9065589.Lye_brewer_gets_boost_from_retail_giant/

http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/news/Micro-brewery-s-macro-chance/article-3628618-detail/article.html

RogerB
06-06-2011, 09:06
My local Sainsbury's is knocking out Holts Humdinger and St Austell Tribute at less than £1 a bottle (can't remember the exacty price I think it was 96p) - I'll be popping in tonigt for more! Not sure if this is just my Sainsbury's or whether it's across the board.

hondo
09-06-2011, 05:59
http://www.eadt.co.uk/business/suffolk_lager_brewer_calvors_wins_listing_with_wai trose_1_915529

weaverham
09-06-2011, 21:09
Even Aldi have got into stocking some nice beers, i like Brains Dark beer.

PaulOfHorsham
10-06-2011, 18:24
My local Sainsbury's is knocking out Holts Humdinger and St Austell Tribute at less than £1 a bottle (can't remember the exacty price I think it was 96p) - I'll be popping in tonigt for more! Not sure if this is just my Sainsbury's or whether it's across the board.

Didn't see that (maybe someone got there first - I'd definitely have been in for the Tribute). Ours has cheap Punk IPA, although a fair few bottles fewer on the shelves after my recent visit.

oldboots
10-06-2011, 18:45
Booths again :D, £1.09 offer on quite a few beers, Banks's bitter and Wychwood Goliath among them, however I stuck to my usual cooking IPAs of Golden Pippin and Mad Goose with a Fullers 1845 for afters.

Spinko
10-06-2011, 20:30
"cooking IPAs "

Oh, where's that stolen from :D

Wittenden
10-06-2011, 21:46
cooking IPAs of Golden Pippin.

Too good to cook with!

oldboots
11-06-2011, 08:35
"cooking IPAs "

Oh, where's that stolen from :D

That'd be Selwyn Froggitt......don't ask. :o

hondo
15-06-2011, 06:59
http://www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk/news/lager_lovers_walk_this_way_1_2763448

Farway
16-06-2011, 13:55
Shepherd Neame Summer Sizzler 4% ABV, 500ml bottle 99p from Thursday 16 June to Wed 22 June inclusive :cheers:

trainman
17-07-2011, 10:46
The order arrived, but no Sierra Nevada! .

Not a bargain alert, but a Sierra Nevada update. I finally tried this famous beer last night, having succumbed to a 330ml bottle at £1.79. Very nice, but I wouldn't necessarily elevate it above, say, Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, or others of that ilk.

Also shared a bottle of Blue Moon with Tigerdrinker, after a disastrous sample in Old Joint Stock at the Brum meet - nope, despite the great name it's just not my style, no big flavour hit, I didn't get the alleged citrus or the feel of a 5.4% beer, vaguely reminded me of the powdered 'cream soda' (?) we used get as kids. I note you can apply for a free half, here (http://www.bluemoonbrewingcompany.co.uk/). Does anyone here have affection for wheat beers? From the aesthetics to the flavour, I, evidently, don't get it.

gillhalfpint
18-07-2011, 09:29
Skinners bottles £2.04 in Sainsbury's near Truro, but almost next door in Aldi they are £1.59, plus there are a lot of other cheap bottles in Aldi.

Quinno
18-07-2011, 11:21
From the Popbitch weekly email:

http://www.alesbymail.com
Readers get a 10% discount on Ales by Mail when you use the voucher code "popbeer 10"

Presumably there's no way of verifying who is/isn't a Popbitch reader, so I'd say it's an open invite...........

PaulOfHorsham
18-07-2011, 20:47
Not a bargain alert, but a Sierra Nevada update. I finally tried this famous beer last night, having succumbed to a 330ml bottle at £1.79. Very nice, but I wouldn't necessarily elevate it above, say, Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, or others of that ilk.

Recent tastings have suggested that it's not been as hoppy recently. However, I think that maybe I'm just getting spoiled with the more flavoursome beers that are around these days. There was a time when this was pretty revolutionary stuff.


Also shared a bottle of Blue Moon with Tigerdrinker, after a disastrous sample in Old Joint Stock at the Brum meet - nope, despite the great name it's just not my style, no big flavour hit, I didn't get the alleged citrus or the feel of a 5.4% beer, vaguely reminded me of the powdered 'cream soda' (?) we used get as kids. I note you can apply for a free half, here (http://www.bluemoonbrewingcompany.co.uk/). Does anyone here have affection for wheat beers? From the aesthetics to the flavour, I, evidently, don't get it.

I do, if it's a good German one, on a hot summer's day. Have to wait till next year for another I fear.

oldboots
19-07-2011, 08:14
Does anyone here have affection for wheat beers? From the aesthetics to the flavour, I, evidently, don't get it.

Schnieder & Sohn, Weisse, Tap 6 (formerly known as Aventinus) is one of my all time favourite beers and Maisels isn't bad either but a bit weak at 5.2%.

You'll be telling us you don't like Rauchbier next ;)

trainman
20-07-2011, 19:24
You'll be telling us you don't like Rauchbier next

Rauchbier? Yuck! I stopped smoking 11 years ago but could never have understood the attraction of smokey beer. Another that's not for me.

gillhalfpint
12-09-2011, 11:28
Sainsbury's have their search for good bottled beer offer again.

Shelves with about 18 different bottled UK beers priced around £1.96 to £2.12 but any 3 for £5.

Our store has the shelving on the back wall, not with normal bottles, same as previous years.

Got some interesting 8% beers, all in the £5 for 3 offer price.

Farway
13-09-2011, 14:06
Sainsbury's have their search for good bottled beer offer again.

Shelves with about 18 different bottled UK beers priced around £1.96 to £2.12 but any 3 for £5.

Our store has the shelving on the back wall, not with normal bottles, same as previous years.

Got some interesting 8% beers, all in the £5 for 3 offer price.

I think beer life in my area is going to improve in 2012, not only do we have a 'spoons coming, we also have a Sainsbugs on the way

It will make a change from the tattoo parlours, payday loan, fast food & charity shops

PaulOfHorsham
13-09-2011, 18:38
Our store has the shelving on the back wall, not with normal bottles, same as previous years.

It's anybody's guess where our one's hidden the bottles (assuming they're bothering to stock them), but that was a wasted journey.

gillhalfpint
15-09-2011, 06:55
Sainsbury's bottles. Some are bottle conditioned.

Harviestoun Wild Hop IPA
Williams Brothers Caeser Augustus
Caledonian Wild Dutchman Wit Bier
Williams Brothers Profanity Stout.
Hepworth Ridgeway Ivanhoe
Hepworth Ridgeway Bad King John
McMullen Stronghart
Oakham Bishop’s Farewell.
Wye Valley Wye Not?
Oxfordshire Ales Churchill
Hunter’s Full Bore
Cotleigh Golden Seahawk.
Wold Top Golden Summer
Frederic Robinson Frederic’s Great British Ginger Beer
Sadler’s Worcester Sorcerer
Joseph Holt Two Hoots Golden Ale.

Gill

ericonabike
23-09-2011, 20:33
As of last weekend my local Lidl had six-packs of Belgian beers including Piraat and Gouden Draak for just £8.99...

aleandhearty
14-10-2011, 13:59
Possibly one for Thuck Phat, Bucking Fastard and other Oakham fans. It's maybe a bit late in the day to be recommending a summer beer (due to limited availability), but I was pottering around the drinks section of our local M&S and noticed that their bottled Cambridgeshire Summer Ale was brewed by the estimable Peterborough outfit. Bought a few, on a whim, and have to say it's lovely stuff with the usual citrus, hoppy hit associated with Oakham. Not particularly cheap, with it being M&S, but the quality's certainly there.

Crossste
16-10-2011, 18:29
For anybody who has got access to a B&M store i can highly recommend a cheeky 5.1%er from the Barnsley Beer Co called Shut Thi Gob. Just finished off a couple and am glowing nicely. Either £1.29 or £1.39 a bottle.

NickDavies
19-10-2011, 18:34
Waitrose 4 for 3 British Ales showcase (http://www.waitrose.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/DisplayPromotionCmd?wtrint=2086&bundleId=WRG1realaleshowcase)

till 8th November

aleandhearty
15-11-2011, 10:16
I seem to recall that some forum members are fans of the highly regarded festive beer Bateman's Rosey Nosey (4.8%). Aldi are now knocking it out at £1.39 per 500ml bottle. (Also Wychwood Bah Humbug (5%) at the same price.)

aleandhearty
09-08-2012, 16:46
Not sure if this applies to all branches of Sainsburys, or just Wakefield (Trinity Walk), but they were selling 660ml bottles of Brewdog Punk IPA for £2.49, which struck me as pretty reasonable.

Also, M&S are selling a 6.7% IPA brewed by Adnams @ £2.09. Will certainly try that and report back at some stage. (Didn't fancy lugging the bottles today).

Aqualung
09-08-2012, 19:16
For the past three or four weeks Tesco Extra in Edmonton have been selling Castle Rock Diamond Reign (4.1%) at £1.00 a bottle. It's a fairly bog-standard Pale Ale and certainly isn't my idea of a commemorative brew, but at a quid for 500ml (aka a typical short measure pint in a pub) you can't really complain. They must have grossly overestimated the demand for this as there always seems to be a stack of it on the shelf.

They also do Banks's bitter at a quid.

Larger ASDA branches do packs of 4x500ml cans of Banks's Mild for £3.44. It's surprising how good this is, I think they have used mixed gas in the tins.

hondo
04-09-2012, 08:50
" rolling out 20 new beers to go on sale in stores in September 2012."
http://beer.drinks-business-review.com/news/sainsburys-to-release-20-regional-beers-in-stores-040912

aleandhearty
04-09-2012, 13:37
" rolling out 20 new beers to go on sale in stores in September 2012."
http://beer.drinks-business-review.com/news/sainsburys-to-release-20-regional-beers-in-stores-040912

'Beers set to roll out in the stores include Horizon from Wadworth Brewery, Lemon Head from Nethergate Brewery, Manchester Star Ale from JW Lees, 99 Red Baboons from Blue Monkey Brewing and Double Espresso Premio Caffè Birra from Traditional Scottish Ales.'

I won't be rushing to buy Lemon Head, see my entry for BOTW 02.09.12.:eek:

PaulOfHorsham
17-09-2012, 20:30
Full list appears in The Grocer (http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/fmcg/drinks/beer-wine-and-spirits/regional-champs-revealed-in-sainsburys-british-beer-hunt/229584.article#) (I headed that way after a tip-off from Boak & Bailey (http://boakandbailey.com/2012/09/sainsburys-beer-hunt-2012/)).

Just got to find them now - my recollection from last year is that they put them in a dark corner alongside the pumpkins or whatever stuff they're half-heartedly "promoting" this week.

london calling
19-09-2012, 21:37
Tesco in west london have Youngs -double chocolate stout at £1.50 a bottle.never saw it in the big supermarkets before and usually £4.50 in pubs if you can find it.

Aqualung
19-09-2012, 22:36
Tesco in west london have Youngs -double chocolate stout at £1.50 a bottle.never saw it in the big supermarkets before and usually £4.50 in pubs if you can find it.

I bought 4 bottles of this for six quid in Tesco earlier in the year. My recollection of this beer from many years ago was that it had an ABV of 5.5% and that was on draught. The bottled ABV was 5.1% or 5.2%.

I found the bottled version very sweet and won't be getting any more of them from Tesco.

Try the Fuller's ESB or 1849 on multibuy for a much better beer.

london calling
20-09-2012, 19:34
I bought 4 bottles of this for six quid in Tesco earlier in the year. My recollection of this beer from many years ago was that it had an ABV of 5.5% and that was on draught. The bottled ABV was 5.1% or 5.2%.

I found the bottled version very sweet and won't be getting any more of them from Tesco.

Try the Fuller's ESB or 1849 on multibuy for a much better beer.

Seems like all the over 5.0 beers have been reduced in strength.my daughter in law works for Fullers so i often get beers from them but for free.

Oggwyn Trench
20-09-2012, 20:18
Seems like all the over 5.0 beers have been reduced in strength.my daughter in law works for Fullers so i often get beers from them but for free.

A lot of the big brewers have reduced the strengths (all to do with tax), Stella is now down to 4.8% , they still charge the same though:moremad:

Aqualung
20-09-2012, 21:57
Seems like all the over 5.0 beers have been reduced in strength.my daughter in law works for Fullers so i often get beers from them but for free.

I will check the ESB and 1845 next time I'm in Tesco. The only justification for reducing the strength of a beer is if it was over 7.5% when the "Park Bench" duty levels came into force. They always say it was "public demand".

These breweries that take part in this sharp practice are not doing themselves any favours. I used to quite like Brains SA gold from the supermarket and on draught but have boycotted it since the reduction in strength. The same goes for bottled Lees Brewers Dark, which was reduced from 3.0% (or was it 3.2%) to 2.8% and the flavour changed from a nice bottled mild to a rubbish brown ale. I actually complained to Lees brewery about this and got the usual brush off from some marketing executive moron.

Aqualung
20-09-2012, 22:00
A lot of the big brewers have reduced the strengths (all to do with tax), Stella is now down to 4.8% , they still charge the same though:moremad:

So Stella is no longer "reassuringly expensive" but "assuringly a total rip-off".

Aqualung
16-10-2012, 20:41
Seems like all the over 5.0 beers have been reduced in strength.my daughter in law works for Fullers so i often get beers from them but for free.

I got some ESB a week or so ago from Tesco and it is till 5.9% and also on 4 for £6 multibuy.

I spotted a new one (or one I hadn't noticed before) in Tesco yesterday, It's Tesco Finest American IPA (9.2%) and is on multibuy 4 for £6 at least until the end of the month. I think the single price was £1.99. It's Brewdog's Hardcore IPA rebadged and I am going to try some next week, carefully ignoring the idiotic description that the brewery supplies. Obviously it's in 330ml bottles rather than 500ml. Brewdog brewery are charging £15 for 6 bottles of Hardcore and I didn't bother to check if that includes delivery.

Fans of strong ones may like to know that the legendary Old Tom is also on the same multibuy, and I think ASDA have started doing it at 2 for £3.

hondo
29-10-2012, 10:52
http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Drinks-Brands-News/New-beers-from-Shepherd-Neame

aleandhearty
29-10-2012, 13:15
Don't know if this applies nationally, but my local Asda has re-started the '4 for £5' offer, after a hiatus of several years. They also appear to be showcasing local beers a lot more - upmarket shelving etc. Just hope it lasts. Nice to stock up on Acorn Gorlovka & Old Moor Porter, Saltaire Cascade and Ossett Treacle Stout.

Aqualung
29-10-2012, 15:28
Don't know if this applies nationally, but my local Asda has re-started the '4 for £5' offer, after a hiatus of several years. They also appear to be showcasing local beers a lot more - upmarket shelving etc. Just hope it lasts. Nice to stock up on Acorn Gorlovka & Old Moor Porter, Saltaire Cascade and Ossett Treacle Stout.

I can vouch for that as well, the Edmonton Green branch had most of their bottled range on 4 for £5 today, sadly with very few micros only Purity I think. Down here the 4 for £5 offers only ended with the last budget when it became 2 for £3. I wonder if Tesco will follow suit.

Actually that is wrong, ASDA used to do 3 for £4, it was Tesco that was the last to do 4 for a fiver. I'm getting my supermarkets confused!

Aqualung
30-10-2012, 11:12
I went to the local Sainsbury's today and noticed that they were doing Pedigree and Spitfire for £1 a bottle. I wouldn't normally consider these but will get a few in at that price.

trainman
30-10-2012, 11:45
my local Asda has re-started the '4 for £5' offer, after a hiatus of several years.

Whereas the Morrisons 4 for £6 offer seems to have been recinded, at least last time I was at Wimbledon branch.


Nice to stock up on Acorn Gorlovka & Old Moor Porter, Saltaire Cascade and Ossett Treacle Stout.

It aint fair -Grrr!!! :moremad:

trainman
30-10-2012, 12:28
It aint fair -Grrr!!! :moremad:
Actually, as the nights draw in, some decent ABVs (alcohol-by-value) available online at 4-for£5. Ballards Wassail, Black Sheep Riggwelter, Old Thumper, Old Tom, Old P, Boondoggle, and McEwans Champion no1 (7.3%). Not that it'll all turn up, but here's hoping...

Aqualung
14-11-2012, 19:59
Edit 19/11/2012

I got three stouts today and they were charged at 3 for £3, I also noticed that the Ginger was available. I tried the stout tonight and found it rather sweet, I suspect that Marston's use caramel in their dark beers. Given that the ABV is identical to Marston's Oyster Stout I wonder if they are the same brew. I only tried the Oyster once and don't remember much about it. I recently got 4 Fuller's Black Cabs for a fiver in ASDA and it's a MUCH nicer stout. ASDA are back to 2 for £3 now and I didn't notice if the Fuller's beers were included.

At a quid a bottle you can't really complain, nor even at the full price of £1.33.

I suspect that the three for £3 offer may run out tomorrow, according to their online sales it ends on the 20th of November.

It's a shame that their Finest American IPA didn't seem to be available today.


Edit 15/11/2012

They now also have the 5% IPA at three for three pounds. The ESB currently IS priced at £1.49.
The Stout still doesn't have a multibuy display, I'll try it next week.



Tesco seem to have re-introduced their Simply beer range. My local store has the Golden ale, the Dark ale and a new Stout. The IPA and the Ginger seem to have been discontinued. The Ginger was rubbish so that isn't a loss. In my local store the Golden and Dark were three for £3.00, but apparently not the Stout. I checked online and the Stout is a multi-buy, so if there is anyone around next time I visit I will check it out.

On my last visit I got four bottles of Fuller's ESB thinking it would be six quid. At the checkout it transpired that they were only £1.49 each, over a half less than they charge in their pubs, and roughly a half what Spoons charge. Fuller's sold their beer to Tesco and I find the idea that Tesco are selling it at a loss laughable, so who really is to blame for people not going to pubs any more?

hondo
28-11-2012, 09:23
" listed as part of a focus on regionality"
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/ryedale/10074625.Wold_Top_Brewery_hits_supermarket_shelves/?ref=rss

hondo
28-11-2012, 09:28
"Bateman's Vintage Ale is based on a 1976 vintage bottle of Bateman's BBB "
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Forgotten-vintage-ale-Lincolnshire-brewery/story-17438402-detail/story.html

Farway
14-12-2012, 14:43
Jennings Cumberland Ale 4.7% ABV, 500ml for 99p in Lidl this week

Aqualung
14-12-2012, 15:45
The Tesco Finest American IPA is back in my local branch at the same price, £1.99 a bottle or 4 for six quid. It's Brewdog Hardcore at an affordable price, so why not appreciate it at home rather than in a noisy over-priced concrete bunker?

aleandhearty
19-12-2012, 18:41
"Bateman's Vintage Ale is based on a 1976 vintage bottle of Bateman's BBB "
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Forgotten-vintage-ale-Lincolnshire-brewery/story-17438402-detail/story.html

Finally managed to get my hands on a bottle of this rediscovered barley wine and have to say it's slightly disappointing. It's not unpleasant, just not particularly exciting. As Oh Good Ale says in his blog, it doesn't live up to the back story. Flavour wise there's toffee, almond and apples, but a pretty short finish for its strength. At £3.29 a pop, I'd rather have two bottles of McEwans Champion Ale for £3.00, from Asda.

Aqualung
19-12-2012, 21:53
I'm not sure how much of a "bargain" this is but Sainsbury's are doing two 600 ml bottles of Brewdog Punk IPA for £4.00.

I plumped for the last three bottles of Ridgeway Brewery bottle conditioned Bad King John (6%) for a fiver instead.

This was in the Loughton branch in Essex.

I agree with you Ale and Hearty about the Bateman's on price only as I've not tried it, but would point out that Tesco do four McEwan's Champions for six quid. The Old Tom at 2 for £3.00 in ASDA is also worth a look as Tesco seem to have stopped stocking it.

Aqualung
20-12-2012, 19:23
Tesco are doing three 750ml bottles of Leffe for the price of two which is £6.36 for the three.
This actually works out cheaper by volume than their various 4 bottles for £6 deals and is considerably cheaper than ASDA who have it on "special offer" for £2.50 a bottle. I don't often drink Belgian beers but couldn't resist this offer.

hondo
07-03-2013, 08:33
"has signed one of its biggest contracts to date under a deal to extend the range of beers it supplies"
http://www.scotsman.com/business/management/brewer-toasts-aldi-contract-1-2822710

Aqualung
07-03-2013, 15:26
"has signed one of its biggest contracts to date under a deal to extend the range of beers it supplies"
http://www.scotsman.com/business/management/brewer-toasts-aldi-contract-1-2822710

I'm not familiar with the Scottish Brewer Williams Bros, but looking at the GBG list they have an impressive range of beers. The problem is it doesn't say what the prices are and I don't have an Aldi anywhere near where I live!

ASDA have been doing four bottles for a fiver for the past few weeks and I got some Fuller's Black Cabs the week before last. I shudder to think what I would have paid in a Fuller's tied house.

rpadam
07-03-2013, 21:39
I'm not familiar with the Scottish Brewer Williams Bros, but looking at the GBG list they have an impressive range of beers.
Their beers have always been good when I've tried them over the border.

gillhalfpint
07-03-2013, 21:43
We were staying at Bridge of Allan, and went to check out pubs in Stirling, and were told there was a beer festival in Alloa. How far is that I asked, as you do, and found we could pop over there easily by train - which we did. Most of the beers on there were from Williams Bros, and we had a great time. They used to have the Heather beers including Fraoch years ago.

london calling
08-03-2013, 21:01
I have often seen their beers around West London but the last time i drank any was at the Berlin beer festival where they always have a stand.

oldboots
05-04-2013, 10:25
For those of us lucky enough to live oop north, Booths are advertising a Beer Festival starting 24th April. The ad' mentions tastings and meet the brewer events, hopefully there will be some bargins as well.

aleandhearty
05-04-2013, 16:50
For those of us lucky enough to live oop north, Booths are advertising a Beer Festival starting 24th April. The ad' mentions tastings and meet the brewer events, hopefully there will be some bargins as well.

I like Booths, but it's a real pain that the nearest one to me is in Ilkley. Will have to sort out a day's walking in the Dales and call in on the way back.

Aqualung
28-05-2013, 15:02
Tesco are currently doing lots of their bottles at 4 for the price of 3. This means that Banks's Bitter works out at a remarkable 0.75 a bottle and their own Simply range (brewed by Marston's) are roughly £1.05 a bottle.

Farway
05-07-2013, 15:04
Lidl have self styled beer festival from Thursday 11 July 2013.
Most around £1.25ish a 500ml bottle, includes English, Welsh, Scottish as well as foreign stuff, and even some lager :evilgrin:

No doubt Google will help out here

london calling
15-07-2013, 22:07
Beers of Europe have a bottle of beer from T0-ol brewery from Denmark called Mine is Bigger than Yours xxxl. Its 15 litres and costs £1995.00.They only have one and wont deliver(would you trust Parcelforce ).The rumours that Tesco are going to sell them 4 for the price of 3 are untrue.

Aqualung
15-07-2013, 22:46
Beers of Europe have a bottle of beer from T0-ol brewery from Denmark called Mine is Bigger than Yours xxxl. Its 15 litres and costs £1995.00.They only have one and wont deliver(would you trust Parcelforce ).The rumours that Tesco are going to sell them 4 for the price of 3 are untrue.

Is their an option to provide one or more in-store 4 Pint Glasses or buckets? I'm guessing a few funnels might be handy as well.

Aqualung
11-09-2013, 16:13
Morrisons have introduced a new range of beers under the M Signature banner. They are brewed by Everards, Marstons, Black Sheep and one who I've forgotten. They are at a "trial price" of £1.50 a 500ml bottle. I picked up a Marstons IPA (5.8%) and Everards Dark Ale (5.0%) today. It looks like the full price will be £1.99 which would mean they aren't eligible for multibuy.

oldboots
17-10-2013, 14:41
from the twittersphere:


Tesco Finest Traditional Porter (Harviestoun Old Engine Oil) only £1 a bottle at the moment

aleandhearty
17-10-2013, 18:37
from the twittersphere:


Tesco Finest Traditional Porter (Harviestoun Old Engine Oil) only £1 a bottle at the moment

Never had the pleasure in its bottled form, but on draught it's a nice drop. Worth a punt at that price.

trainman
12-11-2013, 12:27
13Nov-02Dec, so starting tmw, a good range of 4 for £5 at Tesco online.
I'll be placing an order in the morning!

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/browse/default.aspx?N=4294792564&Ne=4294793660

aleandhearty
13-11-2013, 14:27
You can tell the siege of Christmas is nearly upon us as the supermarkets don't renew the stocks of beers from interesting local micros. Rather they concentrate on those from the national and large regional brewers with silly sounding names, so that once a year purchasers can buy something 'decent' for their loved ones(?) Bah, humbug!

Aqualung
13-11-2013, 14:36
You can tell the siege of Christmas is nearly upon us as the supermarkets don't renew the stocks of beers from interesting local micros. Rather they concentrate on those from the national and large regional brewers with silly sounding names, so that once a year purchasers can buy something 'decent' for their loved ones(?) Bah, humbug!

I think that Morrisons are less guilty of this than the others, but the size of the branch is always a factor. The new M Signature range I mentioned earlier has two good ones by Titanic. I've also seen Dark Star and Old Dairy bottles in my local Morrisons.

aleandhearty
13-11-2013, 14:49
I think that Morrisons are less guilty of this than the others, but the size of the branch is always a factor. The new M Signature range I mentioned earlier has two good ones by Titanic. I've also seen Dark Star and Old Dairy bottles in my local Morrisons.

I was thinking of my local Asda in particular. I won't be seeing anything from Ilkley, Acorn etc until late Jan/ early Feb, until the increasingly discounted Christmas stock has disappeared. Will look out for the Titanic ones next time I'm in town.

trainman
17-11-2013, 11:14
958

All at £1.25... :0)

Aqualung
17-11-2013, 13:28
958

All at £1.25... :0)

Is that a quiet evening in?????

trainman
17-11-2013, 13:45
Is that a quiet evening in?????

Hehehe... Nooo! It has to last me until the Leeds trip!

Aqualung
18-11-2013, 11:54
ASDA is now doing as far as I can see everything at 4 for a fiver. This includes the Fuller's beers which are not on multibuy in my Tesco and the magnificent Old Tom.

Aqualung
25-11-2013, 12:59
The Edmonton Green ASDA's four bottles at a fiver offer includes Fuller's Wild River and Black Cab.

aleandhearty
26-11-2013, 13:41
ASDA is now doing as far as I can see everything at 4 for a fiver.

They're obviously rolling this out nationwide, as it's been upped from three to four for a fiver at my local store. Stocked up on McEwans Champion Ale, incredible value at that price.

Rex_Rattus
29-11-2013, 16:23
Not bottled beer....... but the latest London Drinker contains a voucher "buy one pint of Oakham ales and get a second for only £1.50". Probably worth picking up some LDs if you are planning a visit to the Mansion House.

aleandhearty
14-01-2014, 13:58
As part of their Burns Night promotion, Aldi have two beers on special offer from respected Scottish brewer Williams Brothers. Fraoch Heather Ale (5%ABV) and Chieftain Pale Ale (4%ABV). Both are 500ml bottles at £1.39 each. Heather Ale is quite well known, but the Chieftain is brand new and made with 100% lager malt, Styrian and Cascade hops.

hondo
01-04-2014, 10:33
""will open at the end of April 2014 on"
http://www.brewdog.com/blog-article/bottledog-is-coming

aleandhearty
30-04-2014, 12:54
I'm not a huge fan of bottled beer, much preferring a pint in the pub. However, this latest offering from M&S is excellent. Brewed by Adnams, under their Jack Brand arm, it's a wonderfully aromatic pale ale, with a long, lingering finish. OK, it's not particularly a bargain, but for something this good I don't mind paying top dollar. Adnams sell their own version, in 330ml bottles, but the M&S ones are 500ml. More info here:

http://adnams.co.uk/beer/our-beers/jack-brand-mosaic-pale-ale/

http://www.marksandspencer.com/mosaic-pale-ale/p/p60060818

Aqualung
30-04-2014, 15:57
I'm not a huge fan of bottled beer, much preferring a pint in the pub. However, this latest offering from M&S is excellent. Brewed by Adnams, under their Jack Brand arm, it's a wonderfully aromatic pale ale, with a long, lingering finish. OK, it's not particularly a bargain, but for something this good I don't mind paying top dollar. Adnams sell their own version, in 330ml bottles, but the M&S ones are 500ml. More info here:

http://adnams.co.uk/beer/our-beers/jack-brand-mosaic-pale-ale/




http://www.marksandspencer.com/mosaic-pale-ale/p/p60060818


This was my BOTW a few weeks ago in the Spoons George at Wanstead. Adnams are doing some fantastic things and this is one that wasn't just for Spoons. It's a shame that the one beer that they brew and that I don't really care for (it's boring!) is Broadside and it's so widespread.

aleandhearty
01-05-2014, 10:40
This was my BOTW a few weeks ago in the Spoons George at Wanstead. Adnams are doing some fantastic things and this is one that wasn't just for Spoons. It's a shame that the one beer that they brew and that I don't really care for (it's boring!) is Broadside and it's so widespread.

I knew someone else had been waxing lyrical about Adnams and suspected it was you. Would love to try Mosaic on cask, if it's fresh it must be superb. Agree with your point about Adnams, they really have grasped the nettle and moved with the times, producing some superb beers.

Wittenden
01-05-2014, 12:21
Had a tired Mosaic a few weeks back:interesting flavour, but no condition.I've got a lot of time for Adnam's:we go back a very long way.

aleandhearty
02-06-2014, 14:17
No doubt because of the world cup looming Asda have upped their 3 for £5 offer to 4 for £5.

Aqualung
27-08-2014, 12:48
My local Tesco which is a large one but not an "Extra" is selling the Marston's Revisionist beers at £1.25 a bottle. I've tried the 4.2% Red and today got some 4.7% Steam and 5.0% Lager. This isn't a Special Offer, a Multibuy or a Line Clearance so I can't say if Marston's have not been Crafty enough with this range. They are 500ml bottles rather than the dinky bottles for the boring looking GK range which are being sold at £1.79. I thought the Red was a decent beer and given that it didn't have the Marston's sulphury taste made me wonder if it was brewes by Banks.

Aqualung
01-09-2014, 09:06
My local Tesco which is a large one but not an "Extra" is selling the Marston's Revisionist beers at £1.25 a bottle. I've tried the 4.2% Red and today got some 4.7% Steam and 5.0% Lager. This isn't a Special Offer, a Multibuy or a Line Clearance so I can't say if Marston's have not been Crafty enough with this range. They are 500ml bottles rather than the dinky bottles for the boring looking GK range which are being sold at £1.79. I thought the Red was a decent beer and given that it didn't have the Marston's sulphury taste made me wonder if it was brewes by Banks.

The 4.7% steam is rather unpleasant. It has a sweet toffee like flavour. The lager is OK.

london calling
28-09-2014, 18:26
The Swift Putney sw London a Fullers pub has 3 bottled Sam Smiths beers all at £4.65 rather than the £5.50 Sam Smiths pubs charge. Result? Also if you sign up to their news letter you get a voucher for a free pint.Keg only.I had Black Cab Stout. Double result. yeah ? I then paid for a horrible pint of London Fields -Love not war.Bit of an own goal methinks.

trainman
21-11-2014, 21:13
Plenty on offer at Asda online - 4 for £5, incl some 6% stuff, Old Pec, Old Bob, sadly no McEwans Champion this year.
I've put in a decent mixed order and await the short-delivery on Monday (usually get about 55% of orders of beer/wine - why the heck can't it be ring-fenced at point of order??).

Aqualung
08-12-2014, 16:06
My local Tesco (a fairly large branch but not an Extra) was doing 500ml bottles of Shep's Xmas Ale (7.0%) today at a quid each. As I picked up a couple of bottles I almost smiled but it quickly turned into a grimace as I remembered I'd forked out a fiver for four Marston's bottles a few hours earlier in ASDA.
Not only is it ridiculously cheap but I don't recall seeing it before.

MikeyBW
22-12-2014, 15:10
Tesco continuously have great deals on a pretty good selection of ales. I constantly snap up a few bottles of whatever there is on offer, often without ever having tried it. It's always nice to try something new and it's very rare that I find a beer I don't like enough not to drink it!

london calling
22-12-2014, 21:33
Tesco have good deals but its the same beers from the same big regionals in my local Tesco,s anyway. Tesco your sales are falling so get some good locale beer and I will spend more dosh with you.cheers john

Aqualung
22-12-2014, 22:24
Tesco have good deals but its the same beers from the same big regionals in my local Tesco,s anyway. Tesco your sales are falling so get some good locale beer and I will spend more dosh with you.cheers john

Generally speaking I agree with you completely. Does your one do the Tesco Finest American Double IPA? My one today had knocked the Marston's Revisionist series back down to £1.25. The idea that they might sell these in a pub is laughable but I thought they were reasonably OK at that price.

ROBCamra
13-05-2015, 14:43
Just called in to our local Asda and Kelham Island Pale Rider is on special offer at 4 for £5.

Not bad at all for a 5.2% ale.

I don't drink at home really and I still bought 4. :p

aleandhearty
13-05-2015, 22:01
Just called in to our local Asda and Kelham Island Pale Rider is on special offer at 4 for £5.

Not bad at all for a 5.2% ale.

I don't drink at home really and I still bought 4. :p

The fragrant Mrs a&h nipped into our local store tonight for a few bits and bobs. She was under strict instructions to grab some, but there was nary a bottle in sight. Bugger.

hondo
19-05-2015, 12:54
"“Camra says this is "
http://offlicencenews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/14976/Tesco_launches__real_ale__in_partnership_with_Camr a.html

hondo
26-05-2015, 05:37
http://protzonbeer.co.uk/news/2015/05/25/m-s-launches-new-british-beer-range

london calling
26-05-2015, 20:32
http://protzonbeer.co.uk/news/2015/05/25/m-s-launches-new-british-beer-range

I looked at those beers in Marks on Sunday.I picked up the Battersea rye but couldn't see who brewed it .Just brewed in the UK for them.Thought it might be Sambrookes.Must check again then go to Specsavers.

london calling
26-05-2015, 20:47
"“Camra says this is "
http://offlicencenews.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/14976/Tesco_launches__real_ale__in_partnership_with_Camr a.html

I personally don't like this real ale in a bottle as I have found they seem to take ages to clear mostly the smaller brewers beers anyway.I stand them upright in the fridge but my wife moves then around and lays them on their sides to make space for water,milk juice and other stupid non essential liguids.

Aqualung
26-05-2015, 22:03
I personally don't like this real ale in a bottle as I have found they seem to take ages to clear mostly the smaller brewers beers anyway.I stand them upright in the fridge but my wife moves then around and lays them on their sides to make space for water,milk juice and other stupid non essential liguids.

If it's in M&S is it really going to be a bargain?
I went to a barbecue at a friend's gaff a few years ago where one of the visitors harangued the host for having too much food in the fridge with no room for any beer.
It wasn't me!

oldboots
27-05-2015, 07:13
I personally don't like this real ale in a bottle as I have found they seem to take ages to clear mostly the smaller brewers beers anyway.

Me neither, they're usually a lottery either no carbonation or fobbing all over in spite of a good chill. I've also had more than a few that are infected. I tend to stick to German and Belgian beers for bottle conditioned as they get it right, or stick with people who brewery condition but know what they're doing. Fortunately I live round the corner from a Booths and an independent specialist off-license.



I stand them upright in the fridge but my wife moves then around and lays them on their sides to make space for water,milk juice and other stupid non essential liguids.

Get your own beer fridge?

trainman
27-05-2015, 12:02
Marstons Old Empire, 5.7%, currently £1.25 at Sainsbos. A good abv (alcohol-by-value) if you like the beer.
They also have Wild River and Bengal Lancer at 3 for £5, I think a couple from these pages have those on previous shopping lists?
And if the missus likes fizz, Antoine de Clevecy champagne is £9.75, if you take up the 25% discount on > 6 botlles of wine (I think mixed btls qualify).
I'll be ordering a few 6s of Viognier and Shiraz...

hondo
09-06-2015, 12:48
" nationwide initiative has already helped boost"
http://www.thenews.coop/95784/news/co-operatives/co-operative-group-edges-local-sourcing-brewery-initiative/

Farway
02-07-2015, 12:43
Lidl from today 2/7/15

May not appeal to all or any, but they are having a West Country week

12 x 500ml of mixed Somerset ciders, £14.79

Badger ales and others, including Betty Stoggs, 1.49 for 500ml

Weston's cloudy scrumpy 2 litres £.399

:glass:

sheffield hatter
22-09-2015, 21:12
I don't know how widely available this is, but my local Bargain Booze (http://www.bargainbooze.co.uk/) is doing bottles of Lancaster Black, Blond and Red (http://www.lancasterbrewery.co.uk/Bottles) for only 99p (don't know why no Amber). I've bought a few each week for a couple of months, and the guy that sold me the latest handful told me they have "crates and crates" of them in the cellar. These are really good quality ales and the level of carbonation doesn't detract from the taste. Hope you can find some where you live.

Aqualung
23-09-2016, 17:32
My local Tesco which is large but not an Extra branch is doing all sorts of so-called Craft bottles and tins on multibuy 4 for £6.00. I can strongly recommend Brewdog Elvis Juice, Lagunitas IPA and in tins Brooklyn East IPA & Vocation Life & Death IPA (from Hebden Bridge ?!?!??). They also do Brewdog Mr President (£2.19) but with no multibuy option. They all seem to be 330ml so you need 2 to overfill a pint glass. My favourite of these is probably the Brewdog Elvis Juice which is a dry hoppy grapefruit flavoured 6.5% IPA..
They also do around four others of their brews. Why go to one of their horrible trendy bars when you can get their beers from Tesco ay a fraction of the cost?

Aqualung
25-09-2016, 17:02
My local Tesco which is large but not an Extra branch is doing all sorts of so-called Craft bottles and tins on multibuy 4 for £6.00. I can strongly recommend Brewdog Elvis Juice, Lagunitas IPA and in tins Brooklyn East IPA & Vocation Life & Death IPA (from Hebden Bridge ?!?!??). They also do Brewdog Mr President (£2.19) but with no multibuy option. They all seem to be 330ml so you need 2 to overfill a pint glass. My favourite of these is probably the Brewdog Elvis Juice which is a dry hoppy grapefruit flavoured 6.5% IPA..
They also do around four others of their brews. Why go to one of their horrible trendy bars when you can get their beers from Tesco ay a fraction of the cost?

I timed that well most of the multibuys had gone today!

trainman
17-10-2016, 11:31
Ocado 'Beer Festival' offers 20% off any order more than 6 bottles (max 36 bottles per customer) bringing the prices down mostly from £1.79 to £1.43.
On orders prior to 08Nov.

ROBCamra
17-10-2016, 13:49
At Asda in Rochdale today and probably elsewhere.

All Badger bottles are £1.25 which includes Tanglefoot at 5%.:cheers:

Mobyduck
17-10-2016, 18:22
Oakham Citra and Castle Rock Harvest Pale amongst others currently £1.00 a bottle in my local Morrissons, presumably country-wide.

trainman
19-10-2016, 12:23
Oakham Citra and Castle Rock Harvest Pale amongst others currently £1.00 a bottle in my local Morrissons, presumably country-wide.

Excellent, but why don't they deliver round our way? Grrr...

aleandhearty
29-05-2017, 12:55
From today, Aldi are knocking out sixteen different bottled beers, all at £1.29 for 500ml. Some are are a little ho-hum, but included amongst them is Oakham Inferno, which I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for. Of course, with it being Aldi, it may be that all the beers won't be available at any one time, so a phone call might save you an unnecessary journey. For what it's worth, the full list is:

Great Corby - Session IPA.
Brown Bear - IPA.
Elgoods - Cambridge IPA.
Robinsons - Unicorn.
Moorhouses - Pride of Pendle.
Oakham - Inferno.
Wells - Waggle Dance.
Brains - Rev James Gold.
Wychwood - Dryneck.
Cotleigh - IPA.
Hall & Woodhouse - Badger England's Own.
Arundel - Wild Heaven.
Butcombe - Rare Breed.
Box Steam - Golden Bolt.
Hepworth - Sussex Ale.
Shepherd Neame - Canterbury Jack.

london calling
04-06-2017, 19:29
[QUOTE=aleandhearty;87347]From today, Aldi are knocking out sixteen different bottled beers, all at

May be a different selection in some parts of the country .No Oakham in Aldi Kingston but got 4 bottles of Marstons -Old Empire 5.6 for £1.29 each. cheers for that info.Yes they were all drank last night.

aleandhearty
05-06-2017, 12:07
May be a different selection in some parts of the country .No Oakham in Aldi Kingston but got 4 bottles of Marstons -Old Empire 5.6 for £1.29 each. cheers for that info.Yes they were all drank last night.

I got the info from an Aldi leaflet, which would suggest it's a national list. If memory serves me well, I think the Old Empire may be one of their (semi?) regular beers. In either case, four in one go sounds like a good night to me! I was lucky enough to find some Inferno in my local store and also took a punt on a couple of others. The Great Corby Session IPA I found pretty dull, but the Arundel Wild Heaven, a 5.2% APA, was a very pleasant surprise. Will try and get a few more of those.

london calling
06-06-2017, 20:23
I got the info from an Aldi leaflet, which would suggest it's a national list. If memory serves me well, I think the Old Empire may be one of their (semi?) regular beers. In either case, four in one go sounds like a good night to me! I was lucky enough to find some Inferno in my local store and also took a punt on a couple of others. The Great Corby Session IPA I found pretty dull, but the Arundel Wild Heaven, a 5.2% APA, was a very pleasant surprise. Will try and get a few more of those.
If its just started I probably jumped the gun.They will have to get rid of the old stock first.Had a pint of Inferno and Citra last night and it cost me £7.90.

Aqualung
11-08-2017, 15:06
I don't know if this is happening nationally but my local one is doing special offer canned packs of 4 Punk IPA for £4.50 and Elvis Juice for £5.00. They also have the green cans cheap but I never bother with them. That's under two quid a pint for Punk and £2.15 a pint for Elvis Juice.

Mobyduck
11-08-2017, 18:49
I don't know if this is happening nationally but my local one is doing special offer canned packs of 4 Punk IPA for £4.50 and Elvis Juice for £5.00. They also have he green cans cheap but I never bother with them. That's under two quid a pint for Punk and £2.15 a pint for Elvis Juice.

A bargain, I like the green ones well.

sheffield hatter
10-11-2017, 20:46
Not so much a bottled beer bargain, more just to register a delightful visit to the Tanners Wines shop in Bridgnorth yesterday. Attracted by their window display of local bottled beers, I wandered inside. Having thought I might buy one or two (I was cycling, with limited space in my pannier), I found myself within two minutes clutching no less than five bottles as follows:

Enville Gothic Ale 5.2% £2.25
Bewdley Brewery Bah Humbug 4.6% £2.00
Hobsons's Brewery Postman's Knock (rich ruby porter) 4.8% £2.25
Hobsons's Brewery Postman's Plum Porter 5.0% £2.35
Bewdley Brewery William Mucklow's Dark Mild 6.0% £2.70


I had to stop, as there was literally no way I could carry any more. No doubt there were also plenty of beers in different styles, but I didn't dare to look any further. Back home, I'm now looking forward to some yummy winter drinking.

Aqualung
11-11-2017, 22:49
I'm now looking forward to some yummy winter drinking.

You haven't already consumed them?? What's going on????
Did you get to the new Holden's pub in Bridgnorth?

sheffield hatter
12-11-2017, 20:26
Did you get to the new Holden's pub in Bridgnorth?

Do you mean The Golden Lion (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/32025/)? No, I wish I'd known about it but I didn't do any research before going there. It was a last minute trip to Ironbridge and I thought I might as well have a look at Bridgnorth while I was there as it's a town I've never been to before. I hope to return before long. (I've now posted reviews of the three pubs I did there, plus one in Worfield beforehand and one in Broseley after. Also went to four in the Ironbridge area but haven't reviewed them yet.)


You haven't already consumed them?? What's going on????

It's called having your beer and drinking it! In other words, I'm enjoying the prospect of getting around to drinking them some day. Then I'll enjoy the beers.

Delboy20
22-03-2018, 19:03
Just called in my local Tesco and there are a load of beers with "reduced to clear" under them. I didn't have a lot of time so I just grabbed 3 - there were at least 10 beers on offer. I had:

Fullers ESB - £1.14
Tesco own IPA - 85p
St Austell Black IPA - £1.20

Not sure if its only my local store but worth a look!

Del.

Farway
15-09-2018, 13:09
Lidl, from 20th next week, "craft beer festival"

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Offers.htm?id=818&week=2

london calling
16-09-2018, 19:38
Lidl, from 20th next week, "craft beer festival"

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Offers.htm?id=818&week=2
Not exactly a great line up of craft beer but Shepherd Neame -double stout is a great beer at a bargain price.
Tesco often have 4 x 500ml bottles for £6 so even the prices aren't great.

Delboy20
16-09-2018, 21:18
I quite like the look of the line up - a few I've not tried so I will popping in and stocking up!
If I lived closer to the border I would be popping into Scotland as there are a few on that list I'd like as well!

RealAleRobUK
18-09-2018, 16:23
Lidl, from 20th next week, "craft beer festival"

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Offers.htm?id=818&week=2

Can't knock them at £1.29 a pop, worth stocking up on a few to try.

Lidl also had a box of six Belgian beers for £10.99 - two varieties each of Gulden Draak, Bornem and Piraat. I think they must have been a special buy from last week or the week before as they took a bit of finding. The fifth store I tried had them though (so I got two boxes).

Aqualung
04-11-2018, 20:21
I went to a firework do yesterday and got two packs of four cans of Brewdog Elvis Juice from Tesco for refreshment. I was expecting this to cost £12.00 but it was actually only £9.00. I'm sure the two for £9.00 offer was not posted on the shelf. It works out about £1.80 a pint. What do Brewdog charge in their own pubs for it?

Mobyduck
04-11-2018, 20:43
I went to a firework do yesterday and got two packs of four cans of Brewdog Elvis Juice from Tesco for refreshment. I was expecting this to cost £12.00 but it was actually only £9.00. I'm sure the two for £9.00 offer was not posted on the shelf. It works out about £1.80 a pint. What do Brewdog charge in their own pubs for it?

A year ago I paid £4.95 for 2/3 in the Birmingham bar.

Bucking Fastard
05-11-2018, 08:59
I went to a firework do yesterday and got two packs of four cans of Brewdog Elvis Juice from Tesco for refreshment. I was expecting this to cost £12.00 but it was actually only £9.00. I'm sure the two for £9.00 offer was not posted on the shelf. It works out about £1.80 a pint. What do Brewdog charge in their own pubs for it?

That's a great deal.I often buy 3 x 330cl bottles for £5.25 which works out at £3 a pint,but worth it for refreshment while at home or steering a narrowboat.

Aqualung
05-11-2018, 09:09
That's a great deal.I often buy 3 x 330cl bottles for £5.25 which works out at £3 a pint,but worth it for refreshment while a home or steering a narrowboat.

I also discovered another one but not as cheap. It's by Vocation and Yeastie boys and is called Breakfast Club. It's a 6.9% strong stout with Blueberries and Waffled(?!?) costing £2.50 for a 440ml can. It's smooth as silk and tastes fantastic.

london calling
05-11-2018, 20:56
I also discovered another one but not as cheap. It's by Vocation and Yeastie boys and is called Breakfast Club. It's a 6.9% strong stout with Blueberries and Waffled(?!?) costing £2.50 for a 440ml can. It's smooth as silk and tastes fantastic.
I think that was my BOTW a few weeks ago.Agree.
Tesco are doing two packs of Brewdog and a few others for £9.00 special offer.Probably the cheapest beer in the shop.
Waffles I think.

Mobyduck
05-11-2018, 20:58
or steering a narrowboat.
:eek:

Bucking Fastard
06-11-2018, 17:41
:eek:

The other tipples of choice are bottles of Marble Lagonda or tins of Nothern Monk New World IPA,but always observing the bylaws about being in control of a vessel :whistle:

Mobyduck
06-11-2018, 18:24
The other tipples of choice are bottles of Marble Lagonda or tins of Nothern Monk New World IPA,but always observing the bylaws about being in control of a vessel :whistle:

Maybe the Marble Lagonda would get you from A to B faster. :drinkup:

aleandhearty
04-03-2019, 17:58
Not sure if this offer is being rolled out nationwide, (I suspect not), but my local Asda is knocking out 500ml bottles of Saltaire Citra for £1.67 a pop, or 4 for £6.00. This one really is very drinkable and has become our 'house beer'. Unfortunately, Mrs A&H and the hearty-ettes have also taken a shine to it, so it's not uncommon to go down to the cellar and find a serious dent in my stash.

PaulOfHorsham
04-03-2019, 18:08
That's quite the multisave offer!

aleandhearty
04-03-2019, 18:14
That's quite the multisave offer!

Isn't it just. However, every time I buy some it's tinged with guilt, because I know it doesn't help the cause of local pubs.

Mobyduck
04-03-2019, 18:32
Isn't it just. However, every time I buy some it's tinged with guilt, because I know it doesn't help the cause of local pubs.

As long as you are supporting your local pubs in general, a bit of personal pleasure won't go amiss, (oo'err missus).

london calling
09-04-2019, 20:34
Tesco have a new range of craft beers in .They are £3 for 440 ml tins which at first glance isn't much of a bargain but they usually sell for £6/£7 a tin in the bottleshops I frequent.Shared 8 of them at the weekend and loved them.Hoppy ,fruity and mostly murky.You have been warned.

Aqualung
09-04-2019, 21:25
Tesco have a new range of craft beers in .They are £3 for 440 ml tins which at first glance isn't much of a bargain but they usually sell for £6/£7 a tin in the bottleshops I frequent.Shared 8 of them at the weekend and loved them.Hoppy ,fruity and mostly murky.You have been warned.

I've only seen the Vocation Breakfast Stout and another strong one. They have dropped the Wild Card bottles replacing them with two big Brewdog Bottles at £3.00 and £5.00. I looked at the £5.00 one to find that it was just a 5.5% IPA.

Aqualung
10-04-2019, 14:51
Tesco have a new range of craft beers in .They are £3 for 440 ml tins which at first glance isn't much of a bargain but they usually sell for £6/£7 a tin in the bottleshops I frequent.Shared 8 of them at the weekend and loved them.Hoppy ,fruity and mostly murky.You have been warned.

They've hugely expanded the range of cans as there are also new smaller ones which have a multi-buy option of three for £5.25. Thornbridge are now well represented and I also noticed FourPure, Hop Stuff and Five Points. The best value are the boxes of 4 cans which are 2 for £9.00.