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Great Britain New Beers of Europe Website

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Zimbo, Sep 22, 2012.

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  1. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    You won the pools Bevis?
     
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  2. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I know what you mean
    I go out beer hunting not only to find different bottled beers but also to sniff out bargains (& Madness)

    What can I say
    I wasn't expecting a tax rebate so it was money I didn't know I would have
    and
    I am showing some commitment to the cause of the true brew.
     
  3. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    *drool*

    The Rokporter is lovely. Don't expect much from the Big Swell though, they stopped making it a few months ago I think, so god knows how old the ones hanging about in the UK are (I had one the other week, very malty unfortunately)..
     
  4. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    The Big Swell just seemed something completely different and a last chance to give it a go.
     
  5. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Yeah, it's still pretty decent though :) Plus it's awesome having canned beer that isn't supermarket stuff
     
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  6. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Jesus. You bought their entire stock!

    PS - Big Swell is pretty swell (as long as it's still hoppy).
     
  7. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    No messing there bevis


    good luck to your liver mate
     
  8. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I am surprised I haven't been challenged over no Brewdog in my order by a certain johnny come lately :rolleyes:
     
  9. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I cannot fault BoE's service
    Faultless in fact
    despite an new ice age and a weekend in the way my beer was here in within four days
    my only slight niggle, no Kernel, No Magic Rock, No Three Floyds/Zombie dust, no Founders and nothing with bacon

    otherwise incredibly happy
     
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  10. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    If you want English craft beer you'd be best off with beer merchants
     
  11. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Beer-Ritz is better for English beer.
     
  12. Robert_N

    Robert_N Apr 10, 2012 United Kingdom (Wales)

    If you want the best of English beer then go to the pub.;)
     
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  13. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    True, though it depends what your local bottle shops have. I tend to favor Beer Merchants as Beer-Ritz has pretty much the same as Discount Supermarket and the Bottle Shop in Cardiff. Arbor, Brew Star, BBF, Buxton, Coniston, Hardknott, Hawkshead, Dark Star, Ilkley, Kelham Island, Kernel, Magic Rock, Mallinsons, Moor, Moorhouses, Naylors, Oakham, RCH, Red Willow, Revolutions, Ridgeway, Rudgate, Saltaire, Sam Smith, St. Austell, Thornbridge, Timothy Taylor... Though admittedly upon closer inspection, a smaller number from each brewery (never seen Thornbridge Thorny Goat before).

    Okay Rob I see what you mean when you say about Beer-Ritz supplying Discount Supermarket.
     
  14. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    !!!
    I'm surprised you buy anything online.
     
  15. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Need to get my German fix somewhere! Discount Supermarket also has a very average foreign section (loads of foreign lagers, lots of the usual German and Belgian beers, and an okay amount of US beers, mostly old pale ales e.g. they still have a fair bit of Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Harvest, and Maui Big Swell)

    Plus for some of those it's literally a single beer from that brewery.
     
  16. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    I presume you saw that Beers of Europe now has a respectable number of Ayinger beers for sale? I need to buy some of the Helles.
     
  17. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I didn't until now. You should get a winterbock and a celebrator and compare them. Some people say they're exactly the same beer.
     
  18. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Am I the only one who still finds the new BoE website irritiating to navigate?
     
  19. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Nope -- it's atrocious.
     
  20. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I know what you mean. It feels like no effort goes into it. Just a massive list of beers and there you go, do the sorting thing.

    Could be worse though.
     
  21. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    just beware with BoE that you make sure a beer isn't showing as .000000 quantities when you go to check out
    because it is sold out and on chrome takes the payment and cannot process payment.

    BoE where V good and made sure IO got the unwanted payment back.

    The site is a bit of an arsehole though.

    Been taking a look on other websites in case I get another unexpected financial boon and
    see what else is available

    As a real ale fan I love that Ales by Mail you not select to view only the bottle conditioned offering
    but as a real person I don't like the fact that it doesn't actually work :mad:
     
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  22. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    I suppose. It could give you a virus.
     
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  23. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I went on one site once and it gave me the finger.
     
  24. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    I went on the site once and it fingered me. :(
     
  25. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I actually worked out a good system for working out beer availability on BOE-

    Q- Is this a beer you want to buy?
    A- If 'yes' then this beer is not available
     
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  26. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    I went on a site once and someone was fingering MOVING SWIFTLY ON
     
  27. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I saw it on-stage once. Something like this.
     
  28. shyhenry

    shyhenry Oct 11, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I really don't like that you can't see a full list of new items in stock anymore. Now you're limited to only seeing the 6 most recent items on the front page.

    You think it'd be a no-brainer to try and tempt your customers with new items...
     
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  29. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    You'd think, wouldn't you?
     
  30. fuseboy

    fuseboy Feb 28, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Pretty sure I mentioned this to the BoE representative on this very thread. They were meant to be sorting it but still nothing has been done.

    I used to check the new stock every month, now I rarely visit.
     
  31. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Has anyone heard of/bought from Beer City before?

    http://www.beer-city.be/en/

    I keep seeing their ads on Facebook - they appear to be a Belgium-based webshop. Their range isn't huge but looks like they've got some decent stuff at good prices. Perhaps they will expand over time.

    Amusingly, the section that says Reste Europe doesn't contain any european brews.....
     
  32. coltsr2

    coltsr2 Jan 10, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Well am reasonably happy with the costs considering its the only way to try some of the more unusual beers out..plus i love the paypal option too!

    The tick the box selection idea is a bit of a pain having to wait fro the page to re-load before you can hoose another option or to combine options..

    other than that its ok...it just doesn't look very professional. But am certainly not going to let that put me off using it! :D
     
  33. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I love- LOVE the site's renaming of Brewdog's Libertine Black Ale.
     
  34. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Am I missing something?
     
  35. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    on the site they call it 'sexy black ale'
     
  36. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Heh - OK. They must've edited it because I can't see that anywhere. Quite funny though.....
     
  37. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    holy crap- they must've changed it! i definitely saw it though- they must've changed it!
     
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  38. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Mental Freudian slip? Maybe you really love black ales?
     
  39. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Obviously a secret Brewdog fetishist ;)
     
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