Online purchasing

Discussion in 'British Isles' started by Goudie, Mar 4, 2015.

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  1. Goudie

    Goudie Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 Northern Ireland

    Thought this may be an idea given the Mikkeller online thread and to create awareness of sites that some may not be familiar with. I have had a few online purchases, but everyone has their favorite, either because they have a good range of a particular countries beers or price. So to get the ball rolling here are some that I have found. Also it is the best way to get hold of some beers that you will probably never see in a shop near you. Living in Belfast things are getting better with quite a good few bottle shops selling a good range, but for those harder to get options online is the only way.
    Etre Gourmet
    Beers of Europe
    Drinks Store
  2. mdagnew

    mdagnew Initiate (0) May 18, 2005 Northern Ireland

    I'd be wary of using Drinkstore again - shipping to Northern Ireland seems to be an issue for them for some reason. I've ordered from them three times and two orders took about three weeks each and the other didn't come at all...

    Good to know that McHughs deliver now though...
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  3. MarkS125

    MarkS125 Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2014

    Some friends of mine have opened a shop & online site based in Beverley (East Yorkshire).
  4. MarkS125

    MarkS125 Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2014

    Oops wrong web address....Correct one is:
  5. Goudie

    Goudie Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 Northern Ireland

    Cheers for that, I haven't bought from them online only in person. To be honest it probably took them 3 weeks to find the beer for your order, took them about 30 mins to find a Thornbridge Russian Imperial Stout for me lol Mates have used McHughs which they think is great, will be putting in an order myself shortly.
  6. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,779) Nov 6, 2010 England

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  7. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 England

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  8. HurrahBeer

    HurrahBeer Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2015 England

    BeerofBelgium and BelgianBeerFactory are the runaway favorites for ordering Belgians online.
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  9. concealed

    concealed Initiate (0) May 7, 2009 Georgia

    Anyone catch the Framboos from 3F off of Etre this morning?
  10. Hopgoddess312

    Hopgoddess312 Pundit (868) Jan 17, 2014 Colorado

    Nope. :flushed: I got an email alert from them, but when I went to the site, could not find it. Don't know if that means it sold out, they usually still have the item on the site even if it's sold out.
  11. HappyBeerFriends

    HappyBeerFriends Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2015 Florida

    It was there briefly, sold out around 7:40am EST, then went to showing a -2 in stock status, then it was removed.
  12. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 England

    +1 for biershop bayern. Gave me a free Ayinger boot glass (and a Schneider Weisse advent calendar!)
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  13. david_hykeham

    david_hykeham Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2015 England

    Looked at mchughs it's a shame we can't get deliveries to England. Great selection. Anybody know any smaller shops that sell a good selection of american beers online?
  14. Goudie

    Goudie Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 Northern Ireland

    Just used Beergium for the first time, really good selection and excellent service. Delivery was really quick given it was coming from Belgium to Belfast.
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  15. Graeme24

    Graeme24 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2008 Ireland

    Reasonable enough prices considering the selection! what are their delivery rates like?
  16. Goudie

    Goudie Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 Northern Ireland

    Basically the more you buy the more reasonable they are, I got 4 750ml btls and 2 330ml btls and it was €17
    Not entirely that steep considering the weight and considering that I could have had more for the same shipping charge.
    It was also shipping from Belgium on Monday and arrived with me yesterday.

    Was chatting to the owner and they have 10 pallets on there way, with 200 beers to add to their range in the coming weeks.
  17. DJ-Hophead

    DJ-Hophead Initiate (0) May 28, 2015 England

    Cheers for this. Looks like a very user friendly web site with a good range. I recently used the Belgium Beer Factory and thought they were great for some cheap staples with an amazing 7 euros shipping for 16 x 333 ml bottles. Took 2 weeks to arrive but wasn't in any rush and all arrived safe and sound being well packaged even with BEER FRAGILE plastered on the side !! :
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  18. hdtrice

    hdtrice Initiate (0) May 29, 2015 England

    +1 for Not sure what they're like to Belfast, but took a week from placing the order to my doorstep in the North of England.
    Very reasonable shipping costs, especially if you get a few in. Great selection and availability. Well packaged. Very decent prices.
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  19. DJ-Hophead

    DJ-Hophead Initiate (0) May 28, 2015 England

    Just used them myself and echo everything you say, particularly the web page which is very user friendly and informative.
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  20. hdtrice

    hdtrice Initiate (0) May 29, 2015 England

    Wow - just checked out the site, looks dangerously good. Best selection of US beers available to UK I've seen I think?
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