Great Britain Supermarket sweep.

Discussion in 'Europe' started by EmperorBevis, May 16, 2012.

  1. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Awesome, thanks peeps! gonna grab an armful tomorrow.
     
  2. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    The Box Steam Dark & Handsome was sold out at my local branch of B&Ms :mad:

    They did however have 500ml bottles of Brain's Dark in at £1.39
     
  3. Slam_Dunkels

    Slam_Dunkels Aug 8, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Waitrose has started stocking Camden Helles for the introductory price of £1.50 a bottle (normal price £1.89).
     
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  4. emabevington

    emabevington Jan 9, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Just read this thread earlier and went out to my local B&M to take a look and picked up a few beers :)

    Oakham ales Citra bitter - £1.79
    Lion Stout - 89p
    Moorhouse's Blonde Witch - £1.69
    Moorhouse's Pride of Pendle - £1.49 (Had to pick these up as they are from my home town Burnley, Lancashire)
    Wychwood Wychcraft Blonde - £1.29
    Buddy's Bourbon & Honey Beer - £1.29

    Pretty happy with my first trip!

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  5. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    All fantastic stuff apart from the Buddy's which is earth staggeringly bad

    I'm back from my local branch because the missus like the canned cocktails
    and also managed to find 355 ml bottles of Belhaven's Wee Heavy at 89p
    and 500 ml bottles of Tucher Nürnberger pils at £1.49
     
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  6. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Sweet, B&Ms here I come.
     
  7. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Queues for the tills at B&M were stupid so Belaven Wee Heavy will have to wait
     
  8. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    M&S Citra IPA by Oakham
    M&S Cascade Pale Ale by Castle Rock

    and both in actual pint bottles - not too shabby for just over £2 each.
     
  9. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Lion Stout at 89p a bottle? Did you also time warp back to 1989?
     
  10. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Picked up a few myself, told the lads at work and they cleared the shelves. 89p? Bargain!!
     
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  11. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I can't find a B&M here that sells alcohol. Maybe they decided that selling 89p bottles of strong stout to glaswegians was a bad idea
     
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  12. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Popped in earlier and found the Belhaven's Wee Heavy and Tucher. I've had the Belhaven brew before and it's good stuff. Might be grabbing some more soon.....
     
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  13. Flibber

    Flibber Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Gah, I want Lion Stout in my local supermarkets!
     
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  14. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Giving taste the difference APA ago because it's only a quid for some reason. Expectations not high.
     
  15. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    No more Lion Stout or Belhaven Wee Heavy. Plenty of Oakham but more's the pity, loads of Wentworth/Banks/Barnsley too.
     
  16. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    The WPA is quite good
    and at its still twenty pee cheaper than any of the big supermarket chains multi buy offers
     
  17. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Still waiting for the local Tesco to re-stock Alice Porter. It's been a while.
     
  18. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Mine has been out since 2010 lmao :eek:
     
  19. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    If you haven't had any interest up 'til now, I'd put it away. ;)
     
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  20. emabevington

    emabevington Jan 9, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Sorry im confused?
     
  21. emabevington

    emabevington Jan 9, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Well I just had the Buddy's and you where exactly right, probably the worst beer ever, infact it didn't even taste like beer!
     
  22. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I last paid 89p for a bottle of Lion Stout over 20 years ago. A total deal you had there. Makes sense now? :)
     
  23. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    It has been a large source of disdain for me for a while
    even if you skip over the use of American spelling to try and present the product as being genuine US craft beer
    and look past that despite using a portrait cartoon picture
    there was never a J.W. Buddy in the post prohibition Michigan beer scene
    there still is the fact that it has "now with a touch of honey" and that is the only taste in the bottle

    The only plus side to this monumental insult to beer
    is that a while ago a few people said I should do Video beer reviews
    and I didn't think I had a well rounded enough vocabulary
    enough charisma or be able to summon high enough production values.

    This crap in a bottle lead me to discover not only the clip but series on youtube
    which I shall place the relevant episode below, which has given me the confidence
    so make an attempt at video beer reviews because this shit is actually worse than the Buddy's :confused:

     
  24. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Bev man if you start video beer reviews I'll def send you a bottle or two.
     
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  25. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I might hold you to that
     
  26. emabevington

    emabevington Jan 9, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    It makes sense now! Well I went back to B&M yesterday to get some more Citra and the Lion's had completely sold out.

    @Bevis wow yeah that video! Carlsberg? Alcopop? Ginger beer? ahhh dear.
    also the "now with a touch of honey" yeah that was all I could taste, was like drinking fizzy honey :|
    You should give it a go with the beer reviews would be interesting to watch. Do you have any that you would recommend on youtube?
     
  27. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)


    yes, well Stuart always seems to start half cut
     
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  28. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Try and get a better camera than that too.
    Plus try not to review when hungover and out of it like that guy looks.
     
  29. emabevington

    emabevington Jan 9, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    ^^ haha yeah I forgot to say a lot of the time I couldn't understand a word he was saying
     
  30. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    They've put up the shelf labels for the Sainsburys Beer festival but not the beer and i haven't been able to get to a beer shop for like 6 weeks now. I need this.

     
  31. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Was mooching around a store earlier and the beer is on the shelves. Didn't take a precise note of everything but there appear to be some interesting offerings, particularly Harbour brewing and Hardknott. Grabbed an Infrared IPA, which I intend to consume shortly.....
     
  32. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    • Barney’s Brew from Hidden Brewery (region: Scotland and Northern Ireland)
    • Gonny no brew that from Williams Bros Brewing Co (region: Scotland and Northern Ireland)
    • Hipsway from Williams Bros Brewing Co (region: Scotland and Northern Ireland)
    • The Honey Thief from Williams Bros Brewing Co (region: Scotland and Northern Ireland)
    • Wayfarer IPA from Orkney Brewery (region: Scotland and Northern Ireland)
    • American Pride from Double Maxim Beer Co (region: North)
    • Crafty Dan from Thwaites Brewery (region: North)
    • Infra Red from Hardknott UK LTD (region: North)
    • Swedish Blonde from Double Maxim Beer Co (region: North)
    • Windermere Pale from Hawkshead Brewery (region: North)
    • Devon Dreamer from Hunters Brewery (region: West)
    • Gower Gold from Gower Brewery Company Ltd (region: West)
    • Harbour IPA from Harbour Brewing Co (region: West)
    • Harbour Porter No.6 from Harbour Brewing Co (region: West)
    • Serendipity from Bird’s Brewery (region: West)
    • B Bock from Batemans (region: East)
    • Black Pepper Ale from Batemans (region: East)
    • Reindeer Droppings from Ridgeway Brewing (region: East)
    • Querkus from Ridgeway Brewing (region: East)
    • Lavender Honey from WBC (T/A Wolf Brewery) (region: East)

    Crap turn out from the "east" though.
     
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  33. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    To be fair, the Querkus is pretty good. Also surprised at how much I enjoyed the Harbour IPA and the Bock B. The American Pride and the black pepper ale not so much.
     
  34. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Yeah I just have bad memories of ridgeway Xmas beers and the disgusting batemans mocha which actually won last year. How, I do not know.
     
  35. Slam_Dunkels

    Slam_Dunkels Aug 8, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Don't they usually go on special offer soon after their release?
     
  36. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I was in today and no sign of them in the store I was in, but they'd reduced most scottish beers by 1/3rd, so I picked up a bunch of profanity stouts, impale pale, a load of orkney dark island and others and picked up a bottle Deuchars Imperial Pale Ale, not expecting anything from that but I've not tried it yet and the ticker in me needed sating.
     
  37. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Id rather that than the beer festival beers. Although, harbour ipa is really nice.
     
  38. Slam_Dunkels

    Slam_Dunkels Aug 8, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    If anyone here has a Waitrose card you can currently get 10% off all beer and cider, including items already on offer, you can pick them up in store easily (also get a free paper when you spend over £5 and a free hot drink everyday where available).
    They had Oakham Citra and Scarlet Macaw for £1.79 the other day too, plus some good deals on Budvar and others.
     
  39. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Well nothing new really in BandM's though it might be a good time to stock up the
    Christmas Larder/Autumn Winter Birthday cupboard
    with 330 ml bottles of Shep Neame's Spitfire for sixty five pence and
    same size K
    1 (Buttwiper clone with hint of rootbeer) for sixty nine pee
    and Castle Rock's Elsie Mo five 00ml bottles for ninety nine pee
     
  40. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Grabbed some Elsie Mo earlier - when it's in good condition it's superb.....

    Is Williams Bros still brewing Profanity Stout? I thought it was a one-off for the Sainsbury's fest 2 years ago. Superb brew....
     
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