Friday, 18 December 2015

Bargain Supermarket Christmas Beer Roundup

Winter is a good season for beer. The long nights give us an excuse to crack a bottle at half four, the coldness outside gives us cause to hammer dark and warming ales, and the fear that Krampus will come and eat us in the night for being naughty drives us to higher and higher peaks of alcoholic excess. The budget supermarkets are always hit by a wave of seasonal, spicy, sometimes pretty tacky beers this time of year, and since the big day is a week down the line, here’s four of them. Of varying quality.

Very varying quality.


Saturday, 5 December 2015

The Good, The Bad, and The Thrifty

Few phrases in the English language can send an online forum about craft beer into total chaotic meltdown quicker than “B&M Bargains haul”. Yet here we are, because Christmas is coming and festive austerity is biting. It’s cheap beers from here until the New Year for this reporter, and here’s three of them of drastically varying quality.

Simmer down and strap in because tonight I’m drinking the Good, the Bad and the Thrifty. In that order.