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Title: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on December 13, 2011, 03:34:47 pm
I was pleased when the doorbell rang this morning at 7.30am just as I was about to go out my Christmas beer arrived

24 bottles Huyghe Delirium Tremens
24 bottles De Bie Helleketelbier
20 bottles Dortmunder Union Export

I considered buying Delirium Christmas but I find it heavy going. A bit like Delirium Nocturnum but more alcohol.

Edit: I should point out this will last me beyond Easter
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Wowbagger on December 13, 2011, 03:41:38 pm
Whatever ale is on special offer at Waitrose. At the moment it's looking pretty Black Sheepish.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Charlotte on December 13, 2011, 04:28:53 pm
Cobra Zero and Erdinger Alcohol-Free Wheat Beer :)
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: nicknack on December 13, 2011, 04:36:13 pm
30 bottles of assorted Belgian beer. Won't last beyond Christmas.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Hot Flatus on December 13, 2011, 07:46:28 pm
I'm just tucking into a chilled (!) bottle of IPA, Stroud Brewery Budding...its fantastic!
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CAMRAMan on December 13, 2011, 08:45:33 pm
I went to Tesco yesterday, as they have a special offer on lots of good beers at the moment & splashed out on lots of goodies, including St Peter's Stout, Marston's Pedigree VSOP, Fuller's ESB, Fuller's 1845 and other treats, including White Shield. Nothing under 5% and nearly all over 6%, hic!

I should have locked it all away in the garage, as the St Peter's Stout didn't make it through the evening.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Oaky on December 13, 2011, 08:56:00 pm
I'm picking up a minipin (18 pints) of Mighty Oak Captain Bob (http://www.mightyoakbrewing.co.uk/mightyoakbeer.htm) on the 22nd, which should have settled perfectly for Christmas Eve/Christmas.

(http://www.mightyoakbrewing.co.uk/media/beers/captainbob.gif) (http://www.mightyoakbrewing.co.uk/media/beers/captainbob_L.jpg)
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Gus on December 13, 2011, 09:24:08 pm
Jacobsen Golden Naked Christmas Ale
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Snakehips on December 13, 2011, 09:31:58 pm
Last Xmas the guy I normally drink Leffe Brune with gave me a 3L bottle of Chimay Bleu. I haven't drunk it yet.
Must remedy that soon. Can't do it all by myself though.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Gus on December 13, 2011, 09:36:46 pm
Last Xmas the guy I normally drink Leffe Brune with gave me a 3L bottle of Chimay Bleu. I haven't drunk it yet.
Must remedy that soon. Can't do it all by myself though.

Save it for a couple of years, the get better when matured 3-5 years.  :P  :D
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Snakehips on December 13, 2011, 09:45:31 pm
Last Xmas the guy I normally drink Leffe Brune with gave me a 3L bottle of Chimay Bleu. I haven't drunk it yet.
Must remedy that soon. Can't do it all by myself though.
Save it for a couple of years, the get better when matured 3-5 years.  :P  :D
Thanks for those reassuring words. You have taken a great weight off my mind.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: ran doner on December 14, 2011, 03:49:31 pm
Had my first Leffe Bruin the other week and didnt like it at all. Reminded me of soap ??

I'll stick to Guinness, Budvar Dark and Prosecco over xmas.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: tiermat on December 14, 2011, 03:50:31 pm
I went to Tesco yesterday, as they have a special offer on lots of good beers at the moment & splashed out on lots of goodies, including St Peter's Stout, Marston's Pedigree VSOP, Fuller's ESB, Fuller's 1845 and other treats, including White Shield. Nothing under 5% and nearly all over 6%, hic!

I should have locked it all away in the garage, as the St Peter's Stout didn't make it through the evening.

That reminds me, must look in my local to see if they have any Copper Dragon.....
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Snakehips on December 14, 2011, 04:20:40 pm
I'll stick to Guinness, Budvar Dark and Prosecco over xmas.
Ah Prosecco , normally I wouldn't even use the stuff to wash my wheels , but a couple of months ago we were in this fine establishment

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and the proprietor offered us a couple of glasses buckshee. Churlish to refuse we thought. It was Terre Nardin Gold . We told him how much we liked it and he gave us a bottle.

What a guy.




Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: jogler on December 14, 2011, 04:21:47 pm
Grolsch & Guiness
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CAMRAMan on December 14, 2011, 07:12:24 pm
Grolsch & Guiness
I dare you to try Guinness Foreign Export. (But NOT the Nigerian version they used to have in Tesco)
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: citoyen on December 15, 2011, 02:08:11 pm
Don't know yet but I'll call in at Bottle Shop (http://www.bottle-shop.co.uk/) and see what takes my fancy.

According to their current beer list, they have a few Christmas beers in, including Mikkeller's Santa's Little Helper (2009 Barrel Aged Red Wine Edition) - a mere 11% abv and £12.50 for a 33cl bottle. I reckon one of those might go very nicely with the Christmas pudding. The Goose Island 2009 Christmas Ale also sounds interesting and is a more modest 5% abv and £8.50 for a 660cl bottle.

d.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: tiermat on December 15, 2011, 02:10:37 pm
Just been down to our local independent offy and got a case of Wall's County Brewery Gun Dog Bitter, due to the lack of Copper Dragon.

Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: nicknack on December 15, 2011, 02:12:41 pm
Don't know yet but I'll call in at Bottle Shop (http://www.bottle-shop.co.uk/) and see what takes my fancy.

I thought I might pop in there until I saw their prices.

Ended up getting a load of Belgian stuff from BeerMerchants. (http://www.beermerchants.com/)
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: citoyen on December 15, 2011, 02:49:40 pm
I thought I might pop in there until I saw their prices.

The "ordinary" beers are indeed more expensive than supermarket prices (eg Thornbridge Kipling is £3 compared to Waitrose £2.25, and London Pride is £3 compared to £1.75 in Tesco) but you can't really expect an independent to compete with supermarkets on price and I don't shop there for stuff I can get cheaper elsewhere (Tbh, I'm not sure why they even bother stocking London Pride). For me, the main reason to shop there is that they have some amazing beers that you just can't get anywhere else, not even Waitrose.

d.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: andrew_s on December 16, 2011, 12:53:39 am
I'm off to the parent's, where I normally get fed vino, but I shall take a bottle or three of Fullers Vintage and/or Brewdog Hardcore to fill the gaps. I'll also have to check out the Abbeydale pub down the road to see if they've got any Last Rites on
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Dinamo on December 18, 2011, 09:47:15 pm
I'll be going down to my local brewery, Great Western Brewery in Hambrook to purchase a few 2 litre bottles of their excellent ales.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: citoyen on December 18, 2011, 10:05:13 pm
We had Christmas dinner with my parents yesterday (since they'll be away next week). I took some Goose Island 2009 Christmas Ale along. Bloody good it was too. A full-bodied brown ale with spicy, nutty, citrussy flavours and warmingly alcoholic. Highly recommended.

d.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on December 08, 2012, 11:40:24 am
I had decided not to buy any more beer but something snapped in my head and the Credit Card escaped from my bag and ordered some.

8 Delirium Christmas
4 Maredsous Blonde
4 Maredsous Tripple
8 De Bie Helleketelbier
24 De Bie Zatte Bie
24 Delirium Tremens

Should keep me going until after Easter.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: nicknack on December 15, 2012, 12:44:54 am
30 bottles of assorted Belgian beer. Won't last beyond Christmas.

48 this year.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Wascally Weasel on December 15, 2012, 01:45:48 am
Some Bad King John black ale for my New Year stew but other than that probably mostly Lech.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: TheLurker on December 15, 2012, 07:05:46 am
Probably my usual.  Marston's Pale Ale.  Although I might push the boat out and get some Taddy Porter or Dark Hare
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Wowbagger on December 15, 2012, 08:01:26 am
At the moment Waitrose have ESB on special offer, 3 bottles for £5. It's one of my favourite bottles beers.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CAMRAMan on December 15, 2012, 09:18:31 am
I have been singing the virtues of the Tesco Simply range. The stout and dark ale are very good and £1.33 a bottle. I have lots of those in stock. For the Solstice, I shall be opening my St Peter's Stout, Adnam's Broadside and a McEwan's Champion Ale. I may yet stock up on some Czech lager.

I have 36 cans of Stella for the uninitiated.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Tewdric on December 15, 2012, 09:21:06 am
I seem to acquired a variety stash of Tomos Watkins, which is rather nice.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on December 09, 2013, 01:42:32 pm
The month before Christmas the keyboard rattles and as if by magic two boxes of beer appears two days later

4 Delirium Christmas
4 Tongerlo Christmas
6 5 Maredsous Brune
6 5 Maredsous Tripple
8 7 Maredsous Blonde
10 Delirium Tremens
10 De Bie Hellekettelbier

48 45 bottles to be enjoyed. 

Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: tiermat on December 09, 2013, 01:50:58 pm
The month before Christmas the keyboard rattles ...<snip>

... Delirium Tremens...

Are the two related :D
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: citoyen on December 09, 2013, 02:58:42 pm
I've provided the beer for our family Christmas get together - a Woodforde's Wherry homebrew kit, souped up with a bag of DME (which will bump the ABV up to around 5%) and a load of extra Fuggles and EKG hops. It's been in the barrel conditioning for a couple of weeks now, so should be in peak condition by Christmas.

My dad is also getting a load of Gadd's in, just in case something goes wrong with the homebrew, but I had a little taster the other day and I must say it's coming along very nicely.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: citoyen on December 10, 2013, 08:12:38 am

My own Continental Xmas Ale, 

Sounds rather more exciting than my effort!
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: citoyen on December 10, 2013, 11:08:02 am
I can send you the recipe if you want? A bit late to brew it in time for the 25th though...

Yes please! I probably won't get round to it any time soon, but it sounds like a good one to do for next Christmas.

I'm not familiar with Magnum hops but I just looked them up and apparently they're the main hop in Sierra Nevada Torpedo, which I like, so that's a good sign.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 10, 2013, 01:41:40 pm
I tend to do pick and mix so this year I so far have-

Waggle Dance
Spitfire
Bishops Finger
Old Peculiar
Hoegarden
A several of ciders

All in pint (or almost) bottles.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CAMRAMan on December 13, 2013, 11:32:56 pm
4   Badger Fursty Ferret 500Ml
4   Adnams Broadside Ale 500Ml
4   Mcewans Champion Ale 500Ml
4   Fullers ESB 500Ml
2   Banks Bitter Beer 4X500ml
4   Marstons Old Empire 500Ml
8   Timothy Taylors Landlord Pale 500Ml
5   Tesco Everyday Value Orange Juice
4   Old Crafty Hen 500Ml
4   Manns Original Brown Ale 500Ml Bottles
4   Tesco Finest Traditional Porter 330Ml
4   Youngs Double Chocolate Stout 500Ml
4   St Peters Cream Stout 500Ml
4   Hook Norton Double Stout 500Ml
10   Bavaria 5% Premium Beer 500Ml   
4   Old Thumper 500Ml
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Marco Stefano on December 14, 2013, 09:00:04 pm
Hopefully, a minipin of Elgoods Wenceslas Winter Warmer.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Tewdric on December 14, 2013, 09:16:58 pm
I'm picking up a barrel of Butty Bach on Tuesday!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: sg37409 on December 21, 2013, 01:39:35 pm
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Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Valiant on December 21, 2013, 04:58:36 pm
Lidls have an assortment box of 14x 500ml beers for £14ish. It has all the usual faves ie Spitfire, Bishops Finger, Old Peculiar et all.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: SteveC on December 21, 2013, 05:13:23 pm
I'm picking up a barrel of Butty Bach on Tuesday!  :thumbsup:
Our local Asda has that in bottles.  Very nice.
Somehow, MrsC (who usually drinks Kir, with cider as a second preference) has rather more beer for Christmas than I do. Something wrong there.
There's a pack of Ch'ti Ambrée from the summer holiday, some Meantime Chocolate Porter, Whitechapel Porter from Asda...
I must have bought something for me! 
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Wowbagger on December 21, 2013, 05:34:48 pm
I have quite a lot of Adnam's Broadside, one of which I am enjoying at the moment. I think it might well be a good idea to buy some Belgian beer for Christmas Day.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Rhys W on December 21, 2013, 10:32:10 pm
All Welsh beers for me so far - Blodwen's Beer from Tomos Watkin, some Celt Bleddyn (hoppy American style IPA, although they don't call it that) and the classic Brains Dark.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 23, 2013, 01:53:10 pm
On arrival at work yesterday (bike shop job) i was presented with a pressie from the boss- an 18 pint box of Rebellion Roasted Nuts :thumbsup:

Consume within 2 days once opened :o As the only beer drinker in Fuzzy Towers, it looks like I am going to get absolutely wankered over Christmas :facepalm:
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: SteveC on December 23, 2013, 01:56:39 pm
Consume within 2 days once opened :o As the only beer drinker in Fuzzy Towers, it looks like I am going to get absolutely wankered over Christmas :facepalm:
By day three it'll just be a little flat, that's all. Particularly if you can keep it cool (garage or similar).
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 23, 2013, 01:59:23 pm
Consume within 2 days once opened :o As the only beer drinker in Fuzzy Towers, it looks like I am going to get absolutely wankered over Christmas :facepalm:
By day three it'll just be a little flat, that's all. Particularly if you can keep it cool (garage or similar).

Just pissed then  ;D
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: cycleman on December 23, 2013, 07:41:31 pm
can you not decant some into bottles fuzzy ? :)
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: TimO on December 23, 2013, 08:14:15 pm
Given that the shops are going to be closed for a whole day, I didn't think it was critical that I stocked up with too many beers.

I do have a small handful of bottles of some Badger Beers, notable Golden Glory, and my current favourite; Poacher's Choice.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Valiant on December 28, 2013, 03:25:38 am
I ended up having some lovely Hogsback Beer and some lovely Japanese single malt.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 30, 2013, 11:04:25 am
can you not decant some into bottles fuzzy ? :)

No need. I decided to experiment. First pint drawn on Christmas Eve. Lovely stuff.

At least a pint a day since.

I had a couple more pints yesterday and they were fine.

I suspect the bag will empty tonight :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: cycleman on December 31, 2013, 07:23:21 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: DrMekon on December 31, 2013, 07:33:06 pm
So far tonight, rogue dead man ale, de molen citra pa, and kernel export stout.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on January 02, 2014, 10:06:33 am
My New Years Eve and New years day fayre comprised of Tanglefoot  :thumbsup:, Spitfire  :thumbsup: and Bombardier  :thumbsup: In fact, the Bombardier can have a  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: cos it was my first drinking of the Burning Gold variety and I love it.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on December 08, 2014, 12:45:07 pm
I have quite a good supply this year

24 3 Pawel Kwak
24 23 Delirium Tremens
12 Delirum Christmas
12 De Kerstbie
11 12 Chouffe N'Ice

I own the correct glasses for the Kwak, Chouffe and Delirium Tremens. I have a De Bie Helleketelbier glass but it is not for Kerstbie. Delirium Christmas has pink elephants with santa hats or reindeer instead of elephants but I have neither.  Otherwise it is the same glass as Delirium tremens.

Can you spot which beer I was drinking during the Autumn Internationals and which one I am going to drink during the Six nations?
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Canardly on December 08, 2014, 09:01:08 pm
Wot no Firkins?
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 09, 2014, 09:22:25 am
My Waitrose pick and mix was 7 bottles-
Spitfire X 1
London Pride X 1
Doom Bar X 1
Something else X 1
Fullers Honeydew X 3
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CAMRAMan on December 09, 2014, 10:07:05 am
3 x 12    Lager (Stella) for the philistines
4    Ubu Premium Amber Ale
4    Bateman's Victory Ale
4    Badger Fursty Ferret
4    Classic Collection Double Stout
2    Robinson's Old Tom The Original Strong Ale
2    Champion
4    Marston's Old Empire India Pale Ale
4    Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
4    Greene King IPA Reserve
5    Bass Trademark No.1   
5    Banks's Bitter

All bought about a month ago when Asda had a 4 for £5 offer on their ales. It's all sat in the garage ever since awaiting the Solstice and the other minor celebrations thereafter.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 10, 2014, 09:10:21 pm
We've got a mini cask of a local-ish brew, Windswept APA. That'll prolly do us for Xmas day. Have to go and find some nice bottles for new year. The shed is full of Belgian stuffs though.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 11, 2014, 07:46:33 am
My Waitrose pick and mix was 7 bottles-
Spitfire X 1
London Pride X 1
Doom Bar X 1
Something else X 1
Fullers Honeydew X 3

The something else- one of is Old Speckled Hen.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Pingu on December 11, 2014, 11:31:33 pm
We've got a mini cask of a local-ish brew, Windswept APA. That'll prolly do us for Xmas day. Have to go and find some nice bottles for new year. The shed is full of Belgian stuffs though.

Perhaps a trip to Banchory or Stonehaven at some point?
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 12, 2014, 03:13:16 pm
We've got a mini cask of a local-ish brew, Windswept APA. That'll prolly do us for Xmas day. Have to go and find some nice bottles for new year. The shed is full of Belgian stuffs though.

Perhaps a trip to Banchory or Stonehaven at some point?

Yesh
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: citoyen on December 24, 2014, 07:20:07 pm
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Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Canardly on December 24, 2014, 07:54:53 pm
Hobgoblin atm. Soon to see what else there is!
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Wowbagger on December 24, 2014, 09:18:23 pm
Mostly Adnam's Broadside. A smidgin of Hopping Hare and some ESB. However, at this moment I am imbibing the product of a little-known and very exclusive brewery in Skipton. Darker than Black Sheep and definitely Woollier.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: tiermat on December 25, 2014, 08:53:37 pm
Freedom lager, from the Freedom brewery in Staffs. A nice, authentic tasting Pilsner.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: David Martin on December 27, 2014, 10:08:33 pm
Just my homebrew christmas ale. Only a few bottles left though.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 29, 2014, 10:20:09 am
I was given a mixed box of Adnams bottles by a bike shop customer, 2 each of Dry Hopped lager, Crystal rye IPA and Mosaic pale ale. I have had a bottle of the Dry Hopped and very nice it was too :thumbsup: Has a very fruity taste to it.

Due to also being presented with an 18 pint box of Rebellion Breweries Roasted Nuts (consume within 3 days of opening) I haven't got round to the others yet.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on November 11, 2019, 10:21:42 am
I finally found a Delirium Christmas Gift Box. So I will soon have the 'correct' glass.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on November 11, 2019, 10:56:38 am
2 Gouden Carolus Christmas
16 Delirium Christmas
2 Bush De Noel
2 Bon Secours Blonde De Noel
2 Sint Bernardus Kerstbier
2 Tongerlo Christmas
2 Leffe Xmas
2 St.Feuillien Cuvee De Noel
2 Slaapmutske Christmas
2 Barbe Noel
2 Winterkoninkske
12 N'Ice Chouffe
2 Pater Lieven Kerstpater
2 Corsendonk Christmas
2 Lupulus Hibernatus,
2 Kapittel Winter
4 Grimbergen Winter

1 Delirum Noel Glass

The glass, 10 N'Ice, 14 Delirium Christmas and 4 Grimbergen Winter have arrived the rest is lost in courier space.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Pedal Castro on November 11, 2019, 06:43:10 pm
I am currently in Belgium having just ridden the Oudenburg 200. Tomorrow I will be picking up 2 crates of Westvleteren 12, then it's hitting the supermarket for stoking up on old favourites and a few new ones.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: ian on November 11, 2019, 06:58:36 pm
Whatever is in my favourite craft beer emporiums, but I do have a couple of bottles of Bible Belt stashed away, along with a range of barrel-aged barley wines (admittedly this has built up because I usually take a look at the ABV and think, erm, maybe not tonight). I think maybe a bottle of Burning Sky Cuvée with Christmas dinner. The inlaws are buggering off to Spain this year so we have the holiday to ourselves, which is the first time since we married.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on November 13, 2019, 02:42:33 pm
The kink in courier space was flattened out and once the boxes had swam the channel parcel force delivered them in less than one day.

Annoyingly I bought 2 Christmas Mix cases.  They were obviously pre-packed. So I got two sixteen bottle boxes. One 32 bottle box would have been cheaper.

https://www.beerofbelgium.com/en/christmas-mix.html
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Jakob W on November 14, 2019, 02:38:21 pm
Do they offer a 32-bottle mix? Their website is only showing me 16-bottle cases.

(And in answer to the thread question, I'm planning to finally drink some of the barley wines/imperial stouts etc. that I've been saving at the back of the beer cupboard; as my kid brother should be visiting it means there will be multiple people to share some of the more headbanging bottles...)
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on November 14, 2019, 09:35:52 pm
If you buy more than 16 individual bottles they put it in a larger box. I know they use a 32 bottle box.  It would make sense that they have 24 bottle box to but I have not seen that. In a previous order when I bought more than 32 it came in a 32 + 16 combination. (There are courier weight/safety issues per box)

I had ordered the 2 of the 16 bottle case. I also ordered 24 other bottles plus a gift box. The first box to arrive was a 32 bottle box with the end dividers missing. The gift box was in that space.

I use this company even thought they are not the cheapest. I used to use one that used polystyrene in their packaging so being a light green person I rejected them in favour of my current supplier.

The boxes are quite good like a wine box made with intersecting boards to make square bottle slots of a suitable size. They also arrange the intersections so that there are half slots around the edge so the bottles are not next to the box side.  This protects the bottles from moderate knocks.





 
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: JonJo on November 25, 2019, 07:27:17 pm
Bought a case of limited edition Durham Brewery Imperious in the summer of last year. It was a special as it had been stored in a whisky cask. The brewer reckoned it would be fully developed for this Christmas but unfortunately there are only three left.

I guess it must be a success as they're now doing an imperial stout called Redemption which is stored in whisky casks.

Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Canardly on December 01, 2019, 08:10:42 pm
I would like to try St Peter's plum porter.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: ElyDave on December 03, 2019, 11:30:17 am
I wouldn't think you'll want more than one of those, as it's very jammy

I haven't even though about Christmas food/drink yet
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Wowbagger on December 09, 2019, 04:24:01 pm
So far, 4 bottles of Adnams Broadside. It was on special offer in Waitrose. Hopefully, the Fullers 1845 will be on special offer before Christmas. That really is very special stuff.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Jakob W on December 09, 2019, 07:10:53 pm
If you don't mind slumming it, Tesco and Morrisons have 1845 in their 4 for £6 offers on a regular basis...
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Ashaman42 on December 09, 2019, 07:52:36 pm
I've got 8 cans of Magic Rock UnHuman Cannonball on the way. £50 worth of 11% triple IPA deliciousness. Not all for Christmas though.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: ian on December 09, 2019, 08:05:41 pm
I've got 8 cans of Magic Rock UnHuman Cannonball on the way. £50 worth of 11% triple IPA deliciousness. Not all for Christmas though.

True. It has to last into Boxing Day.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Ashaman42 on December 09, 2019, 08:20:15 pm
Exactly!
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: JonJo on December 09, 2019, 08:31:55 pm
I would like to try St Peter's plum porter.

Had some Titanic Plum Porter recently. It's worth looking for.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on December 10, 2019, 04:31:46 pm
I am currently drinking one bottle of my stash each evening.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: ElyDave on December 12, 2019, 06:17:14 pm
Found an online offer for some Goose Island at £1 per can, vs the £1.85 in wait rose, so a case of various of those is on the way.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 13, 2019, 07:53:05 pm
I've got ordered a mini keg of Windswept Hurricane and I think we shall go to Noble Hops to stock up on interesting tinnies tomorrow.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: ian on December 13, 2019, 07:56:35 pm
I think that after today's grim reveal I might need to pilfer my barley wine stocks early as an urgent anaesthetic. Nurse, nothing less than 14% stat.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on January 06, 2020, 12:20:02 pm
Bin day today.  My blue glass bin was packed carefully to hold a few more than the just throwing bottles in method. Not quite enough. When the man came I quickly grabbed the bin half filled again and chased the bin man up the road.  He had stopped.  It was not just me his big blue bin was full and he was waiting for the lorry before he could service the rest of the street.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: ian on January 06, 2020, 12:57:23 pm
Some of the barleywine was tackled, but the bottle of barrel-aged Strongman remains unmolested for now. As it turned out, we were out more than anticipated, and a 750ml bottle was a bit too much to appeal as a night-cap. We quaffed the Pirate Noir though (basically, rum-barrel aged Even More Jesus imperial stout).
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: CommuteTooFar on December 13, 2020, 11:30:02 pm
This years were a little harder to get because of the well known situation but I got it.

6 Bush de Noel
8 Delirium Christmas
8 Gouden Carolus Christmas
2 Kappitel Watou Winter
4 Leffe Winter
12 N'Ice Chouffe
14 St Bernardus Christmas
8 St Feuillen Cuvee Noel
2 Ter Dolen Winter

I ordered it in two goes. I made a mistake with St Benardus I did not intend to order it two times.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Hot Flatus on December 14, 2020, 12:23:13 am
Morriston were doing 8 cans for £10 of various decent beers like Vocation Life and Death and New World Hazy. Got loads. Mind you, I've still got a case of Corona and a case of Singha from the summer.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Pingu on December 14, 2020, 12:36:08 am
I've got ordered a mini keg of Windswept Hurricane and I think we shall go to Noble Hops to stock up on interesting tinnies tomorrow.

No Noble Hops this year  :'(
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 14, 2020, 12:44:35 am
I've got ordered a mini keg of Windswept Hurricane and I think we shall go to Noble Hops to stock up on interesting tinnies tomorrow.

No Noble Hops this year  :'(

Any ignoble ones?  Heineken, Watneys Red Barrel, Bud Lite ect and, moreover, ect?

(Grabs parka and flees into the night)
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Andy W on December 14, 2020, 12:48:34 am
Adnams Southwold Bitter.
Green King IPA.
Any other beverage my kids gift me.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Pedal Castro on December 14, 2020, 07:18:29 am
This years were a little harder to get because of the well known situation but I got it.

6 Bush de Noel
8 Delirium Christmas
8 Gouden Carolus Christmas
2 Kappitel Watou Winter
4 Leffe Winter
12 N'Ice Chouffe
14 St Bernardus Christmas
8 St Feuillen Cuvee Noel
2 Ter Dolen Winter

I ordered it in two goes. I made a mistake with St Benardus I did not intend to order it two times.

I got most of those, from Beers of Europe by delivery. I normally ride up and meet Mrs PC there to load up the car but not this year. I only have 2 bottles of Westveleteren 12 left, saving those for a special day though.   ;D
Title: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: citoyen on December 14, 2020, 08:21:09 am
Morriston were doing 8 cans for £10 of various decent beers like Vocation Life and Death and New World Hazy. Got loads. Mind you, I've still got a case of Corona and a case of Singha from the summer.

Tesco have got various four-packs on 2 for £9 at the moment, including a few Vocation and Northern Monk. I’ve been quite enjoying the Vocation Hop, Skip & Juice lately. Especially at that price.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Hot Flatus on December 14, 2020, 10:23:38 am
Ah...thanks for the tip. Vocation is a decent brewery. Nice tap room in Hebden too
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Ham on December 14, 2020, 10:56:58 am
From my local microbrewery (https://prettydecentbeer.co/collections/beer). Their West Coast IPA is a current favourite, with the Double IPA making suggestive gestures and saying "D'ye think y' hard enough?"

The individual can prices are less steep when you consider that a 24 purchase is 30% less.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: ian on December 14, 2020, 11:01:47 am
A couple of cases from Howling Hops, Pressure Drop, and Verdant are sitting in the porch. And some random selections. I don't think we're destined to run short over the holiday period.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: SteveC on December 14, 2020, 06:24:06 pm
I am collecting two 5 litre bag-in-boxes from our local brewery next Friday, which is really a little early for Christmas.
I will have a look at what our Tesco is offering as well. We usually do a tour of the local supermarkets to see what's available, but I'm not sure we'll bother this year.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: tiermat on December 16, 2020, 12:57:28 pm
I have, in the beer cellar, I mean garage, 16 Bad Co beers (drink local, kids!) and 4 of their barrel aged
8 Loch Lomand Brewery (Zoom Time I think)
a couple of 72 Brewing beers (again not 100% certain of the beer)
16 cans of Goose Island (for the plebs)

In the house I have Delerium (Tremens and Rose?) A couple of Vocation, a couple of Tiny Rebel and a Brew York X Vocation.

Think I'll be ok until the shops re-open.  If not, I have a bottle of Benrennies 15 yr old to work through
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Ben T on December 16, 2020, 01:55:18 pm
good reminder, will have to order some.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: citoyen on December 16, 2020, 02:33:09 pm
I am collecting two 5 litre bag-in-boxes from our local brewery next Friday, which is really a little early for Christmas.

Timing is the issue. I'm hoping to get over to my local brewery for some Christmas supplies but I'll need to fit in a visit around work, and I'm working right up to Christmas Eve... Although I suppose that since I'm WFH, I could sneak out during the day.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: SteveC on December 16, 2020, 04:26:37 pm
I am collecting two 5 litre bag-in-boxes from our local brewery next Friday, which is really a little early for Christmas.

Timing is the issue. I'm hoping to get over to my local brewery for some Christmas supplies but I'll need to fit in a visit around work, and I'm working right up to Christmas Eve... Although I suppose that since I'm WFH, I could sneak out during the day.
Te brewery will deliver for free to our address, and we've used that option a couple of times. However, one Friday, back in the summer, they were very late, gone eight in the evening, and the chap looked absolutely shattered, so we've collected since then. It's only a quarter of an hour's drive and MrsC likes the trip out. The brewery is also very close to our tip/recycling centre so we often combine the two.
Title: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: citoyen on December 16, 2020, 04:46:20 pm
Similar situation here - they will deliver but we’re on the fringes of the area they cover so I’d rather save them the trouble.

There’s a direct route from my house straight through the woods that’s easily the best way to get to the brewery, but a bit too rough to be transporting beer over. Road route is a lot more circuitous and longer.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: campagman on December 16, 2020, 08:55:22 pm
Mine has been delivered this evening. A box of 4 x dark bottles and 4 x light. Free delivery within 5 mls too. They are all RAIB, which I'm looking forward to.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Pingu on December 16, 2020, 09:00:26 pm
Our Windswept delivery arrived today including a case of Clavie - smoked malt noms  :P
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 16, 2020, 09:02:41 pm
Our Windswept delivery arrived today including a case of Clavie - smoked malt noms  :P

I was just about to say that. Plus 4 cases of white from the Wine Society (being as I couldn't get any more from Portugal Vinyards)  a box of mystery stuff addressed to Pingu which I was not permitted to inspect and a hamper (read a box of snacks and a bottle of red) from my employer.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Pedal Castro on December 17, 2020, 08:54:53 am
I will have a look at what our Tesco is offering as well. We usually do a tour of the local supermarkets to see what's available, but I'm not sure we'll bother this year.

Popped into Tesco this morning, always check out if they have the Leffe Brun on special offer but they didn't, however I did notice 2x6 cans of a Pistonhead selection on offer for £9 so I had those.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: ElyDave on December 17, 2020, 09:47:55 am
Since there'll only be the four of us this year, and only me drinking beer, and not drinking a lot of it either these days, I'll probably just add a couple of more interesting bottles to an online delivery.

The last 4-pack of 6X I bought has lasted a month so far.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: nicknack on December 17, 2020, 10:40:38 am
Having done a bit of a stock take, I find I have:

6 Peroni Gran Reserva
2 Hacker Pschorr Kellerbier
2 Hacker Pschorr Weissbier
2 Hacker Pschorr Munchner Gold
1 Brasserie Du Noir Biere Speciale 75ml
1 St Pierre Blonde 75ml
1 Orval
1 Westmalle Tripel
2 Westmalle Dubbel
4 La Trappe Blond
6 La Trappe Tripel
4 St Feuillien Blonde
4 Straffe Hendrik
1 Bush Peche Mel
2 La Chouffe Blonde
3 Brugse Zot
1 Brugse Bok
2 Kwak
2 Chimay White
1 Chimay Blue
2 Bourgogne Des Flandres Blonden Os
4 Bourgogne Des Flandres Bruinen Os
2 Mort Subite Friek Lambic
2 Lindemans Kriek
2 Floris Fraise
1 Floris Framboise
2 Floris Kriek
4 Ghost Dance
1 Vocation Life and Death
4 St Austell Proper Job
2 Morrisosns "The Best" IPA
2 Morrisons "The Best" American PA

Plus 10 bottles of assorted ciders
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: citoyen on December 17, 2020, 11:09:40 am
Plus 10 bottles of assorted ciders

And a partridge in a pear tree?

There are a few in that list I'd be happy to help you with, if required.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: nicknack on December 17, 2020, 11:17:31 am
Plus 10 bottles of assorted ciders

And a partridge in a pear tree?

There are a few in that list I'd be happy to help you with, if required.
Assistance will not be required thank you. I have a son and a son-in-law who might pop in - Covid permitting of course. Don't know what's going on yet.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: citoyen on December 17, 2020, 12:58:24 pm
Assistance will not be required thank you.

Worth a try!  ;D
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: bairn again on December 17, 2020, 06:21:33 pm
Ive just ordered a couple of mixed cases from Stewart Brewing based just outside Edinburgh which includes Edinburgh Gold, Holyrood Pale and a nice dark 80 shilling so a nice mix of styles all at quaffable strengths.

Ive also got some Leffe Winter Beer on order and a case of Corncrake pale from Orkney (its nicer on draught mind). 
 
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Oaky on December 18, 2020, 02:23:14 pm
18pt minipin of Mighty Oak Gorgeous George (https://www.mightyoakbrewing.co.uk/product/gorgeous-george/).  Picking it up on Tuesday.

I think there's a beer52 case arriving imminently which should tide me over until then.
Title: Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
Post by: Hot Flatus on December 18, 2020, 02:36:52 pm
I have about 30 mixed cans of Vocation Life and Death and Northern Monk Faith Hazy, a case of Corona, and a case of Singha.

Just seen a FB Vocation post with an offer of 12 330ml cans of the special stuff, so I did.