Saturday Swally (swally - def: pronounced as in alley and not wally, is a Scottish term for a beverage normally alcoholic in nature) - a wee feature where I post about boozy treats I have been sent to sample!
I was very excited when I was approached by Beer52 to see if I would like to try out a box of beer. Of course I said yes.
Beer52 is the UK’s No. 1 craft beer club, offering subscribers a delivery each month of 8 small batch beers specially selected by their expert panel of beer tasters.
I love craft beer. It’s something I never thought I would ever hear myself saying, as when I was younger I did not like beer at all. I always drank cider, probably as I have such a sweet-tooth. Then I did get into lagers gradually when I was a student (snakebite and black was poor segue bit it worked).
However, I have now even gone off lagers finding them too gassy and flavourless. My tastes have now veered to pale ales, craft beers, that sort of thing. So the opportunity to try a box of hand-picked craft beers from around the world seemed too good to turn down.
When you subscribe to Beer52, you receive a box, well packaged so no broken bottles guaranteed, which contains a mix of this month's cans and bottles of the beer plus a copy of Ferment, Beer52’s magazine which describes the drinks on offer. Also in the box is a snack to enjoy with your beers – in mine was a bag of chilli popcorn crisps – very tasty.
Disneyboi and I have tried some of the beers over the past couple of weeks and can say we have not been disappointed yet. The range of flavours has been extremely wide, from fruit salad to coffee and chocolate. These are beers you mightn't get to try elsewhere, so opening the box, is a bit of an adventure.
Aside from the great taste of the beers, I love the different microbreweries way of packaging their bottles and cans. Marketing a bottle in the right way can ensure that a product stands out in a busy marketplace, so having the right look and message on your product is very important.
If you would like to subscribe to Beer52 yourself, it costs £24 for one month. However, you can subscribe for 3 months at £23 a case per month, £22 per month for 6 months or £21 a month for a year. This will provide you with a box of 8 different craft beers each time.
There are well over 12, 000 microbreweries worldwide Beer52 choose from and the number is ever growing so you can ensure you will always get something different.
I am very excited to be able to give you, Cakeyboi reader, a special code for 10% off your first box from Beer52. Simply head to the website and when asked for a promotional code enter CAKEYBOI10 .
Disclosure Statement: I received the box of Beer52's craft beers free to review. I Have not been paid to write this post and any opinions expressed are my own.