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  • Beer Advent Calendar 2014 Beer Advent Calendar 2014

    If beer lovers made advent calendars, they'd probably be the best advent calendars in the world.

    And thus the elves at Ales By Mail have taken up the challenge. They’ve been extra busy this year keeping an eye out for great craft beer. All with the aim of putting together our new and exclusive Christmas Advent Calendar for 2014. The Ales By Mail Advent Calendar contains 24 hand-picked picked craft beers to bring taste and a little extra Christmas cheer each day or evening during the run-up to Christmas.

     

    What’s in the box?
    Behind each window there is a craft beer from some of the best craft brewers from around the world and the UK. The box contains a selection of 330ml and 500ml Craft Beers to suit the festive season, each with their own tasting notes. This is a mix of seasonal and special Christmas beers plus a bunch of our favourites.

     

    Some ideas on how to enjoy the calendar.
    There is no wrong way to enjoy these beers. We suggest you mix it up a bit and share with friends and family. Maybe have the first few beers quietly at the end of a long day. Another idea is to open the windows daily but save up 2 or 3 beers for a little tasting session with friends on a Friday or weekend afternoon. You could even save the last beer for Santa and leave out for him on Christmas Eve, or not …

     

    Get yours today or send as the perfect gift!
    The Beer Advent Calendar retails at £60 – which is good value when you consider that’s just £2.50 per bottle. And we can deliver right to your house, office or as gift to someone you like. You can order today - just go HERE.

  • Here's a date for your diary. We will be holding another Live Twitter Beer Tasting event on the 19th November 8pm-9pm. This month we will be tasting two beers from Alechemy Brewing : Ritual Pale Ale and Onyx Black IPA. The event will be co-hosted by Matt Chinnery, the Half Pint Gentleman.

    In addition to the tasting of the beer we will also be giving away spot prizes of Alechemy beer and clothing, supplying you with a beer tasting card so you can rate the beers. We'll also be challenging you with a cryptic picture quiz.  It should be a great night full of lively discussion.

    A bit about Alechemy Brewing Co
    Alechemy Brewing Co is a modern, forward-thinking brewery from West Lothian. They have been turning grain into gold since 2012.

    We now stock a wide range of Alechemy beers to pick and mix, plus a mixed case. Take a look at the Alechemy brewery page here.

    A bit about Matt

    In his own words, Matt is a "Beer Blogger/Leyton Orient Fan/Craft Beer/Belgium/Real Ale nutter!" He is also a fellow Essex dweller. Visit his blog to find out more.

    How to join in

    Purchase our special Twitter Twin Pack of Ritual and Onyx for the special price of £3.60. Add anything else you want to the order of course, you can add another 22 bottles for the same shipping price! You will need to get your order in pronto to ensure we can get it out to you on time.

    On the night simply tweet using the #beerybits hashtag.  If for some reason you are not showing up in the discussion do check that your account is not protected.

    We look forward to seeing you then!

    Alechemy Twitter Tasting

  • On 9th October 2009 we officially launched Ales By Mail onto the unsuspecting beer-buying public. On the same day I appeared in the Financial Times in an interview about how I'd come to start a mail order beer website. Every day since then, it's been a pleasure to work in the beer world. I've not stopped learning about beer over the last 5 years - I doubt that will change any time soon.

    To all our customers over the last 5 years, a massive thank you for your support and for joining us on this journey.

    The first version of our website, held together with the electronic equivalent of double-sided sticky tape and Blu-Tack, was a far cry from the place you're visiting today. We launched our new site yesterday and the reception from customers and suppliers has been very positive. However, in a lot of ways, the site is the jumping-off point for the next evolution of Ales By Mail.

    Join us over the next few months as we continue to grow the new website's functionality - features to help you decide what beer to sample, extra payment and shipping options, links to other beer resources and the chance to leave your own reviews of the beers we sell.

    One major ambition we have for the site, over coming months, is to be in a position to increase the quality of the information about what is available to buy - as close to the advice you'd get from a beer expert face to face as we can get. Our team is working to bring that to you as soon as possible.

    Now, crack one open and join us in celebrating our 5th birthday - and to mark the occasion, use the code birthday to get 10% off your order, until midnight Friday!

    Paul Kruzycki, Managing Director

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  • For some time now we’ve been working away in the background building our new website, but new beers keep coming to market and we’ve been crazy busy working with brewers to deliver their beer, as well as developing the latest additions to the Discworld Ales range – all of that kinda kept getting in the way.

    However, now, finally, we’re up and running!

    This new site delivers beer lovers with more functionality, more features, a cleaner design and most importantly, easy access to a wide range of beer. You can now quickly browse beers by brewery (with our new Brewery specific pages) and we’ve increased our range of delivery options.

    If you’re a regular to alesbymail.co.uk you’ll also notice that there’s a fresh new look to the website.

    We hope all the work has paid off -  and makes the site easier to navigate and find your way to the information you want in double quick time - we’re rather pleased with it!

    Our thanks go to the team at Attain Design.

    Do tell us what you think on facebook.com/alesbymail or at twitter.com/alesbymail, as we're not resting on our laurels, and will be continuing to develop and expand the website even further based on your feedback

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