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     On Friday, August 14th, Ales by Mail attended the London Craft Beer Festival at Oval Space near Bethnal Green. We grabbed our free glass (pictured below), and set off like kids in a candy store to uncover the best this festival has to offer.

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  • Tuesday, the 11th of August was the trade day for the Great British Beer Festival, and what a day it was. Olympia, in all its glory, was completely full of beer geeks like ourselves. Around 7000 people attended trade day, and over 55,000 are expected to attend the festival by the time the doors close on Saturday! This place has everything a beer lover can imagine, from rare special editions, to huge fan favorites. It’s the UK's biggest beer festival and features over 350 British breweries across 27 different bars. Continue reading

  • On Friday, July 31st, Bart, Steve, and I (Casey) set forth on a mission to find some delicious local Essex beers for the site and the Craft Beer Shop in Billericay. People frequently come in to the shop asking for a taste of the local flavor, and we want to deliver. Not only is it great to support breweries in the local community, but also the beers they create are rich in British brewing tradition. We went to three stops, the Essex Brewery Company in Ingatestone, Saffron Brewery in Bishop's Stortford, and Bishop Nick in Braintree. Continue reading

  • We will be holding our next #beerybits twitter tasting on Weds 16th September 8pm-9pm. This month we will be tasting Freedom organic lager.  The event will be hosted by Matt Chinnery (@Halfpintgent) .

    In addition to the tasting of the beer we will also be giving away spot prizes of Freedom lager and other goodies. We'll also be challenging you with a cryptic quiz.

    It should be a great night full of lively discussion as anyone who took part in our last one, with Naparbier will agree! Continue reading

  • So what's better than a freepost weekend? How about a Freepost month!

    After the success of the previous few Freepost weekends, we've decided to keep the FREEPOST code active for the entire month of August.

    Just use the code "FREEPOST" on any UK order over £40 and the shipping will be taken off.

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