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  • Epic! Craft Beer Fridge: Ales by Mail & UBREW Epic! Craft Beer Fridge: Ales by Mail & UBREW

    We are super excited to announce the launch of our new 'pop-up' craft beer bottleshop on the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile in London. Opening this Saturday, the 18th of April. This new beer shop is a strategic partnership with UBREW.

    What's UBREW you asked? They are a new type of brewery where you brew your own beer. UBREW recently opened back on the 16th February and have been rocking the world of brewing with one of the coolest new concepts on the planet. Kind of like a gym membership but for brewing great beer yourself and/or with friends. You get access to professional equipment with support, access to ingredients and there's a like-minded community mashed in on top! Say good bye to messy home brewing and hop on down to UBREW.

    The new bottleshop will be linked to our Ales by Mail online selection and we will stock an amazing range of rotating beers at the shop. For launch we’ve got around 65 different beers in the fridge and on the shelves from 8 countries. It will also enable craft beer lovers to order online and pickup from UBREW (this new click & collect service is coming later this year). We’ve also got some great events on tap and will be featuring new US beers and Naparbeir bottles at the shop in May. And that’ just a taster of what we have in store over the coming months.

    If you’re around London this weekend, please do come down and join us for the launch weekend! We’re actually going to be open both this Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 7pm. Its an open weekend at UBREW and they have a great tap room with some tasty beers on tap to keep you hyrdated while check out the bottles (which are available to drink in or take home, of course!)...

    Location: UBREW at Arches 29-30, 24 Old Jamaica Road, London, SE16 4AW.

    How to find us: http://bit.ly/UBREWfindus

    Bottleshop Opening Weekend

  • Ales by Mail have been at the forefront of championing the rise of craft beer in cans. Cans are convenient, light, and travel better than bottles. Indeed, a lot of the breweries that we deal with including Camden Town, Brewdog, Weird Beard, Beavertown and FourPure all produce canned beers which are incredibly popular.

    But for all the benefits of a can, some people do like the experience of opening and pouring from a  traditional beer bottle.

    For the past 12 months we've secretly been working with acclaimed Swedish designer Olaf Rolip to solve this problem, and we think we've finally found the solution. Continue reading

  • A few weeks ago I was able to visit Terry at his home in Wiltshire. Following that visit I began to write these words. Today, his death has been announced and I offer my thoughts on my friend.

    My friend Terry Pratchett is adrift. Finally snookered by the disease he spent his final years fighting. Valiantly attempting to keep one step ahead. Like the situations facing gunslingers in the westerns he loves, there isn’t a way out of this confrontation.

    When Terry Pratchett first met me he didn’t know who I was. The last time I was fortunate to spend time in his company, the same was sadly true. Ravaged by his embuggerance, his brave fight was coming to an end and the vicious bastard that is PCA had finally rendered him silent. Continue reading

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    Our friends over at the Beer O'Clock Show have been beavering away lately producing some exclusive audio reviews for us here at Ales By Mail - and this is our latest batch.

    Simply visit the page for each of these products (you can click the links, oh we make it so easy for you) and click the reviews tab to reveal the audio review.

    Crouch Vale : Amarillo

    Crouch Vale : Brewers Gold

    Five Points : IPA (featuring in a Twitter Tasting very soon!)

    If you've bought any of the beers and agree or disagree with the review - why not write or record your own and share it with us?

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