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Bishop Nick Giveaway

We're having a giveaway of goodies from the Bishop Nick Brewery in Essex. We've got some of their fine beers, a branded glass and a t-shirt to give away to one lucky person. Click here to enter.


About Bishop Nick

Almost 300 years later in 1842 Thomas Dixon Ridley built his brewery on the banks of the River Chelmer. It was here that the Ridleys’ great tradition of brewing was born. The brewery thrived and Ridley’s beer was enjoyed at inns from Southend to Saffron Walden.

Over the next 163 years six generations of Ridleys honed their skills and perfected their palettes to bring the people of Essex the best local brews, until the brewery was sold in 2005.

Today, Nelion Ridley takes up the mantle once more, and with his craft brewery ‘Bishop Nick’, is devoted to keeping Essex ales sacred. You can find out more about them here.

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Twitter Tasting - Beavertown Smog - 16th July

Beavertown Smog RocketA few of our fellow Lovers of Craft Beer have been asking for a tasting, so we thought we'd take it online.

On Wednesday the 16th of July from 8-9pm (BST) we will be having a Twitter Tasting. On the night we will be tasting canned Beavertown Smog Rocket alongside the bottled version. It's a great way to try new beers, connect with other Craft Ale Lovers and have a laugh.

'Beavertown are one of my absolute favourite breweries' - Matt Curtis

Matthew Curtis from Total Ales will be our special Guest Co-host that evening. Matt is a London based freelance beer writer and the Co-Author of 'Craft Beer: The 100 Best Breweries in the World'.

'With that chap Curtis involved I'd be more than happy to join in' - Justin Mason (Get Beer, Drink Beer)

To join in, simply add One Each of both the Smog Rocket Can and Smog Rocket Bottle to your basket (containing whatever else you want too!), then enter the Promo-Code "smog" when you checkout. The code will give you a 100% discount on the cost of one bottle and one can of Smog Rocket. But you must promise to show restraint and save them for the evening! Oh, and the code can only be used once per customer.

The code is being limited to those quick off the mark but don't worry if you're too late you can still join the fun. Just buy the beer and have it available on the evening.

The Twitter Bit

On the night of 16th July at 8pm you will just need to tweet using the hashtag #beerybits. Do note that if you have a protected account we will not see your tweets, so please unprotect your account. You can always protect it again afterwards.

We will also be giving out a spot prize on the evening to one lucky contributor. The prize will be a mixed case of Beavertown Beers. (RRP £40.00), so do tweet to enter!

We look forward to meeting you on the night.

The Team at Ales by Mail


New "Best Of London" Case Launched

Best Of London Case v6

Exciting News! Our best-selling Best of London case is back for it's 6th edition!

The Best Of London Taster Case No.6 contains 15 bottles of quality ale from some of London's best breweries (click the image or the link to read the list - and to buy the case!).

Amazingly, we are bringing this to you for just £51.99!

Click here to order yours today!


Ales By Mail LIVE!

Our recent "Best Of London" Taster case (volume 2) is now coming to end (only available until April 22nd), and you've made it a great success once again.

To celebrate, we'd love to sit down for a tasting session with each and every one of you, and share in your enjoyment of this great selection of craft beers. Not possible, you say? *cue evil laugh*

Ales By Mail LIVE Twitter Tasting!

Thanks to the power of Twitter, you can join Ales By Mail and friends online as we work our way through the case, ready to hear your thoughts on each brew, and just generally share in some fun beer lovers' chat!

We will be hosting Ales By Mail Live (hashtag #aleslive) on Saturday 27th April 2013 at 8pm. Simply have your case handy (or however much of it you have left!) and follow the hashtag (or our Twitter account @alesbymail) to take part.

We will be joined by Steve Williams (Self appointed beer ambassador and proud Londoner, currently Secretary of the London Brewers' Alliance & Expert taster and respected judge at many international, national and local beer competitions. Previously, CAMRA Regional Director for Greater London and winner of the London Ale Taster competition.) Otherwise known as the Beer Justice blogger.

Buy your case before Monday 22nd April, and we'll make sure it's with you in time for the tasting!*

Click here to order yours today!

(Drinking every bottle dry isn't compulsory, as at least some of us need to be able to type during the tasting, people will be watching...!)

*Non-UK destinations are subject to longer delivery times, so please buy as soon as possible!

March Madness - 20% off... something?

March Madness

It's part of our mission here to encourage everyone to try beers they might not otherwise consider. WIth that in mind, we are dedicating March to discounting a huge number of beers - but with a twist!

Using the code "madness" you will be able to get 20% off a different product, for one day only, every day in March.

It will be a different product every day - and we'll only be announcing that day's product at 9am every day via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We'd also love you to post/reply on each days offer letting us know if there are any of our beers you'ld like to see appear in this offer during March.

Shout out your wish list - share your post - drum up support - and bend us to your will...!

(The Ales By Mail team are now off to get a good long rest, we've 31 days of Madness ahead... gulp...)