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Twitter Tasting | Summer Wine Brewery | 1st Oct 2014 | 8pm

Date for your diary! We will be holding another Live Twitter Tasting on the 1st of October from 8pm-9pm. This month we will be kicking off Hoptober with a tasting of two great IPAs; Diablo and Sabertooth from the Summer Wine Brewery. The evening will be co-hosted with Rob from Hopzine who, in his own words loves, to 'yammer on about tasty beverages'.

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

Summer Wine Tasting

A bit about the Brewery

Summer Wine Brewery was started in 2008 by James Farran, Andy Baker and Meyrick Kirk. They hope to put Yorkshire Beers on the map by pushing the boundaries of what is possible when brewing beer. They've torn up the rule book.

How to join in

Purchase a bottle of Sabertooth IPA (£2.80) and a bottle of Diablo IPA (£2.60) and anything else you want of course. 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 #beerybits. 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.
 

Ales by Mail Goody Box Giveaway

We've got another set of goodies to give away to our lucky fans.

We have an Okell's T-Shirt, a shaving kit from Cornerstone and some Crafty Dan Beers to give away.

All you need to do to win is like our Facebook page. Don't worry if you already like our page, you will still be able to enter! Click here to enter our giveaway

Competition closes Monday 15th September. Offer open to UK residents aged 18 or over.

   

Twitter Tasting - Okell's Brewery - 6th Aug

Twitter Tasting - Okell's Brewery  - 6th Aug

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Following on from the great success of our last Twitter tasting, which was mostly down to you, we have decided to hold another one on the 6th of Aug from 8pm.

Introducing our Co Host for the Evening

We have lined up The Ormskirk Baron who has reviewed over 1100+ Ales and doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon, to Co-host.  He knows Dr. Mike Cowbourne the Head Brewer and the Okell beers well.  He has chosen Aile and IPA for the tasting evening.

A Bit About the Brewery

The Okell has been the main Brewery on the Isle of Man for over 150 years and are defined by their unique Brewing Purity Law (1874):

No brewer shall use in the brewing, making, mixing with, recovering or colouring, any beer or any liquid made to resemble beer, or have in his possession any copperas, coculus indicus, nux vomica, grains of paradise, guinea pepper, or opium or any article, ingredient, or preparation whatever for, or as a substitute for malt, sugar or hops.’

How do I get the beer?

To join in, simply add One Bottle Each of the Aile  and IPA to your basket (containing whatever else you want too!), then enter the Promo-Code "okells" when you checkout. The code will give you a 100% discount on the cost of one Aile and one IPA.  But please show some restraint and keep it till the 6th of Aug.   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 6th Aug 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 prizes on the evening, so do take part to be in with a chance of winning some goodies!

We look forward to meeting you on the night.

The Ales by Mail Team

   

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.

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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.

To enter simply use the Rafflecopter form below. If you can't see the form, click here to enter. Full Terms and Conditions can be found at the bottom of the form but in short it’s open to UK residents aged 18+ and closes on Monday 21st July.

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Ask and You Shall Receive!

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

   

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