Beer52 : Review


Beer52 are a company offering beer subscriptions, delivering lesser known brews to your door on a monthly basis.

The ales-to-your-doorstep market is very busy at the moment, so businesses looking to grab a decent share of this market need to have something special about them. Luckily for Beer52, they are very, very special.

They asked me to sample their services and sent me 8 different craft ales to help me expand my beer knowledge. This was right up my alley. Over the last 5 or 6 years, I’ve developed a taste for ale and have even made my own. I designed a local brewery’s website, grow hops in my garden and fancy myself as a home-brewer. I was therefore very excited about receiving my box of 8 Christmas-influenced beers.  The day of reckoning soon arrived….

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The box was well packed. No risk of breakages. My beers had arrived, accompanied by a snack and a copy of ‘Ferment’ magazine, for those interested in brewing and beers. So, what did I get?

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Flower Power Hipp Dippy All Things Pretty American Amber from the Flying Dutchman brewery is delicious.  I’d never heard of Tettnang hops before but now I’ll be seeking them out.

The Wiper and True Mimosa Berlinner Weisse has the label which captures my attention. It has Beer52 on the label. Could it be that this beer is exclusive to Beer52? The beer has a Christmas spice to it. Lovely!

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To Øl’s Fuck Art – The Heathens Are Coming is a wheaty, farmhouse ale style beer with a saison taste to it. An interesting brew.

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A Tale of Two Ales here. Santa’s Private Reserve Ale from Rogue Ales is a caramelly ruby/brown beer. Sweet, hoppy and solid.

The next bottle is the most interesting of the lot. Mikkeller’s session IPA is incredible. Pineapple and grapefruit blend without excess bitterness to make an exquisite IPA which I could soak myself in. The label on the back reveals that this came about after a drinking session with Beer52.

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So, it’s not just enough for Beer52 to bring you amazing beers. They’re now inspiring and conspiring to make them to. This is what I’m talking about when I say that they’re extra special!

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One of Scotland legends Brewdog’s Christmas efforts is Santa Paws, a Scotch Ale. Dark brown, roasted, spicy, fruity. A nice Christmas blend if you like a heavier taste.

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Littlebro’s Session IPA by Aegir is a heavenly little can which I’d happily fill my fridge with. Seriously. If anyone from Aegir wants to get in touch and sponsor me to live off this IPA for a month, then I’m sure we could work something out. 😉

Krampus is a “half-goat, half-demon” who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts. This drink is that description, but in a bottle. It’s a dark beer but the taste is much lighter. A nice gently spiced beer to relax to while scaring kids into behaving.

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It’s a brilliant selection. I’ve had some beer subscription boxes where the variety is just too wide. They try and put in literally one of every beer they can think of. Beer52’s selection is a lot tighter than that. There’s still variety in the taste but they definitely go more for quality than novelty.

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Plus, you get a snack and a genuinely interesting read in Beer52’s Ferment magazine.

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I do love some of the other beer delivery services but it just seems that Beer52 outdoes them all. They seem to know their stuff so much that they’ve successfully crossed over into the creating side. That takes something special.

104 Comments

  1. iain maciver
    5 December 2016
    Reply

    cider

  2. Nikki Hayes
    5 December 2016
    Reply

    Books – 8 books a month sounds fantastic :o)

  3. Peter Watson
    5 December 2016
    Reply

    8x 6 pint milk containers as we use so much of it

  4. Lynne OConnor
    5 December 2016
    Reply

    Fudge

  5. Jo Hutchinson
    5 December 2016
    Reply

    film dvds

  6. Sharon Jackson
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    I’d like to receive eight wages each month 🙂

  7. Bryony Sayburn
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    Tea

  8. Katie
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    Vitamins as I take lots of them!

  9. Beryl drake
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    Books

  10. Laura Jeffs
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    It would be books!

  11. Ruth Harwood
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    Books xx

  12. kelly wheelhouse
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    kittens! although after a couple of months I think i would have too many haha

  13. William Gould
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    8 bottles of Glenmorangie would be good….. 😀

  14. aj
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    prizes

  15. Annabel Greaves
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    I would love to pick dvds

  16. Helen Moulden
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    Hmmm cats?…

  17. Mike Terry
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    As a CAMRA member I know where good beer is, this collection is excellent

  18. Margaret Gallagher
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    Glenmorangie for me

  19. lucy higgins
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    sushi! well you said anything 😉

  20. Sheri Darby
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    Books

  21. Hayley f
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    craft things. It would be amazing.I was going to say kittens but i don’t think i would cope with them all x

  22. Felicity Williams
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    I would pick 8 lovely bottles of ale 😀

  23. Joseph Dawson
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    So nice couple of bottles of good ale

  24. Paul von der Fecht
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    Books.

  25. Laura Pritchard
    6 December 2016
    Reply

    Eight books would be awesome! Or eight cheques for £1000!

  26. Gaynor Lewis
    7 December 2016
    Reply

    Eight pairs of shoes would be good !

  27. Kim Styles
    7 December 2016
    Reply

    8 deeds for new properties

  28. GEOFF WICKENS
    7 December 2016
    Reply

    MORGAN SPICE RUM

  29. Hannah Ingham
    7 December 2016
    Reply

    Hampers full of food! Yesssss!

  30. Rebecca Nisbet
    7 December 2016
    Reply

    items for my wedding

  31. 15/04/1977
    8 December 2016
    Reply

    8 things is hard the practical in me would love my money issues to be solve 8 x 1000 hell even 10 would help.
    The frivolous side would love 8 new beauty products high end!

  32. Lynn Heath
    8 December 2016
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    I would have 8 scratch cards from the national lottery – I’d have to win something eventually!!!!

  33. Judith Allen
    8 December 2016
    Reply

    I can’t decide between crime books for chocolate.

  34. Amanda Richardson
    8 December 2016
    Reply

    Hampers of food and wine

  35. Sarah Guy
    9 December 2016
    Reply

    Handbags would be nice ????

  36. Janet HUMPHREY
    9 December 2016
    Reply

    |Beer 🙂

  37. Gemma Massey
    10 December 2016
    Reply

    Bottles of wine xx

  38. claire griffiths
    11 December 2016
    Reply

    books

  39. Kelly Hirst
    11 December 2016
    Reply

    I’d choose perfume

  40. Jennifer Toal
    11 December 2016
    Reply

    Flowers

  41. Michaela Hannah
    12 December 2016
    Reply

    Bottles of wine

  42. Samantha O'D
    13 December 2016
    Reply

    fiction books

  43. Kerry Clark
    15 December 2016
    Reply

    Crisps! I have a bad addiction!

  44. hannah wood
    15 December 2016
    Reply

    Lush Goodies. x

  45. ADEINNE TONNER
    16 December 2016
    Reply

    8 boxes of cadbury chocolate for me please

  46. Solange
    16 December 2016
    Reply

    Books

  47. Jennifer Clyde
    18 December 2016
    Reply

    8 tickets for a family holiday somewhere sunny ????????????????hypothetically of course

  48. Charlie Brunton
    19 December 2016
    Reply

    Eight lipsticks! One for every day of the week & more!

  49. Colin Bragg
    19 December 2016
    Reply

    I wonder what rogue santa tastes like?

  50. 20 December 2016
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  51. Stevie
    21 December 2016
    Reply

    I would be greedy and pick 8 bottles of whisky to share with my dad. Sounds a lot.

  52. kate kathurima
    21 December 2016
    Reply

    8 bottles of wine

  53. JULIE WARD
    22 December 2016
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    8 competition prizes

  54. Rachael Ashmore
    23 December 2016
    Reply

    My dad, he lives in Australia so we only see him once every 4-5 years. Merry Xmas ????????????

  55. Andrew Ewington
    23 December 2016
    Reply

    bottles of malt whisky

  56. Alastair Gillespie
    25 December 2016
    Reply

    good

  57. michelle o'neill
    25 December 2016
    Reply

    8 pairs of flights to somewhere nice x

  58. Margaret Abram
    26 December 2016
    Reply

    8 boxes of chocolates!

  59. Deborah Clarke
    26 December 2016
    Reply

    8 thoussnd pounds in cash woyld be nice.

  60. Mary Baldwin
    26 December 2016
    Reply

    Products from different artisanal makers – would introduce me to new individual producers.

  61. Lesley Bain
    27 December 2016
    Reply

    8 utterly unique surprises 🙂 x

  62. Clifford Sherwood
    27 December 2016
    Reply

    Books

  63. Natasha R-M
    27 December 2016
    Reply

    Eight beauty/skincare products a month would be very useful.

  64. Jayne Townson
    27 December 2016
    Reply

    I’d choose eight books to keep me busy reading.

  65. Pam Francis Gregory
    28 December 2016
    Reply

    8 random sets of tickets to events/concerts etc to keep my life interesting

  66. Christine Caple
    28 December 2016
    Reply

    Bottles of wine

  67. pete c
    28 December 2016
    Reply

    8 bottles of different rums

  68. Mike
    29 December 2016
    Reply

    PS 4 Games.

  69. emma walters
    29 December 2016
    Reply

    different coffees 🙂

  70. Kerry Brown
    29 December 2016
    Reply

    Pre prepared healthy meals, that come with a good drink and a film

  71. Allan Wilson
    29 December 2016
    Reply

    Pairs of socks

  72. Andrew Loades
    29 December 2016
    Reply

    The latest tech

  73. Jane Allen
    29 December 2016
    Reply

    Bottles of whisky, or gin. I have 2 teenagers!

  74. Kim M
    29 December 2016
    Reply

    Rose trees x

  75. Anthea Holloway
    29 December 2016
    Reply

    I would choose 8 tubs of ice cream!

  76. olivia kirby
    29 December 2016
    Reply

    Magnums of Champagne

  77. Gail Whiting
    29 December 2016
    Reply

    Porsche. I would keep one and give the rest away to family and friends!

  78. Harline
    30 December 2016
    Reply

    Vodka and gin mix

  79. Kim Lam
    30 December 2016
    Reply

    Boxes of chocolates

  80. Lauren Old
    30 December 2016
    Reply

    8 chocolate hampers!

  81. Tamara Foster
    30 December 2016
    Reply

    Anything

  82. Susan Williams
    30 December 2016
    Reply

    Bunches of flowers

  83. Rebecca Beesley
    30 December 2016
    Reply

    soap as we get through so much!

  84. Natalie Gillham
    30 December 2016
    Reply

    eight domestic helpers!

  85. Lynsey Buchanan
    30 December 2016
    Reply

    8 x Ready cooked healthy family meals

  86. Caroline Mcgovern
    30 December 2016
    Reply

    8 bottles of prosecco

  87. Susan B
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    A box of freshly made Lush bath bombs. Bliss.

  88. Carol Boffey
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    Fudge

  89. Erin S
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    Beer would be great – whisky would do too 😉

  90. Celso Gomes
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    8 competition wins a month would be good at the moment it’s zero.

  91. Sandra Jo Siddall
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    I would have 8 bottles of Black Tower Rose wine 😀

  92. Hayley Todd
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    I am an avid reader so would love a book through my letterbox once a month.

  93. Petra Beck
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    Bottles of Cava – much prefer this to the more “fashionable” Prosecco.

  94. Jane Skarratt
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    Cider

  95. Adrian Thornton
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    Yes please! x

  96. antonia richardson
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    vinyl records

  97. Linda Daubney
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    Bouquets of flowers

  98. 31 December 2016
    Reply

    Chocolate

  99. Tammy Neal
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    Books

  100. alice lightning
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    wonderful selection of beers

  101. Justine Meyer
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    crisps

  102. Joanne Exley
    31 December 2016
    Reply

    Cider

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