Save money on beer!
Craft beer is no longer something you have to hunt around or pay over the odds for (though you easily can). Most supermarkets will stock some decent beers that are actually drinkable and there are subscription clubs and specialist beer shops that are worth checking out too.
I’ve shared how to I get my craft beer in my How to get cheap craft beer article, but this page is dedicated to special offers, sales and vouches which will help you get already cheaper beers for less, or make rarer and more expensive small-batch beers more affordable.
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Craft beer advent deals
I’ve shared the best offers and savings for craft beer advent calendars from Brewdog, Beer52, Honest Brew and more in this article.
£2 off Meantime four packs
The cashback app is giving £2 back on four packs of Meantime Anytime IPA, Pale Ale and Easytime Lager at Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. You can claim five times, so potentially saving £10 in total. These are £6 normally so with the offer it’s £1 per can.
If you’ve not used Shopmium before you can get a free pack of Pringles with the code KHMYEEFW. If you share your own referral code with others you’ll get credit against future purchases. Here’s my review of the app.
I really like Honest Brew’s selection, including my fave brewery’s Kernel and Cloudwater. There is a £5.95 delivery charge for orders under £50.
20% off your first two orders
Sign up to Honest Brew and you’ll get 20% off your first two orders. Minimum spend £35.
If you become an Honest Brew member you’ll get up to 15% off beers and express delivery.
It’s free to join, but you do need to put £10 into the beer bank each month (though you can pause this). That money can then be spent on beers.
Personally I’d be careful about having too much in there as it’s not protected if the website goes bust.
Possible 10% off
Another new customer offer (though I’m not sure if this code still works), but if you use the code SAVE10 you might get a 10% discount on your first shop at Honest Brew.
Another decent online craft beer shop, based near me in Yorkshire. True fact: I nearly bought the house of the guy who founded it!
10% off first orders
I’m not sure this is still valid but it’s worth a try. Sign up to the Beer Hawk newsletter and you’ll get 10% off your first order.
Beer52 is a monthly subscription box full of beers and there are always deals out there to save on your first box. Alternatively you can also buy individual beer as you please via an online beer shop.
Also, from time to time Beer52 also offer heavily discounted boxes of beers that are close to or just past the best before date. They’re still good to drink, and I once picked up a fantastic Stone Brewery box with 8 beers for about £12. I’ll add any of these deals I spot below.
£5 or £10 off Beer52’s beer shop
You can use the following codes to get discounts on your beer shop order at Beer52. For £5 off a £25 spend use code BEER52AFFIVE and for £10 off a £35 spend use the code BEER52AFTEN.
Free delivery on beer shop purchases
You can choose instead to just get free delivery from the Beer 52 beer shop with the code AFBEERDELIVERY.
Free beer box trial (pay £5.95 postage)
If you’ve never used Beer52’s monthly subscription box before then you should be able to get a free box of 8 beers for just the cost of postage (£5.95).
If you don’t want to keep getting beers in subsequent months, which will be charged at the full price, you’ll need to cancel. You can choose to take holidays if you’d rather where you miss the odd month.
There is a £5 delivery charge so you need to buy enough to make it worthwhile. Personally I’d avoid the staples such as Punk and Elvis Juice as they’re often cheaper in the supermarkets, but it’s a good place to pick up one-offs.
Up to 8% cashback
You can get up to 8% cashback on orders via TopCashback. Plus if you’ve never used the cashback site before you can get a new member bonus of £15.
10% off first orders
Use the code WELCOME10 to save on your first order at Brewdog.
To make packaging and shipments easier and faster during the pandemic, Brewdog is only offering bundles of beers, though you can customise different multipacks as part of your bundle. However you’ll need to order a lot of beer to get free delivery!
I’ve not used Beerwulf, but it stocks beers from the likes of Brewdog, ForePure, Magic Rock and Beavertown.
£5 off when you sign up to the Beerwulf newsletter
Sign up to its newsletter and you’ll get £5 off your next order.
Free shipping on full boxes
If you order 16 beers you’ll be eligible for free delivery as this makes up a full box.
Flavourly is another site which offers a subscription or a bottle shop. I’ve not used it myself but they seem to have decent beers listed.
Offers on Living Social/Wowcher
You can often pick up a mixed case from Flavourly, for example 20 cans for £24 plus £6 delivery. It’s not bad value but the beers tend to be session beers so I think the supermarket bundles are better value.
Eight beers, including Brewdog for £9 at Tesco
This is a really good deal. Tesco is selling eight beers for £9 – essentially two eight-packs. This works out as £1.13 per can. The selection includes Brewdog’s Elvis Juice IPA, Goose Island IPA, Four Pure’s Session IPA and Vocation’s Life & Death IPA.