Save money on beer from the likes of Brewdog, Beer52 and more.
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.
There is a £6.95 delivery charge so you need to buy enough to make it worthwhile, though it’s free if you order a certain amount (roughly 48 cans).
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.
Brewdog loyalty scheme: Free beers
Brewdog has launched Planet Brewdog, a loyalty scheme where you can get rewarded with free beer after certain orders.
- Free 4 pack of any Headliner beer on your next order (min £30 spend)
- Free 4 pack of Punk IPA on next order (min £30 spend) after two orders
- 10% discount for a week if you order four different core beers
You need to sign up for the scheme and you can find it if you click “my account” on the Brewdog website. You’ll need to activate it to qualify for the first offer, and complete other tasks or make further purchases for other savings.
You should also get a £5 discount on your first order if you sign up via a referral link, though it’s not clear how you get the discount.
Brewdog Beer Club: Save on first three boxes
Brewdog’s new beer club ‘Brewdog & Friends’ is launched in April with 8 beers delivered each month. Full price is £19.95 per box, and there’s £3.95 delivery on top. That makes it a pretty pricey option compared to other beer clubs.
However if you do want to give it a try, there’s a welcome offer with 50% off your first box, 30% off your second and 20% off your third.
If you want to cancel after each box before the start of the next month when you’ll be charged for a new box. The fourth box will be full price.
And if you go via TopCashback you can currently get £2 cashback. Not used TopCashback before? Get a £10 welcome bonus here.
Brewdog: Up to 12% cashback
First-time users of the Brewdog online shop can get around 12% cashback on orders via Quidco or TopCashback. Returning customers will get around 4.5%.
Plus if you’ve never used either cashback site before you can get an extra new member bonus of up to £17.
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.
Beer52: 10 beers for £10 (existing customers)
Most of the offers with cheap boxes of beers are for new customers, so if you’ve had a trial before then this deal is pretty good. You will get 10 beers for £10 including delivery. Use the code XMAS10
This does restart your membership, so if you don’t want that to happen you’ll need to cancel before the next box is sent.
Beer52: £5 or £10 off the 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.
Beer52: 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.
Beer52: 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.
Other beer shops
Flavourly: £5 off your first order
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.
Use the referral code ANDREWFKQ at the checkout the first time you use Flavourly to save £5. You’ll be able to get your own referral code to share with friends too.
BBNo: 12 beers for under £30
Groupon is offering 50% off Brew By Numbers’ mixed pack. You get 12 beers for £24 rather than £48, though there’s a £5 delivery charge on top.
Plus, as always with Groupon, there are often voucher codes bringing the cost down further. This is a “local” deal so you’ll need one that covers these.
Goose Island: 20% off
You can now buy Goose Island beers direct from the brewery. Sign up to the newsletter to get 10% off your first order and news of future offers, while there are regular 20% offers too.
Green Bottle Shop: 10% off your first order
Green Bottle Shop is a new online craft beer business set up to take excess stock from breweries and sell it at a discount and prevent it going to waste. Apparently it’s not uncommon for them to overproduce certain beers and sometimes these surplus pints are thrown away.
When you open the site you should get a pop-up offering 10% off your first order.
The beer should have a decent amount of time left before the Best Before Date, which I’ve been told will soon be added to the descriptions of the beers on the website.
When I looked there were decent discounts of up to 41% on beers from Thornbridge, Salt, Wild Card and London Beer Factory. The ones I checked listed at lower prices than direct with the breweries.
Free delivery is on order over £45, otherwise pay £4.99 or £6.99.
Beerwulf: £5 off first orders
I’ve not used Beerwulf, but it stocks beers from the likes of Brewdog, ForePure, Magic Rock and Beavertown.
If you order 16 beers you’ll be eligible for free delivery as this makes up a full box.
I’m not sure if this offer is still running, but it’s worth trying if you are going to use Beerwulf. Sign up to its newsletter and you’ll get £5 off your next order.
Beerhawk: 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.
Other craft beer sales
- Craftline – Occassional promo codes