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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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.
£10 off your first order
Sign up to Honest Brew and you’ll get £10 off your first order. Minimum spend £29.
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.
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.
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
Sign up to the Beer Hawk newsletter and you’ll get 10% off your first order.
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.
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.
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.
Fast track bundle deals
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!
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.
Free drink from Brewdog
Brewdog is giving away a schooner (2/3 pint) of Punk IPA to anyone with a voucher once their bars reopen. You can get the voucher here until 30th June.
You’ll be emailed your code after this deadline so keep an eye on your inbox. Then once bars are reopened you’ll have two weeks to use your voucher.