I think most will be new for me. I’ll see them in another two weeks as your monthly is ahead of mine it seems.
Longhammer’s been in Marks & Spencer, as I recall.
I just started on this box… Good so far!
A couple of comments on the subscription front. They make it easy to switch to one box every two months, what’s less easy is there’s also a one every three months option if you push it. That’s what I’m on now, as it means I can still buy beers elsewhere as well without getting quite as many sarky comments about the mounting pile in the house…
If you threaten to cancel you’ll most likely also get offered a discount on the next box instead. Might be useful.
The gift cases and stuff will probably (I can’t say for sure) involve the recipient signing up. You/they can cancel, but on one gift sub I took out something went wrong and they still got sent the case after cancellation. However, B52 customer service were and said very sorry, keep the case for free.
Arrived home today from a little holiday to find these 12 beers waiting for me. Most seem to be brewed at De Proef even if the brewery name sounds ‘different’. All new rates for me, once I get around to drinking them.
Another ‘mixed box’ of ticks for me this month. All new rates and a couple of new breweries too.
Few more Croatia ticks too.
Never got my Oct box and now my Nov is supposed to be out. I hate Hermes delivery.
November is an interesting box, Helsinki and Tallinn feature mostly.
Twelve new rates in the comfort of my own home.
I presume they’re dodgy Belgian bootlegs because the Pyynikin cans are smaller than the usual ones.
It may be because he ordered the dark beers box but my colleague who signed up seems to be getting different beers… or rather not international beers.
Just noticed that they were stocking Geary’s Pale Ale which is one of the ones on the Protz 300 list.
Don’t be such a lazy bugger - get a cheap flight and taste the stuff that we don’t want to ship overseas and want to keep for ourselves!
That was my assumption too, based on the overall consistent look of the bottles, cans and labels.
I’m on a 3-monthly delivery, so I got the Awards one in Oct, and am due my next in Jan.
@beardedavenger, don’t think so, but I will check the labels when sober enough to see if they are in fact from de Proef.
My colleague who subscribes has been off work with a severe reoccurrence of gout so paused his subscription. Otherwise was going to offer to take the Finish ones I hadn’t had off his hands.
It’s the small cans I’m suspicious of. I’ve had two of them before and they were in 440ml cans.
All the cans are 330ml but there is no mention of Beer 52 or de Proef on any of them.
The story on that Sori label isn’t the whole truth. Sori was initially founded by 3 Finns, two business/marketting, one biochemist. Great biochemist. I’m not sure why he left but I’m pleased to say he stayed in Estonia and that he now works at Pohjala (where has the most high-tech lab of any small brewer in the region). They’re still making great beers, as they have a couple of absolutely outstanding brewers. It looks like you’ve only got beers from their regular range, rather than any of their specials, but I hope you enjoy them. They have one of the best barrel ageing projects in the Baltics too, so those are ones to look out for in particular.
I had to finish with ‘The Sunday Times Wine Club’ because the delivery driver couldn’t read ‘DO NOT LEAVE IN PORCH’ and ‘LEAVE WITH A NEIGHBOUR’; which I had written on the wine boxes.