Honest Brew is the UK's best online beer service. They research small batch beers form around the world and then tailor each selection to your preferences.
"HonestBrew works with microbreweries from across the world, including
Beavertown, Lervig and Yeastie Boys, to offer a huge range of unique beers. With
95% of the beers sold by HonestBrew not available in supermarkets, this
personalised and curated service offers users something unique."
There are three types of subscription boxes of beer to choose from;
The Beer Club - offers 2 x 6 craft beers sent every month for £29.90 (£10 off first delivery) This is the no fuss subscription and it is great if you just want some tasty beer each month.
The Tailor Made - offers 12 brewery fresh craft beers every month for £35.50 (£10 off first delivery) Your subscription is tailor made to your tastes.
The Treasure Chest - offers 12 exclusive and hard to find craft beers every month for £39.90 (£10 off first delivery) Again your subscription is tailored to your tastes.
All three subscriptions promise a flexible subscription (you can cancel or pause any time) and free delivery.
Interested? Why don't you try a Taster Kit, I can offer you one with 50% off that's just £9 for six craft beers. Just visit Honest Brew through my blog to get this fantastic offer.
I was sent a six beer taster kit to review myself. It's a great way to get a taste of the different types of beers available and see which ones you like best.
In my box I had;
Beavertown Neck Oil - an India Pale Ale which is refreshing light and crisp but packs a punch. It's the kind of ale you can drink at any time of day for refreshment.
Buxton Wild Boar - Another India Pale Ale from the Buxton Brewery in Derbyshire. It had an aroma of lime and mango but you can also taste honey and malt. It had a lovely frothy head on top of a pale straw coloured beer.
Howling Hops Running Beer - I didn't get to try this one, it disappeared from my case, I think my eldest son was the culprit (it's ok he's over the legal drinking age!) It's a full bodied brown ale.
Fourpure Pils - This one was abducted by my eldest daughter (also over the legal drinking age) she said it tasted like larger! Which is probably correct seeing as it is a Pilsner, but from London not Germany.
Wild Beer, Wild Goose Chase - This is a Saison beer which is not something I am familiar with but is described as wild and interesting. I was pretty sure I could detect gooseberries, which in my books is pretty interesting for a beer.
The Five Points Brewery ,Railway Porter - This promised me coffee and chocolate as well as beer. I don't know if it was just the promise but I really loved this beer, I think I'm definitely more of a stout person (as in stout beer not fat!) Not as refreshing as the lighter ales but dark, interesting and somewhat comforting. My favourite in the box (out of the ones I got to taste anyway, Thanks Kids!)
I also received the lovely Siam beer glass that you can see in my photos.
Overall I really enjoyed my selection and found my box emptied pretty quick. It would be nice to receive a box every month, I'd probably go for the tailored boxes though so I could get more of what I liked while trying new brands.
Did you know that beer could come in so many flavours? They come under six main categories;
- Light/crisp - light and easy drinking lagers or pale ales.
- Citrusy/fruity - refreshing, often bitter hop-focused beers
- Malty/toffee - never overly bitter, occasionally sweet and warming
- Roasted/chocolate - usually rich, full bodied, and brewed with darker malts
- Wild/Interesting - Experimental and wild, these test the boundaries of what beer is thought to be.
- Earthy/spicy - expect herbal and earthy flavours.
Are you a beer lover? Which flavours do you think you'd like to try? I'd love to hear in the comments.
Honest Brew are offering my readers a 50% discount on a Taster Pack, that's just £9 for 6 craft beers!
I would recommend Honest Brew to my friends and family and beer lovers everywhere. They provide a unique service and the prices are decent. The subscriptions are easy and adaptable and the best value as you are rewarded with free postage and with some you get an extra discount in their shop if you need to top up with extra beer if you need it. I was given the taster pack free for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.