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explosivedog
beers 3146 º places 175 º 03:11 Tue 10/17/2017

I'm going to be back in the UK over Christmas, and I was wondering where people would recommend buying beer online is. Preferably stuff with a good range of top UK / European craft stuff. Not too bothered about shipping cost or anything, so anywhere EU that ships to the UK would be fine too.

I'll also be in Liverpool over Christmas, rural Hampshire over New Year's, and London for three or four days in early January. If anybody is interested in an IP trade for some New Zealand beers then send me a message.

 
LazyPyro
beers 2927 º places 46 º 03:48 Tue 10/17/2017

I buy a lot online. Really, a lot. Might as well post my list (not exhaustive but should cover 99% of UK based online bottle shops) for your own perusal.

EDIT: A current and more detailed directory is being maintained by myself over on the new forums: https://community.ratebeer.com/t/uk-online-bottleshop-directory-incl-eu-websites/434

Original post:

Not in any particular order though my recommendations are stronger for the top 5 or so:
https://honestbrew.co.uk/shop/
https://shop.hopburnsblack.co.uk
https://hoptimism.co.uk
http://www.beerritz.co.uk
http://www.beergonzo.co.uk
http://radbeer.com
http://www.beermerchants.com
http://www.hophideout.co.uk
http://www.alesbymail.co.uk - mostly UK stuff but does have some pretty small/new/unheard of breweries
http://www.beerrevolution.co.uk - mostly just UK stuff
http://www.beersofeurope.co.uk - mixture of craft and macro stuff from all over the world, also useful for some harder to get country ticks and Belgian/German beers.
https://www.eebria.com - shipped direct from each brewery so only worth it if you're buying in bulk from each brewery you're interested in.
http://www.beerhawk.co.uk - ABInBev owned for a couple of years now

A few others I know of but haven't used yet so can't vouch for them
http://www.aletavern.com
https://brewcavern.co.uk
http://www.leftfieldbeer.co.uk
https://www.beerheroes.com
http://www.beautifulbeers.co.uk/
https://imperialbeerclub.com - Used to be a monthly subscription service but now also sells singles - only stocks imperial strength beers

EU sites who (I think) deliver to the UK:
https://boxbeers.com [Denmark}
http://www.beerofbelgium.com/en/ [Belgium]
https://www.beergium.com/en/ [Belgium]
https://www.belgianbeerz.com/ [Belgium]
https://beerrepublic.eu/ [Netherlands] - mostly for US/Canadian beers
https://bierhut.com/ [Netherlands]
https://www.bier-deluxe.de/ [Germany]
http://biershop.bierpost.com/de/ [Germany]
https://ebrowarium.pl/ [Poland]

Hope that helps.
Edited to add the two sites Stu suggested that I'd somehow missed.

 
Stuu666
beers 17920 º places 340 º 03:52 Tue 10/17/2017

The UK sites are covered well here. For EU sites I'd add:
http://www.beergium.com/
https://beerrepublic.eu/

 
explosivedog
beers 3146 º places 175 º 04:03 Wed 10/18/2017

Thanks for all the info! Lots of sites to check...

 
LazyPyro
beers 2927 º places 46 º 04:39 Wed 10/18/2017

No problem. Also I didn't bother pointing out breweries' own online stores, but BrewDog are by far the biggest and also sell guest beers (a handful of which are occasionally "exclusive" to them) so they may be worth checking out - http://www.brewdog.com/shop/
Cloudwater, Magic Rock, Beavertown and many others also have their own online shops, soon Northern Monk will too. There's plenty of others too and many who don't will be found on Eebria as I pointed out earlier.

If there's any beers/breweries in particular you're looking for I might be able to point you to which sites are most likely to have them to save you browsing them all.

 
Fin
beers 11955 º places 1274 º 05:10 Wed 10/18/2017

Cannot add anything further to the excellent detail that LazyPyro has provided, other than to say that I also spend a lot online (I live in a rural location) and I use the following (see below), with the top two far and away the most regular spends. We travel to the Netherlands and Belgium quite a lot in the camper so not used any of the EU sites as pick up most of our continental beers directly in the camper when on travels.

Beer Gonzo
Beer Revolution
Beeritz
Eebria
Buxton (now have own webshop)

 
LazyPyro
beers 2927 º places 46 º 05:50 Wed 10/18/2017

Mikkeller's webshop also ships all over the UK and EU if you're interested in their beers https://shop.mikkeller.dk

 
explosivedog
beers 3146 º places 175 º 23:59 Sat 11/4/2017

Thanks for all the advice. Big box of beers from hopburnsblack.co.uk will be waiting at my parents house for me!

 
LazyPyro
beers 2927 º places 46 º 01:44 Mon 11/6/2017

Solid choice.

For anyone else seeing this thread in the future, please disregard the list I posted above as it may well be (or become) outdated. A current and more detailed directory is being maintained by myself over on the new forums: https://community.ratebeer.com/t/uk-online-bottleshop-directory-incl-eu-websites/434

 
SilkTork
beers 6221 º places 97 º 06:40 Tue 11/7/2017

As you'll be in Hampshire, you might want to visit the Bitter Virtue beer shop in Southampton.

http://www.bittervirtue.co.uk

And if you do visit Southampton, give me a nudge, and I'll take you to a few brewpubs and craft beer bars. We have rather a lot here. Also some old fashioned cask beer ticking pubs with no kegs in sight, but around 10 active pumps from local breweries.