Beer-related travel, at home and abroad, exploring and indulging my passion for beer.
Friday, 5 July 2013
Bargain Beer at Lidl's
From time to time supermarket chain, Lidl run cut-price promotions on certain bottled English beers. The offers are either from Shepherd Neame or Marstons,
but given my antipathy towards Shep's it's only beers from the latter
group which interest me. Earlier this week our local branch of Lidl, in
Tonbridge, was selling two different Jennings beers at the bargain price of just 99p per 500ml bottle. The beers in question were Jennings Bitter or Cocker Hoop,
and it was the latter brew which took my fancy, as I rate it as by far
the best beer to come out of the Jennings stable. Golden in colour and
with just the right balance between juicy malt and resinous bitterness,
this 4.2% beer really hits the spot so far as I'm concerned.
At such a bargain price, both beers were selling like hot cakes. I picked up an eight-bottle case yesterday, but when I returned earlier this evening, both beers had completely sold out. I'm not surprised, but if you're quick, it might still be worth checking your local branch of Lidl to see if there's any left on the shelves.