Budget Beer Advent Calendar – Days 13-16

The rules are these. Each day from 1-24 December I drink a different beer. It must be either: 1) Discounted in some way; or 2) A gift for something I have done to help someone.

I will try to assemble the cheapest, most varied, highest quality beer advent calendar known to man!

You can view previous days here: Days 1-4 – Days 5-8 – Days 9-12

Days 13-16: A local gem, Yorkshire giants and an old favourite

I visited the Kissingate Brewery for their Christmas party and got a freebie of my favourite dark beer of the year. It stands up well to some more seasoned beers I tried on days 14-16.

Advent Calendar 4

Saturday 13th December

The Beer: Kissingate Six Crows, 6.6% ABV, 567ml.

How the brewer describes it: A rich, dark and decadent stout with intense notes of molasses, bourbon, oak and wood smoke.

The price: Free (reduced from £2.50).

The source: Kissingate Brewery, Lower Beeding, nr. Horsham. Gary kindly gave me a complimentary drink voucher in return for me publicising his beer and being a great customer!

Sunday 14th December

The Beer: Timothy Taylor Landlord, 4.3% ABV, 500ml.

How the brewer describes it: A Classic Strong Pale Ale, Landlord has won more awards nationally than any other beer: This includes four times as Champion at the Brewers’ International Exhibition and four times as CAMRA’s beer of the year. Refreshingly reliable, nationally renowned, this full drinking Pale Ale with a complex and hoppy aroma.

The price: £1.67 (in a 3 for £5 deal, usually £2).

The source: Sainsbury’s, Wilton Road, London SW1.

Monday 15th December

The Beer: Kelham Island Pride of Sheffield, 4.2% ABV, 500 ml.

How the brewer describes it: A light copper bitter crafted from a range of choicest English malted barleys including Maris Otter, Tipple and Crystal malts. Spicy British hops complement the malty, caramel flavours and fruity American hops add a refreshing bitter sweet palate.

The price: £1 (reduced from £2.40).

The source: Spar, Coltsfoot Drive, Horsham.

Tuesday 16th December

The Beer: Fullers Golden Pride, 8.5% ABV, 500 ml.

How the brewer describes it: Everybody loves a pint but good things come in smaller measures too. Golden Pride is a premium, superior-strength bottled ale, bursting with flavours of sweet orange oil and toasted grains. At 8.5% ABV, it’s to be savoured like a fine wine.

The price: £1.66 (in a 3 for £5 deal, usually £2.50)

The source: Sainsbury’s, Wilton Road, London SW1.

Running total

Total spent: £17.29

Normal price: £36.81

Saving: £19.52

NB. The beer on Tuesday 16th December was actually consumed on Wednesday 17th December due to a serious bout of man flu!


2 thoughts on “Budget Beer Advent Calendar – Days 13-16

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