It’s probably fair to say that the current UK beer scene is slightly in thrall to American style beers but this hasn’t always been the case. Even a decade or so ago, if you wanted something a bit more exotic than British beer, you’d often turn to Belgium and Germany for your beer fix. We often say that 20 years ago, if you wanted to open a standalone beer store, you wouldn’t survive without having a significant portion of your selection coming from the Continent. Now, however, the reverse is true. In many bottle shops the Belgian and German beers have been relegated to only a few token bottles in the corner from the more well known breweries. And in all honesty, we were a little bit guilty of this too when we first opened. However, it’s always been our desire to showcase the full range of beers which have played such a huge part of the formative experience for many current beer drinkers and brewers.

To this end, we’ve spent the last several months in both stores building up our selection of beers from Belgium and Germany, with our ranges of these beers now expanded to around 70 different brews, from the most delicate pils and blondes to the heavier hitting and complex dunkels and quads. We’ll continue to add even more beers to these selections, constantly searching out the best that these countries have to offer. So next time you’re after the latest DIPA or sour, don’t forget to grab something from some of the oldest brewing nations in the world; we promise you won’t be disappointed.

Below is our range at the moment, although this will be growing, so keep an eye eye out on our Twitter for all the new arrivals!

CURRENT BELGIAN BEERS

ACHEL
Blonde

ALVINNE
Kerasus
Omega

BOON
Framboise
Mariage Parfait

BOON/MIKKELLER
Bone Dry Mikkeller Selection

BRUGSE ZOT
Blonde
Brune

BRUSSELS BEER PROJECT
Like It Bitter
Gross Bertha
 Babylone

DE DOCHTER
Charbon
Belle Fleur

DE DOLLE
Stout

DE LA SENNE
Jambe-de-Bois
 Brasseleir
Taras Boulba

DELIRIUM
Red
 Tremens
Nocturnum

DUPONT
Saison

DUVEL
Tripel Hop

ELLEZELLOISE
Hercule Stout

FANTOME
Saison
 India Red
Pissenlit

KWAK

LA RULLES
Tripel
Blonde
Brune
Estivale
Saison

LINDEMANS
Apple
Kriek
Cassis
Gueze
Cuvee Renee

LINDEMANS/MIKELLER
Spontanbasil

ORVAL

ROCHEFORT
6
8
10

RODENBACH
Grand Cru
Caractère Rouge

SATAN
Red
Gold

ST BERNARDUS
Abt 12
Tripel
Wit
Pater

STRAFFE HENDRIK
Wild 2015

TILQUIN
Gueuze
Quetsche
Mure

TROUBADOUR
Blonde
Magma
Westkust

VERHAEGE
Echt Kriekenbier

WESTMALLE
Tripel
Dubel

CURRENT GERMAN BEERS

AUGUSTINER
Edelstoff
Helles
Dunkel

AYINGER
Brau-Weisse
Jahrhundert

DIEBELS
Alt

FRUH
Kolsch

HACKER-PSCHORR
Hell
Gold
Animator
Sternweisse
Anno 1417

HOPF
Helle Weisse

HÖSS
Doppel-Hirsch Hell
Allgäuer Hüttenbier

KÖSSEL BRAU
Vollbier
Dunkels

KOSTRITZIER
Schwartzbier

PAULANER
Salvator
Hell

RADERBERGER
Pils

ROTHAUS
Pils

SCHLENKERLA
Marzen
Weizen

SCHNEIDER WEISSE
Aventinus
Tap 7

TEGERNSEE
Hell

THURN & TAXIS
Hell
Rogen Bier

WEISSENOHE
Altfränkisch
Klosterweizen