what beer am I supposed to drink in England?

hey Culinaly I seriously need your help. I'm new to the United Kingdom and every beer I can find at the grocery store tastes like watered down piss. Picrel is the best I could find, but I'm still looking for something better. what do people actually drink here?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you go to the pub on the corner and drink what's on tap

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. And if you find yourself in Innsmouth, do try the Shoggoth's Old Peculiar, it's quite lovely.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you post at 4am...
    Anyway just drink any, stella artois is pretty shit though.
    >What do people actually drink here
    Piss

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      just got back from spending Christmas with family and I'm still jet lagged, feels like 10 pm. anyways if you mention stella to anyone here They start making fun of you, something tells me the Brits are hiding something better that I just don't know about yet

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >something tells me the Brits are hiding something better that I just don't know about yet
        You mean like vodka?
        Are you fricking moronic or just drunk at 4 in the morning?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        stella's nickname in the UK is 'wifebeater'

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The little paki shops don't have any good beer. Try going to a supermarket. (Or , if you have one, a speciality shop that actually sells decent beer)

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fosters of course

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do they not sell vodka or whiskey in England?
    Honestly, if you're trying to get smashed at 4 in the morning like an ugly American, the least you could do is chug a fifth of vodka, strip naked, and run around town like a /misc/tard

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Every country drinks piss, mate. Gotta find what you like. I drink ciders.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nope, this tastes like heaven. Pretty much every lighter beer from bavaria is amazing

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Very good, I buy this whenever I can find it here in Canada. One of the stores near me started carrying more UK stuff, I'll try Abbot Ale next time

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Old Crafty Hen is better. Shit's like rocket fuel. There's also a banana bread flavour ale some places sell, sounds like gimmicky Christmas shit but is actually delicious.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >banana bread flavour ale
          I love that shit, they stopped fricking stocking it

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oh, I really like samuel smith's oatmeal stout, that's a UK beer

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    stella or asahi, my two favourite lagers. they are both so good.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Drink cider instead

    Or gin

    Or ale

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the lager sucks, get pretty much any ale it's readily available. a lot of it's in glass bottles.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    gen any cask ale in a pub if you like warm and flat beer

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kronens are nice but try these if you want something stronger. Carlsberg is a solid beer option

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to a Wetherspoons, they always have various local things on tap. Also check nearby supermarkets or even Co-op because they'll probably have a shelf for local ales and ciders too.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    my favorite bongoloid beers that I can get in america are newcastle brown, samuel smith, and st. peter's. how are they regarded there?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      We honestly prefer other Euro beers to our own usually

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you're a moron student, poof, chav or alcoholic, maybe. All the proper geezers I know like Jail Ale from Princetown Brewery, which is a half hour's drive from my house, and it's Dartmoor Legend on tap at the geezer yachting club I visit. Doom Bar is really big here in Devon too.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Luv some doom bar me. That's my mum's favourite.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Which county are you in? I'm interested in how far Doom Bar has travelled. I personally never order it if there's an alternative since they've been bought out by Coors, but I won't pretend that it isn't really good.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Leicestershire, you can get it in any little tesco here, and sometimes on tap. I think Sharps have pretty wide distribution now, they graduated to cans at least.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                you can get Doom Bar nationwide afaik. I'm in Oldham, so north west and hardly a metropolis, both my local Sainbury's and Tesco sell it

                oh nice. Well, I would say that answers OP's question pretty well.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                I lived in Leicestershire for 8 years, avoid Everards beer, it’s awful.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                They own quite a few of the pubs near me - they opened a big beer hall/cafe setup since you left, it sucks.
                I think Old Original is pretty good but not really a fan of Tiger.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              you can get Doom Bar nationwide afaik. I'm in Oldham, so north west and hardly a metropolis, both my local Sainbury's and Tesco sell it

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              doom bar is nationwide now. probably in large part thanks to wetherspoons. i regularly see it sold out in morrisons

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      a lot of them are regional products and you don't necessarily get them that often all over the country, unless you're going to specialty shops/pubs. so they don't have as much of a reputation.
      newky brown is available everywhere though it's pretty nice. samuel smith i've had a couple of times i enjoyed it. st peter's, i think i had their christmas one or something once. seems like a bretty good selection

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm a finngay and I love St Peter's, both their winter warmer and their cream stout. Both are very thicc and complex brews though and you wouldn't necessarily want them on a stifling hot summer afternoon.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Newcastle Brown is well known, and sells a low rate in many places. Pretty good for a larger brewery.
      Samuel Smith is a reasonable brewer. You didn't say which one of theirs.
      Don't know St Peters at all.
      But most of the best stuff is really local. It's the nature of brewing: much easier to produce great beer in small quantities.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Newbie brown is seriously one of the tastiest ales I've ever tried.
        Hobgoblin is also a good choice tbh

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Newcastle is hot garbage in the states. Maybe it's different there, but honestly the worst brown ale and one of the worst beers I've ever drank

          That being said, fullers ESB is one of my favorite beers around, OP. Try that, or any bitter. That style is damn good in general and goes down real easy.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I know that Newky brown is considered an old fashioned treasure here, lots of people including myself drink it, young and old.
      It's rather dark, weighty and complex and so is a popular drink to enjoy in the colder rainier months. Lads here will switch to the pale stuff like Stella, Fosters and Carling in the summer when it's roasting.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    sounds like you really aren't into beer
    When and if you find one _type_ that you do like, you buy it repeatedly. Duh? Start with styles, first up is top vs bottom fermented ale, then move onto lager, then IPAs, then brown, then porters, then stout, then sours. Why is this so hard? There are dry ciders, and ciders made from other fruit. England isn't as known for craft beers and variety as other countries, that's for sure, but it does exist. You should drink just to pair with food. Does beer break up the fatty heaviness, or cleanse the palate? Then you are doing it right. You are likely to find the same 5-6 choices at an ordinary public house or restaurant. I like some of the Samuel Smiths choices. I'd start with that.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you come here with that princess attitute you wont get far. just drink it, get drunk and shut up. Nothing wrong with the main brands, just because they arnt triple hop chocolate frick me in the arse, doesnt mean they arnt just standard easy drinking lagers. You just know when someone calls something piss water they are a little fairy princess. Youll drink whats on offer and be happy about it or frick off back to where you came from.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >when someone calls something piss water they are a little fairy princess
      That or you just handed them a pint of Budweiser.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeh this, never drink budweiser. budvar's nice though.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >just drink it, get drunk and shut up
      nah i want to enjoy my visit. dumb poster

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >You just know when someone calls something piss water they are a little fairy princess
      Apart from Carling of course which is literally canned piss.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    get some buckfast tonic wine

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    beer is haram in england. Drink some tea and smoke shisha mashallah

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this, beer hasn't been legal here since the 1950s

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The little paki shops don't have any good beer. Try going to a supermarket. (Or , if you have one, a speciality shop that actually sells decent beer)

        Drinking culture in any of the infested cities in the UK is terrible thanks to shitskins. Go North or go to the countryside for the good stuff.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    One thing the Brits do very well is cider, my local has Rattler on draught even though we're nowhere near Cornwall and its delicious
    If I was going to go for beer I'd have Neck Oil or Asahi, or whatever local beers are available

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Neck oil

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cloudwater, Azvex, DEYA, Northern Monk, Verdant, Floc., Track, Beak, Vocation...

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    kronenbourg is pretty much the best beer you can buy in shops here, unless you want something stronger.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I was playing Deep Rock Galactic while drinking Kronenbourg a couple years ago and got to talking with the French guy in the game about beer. He said his dad was a researcher at the Kronenbourg brewery which I thought was pretty neat. I told him I'm a Kronenbourg researcher too. At first he was amazed, then I told him I'm researching 4 cans right now and he got the joke.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just stick to buying beer that comes in 500ml bottles. That will be your ales and bitters. Or something stronger try the bottled ciders. Henry Weston's Vintage is a favourite of mine.

    In the pub just go with anything from the brewery.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      literally drinking this right now. the cloudy cider is shit though

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    stella's like an old trusty friend. i drink it in the shower to get rid of bad hangovers. reliable. always looks after me. but estrella, staropramen, urquell, san miguel, heineken, and peroni if they have nothing better on tap. my mates drink neck oil but it's not for me.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What kind of beer would you drink back home?

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How much does a pack of pints like that cost in England?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      About 6 quid for a four pack.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not fricking fair. I hate america

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I am more of an Ale and Cider drinker myself, I live in Cider Country (Somerset) . Not as cheap as Fosters (which is the default in England) but 1664 is quite well rounded, as Lagers go.

          TL;DR 1664 Is a good pint of Lager.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Your spirits are way cheaper

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why would anyone voluntarily move to the UK in the year of our lord two thousand and twenty four? Are you trying to lower your quality of life on purpose as a joke?

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ale you gimp, only underclasses and deanoa drink largguh

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most UK-brewed lagers are shite tbh, if you insist on lager then you can get Krombacher or Warsteiner in most supermarkets, or hell even Aldi's own brand stuff is decent
    Otherwise look for ales. Theakston's Old Peculier, St Austell Proper Job, Hobgoblin etc you will find pretty much anywhere in supermarkets

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the polish beers are fricking great, get a load of different beers with polish names and see which ones you like. i recommend Warka.

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    idk the best one but i can tell you do not drink pic related, one of the worst beers ive ever had
    im not really a fan of most british beers ive had but newcastle is pretty good. much prefer ciders

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