Asda Ales - Brewed by Bad Co - £1.25
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Asda Ales - Brewed by Bad Co - £1.25

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Found 7th Aug
Really decent store brand ale at a great per-can price.

Can highly recommend the American IPA and West Coast Pale Ale. Haven't tried the pilsner or milk stout yet.

Brewed by Bad Co, whose own beers are excellent.
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Had the flavourly choc marshmallow porter the other day, lovely

The picture suggests they're not being sold as own brand but as BAD Co.

Edit: actually my BAD! Says for asda but at least they're clear about the credentials
Edited by: "Sid.Harper" 7th Aug
oooh sounds promising!

Migth have to nab some, it's good where the stores still give credit to the brewery.
OK so the cans have some nice flavours(if you don't notice can tang) but so has the Ale in Aldi/Lidl for £1.25 a 500ml bottle. Will be doing very little ale shopping anywhere else unless the deals become at least on par. Morrison is your best bet for the occasional Laldi slaying deal.
Edited by: "qwales" 7th Aug
Lidl has a 99p craft section..all nice...some are 6%
Would have tried it, but 330ml sized cans is a too stingy...... I'll stick to Lidl & Aldi and their 500ml bottles.
Without sounding like a complete snob, the Lidl and Aldi 500ml bottles are more of an 'old fashioned' type of beer when compared to this stuff.

And while there's nothing wrong with the Green Gecko for example, it's perhaps a little unsophisticated and certainly not a 'modern' IPA.

And I can totally see that paying more money for fewer ml of beer can be seen as an exercise in great marketing, or the emperor's new clothes, but I think that a lot of the American influenced IPA style beers just taste a lot better than the older styles.

Of course, personal taste is entirely subjective. But I'm not really sure that comparing this stuff to the Lidl beers is really comparing apples with apples.

That said, the Aldi '1079 Project' craft pilsner is an absolute steal at £2.50 for 4 cans...
Is this craft beer manufacturer really supplying a whole supermarket chain with small batch craft beers? Or is it mass produced with clever marketing and branding?
Edited by: "TheBiker" 7th Aug
Interestingly Asda have sold Bad Co beers for quite a while, one of them being the 5.5%abv milk stout Dazed & Confused. In the new range the Bad Co Denver Milk Stout is also 5.5%abv which suggests to me that these new ales are rebadged beers from the Bad Co range available at a cheaper price.
I noticed in one of my local stores yesterday that there is labels on the shelves for a few other Asda (Bad Co) beers such as a Citra pale at £2 & a DIPA at £2.20 so worth keeping your eyes open!
goldenone:
Interestingly Asda have sold Bad Co beers for quite a while, one of them being the 5.5%abv milk stout Dazed & Confused. In the new range the Bad Co Denver Milk Stout is also 5.5%abv which suggests to me that these new ales are rebadged beers from the Bad Co range available at a cheaper price.
I noticed in one of my local stores yesterday that there is labels on the shelves for a few other Asda (Bad Co) beers such as a Citra pale at £2 & a DIPA at £2.20 so worth keeping your eyes open!

Yeah the Citra pale and DIPA (I think there are 4 in total) are larger cans. Not quite 500ml but perhaps 400 or 440.

I think the DIPA was 7.2% - will enjoy sampling that one
devlino7th Aug

Lidl has a 99p craft section..all nice...some are 6%


had the orange one from lidl tasted like washing up liquid when i first saw them i bought 4 cans i took the rest back to the shop
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