Sharp's Doom Bar Ale 8 bottles @ £6.46 Costco
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Sharp's Doom Bar Ale 8 bottles @ £6.46 Costco

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Found 2nd Nov
Doom Bar Ale at Costco. 8 bottles for £6.46 Inc VAT. Works out less than 81p a bottle

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Original Poster

32356976-jOOUk.jpgI've stocked up for Christmas and more 😁

Good price but fake craft Ale

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Madchester4 m ago

Good price but fake craft Ale


Have they ever claimed to be a craft ale? I'm just into plain old bitter, meself

Bogami11 m ago

Have they ever claimed to be a craft ale? I'm just into plain old bitter, …Have they ever claimed to be a craft ale? I'm just into plain old bitter, meself


Sharp's was a small craft brewery and then Molson Coors bought it now it's sold by the container load. Can't grumble for 80p a bottle. I'd buy a couple of packs but I wouldn't fill my boots.. voted hot..
Edited by: "Madchester" 2nd Nov

Madchester1 h, 43 m ago

Good price but fake craft Ale


LOL, unlike those "craft" ales like Old Speckled Hen, London Pride and Hobgoblin - who's pretending to be "craft" at all?!

I'd also genuinely love to hear what your definition of "craft" is...

It was £9.95 at costco Tottenham today.

Madchester9 h, 13 m ago

Sharp's was a small craft brewery and then Molson Coors bought it now it's …Sharp's was a small craft brewery and then Molson Coors bought it now it's sold by the container load. Can't grumble for 80p a bottle. I'd buy a couple of packs but I wouldn't fill my boots.. voted hot..


Kegs still come from Sharps Rock brewery though

Lovely Cornwall beer from Nottinghmam. Hot.

Sorry Burton on Trent.
Edited by: "hughestg" 5th Nov

jamesakabob8 h, 5 m ago

LOL, unlike those "craft" ales like Old Speckled Hen, London Pride and …LOL, unlike those "craft" ales like Old Speckled Hen, London Pride and Hobgoblin - who's pretending to be "craft" at all?!I'd also genuinely love to hear what your definition of "craft" is...


I would class "Craft Ale" as one made by a small to mid sized operation using traditional methods. Not one brewed by one of the multinational companies trying to kill the craft beer movement. They brew in sky high fermenters and sell it by the container load and if you have one of the multinational faux craft ales in your shopping trolley you are less likely to have a craft beer from a small independent in your trolley, hence killing the craft beer movement. I wish the big boys would stick to brewing pish like they always have done.
The Budweiser story is an even more interesting one. They stole their beer and image: didn't even pay for the rights. If you google the name "Budweiser" all you get is info on that American brand that brew pish that gives you a headache and that have been trouble for Watering down beer. Budweiser Budvar is the real Budweiser (great beer by the way especially in a 5L party keg) which the Americans stole and the use of the name Budweiser has been in dispute since 1907. They even had the cheek to steel their slogan. "The beer of kings" was Budvar's slogan and Budweiser imaginatively recalled it "The king of beers".
So in a way what is happening in the world of craft ale is similar to what happened to Budweiser Budvar over 100 years ago, but instead of stealing the image and name which wouldn't be gotten away with nowadays anyway, the big boys just chuck the brewery a few £million and the microbrewery sells-up.
I've nothing against buying a few cans of mass produced lager like Stella or kronenburg but when I want a real ale I would buy a bottle or two of "bottle conditioned" ales from a small to mid sized English or Belgian brewer, The difference in quality and flavour from mass produced "craft ale" is huge..

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jamesakabob8 h, 7 m ago

LOL, unlike those "craft" ales like Old Speckled Hen, London Pride and …LOL, unlike those "craft" ales like Old Speckled Hen, London Pride and Hobgoblin - who's pretending to be "craft" at all?!I'd also genuinely love to hear what your definition of "craft" is...




Too right :-D

I personally hate the term "craft beer/ale" as it doesn't mean anything to me, being a bitter drinker for over 30 years and a supporter of CAMRA. I somehow associate the word "craft" in the brewing industry to mean something that appeals to the 20 somethings... just me I guess. I read that the term was popularised by our American cousins, and it reflects breweries that brew less than 6 million barrels a year - that's when I worked out that it meant about 1.2 billion pints a year!

hughestg23 m ago

Lovely Cornwallbeer from Nottinghmam. Hot.


Neither Sharps or Molsoncoors have anything to do with Nottingham

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Wife went to Costco Haydock and they charged her nearly £11 for 8 bottles? Will be going back tomorrow to check this price, will take photo of offer but can you tell me which Costco store you got them from

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Philip_Blundell-1163904586 h, 47 m ago

Wife went to Costco Haydock and they charged her nearly £11 for 8 bottles? …Wife went to Costco Haydock and they charged her nearly £11 for 8 bottles? Will be going back tomorrow to check this price, will take photo of offer but can you tell me which Costco store you got them from


This was on Friday at Costco Reading. I was just passing through and spotted this deal so stocked up. I'll check Costco Chingford this coming week and will keep you updated.

Madchester3rd Nov

I would class "Craft Ale" as one made by a small to mid sized operation …I would class "Craft Ale" as one made by a small to mid sized operation using traditional methods. Not one brewed by one of the multinational companies trying to kill the craft beer movement. They brew in sky high fermenters and sell it by the container load and if you have one of the multinational faux craft ales in your shopping trolley you are less likely to have a craft beer from a small independent in your trolley, hence killing the craft beer movement. I wish the big boys would stick to brewing pish like they always have done. The Budweiser story is an even more interesting one. They stole their beer and image: didn't even pay for the rights. If you google the name "Budweiser" all you get is info on that American brand that brew pish that gives you a headache and that have been trouble for Watering down beer. Budweiser Budvar is the real Budweiser (great beer by the way especially in a 5L party keg) which the Americans stole and the use of the name Budweiser has been in dispute since 1907. They even had the cheek to steel their slogan. "The beer of kings" was Budvar's slogan and Budweiser imaginatively recalled it "The king of beers". So in a way what is happening in the world of craft ale is similar to what happened to Budweiser Budvar over 100 years ago, but instead of stealing the image and name which wouldn't be gotten away with nowadays anyway, the big boys just chuck the brewery a few £million and the microbrewery sells-up. I've nothing against buying a few cans of mass produced lager like Stella or kronenburg but when I want a real ale I would buy a bottle or two of "bottle conditioned" ales from a small to mid sized English or Belgian brewer, The difference in quality and flavour from mass produced "craft ale" is huge..


Killing the craft beer movement? why do you think the 'craft beer movement' became so popular as of late ?? 'craft beer' is way overused these days anyway, craft beer is the type of beer made by someone in a garage or small warehouse the old fashioned way (not to be confused with a micro brewery), funny enough when there beer gets noticed and is delicious bigger beer companies see that and offers this small company lots of money for the right and the recipe, so then said 'craft brewer' sells it to them, its business 101.

Do you know a lot of your favourite so called english beer is actually brewed in Wales in a un-named factory because of the better water quality?


P.S having lived around the world i can vouch for America having the worst beer also their craft beer is awful! but then i guess thats their taste, they like their beer ice cold, can you imagine having pint of bitter freezing cold? it would taste of anything.

P.P.S If its mass brewed it is no longer craft ale, otherwise all beer is craft beer as they would have all started very small in someones garage/shed/basement.
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