According to Homer Simpson, beer is the cause of and solution to all life’s problems.
But what if there was a way to take away some of those problems?
Perhaps with a no-fuss home delivery? Maybe a well-curated selection of 10 beers around the 5 per cent mark which seemed to really compliment each other?
What about a box that doesn’t take up half the kitchen? Fancy a snack and maybe a magazine too?
Oh, and how about £10 off your first order. In fact you can join Hopsmore today and order your first beer box for just £1.16 a can!
I’ve signed up for beer clubs before and was left a little perplexed. Huge packaging that was barely 70 per cent used.
And the beers were hit and miss at best. Cans of 7.4 per cent imperial IPAs together together with 6.4 per cent milkshake oat stouts.
All headache inducing – with no real theme to the night as you lurch from one random beer to the next.
I found the Hopsmore choice really struck a chord with me, with a selection of no more than 5 per cent that meant you could an enjoy a few beers at home without waking up on a roundabout at 11am. The next Wednesday.
Case in point: a few beers listening with the football on a Tuesday night with work the next morning at 7am.
I started with the Whitewater Brewing Company’s Maggie Leap IPA (4.7 per cent) which was citrusy and crisp with distinctive but not overpowering hops.
I moved on to a First Chop Cal West Coast IPA (4.8 per cent) which was had a little more of a pine flavour before finishing off with the Glasgow Beer Works’ Pioneer Citrus IPA.
That was a fruity little number to finish my IPA odyssey with lemon and citrus with a hint of orange.
And I still have Radeberger’s Pilsner, Freedom Brewery’s Urban Lager and West Brewery Berkshire’s Brewery Renegade for the next time I need my side to win their game in hand. (Note: they didn’t).
All you need to do is sign up here, and you’ll get a beer box delivered to your door every month containing a collection of completely different beers. You’ll even get £10 off your first beer box.
The best thing? Unlike other beer subscriptions I’ve used – my fridge won’t be chock full of the unfancied ones four months later.
You can’t say fairer than that.