It is a bit old-fashioned looking and really the preserve of the ale-geek but the Oxford Bottled Beer Database is a treasure. As the name suggests it is full of beer tasting notes and ratings mostly submitted by users.
Spot a brew you haven’t supped before? Then head to the OBBD for details.
What is also rather decent of the young fellows who run the site is the occassional discounts they negociate with various beer retailers in the UK. The lastest such offer is 5% off the Christmas Selection Box from Living Beer.com.
This is a mixed case of 12 different ales with a seasonal theme. All the ales are bottle conditioned and from the UK, many from small microbreweries that might otherwise be difficult to get hold of. You can claim your 5% discount by going to www.livingbeer.com, purchasing the case and quoting the promotional code OBBDCSB-5 when you get to the checkout.
The box contains such delights as A Lump Of Coal, Reindeer’s Delight and Good King Senseless. An excellent gift.