Beer sales websites and bottle shops

Alcohol Emporium: Online sales of alcohol, including beer, with an emphasis on great value. www.alcoholemporium.co.uk/

The Ale Room: A start-up — but rapidly growing — site with beer cases, mini kegs and taster selections, as well as wines, ciders and spirits. www.thealeroom.co.uk/

Beer 365: Individual bottles for sale, or the opportunity to subscribe to a monthly free delivery box, which comes with nibbles. www.beer365.co.uk/

The Beer Boutique: Retailer who love beer offering, they say, South West London’s best range. Expert knowledge and quality tasting experiences. www.thebeerboutique.co.uk

Beer City: Selling Belgian and other foreign beers. www.beer-city.be

The Beer Emporium: A bar and restaurant with a bottle shop in the heart of Bristol’s Old Town. Specialising in craft beer and a fresh seasonal menu. thebeeremporium.net

Beer Hawk: Marketed as the antidote to uninspiring supermarket beer selections, Beer Hawk offers 300 beers from artisan brewers around the world. www.beerhawk.co.uk

Beers by Post: Specialising in beers and ciders from the West Country, this outlet was set up by Steve Post, who has many years experience in the local brewing trade. beersbypost.com/

Beers of Europe: Stocking some 2,000 different ales, lagers and craft beers, available for retail purchase and also selling to the trade. www.beersofeurope.co.uk

Bottle Shack: An online store owned by Purity Brewing Co, but also selling a variety of other beers (UK and foreign) and other drinks. www.bottleshack.uk/

Bring a Bottle: a price comparison website for not only beer but also cider, wine and spirits. www.bringabottle.co.uk

Cellar Door: A beer shop focusing on small batch, artisan products from independent drinks brands, also with cask-fresh beer. cellardoordrinks.co.uk

Craft Rebellion: Beer sourced directly from the breweries, plus the added bonus of monthly mystery beers — an interesting way of making one focus on the quality of the beers rather than pre-judging on the basis of the label. craftrebellion.com

Crafty Beer Cans: Beer from smaller craft breweries which is packaged in cans. Beers are available individually and in mixed cases. craftybeercans.co.uk/

EeBria: Focusing on exciting independent producers, with beers dispatched directly from the brewers. www.eebria.com/

Flavourly: A beer club offering “the creme de la creme” of independent  UK craft brewers. Taking a stand against corporate beer. www.flavourly.com/

Grand Beers: An online beer shop with 800 or so beers which also has sites in Germany and The Netherlands / Belgium. www.grandbeers.com/

Honest Brew: An online retailer offering more than 120 craft beers. There are exclusive beer launches at noon every Wednesday. honestbrew.co.uk/

LightDrinks: An online store specialising in the sale of low- and non-alcoholic beer, as well as wines and spirits. www.lightdrinks.co.uk/

Maison du Biere: A Barnsley bottle shop for real and craft ale. Specialist German and Belgian beers, too, as well as cider. www.maisondubiere.com/

National Trust Beer Club: Online beer sales run by the National Trust in partnership with Delavals Brewery. Beers from various breweries, including National Trust branded specials. www.nationaltrustbeerclub.co.uk

Real Ale Ltd: A multi-award-winning ‘liquid delicatessen’ in Twickenham with shop and online sales. It brews its own beer and also consults for M&S. realale.com/

Real Ale Warehouse: Beers sourced from independent breweries throughout Britain. Choose their cases or make up one of your own. www.realalewarehouse.co.uk/

Rad Beer: Gift packs, mixed cases and individual beers from the UK and beyond. radbeer.com/

Scottish Real Ales: More than 210 products from over 40 Scottish microbreweries. www.scottishrealales.com/

Skinny Booze: A UK company specialising in the distribution of low-calorie alcohol. Drinks are sourced from all over the world. www.skinnybooze.co.uk

Stirchley Wines: One of the widest selections of drinks in Birmingham, highly ranked by RateBeer users. www.stirchleywines.co.uk

Vessel Beer Shop: A new outlet in Plymouth, which opened in December 2016. Open Tuesday-Sunday as a shop, with a bar, too, on Friday and Saturday. www.vesselbeer.co.uk/