Since November 2020, Jymi Plumer, has been collaborating with breweries in Berkshire to select eight beers per month for delivery exclusively to the county’s beer lovers.
The eight breweries for each month are selected in advance and shown on the website. However, recipients still get a surprise when opening the box to see which beers are included. This choice is based on Jymi’s discussions with the breweries and some beers may not be selected until the last moment as this is dependent on availability.
There will be a variety of styles and strengths so it is a good way to try some quality beers that you might otherwise miss.
The box may also include extras like beer mats or bonus items.
The Berkshire Beer Box website explains that there is a start and end date for placing an order for delivery on a specific Friday-Sunday period.
Payment (initially £25 per box) is taken using PayPal Checkout that can accept credit / debit cards.
The contents of past boxes can be viewed on the website. Beers from breweries in West Berkshire in the first two boxes included: Indigenous Brewery (Ammo Belle, Double Warp); West Berkshire Brewery (Good Old Boy, Renegade Lager); Butts (Golden Brown); Wild Weather Ales (Shepherds Warning).
Rob Cheshire of Berkshire Business Voices recorded a podcast with Jymi Plumer about Berkshire Beer Box and there is a link to listen to this from the BBV website.
It is also possible to keep up with Berkshire Beer Box on social media:
Instagram post showing the eight beers from the December Berkshire Beer Box.