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beermerchants.com is the e-commerce site for Cave Direct Limited. A family owned business started in 1979 to source and distribute top quality beers from all over the world - many of which are very hard to find in the UK and all from craft brewers who are passionate about quality.

Thanks to our close relationship with many of these brewers we are able to offer our beers at keen prices and guarantee good supply.

From our site you can order our bespoke mixed cases which offer great value for money and the opportunity to try beers of a certain type, or make your own selection from over 200 different beers each available with its own glass. All delivered to your door to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

Beer Delivery Information

For UK ORDERS - Your order will be dispatched, via couriers APC Overnight, on a LIQUID FRAGILE service.

We suggest that the standard delivery is up to 5 working days from order confirmation, however typically we ship much faster!

We use an overnight rate, meaning that you get your beers, normally within the next 72hrs of ordering, typically before 4.30pm, bar weekends.
How our delivery system works

You will first receive an order confirmation e-mail, followed by a shipment confirmation e-mail from beermerchants and our courier giving you details of your delivery with a consignment number for you to track your order on the courier site. If you have checked out as a registered customer, rather than a guest, your order has been despatched it will show as complete in your user account page.

APC's like most couriers, when you are not in when delivery is made, a card will be left with contact details for you to arrange another delivery. If the courier is not contacted, they will automatically try to deliver your beers on the next two consecutive days, leaving a contact card on the first day and a card to advise of the consignment being returned to the depot on the second. Should the goods then be returned to beermerchants after all attempts have failed, we will issue a full credit, or re-despatch on your instruction when the same delivery cost will be charged against your account.

Alternatively on the third attempt the courier will deliver to a neighbour, you will then be carded and informed where the parcel has been left. We require a signature on all parcels delivered.

We are unable to offer Saturday deliveries.
Packaging

Our Packaging

We use a high quality packing case, high impact specially designed for shipping beer.

We also use biodegradeable packing "peanuts" to envelope the beers in their shipping boxes. These starch-based packing peanuts were developed as a more environmentally friendly alternative, in the 1990's.

UK Carriage Charges

The minimum order value is £20.00.

Carriage is charged at £6.75 per order for For deliveries of 5 cases or over or descrepancies, you will be contacted to advise of additional costs before your order is despatched and given the option to cancel.

XMAS BEERS - Christmas Beers!

For us, the most exciting thing about the holidays is the onslaught of Christmas beers. We're talking big, hearty, Belgian holiday ales. Most are characterized by a strong, dark malty sweetness offset by a heavy dose of baking spice flavors and heightened alcohol content to help you stay all warm and toasted toasty. There are variations, of course, not to mention a wonderful world of British "winter warmers"

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Christmas Seasonal Beers

For me, the most exciting thing about the holidays is the onslaught of Christmas beers. We're talking big, hearty, Belgian holiday ales. Most are characterized by a strong, dark malty sweetness offset by a heavy dose of baking spice flavors and heightened alcohol content to help you stay all warm and toasty. There are variations, of course, not to mention a wonderful world of British "winter warmers" -

St Feuillien Noel

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Delirium Noel

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Bush Noel

Bush Noel Christmas Beer

Leffe Noel

Bush Noel Christmas Beer

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Christmas Beer Gifts

Give the unique gift of beer this Holiday season with one of our exclusive Christmas beer gift cases, something from our Xmas Ales selections.

Christmas is not far away, so why not make your shopping life easier for that special beer lover and choose from one of our hand picked speciality beer cases. There's always at least one thing that's slipped your mind, one extra beer gift to buy, so avoid that mad dash and buy early to ensure you've bought enough for that special person.

And for the beer lovers in your life? What better than a fancy gift pack of a beer accompanied by a fancy glass, whether they have sampled it before or not it's the thought that counts! We've compiled a selection of some of the Christmas Beer Cases as well as other wanted gifts from the beer world, we've come across on our travels!

If you need a last minute beery gift some will be easier to find than others. Hopefully there's a bit of something for a variety of different beer drinkers!

A Festive Mixed Case of Beer?

Christmas Beer GiftA Little Bit of Luxury

Christmas is just around the corner and everyone is searching for that perfect gift; Searching for perfect Christmas Beer Gift is a difficult challenge - Beermerchants.com have put together a festive selection that will provide both a tangle of delight for your taste buds and even the odd emergency beer for the unexpected visitor or perhaps a way of putting a smile on the father-in-laws face.

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Christmas Beer GiftBelgian Beer Lovers

Belgian Beer Lovers For all the Belgian beer lovers out there we have selected 20 Classic Belgian beers, the Belgium By Beer Book and a glass - what more could the beer lover want? This case is full of what puts Belgium first past the finish line for GREAT BEER. It is offered with Christmas cheer at an unbeatable price.

Click here >> Belgian Beer Lovers Christmas Mixed Beer Case <<

Beer lovers christmas giftBeer Lovers

This is for the hard-to-buy-beer-for-beer-lover in your life. The Connoisseurs Case Christmas Beer Gift is a special selection of full flavoured, classic, rich and fullfilling beers that would love to recieve at Christmas - A mixed case for the beer-afficionado, beer lover and Belgophile... Includes a Glass.

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The Craft Beer Lovers Case

The Craft Beer CaseBeermerchants.com have put together a selection of some of the best beers known to man. Big, Strong, Dark and Sour are watch words for the Craft and Artisan beer afficionado. So even if you dont consider yourself an expert in the craft beer world, sit back and trust us on this one, this case will put a smile on any craft beer geeks face!

There are only a few of these Craft Beer cases, get them whilst you can!

Click here >> Craft Beer Lovers Christmas <<

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Beer Gift Packs

Nothing will put a smile on a beer enthusiasts face more than one of our Beer Gift Packs, Beer Gift Vouchers and Beer Books.

Combining some of the finest beers from around the world with some wonderful, unique glasses and accessories, our packs make the perfect Beer Gift.

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **Our range of Beer Gift Packs also contain a great variety of beers of Europe, from Fruli Beer to Kwak and Duvel Beers, so we are sure to have the perfect gift for Beer lovers.

We also carry a range of Beer Guides and Books.

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Books make a great Christmas Beer Gift - they are always a great reference! Books are affordable, and they provide hours of surprise, escape, and discovery.

There is a beer book for every special person in your life. Giving the gift of a good book, is a long term investment... way beyond the cover price of the book!

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Beer Gift Voucher

beer gift voucherLooking for a gift that will really be greatfully received? Our vouchers are a fantastic idea for the beer lover, or anyone who appreciates taste, style and quality. The voucher gives your lucky recipient credit to use against their own selection at any time. The vouchers can be personalised with your own message. Values from £20.00 to £100.00. Please email us if you would like a larger amount.

These are all served by the gift card system, so all your lucky recipient has to do is type in the code they receive by e-mail to redeem the amount purchased.

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Festive Beer Glasses

Beermerchants.com offer a wide range of Branded Beer Glasses from the UK and Belgium including Pint Glasses. You'll find Lager Glasses, Wheat Beer Glasses, Fruit Beer Glasses and more. Great for the Collector, gifts for the beer lover and every day beer drinking.

To see all our beer glasses, click here