I’ve ordered from a favourite West Country brewery, Butcombe, recently. Their Original is a fine, old fashioned best bitter and Goram is a more modern, highly hopped IPA. Cases of 8 large bottles( about a pint?).
Beers of Europe looked good and I had a basket almost full but they didn’t have stock after the two I really was after
Yes I think they miss a trick somewhere along the way; whilst I appreciate they can't hold stock of everything, either
might make the buying process more edifying - they've lost trade to Beerhawk for me and now Beerwulf to you despite us having filled baskets: can't be good biz practice surely. I like Hacker Pschorr's beers, which I believe are getting towards a large macro set-up in terms of distribution - a search for that shows 23 products of which the only available stock are 3 branded glasses! Don't get it.
- "hiding" stuff that's not in stock (perhaps one can do this in a search actually but I've not found it) or
- holding low (single crate) stocks of much of what they say they sell
I value their ambition so think I'll email them directly as there's no point just bitching about it on a forum! If they answer (sure they've got more pressing issues at the mo!) I'll report back.