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Polish Beer In The UK

Lakelandhiker 1 | 42
18 Nov 2006 #1
I noticed this morning that Lloyds bar in Carlisle are now advertising that they are selling 3 brands of Polish beer. Great news as I like polish beer.

Cost is £2.40 per bottle though! - I bet they are making a good profit. How much is beer in a Polish bar? £0.75 - £1.00?
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544
18 Nov 2006 #2
In the province it would cost you about 3,5/4zł. One pound = about 5,6 zł.
However the price is bigger in the cities. On the Stary Rynek, the center of Poznań, you will pay 8zł, while in Gdańsk it can even cost you 22zł.

PS: Good Polish beer costs 2,5zł in a store.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,506
18 Nov 2006 #3
strewth... i never paid anywhere near 22 zl in gdansk - 5 - 6 zl is about normal
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544
18 Nov 2006 #4
Place called "Tawerna" at Starówka. It's near the Neptune. Most expensive Żywiec that I have ever drank in my life. :)
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,506
18 Nov 2006 #5
yeah - i know the place... but 22 zlotuwkys is just silly money... :)
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544
18 Nov 2006 #6
Yeah I agree... As a justification a can only say that because of the treasonable alcohol I was temporarily insane, and didn't knew what I was doing. :)
iwona 12 | 542
22 Nov 2006 #7
I saw Zywiec and Tyskie in UK.
OP Lakelandhiker 1 | 42
22 Nov 2006 #8
There was an artical in the local newspaper today about a shop owner who has started stocking Polish food. Apperently it is selling so well to both english & polish people that he sells out allmost as soon as the food arrives. One of the foods mentioned was birds milk. Can you imagine milking a bird!

When I read through the article I found out it had nothing to do with birds.......
FISZ 24 | 2,116
22 Nov 2006 #9
We're constantly selling out of Zywiec in the US.
22 Nov 2006 #10
I saw many polish beer in UK. Why do they appreciate it?Because its alcohol percentage is bigger than in english beer. That's why they like's easy to get drunk...and of course quite cheap:)
OP Lakelandhiker 1 | 42
22 Nov 2006 #11
Cheap in the supermarkets but not so cheap in the pubs!

I also think it is more pure (less chemicals)

Sounds like you like polish beer very much Nicoletia :)
22 Nov 2006 #12
I can't say I like but I definetely can state that I hate english beer. The reason why is that I had a terible hangover after I had drunk one calsberg shandy. It happened three times. Thank you very much!:)
FISZ 24 | 2,116
22 Nov 2006 #13
Carlsberg is just nasty beer. I like pL beer more than any other....and the higher % is definitely better. I do like 1 English beer- Boddingtons...tap only though :)
22 Nov 2006 #14
The beer I liked most in England was Corona...but in fact it isn't a typical english beer...what a pity:)
FISZ 24 | 2,116
22 Nov 2006 #15
did you have it with a slice of lime? Corona in Mexico is the best. The alcohol isn't regulated.
saffron 8 | 62
22 Nov 2006 #16
i havent tried polish beer but i will now!!:) another nice beer is Cobra-an indian beer-it is really nice
OP Lakelandhiker 1 | 42
22 Nov 2006 #17
Did you try Jennings? They are quite a small company based in the Lake District. They brew a number of beers, the most common being:

Cumberland Ale
Cumberland Bitter
Sneck Lifter

I would recomend Jennings beer :)
22 Nov 2006 #18
Yes ,with lime. Actually I've seen it in the supermarket in Poland but it costed 5.6zł and it seemed too much for me:(
FISZ 24 | 2,116
22 Nov 2006 #19
That is a lot to ask for Corona...maybe I should bring some over :)
cube 2 | 39
9 Dec 2006 #20
My favourite beer is Żywiec ...searched every where for it when i came home from Poland and i was so pleased when i eventually found a store selling it here. We got lots of Polish shops here but none of them are licensed to sell beer unfortunately
9 Dec 2006 #21
TYSKIE - rememeber that, try that and you will love it. :)
10 Dec 2006 #22
I drink tyskie unfortunatly its hard to get in England, in fact I dont think I've ever seen a pub that sells polish beer. I'd agree that corona is a good foreign beer too.

We do however have a polish shop and I go there once a week.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085
10 Dec 2006 #23
I was watching 'Pulling' on the Beeb last Thursday - and guess what - one of the characters bought a pallet of 'Tyskie' for her b-day party :)
10 Dec 2006 #24
My favourite ones are German beers - they don't make me sick, because there is little chemicals in it, since Germans believe in the natural brewing process or at leastthey are trying. There are a lot of chemicals in Polish beers, but if someone likes them and can drink them it's fine with me. The only one I can drink is Zywiec.

So Zywiec it is.
Huegel 1 | 296
10 Dec 2006 #25
Promise not to take this too far off topic, just want to ask M what her favourite German/Austrian beer is? Please don't say Ottakringer :)

As for polish beers, got to be honest and say i've never tried one.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,379
10 Dec 2006 #26
Can I just slip in: Raderberger [forgive spelling]
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,149
10 Dec 2006 #27
My favourite ones are German beers

10 Dec 2006 #28
H - nice to hear from you.
I have to say that anything German goes with me, since I spend a lot of time in Berlin when living in Poland, as for Austrian beers, I don't have a favourite one either, but since you are saying that Ottakringer is not good I will take your word for it.

You have mentioned some time ago another Austrian beer, which name has slipped my mind - you know - old age is creeping in me - so please remind me, what it was.
Amathyst 19 | 2,702
10 Dec 2006 #29
Well having just got back from Poland I can honestly say Polish beer is lovely and also Whetherspoons have been selling it for some time now, fortunately most of the povy chavs dont drink it - bit scared of its always in the fridge..

I dont really get a hangover from Polish beer same as Czech
Huegel 1 | 296
10 Dec 2006 #30
so please remind me, what it was.

hehe It was Zipfer, but that's just good because it's cheap. :) For me, the best is Stiegl Zwickl.

German wise, i'm a traditionalist, love Erdinger Weissbier in Bayern daheim, in der Welt zu Hause etc etc

Honestly never tried Raderberger (Spelling was spot on!) Wroclaw, it's a bitter and i've always struggled with them...

Going back on topic and showing my ignorance. Do poles do wheat beers? If yes, what's a good one to try?

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