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Polish Beer In The UK



spiritus 67 | 617    
17 Jun 2007  #61

Alternatively, go to your local Polish club and ask the barman if he can order you a box of Polish beer the next time he goes to the cash and carry.

Since my post in December my local Morrisons supermarket stock Zywiec, Tyskie and Lech. I don't need to buy boxes of beer anymore just a couple of bottles whenever I feel the need :)


peterweg 36 | 2,292    
17 Jun 2007  #62

Most beer is good, except American and Mexican which are bland and tasteless. However, Continental Larger as we call most countries beers are just type of beer. Larger is drank because its basically tasteless and cold, there is little difference between Larger throughout Europe. If you had a blind tasting of every bottled larger in Europe you will be very unlikely to pick Polish or any other nations brew out (some of the best German beer, possibly excepted). They are mass produced for eas of transport and shelf life.

English Beer goes from anywhere from 3% to 12% (when its called barley wine). There are 2500 different ales brewed by 500brewers in the UK. If you go into a Uk bar and order Stella, Fosters, Heiniken or any other largers you are not drinking English beer. If you order beer purely based on its alcohol strength, then you are a peasant who no right to make comment on good or bad beer anyway.

camra.org.uk/page.aspx?o=180657
VasMan - | 11    
18 Jun 2007  #63

All the major brands of Polish beer are available from the International Supermarket on Narborough Road, Leicester. They've a 5 cans for £5 deal on the moment;-)
dannyboy 18 | 248    
18 Jun 2007  #64

Used to like Polish beer the most until I tasted Czech beer.

There is one particular one, dlugo-something, can't remember the name.
Anyway, its great beer.

I rarely drink tho so I wouldn't exactly be a judge
TheKruk 3 | 308    
18 Jun 2007  #65

Most beer is good, except American and Mexican which are bland and tasteless

Hey gringo its better than the water!
Fantasy 1 | 13    
18 Jun 2007  #66

budweiser is the worst in the world !!! and the only that gives me headache after just one glass ... wonder what they put inside ... bleahhhhh
TheKruk 3 | 308    
18 Jun 2007  #67

If Polish beer had half the marketing money Budweiser has it would take over America in 8 minutes.
dannyboy 18 | 248    
19 Jun 2007  #68

budejowicky from budwar, thats the name of the czech beer.

Its heavenly.
Cardno85 31 | 976    
28 Mar 2009  #70

Hate to drag up a rather dead post. But I am looking to get a case of Okocim OK Beer here in the UK. Obviously most shops are going to be unlikely, but does anyone know if there are any websites that I can order a case from to be delivered here?
time means 5 | 1,319    
28 Mar 2009  #71

they sell okocim in morrisons.
Cardno85 31 | 976    
28 Mar 2009  #72

Is it not just normal Okocim...I am looking for the OK Beer with the white label.
time means 5 | 1,319    
28 Mar 2009  #73

i have not seen that type (even in Poland) just the green tinned stuff.
Cardno85 31 | 976    
28 Mar 2009  #74

Look out for it in Poland, it looks like this:

bnobeverage.com/Images/Beer/ok_copy.gif

It's lovely stuff.
time means 5 | 1,319    
28 Mar 2009  #75

cheers (no pun lol) i am always up for trying a new beer. i can say thats not in morrisons lol. is it stronger than the green tinned stuff?
Cardno85 31 | 976    
28 Mar 2009  #76

Not a clue, just a mate had it in his fridge at a party and it was one of the nicest beers I tasted out there. Just a shame it seems almost impossible to find here.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,118    
28 Mar 2009  #77

Cardno, take a look at this website and scroll down. I think it's the one you want. :)

Edit: Actually, it might not be the site you want but you might still find a nice beer. ;)
Cardno85 31 | 976    
29 Mar 2009  #78

That's the site I used to use to get Tui and various Monteiths from New Zealand...but they don't have it sadly. They sell it in the States I have found...but that's not much use to me. I think I would be easier getting a cheap flight with Ryanair and picking up 2 cases as my luggage.
Trevek 26 | 1,704    
29 Mar 2009  #79

When I was working in Paignton a couple of years ago one of the off-the-track pubs served Lech and Okocim at a couple of quid cheaper than the local brew.
GabrielleCebula - | 16    
24 Apr 2009  #80

Okocim with the green lable was £1 or 99p a bottle in Netto yay!!!:D :D
I think you can get Tyskie in Tesco too
ShelleyS 14 | 2,900    
24 Apr 2009  #81

My local off licence sell Okocim 4 pack of cans for £3.50 :0) (green can)
Cardno85 31 | 976    
24 Apr 2009  #83

You can get bottles of Lech, Tyskie and Okocim in Pekhams in Glasgow. But it will cost you, then, everything does in there.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,118    
24 Apr 2009  #84

I bought a bottle of wine in Peckhams recently it was £outrageous.

You can get bottles of Lech, Tyskie and Okocim in Pekhams in Glasgow

You can get them in Tesco here. Although the Okocim always seems to be sold out.
Cardno85 31 | 976    
24 Apr 2009  #85

I bought a bottle of wine in Peckhams recently it was £outrageous.

I used to get my lunch out of there when I worked in Ashton Lane, but then we were all pretentious wanks.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,118    
25 Apr 2009  #86

That must have set you back a fair price.

I'm trying to think of the other Polish beer in Tesco. Not Zyweic. Actually it might not have been Tesco, it might have been the Polish shop near my house. Anyway, I can't remember the name of the beer but I know that Tesco is stocking more and I know that my local Polish shop has a bigger range.

If anyone cares. ;)
mohsen - | 1    
29 Mar 2010  #87

hi i am looking for polish beer
jdthebrit 2 | 50    
7 Oct 2012  #88

PS: Good Polish beer costs 2,5zł in a store.

sorry Matyjasz. But when you compare other beers, like women, the mediocre compare badly.

Poland for vodka. Czech for beer.

Simple as that. There are no good beers in Poland. Zilch. I have researched this for 20 years :(
mcrpolak 6 | 36    
11 Sep 2015  #89

Merged: Anyone know where you can buy Ciechan Miodowe and Lwowski beers in Manchester?

Love this stuff.

Any other recommendations also welcome
kisan4ik - | 2    
29 Dec 2015  #90

Merged: Polish beer in the UK

I would like to buy Polish beer on permanent basis in large quantities in the UK. Looking for reliable supplier with adeqite prices. The beer I'm interested in are Karpackie, Debowie, Tyski etc.




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