Vessel Beer Shop- Plymouth

Vessel, located just outside the heart of Plymouth’s city centre, is a seriously cool spot for those of you that are looking for a different evening venue. With over 100 varieties of beer, from some of the best breweries around the world and regular events that allow you to experience various beer styles, what’s not to love?! (Just in case you aren’t all about the beer, Vessel do also have a lovely selection of cider, spirits, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee too!)

Who are the geniuses behind this beer-illiance? The fabulous Sam and Katie! With a shared passion for beer, their interest in breweries grew, leading them to sample a great amount from across the globe. Now the lovely pair are sharing their beer knowledge with us all through Vessel!

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Not only does Vessel allow you to indulge in delicious drinks in a charming setting, it also offers the option to take your beverages home, to continue enjoying in growlers. A growler is a reusable glass bottle that prevents the air from coming into contact with the contents of the bottle, so your beer can remain fresh up to two weeks!- If you haven’t already drank it all that is!

Our Portlebay team heard all about Vessel when they recently became a stockist of our popcorn (and Sean our Sales Magician also LOVEEES the place and can be found there regularly) and of course, we just had to check it out! We made use of an evening one weekend and a handful of us popcorn lovers took to tasting some beers, gin and cider! We have to admit, we absolutely loved the place! With it’s modern interior and gorgeous display of bottles from around the world and not to mention the incredible drinks, how could we not have had a marvellous evening?!

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The specials menu from the event we attended!

The 10th June 2018, is the next great Vessel event! Sam and Katie recently visited Cascade Brewery whilst they were away in Portland, Oregon and decided it was certainly a brewery worth showcasing! Cascade Brewery specialise in barrel aged sour beers using fruit grown locally in Oregon. Tickets are quite limited for this event so make sure you snap them up and pop it in your diaries! (Here’s the Facebook event for more info!) Also, here’s a clip of Sam tapping one of the Cascade Brewery beers!- just click here!

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Our popcorn making an appearance!

Portlebay Advent Competition: UK Breweries Scratch Map

Day 18 of The Portlebay Advent Competition welcomes Maps International! Maps International are online map retailers supplying an extensive range of products to the world. They provide maps for weddings, birthdays, personalised maps, those super cool scratch maps and much more! Have a peak at their website here!

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A Beautiful Maps International Map

More About Maps International 

Situated in picturesque Oxfordshire, the mapping team work with passion to create a vast map collection. The team includes specialist cartographers, that focus on creating detailed and well designed maps, to cater for both functional use and home decor.

Maps International have selected a very cool scratch map for our Christmas prize, but with a twist! The map is a Scratch Off breweries print! The map highlights independent beer breweries, each one marked on the map with a beer bottle icon. Scratch off the breweries you have tasted a beer from and see how far you get! Once scratched you can look at the beers you are yet to try and travel the country to find them, or simply see what they have at your local shop.

If you would like the chance to win this cooooool scratch map and a box of our Portlebay Popcorn, then pop over to one of our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter). Best of luck!

Joyous Jubel!

If you haven’t heard already, this Christmas we are running our biggest competition to date: 24 days of wonderful competitions, with 31 prizes to be won! Each day we are working with a different company, offering very exciting prizes (which of course all include a box of Portlebay Popcorn!).

It’s now Day 2 of our marvellous advent competition, and we have teamed up with the very, very cool team at Jubël!

Jubël? What’s Jubël do I hear you say? Jubël means ‘a feeling of joy’. Although this doesn’t tell us exactly what the Jubël product is, you can’t deny that it’s already sounding exciting!

Jubël was born in the Alps at an après ski bar, when co-founders Tom and Jesse discovered a popular beer tradition, known locally as a “demi-pèche”. This alternative take on a shandy blends the syrupy sweetness of peach, with the refreshing taste of a classic beer, warming you from your ski socks to your fetching bobble hat! Finding nothing like it back home, they decided to bring peach to the people, and so quit their jobs to launch the beer, brand and business in Cornwall.

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The very cool Tom and Jesse.

Jubël bridges the gap between bland beers and super sweet ciders as a natural peach lager and at 4% ABV it is refreshing, easy-drinking and perfectly balanced. Jubël launched in May 2017, and is now available in 250+ pubs and bars across the South West, from Bristol to Lands End!

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Look out for the Jubel bottle!

Don’t forget to enter our Portlebay Advent Competition! Just head over to our social media pages (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) to be in with a chance to win some very exciting goodies! GOOD LUCK! (This competition launches at 5pm tonight!).