thread The Lake District is superb for beer.
Go to Booths supermarket in Ulverston for their *vast* selection.
permalink Northern Ireland is getting a bit better for beer
But it's still heavily dominated by guineas's fake craft brands. And there are precious few truly independent places.

permalink Guinness's fake ones are, apparently,
OK. But they can fuck off if they think I'm buying them.
permalink they are basically slightly hoppier lagers... not amazing
but better than drinking heineken.

or harp.

permalink Or *shudder* Smithwicks.
I basically didn't drink beer when I was growing up, unless I'd made it myself. Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks; what a shit selection.

Cheap cider and own-brand vodka, on the other hand...