Have I already mentioned I’m not much of a booze connoisseur?
Exhibit A: After 3 pints I’m plastered, so I hardly get going before I’m half cut.
Exhibit B: My lager of choice is Coors Light - essentially malty water.
Exhibit C: I primarily drink for refreshment and to aid food transit; not conducive to sipping on a 12.9% ale with notes of coffee and autumnal leaves.
Anyway, I digress, you don’t give a hoot about the fact I’m an uncultured lightweight, you’re here for a recommendation…
Discount Supermarket on Whitchurch Road has been hawking a specialist selection of craft beer and real ale for over 30 years. According to friends who drink a hell of a lot more booze than I do, they’ve got the best selection in the whole of the city.
From the outside it doesn’t look much and on the inside it’s not too flashy either. But, most importantly it’s an aladdin’s cave of alcohol.
Welsh brewers include Crafty Devil, Otley, Waen, Purple Moose & Tiny Rebel whilst England is represented by The Kernel, Beaverton, Camden Brewery, Bristol Beer Factory and more.
Meanwhile, an international selection of lagers takes in Sri Lanka, Vietnam, New Zealand, Iceland, Finland and Cambodia to name a few.
I took home a bottle of Beer Lao (£1.79), Pabst Blue Ribbon (£1.99), Beavertown Neck Oil (£2.69), Great Heck Citra (£2.99), and Mauritian Phoenix Beer (£1.79).
The jury’s still out as to whether they’re a step up from my usual pissy lager but if you’ve got a a smidgeon more taste than I do then you most definitely need to check out the Discount Supermarket.
Address - Discount Supermarket Cardiff, 97-99 Whitchurch Rd, Cardiff CF14 3JP
Telephone - 029 2061 9049