Christmas Pre-order 2023 | Cave Direct
Our Christmas Pre-order has now Closed! Thank you for your orders
Check the FAQ for information regarding deliveries, if there are any Christmas items still available they will be shown online starting from the 6th of November
Picture this. You're walking in a winter wonderland, the smell of gingerbread filling the air, the rustling of wrapping paper surrounds you, and the whole family gathers around the tree, ready to clink glasses full of incredible Delirium Noel.
This year is our biggest and most varied Christmas Pre-order ever, with something for everyone. We have limited edition kegs, classic bottles and sharing kegs. Plus, large format bottles and of course some amazing gift sets.
Our range is sure to get any venue in the festive Spirit. From the best traditional Belgian Christmas beers available, such as Delirium, De Ranke, and St Bernardus. To the new wave of Christmas Craft from the likes of Lervig, Pohjala and limited releases from Cloudwater, Siren, Tiny Rebel and much more.
Offers & Discounts
If you order 10 or more kegs, or 20 or more cases (including gift packs), we will automatically apply a 3% discount to your total order. The discounted price will be itemised on your final invoice, however, a full discount percentage will apply to your cart when ordering above these amounts. These can be a mixture of all available products. individual Large format bottles are not counted as cases for aquiring the discount but are eligable for a reduced price if conditions are met.
Please note - this pre-order is a stock request. Stock is always very limited and we will place orders based on your requests. Hence we are sending it out with plenty of time. After you fill out this order request, we will contact you to go over details and availability before the order is completed. Please be aware we may not be able to fulfil your full order.
Delivery & Shipping of Stock
There will be two Delivery windows where we will deliver the majority of stock. This is w/c 6th November and w/c 20th November - With the exception of courier-serviced venues, for whom all stock will be held until the invoice is complete. We will do this as standard unless a prior agreement is made.
We will deliver available stock on your usual delivery day however due to the number of breweries and beers on this pre-order, there is a high probability that not all your stock will arrive at our warehouse at the same time.
FAQ & more info
Click on any of the headings below to find out answers to some common Oktoberfest questions. Got a question that isn't here? Get in touch with your Account Manager or the office and we will help you out.
The beer will arrive in early to mid-August and you'll be notified by email about the delivery status. We will contact you via email to arrange a date for delivery in July and ask you about any event you are planning, please reply to this to ensure you receive the stock when you need it!
We will have stock available to order until the end of September, mainly of Paulaner Oktoberfest after that, we cannot guarantee to have the beer - so pre-order now and keep your mind at ease.
We have a set POS kit available to grab when you order 6+ kegs or 10+ cases of Paulaner Products - while stocks last. However, if you are looking to host something bigger we are here to help support you. We are looking for venues to be official Paulaner Oktoberfests, if this is something you think you'd be interested in let your sales manager know! please contact your Account Manager and we can arrange further availability.
We will send 1 Keg badge per keg product per order. If you are missing any, or need extra for a multi-font venue, please contact your Account Manager and we can arrange further availability.
Yes, you can. But do this after you have placed your order and closer to the time of delivery. Our standard minimum order value still stands, so if you haven't quite hit the minimum we will also ask you to top up your baskets to complete your order before delivery.
If this is the case, we have a full range of beers available in our German Import Portfolio. When it comes to lager, nobody does it quite like the Germans. With clean, soft water running down from the Austrian Alps and the perfect climate for growing their signature Hallertauer hops, they have become masters in creating the world’s most popular beer style. Tradition is at the heart of their brewing culture, so much so they even passed a law so stop people trying to change their beloved beer: Reinheitsgebot (The German Purity Law.)
As long as you order more than 6+ kegs or 10+ cases then you will receive the discounted price on all oktoberfest beers on checkout.
The invoice you receive on delivery will have line itemised discounts but the checkout on the website will total your discounts into 1 value
Please see the example screenshot below for how the discount will display online.
Some of our German beer imports come in returnable plastic crates and implement a deposit system for which the breweries use to encourage recycling of their bottles as we send them back to be cleaned and reused.
We apply the same fixed rate of £4 per crate (£2.50 crate & £1.50 bottles) and uou will be able to see on the product as you click into it whether it carries a case deposit. It will also show in the checkout.
If you are unable to return the bottles then please factor the £1.50 into your selling price and just return the plastic crates for a part return on your deposit. However, if you are returning, this will be marked down by our drivers when they are returned as full or empty crates and you will receive a credit for them on their return.
For your celebrataion you can rent one-litre steins from us. Each crate rental costs £80 and contains 15 Steins - While stocks last. To order, add the amount needed into your cart in quantities of 15 and you will be charged a deposit of £80 per 15 steins. This deposit will be returned to you when sending back to Cave Direct, less any breakages. Your driver will make a note of any returns for crediting by the office.
The deposit will be added to your order at the checkout and consists of:
£4 per Stein
£20 for the Plastic Case it is delivered in.
You can learn how to tap a barrel by watching this video below.