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Discussion in 'Geek Grog & Homebrew' started by Dark Orange, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. andydev

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    Add me to untappd: andydev
     
  2. FFC

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    If you say so :Paranoid:

    From photos I have seen, they have been known to throw in a few really average beers (by my standards anyway).

    While I rate the fact that they carry so much variety, and it's good to have a chat to the guys in the store I just find them way overpriced. We're talking $3-4 per beer sometimes (which can be 25-35% over other stores in Sydney stocking the same beers). It's not like they are in a prime real estate position either where they are paying a fortune in rent so they need to claw some margin back. It just seems like a cash grab which is a shame.

    Back on topic, what sort of beers do you like?

    If you can name a few beers you've really enjoyed and would like to try similar beers I'm sure you'll get a few recommendations from people in this thread.
     
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    Dark Orange

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    *nods*

    I must admit that I have been disappointed when I went into BeerCartel after being in a couple of the shops in Perth - the shelves were rather bare instead of looking like a second-hand bookshop with product jammed into every nook and cranny.

    My fave shop in Perth will drop a random brew in with your order if you buy big enough (generally worth 10% of your purchase price) which is a great way to stumble upon new styles and brands you'd never think of buying. That was how I discovered Barleywines, (thanks to Boogoop) Scotch Ales (thanks to Beaten Track) and barrel aged stouts (De molen) which I would never have considered or never thought I could afford.
     
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    I recently moved to Seattle and I'm impressed about how many microbreweries are around here.

    SO many good beers... have been here around 4 months and haven't had the same beer twice!
     
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    I honestly wouldn't be able to name anything that fancy.

    My variety of choice in town is extremely slim, that's why I was looking at just going a mixed box. I've got a mate on another forum that was willing to get me a dozen or two of his favourites and send them up to me, but price wise I think it would have worked out more than beercartel.

    I really enjoy Moo Brew Pale Ales, preferred beer choice is more on the pale side of the fence than dark. IPA's and any porters. I'm not that big on anything too dark, but half the reason I wanted a mix pack was to experience some new beers.

    Every time I go into Uncle Dan's to try a some new brews I'm never happy.
     
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    Dark Orange

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    Pop into Uncle dan's and buy some Chimay Blue, then tell us you you don't like it. I dare you. ;)
     
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    Next time I'm over town I will do that, thanks Mr Orange :thumbup:

    8 dollars or so per bottle. Apparently they have 19 in stock.
     
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    Maybe just go with the mixed pack if you're not sure what you're after then. I guess I was looking at it from the point of view I know exactly what I want to try next. Sorry!
     
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    A very mild winter in FNQ - time for a Saison.

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    This was pretty nice, not usually a huge fan of "farmhouse" style beers (not had many as I love hops way too much). This was really refreshing though.

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    Picked up some other goodies too:

    Evil Twin Falco IPA (3 months old...blergh).
    Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA (going to give this another crack as the first one I had sucked so bad, it's 4-5 months old though so not expecting much)
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
    Founders Imperial Stout
    Hacker-Pschorr Animator Doppelbock (really looking forward to this!)
    Emelisse Innovation Series: Creme Brulee Stout
    Emelisse Innovation Series: Smoked Rye IPA

    Needless to say, Friday night has just become a bit of a beer experiment.
     
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    I'm glad we have a decent importer in NZ. They deal directly with the brewery's to ensure its all fresh stock shipped over chilled then labeled with an import date sticker on the bottle when it arrives.

    Have had too many crappy tasting IPA's from beer cellar etc in the past.


    Anyone else into there sour beers? find them quite refreshing between massive doses of hops or big stouts.
     
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    Pretty sure the majority of American beers come with a bottled on date as standard.

    I know a few breweries in the states simply refuse to ship their beer here due to the distance/cost involved in getting it here within an acceptable time frame and in an acceptable condition.
     
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    Dark Orange

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    I am still in two minds - Great for something different, but not sure if I like or appreciate them enough to tell the difference between a good one and an excellent one. (which makes me hesitant in opening the most expensive beer in my cellar when I could swap it for stuff I really really like...)
     
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    Special delivery from Seven Sheds brewery in Tassie...

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    Looking forward to trying these when I get home - Black Inca (a chocolate infused Belgian Dark Ale), Stark Raving (Oatmeal stout) and Elephant's Trunk (Belgian Ale).

    All are well under 10% so should be quite sessionable.
     
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    I had Batch Brewing "Elsie" Milk Stout at Harts on Saturday night. Fuck me, what a beer. Sensational.

    They also had an Six String Imperial Stout on the hand pump downstairs, but I only saw this as I was leaving (and I was driving...10% meant I would have been there for another 2 hours waiting to leave!). Will definitely be back this weekend to check it out, hopefully it's still there.
     
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    I'm a sour and stout fan.
     
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    ...of what?
     
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    Went to pick up some of the 2014 Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale last night at local Dans....no slabs, just 3x 6-packs left :(
    So grabbed two 6s and will see if there's any slabs around other Dans in my travels.
    Also picked up a 4-pack of Leffe Blonde to see what all the fuss is about.

    Only 1 issue - doing Dry July, so no tasting for another 8.5 days
     
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    The dans website lets you check stock at their stores, should make your life easier
     
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    You got me there Dark Orange.
     

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