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

  1. FFC

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    White Rabbit Dark is passable, the pale ale is pretty average.

    Had Rogue Hazelnut Brown on Saturday night. Great beer.
    4 Pines Imperial Brown Ale was pretty tasty too. The booze wasn't masked very well though.
     
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    Have you guys seen/considered this?

    https://bridgeroadbrewers.com.au/posse

    I was a member for 12 months, was great, you can pick your selection yourself...
     
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    Case of beer for $68+Shipping. Not bad. Limited to their range though, you'd be over it after two deliveries.
     
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    That's why I stopped, they do great beers (read: really really good!), but if you're in this thread you want to try stuff from lots of different breweries.

    They mix it up quite a bit though, for example in winter you get seasonal beers like Stouts, Porters and Winter Ales, Dark IPA's etc etc.

    I also opted for 1 of their B2 Bomber (approx $35 beer) instead of 2 6 packs for one delivery, so they do a good job of keeping it interesting...

    If you want to change your slab makeup, just email them, they are happy to help.

    http://bridgeroadbrewers.com.au/beers
     
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    Oh my god ... a beer porn thread. Fortunately I'm a very cheap drunk now-a-days, can anyone recommend a bottle-o on the south side near Garden City where I could acquire some of these delicious looking beers??
     
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    Posse pack is great for the price and their range is great, IMO.

    Twice a year they brew two posse club only beers, a Winter Posse and a Summer Posse. the winter one was fantastic this year being nice a smoky without going over the top.

    The last pack had of their new Enigma Pils, 6 chestnut pilsner, 6 Summer Hop IPA,3 bling IPA, 1 pale ale, 1 Neogna/Bridge road collaboration saison, 1 red cletic and I opted in for one mach 4 b2 bomber.

    You can ask to have moreof one type or less of another type at any time. I'm not a han of Hef's so I don't get any hefs in my pack.
     
  7. nurple

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    How awesome, wish some of the WA brewers did this so I didn't have to pay for shipping!

    I may have to go halves with a mate and sign up to the Gold to give it a go.

    Cheers :thumbup:
     
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    Yeah agreed, I've been getting it for a while now, it's my cheap craftbeer in the fridge option to compliment my homebrew on tap.

    I asked for the B2 but for some reason it didn't show up (Even paid for it!)
     
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    Unfortunately I agree... Not much going on, much better options out there.

    I have a 6 pack, so will see if my opinion changes by the end, might be much better with food.
     
  10. c0rr

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    Best bet for you is to head on over to Archive at West End.

    Entrance to the bottle shop is just to the right when you enter from Russel St.

    After reading that you're a cheap drunk, I should warn you that prices are most likely going to shock you (especially if you look to try stuff from outside of Australia). Just remember to take note of the alcohol content on some of the drinks, as they can be 2-3x stronger than your standard heavy beer (when a $30 4 pack of Double IPA is 12 standard drinks, it's not as obscenely expensive as it might first appear).

    There are several Australian brewers you could try before delving further down the rabbit hole, most people tend to start on Little Creatures (namely their Pale Ale or Bright Ale) or Stone and Wood (their Pacific Ale is a fan favourite among many). From there you can branch out into others such as Holgate, Mornington Peninsula, Kooinda, 4 Pines, Moo Brew, Nail Brewing or Feral Brewing just to name a few. Personally I find some of the stuff that Dan Murphys stocks to be underwhelming (James Squire, Burleigh Brewing, White Rabbit are some of the more well known ones that others enjoy), they do however stock the aforementioned Little Creatures, Stone & Wood, Feral and 4 Pines, with limited Moo Brew and Nail Brewing as well.

    The short of it is that there's a whole world of beer outside the narrow scope of lager that the major of Australians seem to worship; Stouts, Porters and Brown Ales, Pale and Amber ales, Red and Scotch Ales, India Pale Ales and beyond!

    Just go in with an open mind and try something new!



    Despite almost being my namesake, I'd have to agree with J-C90. If you're gonna try an american Lager at Dans, I'd highly suggest checking out Samuel Adams.

    And just to add to that if you're wanting to delve a little deeper that lager, Sierra Nevada have a great lineup for the price/availability (namely their Stout, Pale and IPA). Also both Karl Strauss and Ballast Point do a decent IPA.
     
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    Cheers, will check out the Samuel Adams. The SN Pale and IPA are a fairly regular in my fridge, loving the BigFoot!
     
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    It's a shame Dans only have the bog standard SN lineup, their specialty and seasonal lines range from different (I lost count of how many different releases were done for their Beer Camp series) to amazing. Their Narwhal Imperial Stout and Hoptimum Imperial IPA are both amazing and well up on my list of favourites.

    If anyone knows where to get this years beer camp release I'd love to get a heads up! (the double latte coffee milk stout and India pale lager have my interest and there's certainly many great names on their list of collaborators)
     
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    Couldn't drink the Hoptimum, biggest beer I've ever tried, was almost like Syrup!
     
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    Had a Hitochino Nest White Ale the other night... now want more, much more. :thumbup:

    Surely they've got to be found somewhere for cheaper than $7 per bottle... anyone? :upset:
     
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    You're lucky to find them that cheap, usually they are pushing $8-$10. If your source has any other beers by them, I highly recommend their espresso stout. It is probably my favourite non imperial stout.
     
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    They're past the 80s I'm pretty sure, they jumped the shark on it a while back and started pumping them out more often than annually and in larger numbers each time.

    You could try the usual suspects - slowbeer/beercartel/beercellar/internationalbeershop.
     
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    For those in Nrth Melb Burbs, I go here for most of my stuff, they had a heap of the SN limited series - http://www.nillumbikcellars.com.au/
     
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    Got bored last night so I opened an 90 Minute IPA. Such a great beer, even if it was 6 months old.

    I'd kill to get some super fresh stuff. Can't wait till I grace America's shores.
     
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    Absoloutley amazing, I've made my 4 pack last about 2 months, got 1 left!

    My #1 beer!

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  20. nurple

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    Picked up a collaboration beer (Feral / CUB / 2 Brothers) from the local yesterday.

    Land of Plenty - Unfiltered Lager 6.0%


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    Quite enjoyed it for the price you pay ($15 - 4 pack)

    And something different to finish off my night


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