Beer recommendations - Australian only

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  1. kingjam

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    I've got a few friends coming out from the US next week, all of whom enjoy their beer. One of them I owe a million or so good beers to after he always ensured having some of the more obscure drops on hand whenever I went around to their place.

    Stopped in at Dan Murphy's the other day and picked up a reasonable starter selection for the beer fridge, but open for any other recommendations. I'm a massive fan of IPAs and darker beers.

    Starting set:

    - 3 Sheets
    - Dogbolter
    - Koziosco Pale Ale
    - White Rabbit
    - Red Oak Pale Ale
    - Fat Yak
    - Sheaf Stout
    - Coopers Sparkling
    - Grand Ridge Pale Ale
     
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    little creatures, pale/bright ales.

    ED: ah, darker beers you say, can't help you there, i've only sampled all of the lighter ones :(
     
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    My favourite Aussie beer at the moment is Sunshine Coast Brewery Rye ESB. If you've never tasted a beer with rye before, do yourselves a favour. No idea if you can get it in Sydney.

    Others worth a look:
    Mountain Goat IPA (I think they've just released a double IPA too)
    Knappstein pale ale
    Little Creatures oatmeal stout
    Coopers vintage


    Or if you're feeling really fancy - Clout Stout, a Russian Imperial Stout made in WA, only $60 a bottle.
     
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    !!!!!!!!!:confused::confused::confused:

    does it taste like the tears of angels?
     
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    i drink coopers clear ale now low carb :thumbup:
     
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    No idea, I haven't tasted it. I might buy a bottle if it was under half that price, but $60 is a bit steep for me.
     
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    Thanks for those. I see that Knappstein in DM all the time and have never bought it.

    Creatures occupy my fridge on a regular basis - forgot to include them!

    $60 a bottle? - cripes, tears of angels indeed.
     
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    James Squire Golden Ale is pretty tasty - quite hoppy and is a good alternative whenever I cant get Little Creatures Bright / Fat Yak.
     
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    James Squire Golden Ale

    Agree! i tasted alot of aussie beer and those Sydney fella's make one tasty beer! and if you see it on tap, you know your gona get the best around. mmmmmm

    And stuff that wheat beer crap... all of it is crap, but different stokes for different folks!
     
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    Agreed on the Golden - its a good drop. I'm a fairly regular customer of Squires on King St Wharf there. The Porter isn't bad either :)

    Its a pity you can't get any of the Rocks Bewing Company beers in the bottle - their Sail & Mermaid Bitter is tasty, particularly for something so low in alcohol.
     
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    Two Metre Tall, Hazards Ale, Moo Brew and the big 2 down here Boags and Cascade...hmmmm beer fest coming up in a week or 2. :weirdo:
     
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    Have you been to the Moo Brew bewery? Holy crap that place is wanky.
     
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    This man speaks the truth. Should be able to find it around in Sydney
     
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    You'd be doing your friends a disservice if you didn't take them to the Squire brewhouse!

    And if $60 a bottle is a bit much, try the Nail Ale's Oatmeal Stout. From the same brewer but a whole lot lighter on the wallet (and still a fantastic beer)
     
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    My current favorite beer. :thumbup:
     
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    Lord Nelson
    Harts Pub
    Red Oak
    Squires

    All on the list :)

    Will keep an eye out for the Stout.
     
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    Little Creatures Bright Ale if you're a fan of Jimmy's Golden.
     
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    Ever considered the Lord Nelson stout (I forget the name comes in an orange bottle)?

    If you're after dark beers that would be one of my recommendations. I would hit up the Lord Nelson, they do fantastic food and their beers on tap are dirt cheap (plus you can buy a case to take home..).
     

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