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where can i find good brews?

Discussion in 'Geek Grog & Homebrew' started by RETARD, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. RETARD

    RETARD Member

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    i love a beer & have taken interest in people that brew on a non commercial level. By that i suppose i mean something that isnt easily accessable at the local bottle-o.

    I'd like to try a few unique beers before christmas and bring a batch or 2 of my favourite to xmas day lunch.
    Aside from brewing my own and sucking at it ... i was hoping for someone might know where i can buy some online?
    A specialty store perhaps?

    TIA :thumbup:
     
  2. Da Madness

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    Murrays brewing co has some really nice beers

    Red Oak is ok but a bit over priced

    and if you really want to try some different and full on beers get some stuff from Brewdog who will ship stuff from scotland

    Also go to Dan Murphys who has a huge range of different beers.
     
  3. Quadbox

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    Just find a decent craft beer bottleshop in adelaide. There's got to be at least one, surely, adelaide's like a nexus of craft beer in aus. We've got a couple of decent ones in brisbane, and brisbane's like a craft beer black hole :p
     
  4. spaced1

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    Yeah supposedly Adelaide's craft beer scene is fantastic vs Brisbane.

    There are hundreds of great beers out there. Highly recommend visiting a good shop, asking them for a few examples of a few different styles.

    So try a wheat beer, an american ipa, american pale ale, porter, stout, imperial ipa.
     
  5. Oosh

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    Try Goodwood Cellars or Parade Cellars.
     
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    Yeah Murrays up in Port Stephens does some good ones, was just there last weekend, did a tour of their brewery, there is not much too it, but interesting never the less, then some taste testing after. Stocked up for the holiday season.
     
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    Murrays also has a resturant open in Manly. Oh and 4 pines is right near that as well.
     
  11. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    There's a craft store in Parkside iirc....duthy st. I hear it's very good.
     
  12. Oosh

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    Jovial Monk? I thought that was a homebrew store only.
     
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    http://www.hopdog.com.au/

    This is micro brewed to the extreme. They call themselves a nano-brewery. Brew length is just 200L.

    I've tried the Pale and the Horns Up. Both rather good.
     
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    Port Dock Hotel has a micro that makes a delicious Stout, The Steam Exchange(also a micro) at the Goolwa dock has a lovely beer on tap called 'truffles'.

    If you look around there is a bunch of micros around, generally better beer than anything from the big guys. Stay away from Lovely Valley at Myponga though, utter dogs bollocks, like a bad home brew.
     
  16. Oosh

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    Funnily enough my experiences have been the reverse.

    Went to Port Dock a fortnight ago, their Ale was ok, the Bitter a little better, Strong Ale tasted like paint thinner, and the 'Ginja' was way over the top on the ginger (but my wife loved it). Unfortunately the Stout wasn't available.

    Goolwa and Lovely Valley I haven't tried in years, did them both on the same day, but I came away from the former distinctly under-whelmed and the latter with a six-pack of their Milk Stout which we both enjoyed. I have been meaning to re-try the Steam Exchange brews in particular.
     
  17. Smegger

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    Lovely Valley used to be nice, I bought Milk Stout by the case. Now it's....not.
    The stout at the Port Dock is well worth the time. Definitely not typical.
     
  18. bester

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    I typically use:

    Adelaide Beer Store (www.adelaidebiershop.com.au)
    Beer Store (www.beerstore.com.au) aka Acland Cellars
    International Beer Shop (www.internationalbeershop.com.au)
    Slow Beer (www.slowbeer.com.au)

    Locally in SA these days I've pretty much just resorted to my local Dan Murphy's and The Edinburgh Hotel Cellars (sometimes they have some good selections like Rogue etc). Many months ago Wellington EU cellars revamped their beer range and had a lot of great stuff (i.e. 8 Wired, Epic, Rochefort Trappist, Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Unibroue etc) but everytime I have driven past there recently at different times it's been closed? (Im not sure if it's still open).
     
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