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Re: Beer/Ale/Lager/Cider Thread

Post by ms2r » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:53 am

Beers good.

Alfa for the regular beer taste. Or Warsteiner.

Then for the specialities things like Erdinger or Hoegaarden.

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Post by BlackHole83 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:57 am

Love both Erdinger and Hoegaarden. Too bad they are overly expensive in Oz. What are the beer prices like in Holland? If I remember correctly you are in Holland no?

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Post by ms2r » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:13 am

BlackHole83 wrote:Love both Erdinger and Hoegaarden. Too bad they are overly expensive in Oz. What are the beer prices like in Holland? If I remember correctly you are in Holland no?
Yes, Netherlands.

A tray of Alfa, 24 bottles @ 0,3l is about 12 euro.

1 bottle of Erdinger is about 1 euro and 50 cent. (0,5)

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Post by BlackHole83 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:23 am

Can get a 500ml of Erdinger Dunkel for about 4.20 Euro

So I'll indulge in some decent beer one a month or so. Everyday brew is usually cheap shit

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Post by ms2r » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:27 am

BlackHole83 wrote:Can get a 500ml of Erdinger Dunkel for about 4.20 Euro
holy f*ck.

That is expensive.

And then to think that beer in germany is even cheaper.

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Post by BlackHole83 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:33 am

I know bro. When I lived I Italy beers were cheap as fuck. Unfortunately where I currently reside, alcohol prices are fucking ridiculous. It is what it is, but still it kills me every time at the liquor store

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Post by The Boss » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:25 am

Fuck you all. I expect to pay NZ$10 for a beer now, no matter what it is at a pub or bar. More in a club. It might be a fair pilsener or something, but fuck me sideways - $10 a beer.

I tend to enjoy anywhere between six and fifteen in a night, so that costs me a small fortune. Miss the last train home at 12:30am, and that's $60 for a taxi home.

So yeah. That's why I'm home tonight. And probably from now on, unless there's an occasion.
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Re: Beer/Ale/Lager/Cider Thread

Post by ms2r » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:53 am

With those prizes I would drink 1 beer a year. The positive thing is you appreciate that 1 beer a lot. A really lot.

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Post by The Boss » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:03 am

Not really. I started drinking as quickly as possible after work on a Friday night so the booze would hit quicker - so then, I could slow down for the rest of the night, and not need to drink so much.

Though I think that says more about me, than the prices of beer here. :(
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Post by PimPle » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:04 am

I live about a 30 minute walk (3-4 km's) from a craft brewery (http://www.fortitudebrewing.com.au) their beers are awesome, expensive ($7 a schooner), but really nice for a change. Good thing is after a session, I get to walk home through the rainforest (perhaps have a smoke on the way), it is normally an awesome day out...
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Post by PimPle » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:06 am

The Boss wrote:Not really. I started drinking as quickly as possible after work on a Friday night so the booze would hit quicker - so then, I could slow down for the rest of the night, and not need to drink so much. :(
I do exactly the same thing, normally I have had a 6-pack of Coopers by 7 pm - then slow down to enjoy the footy (NRL) or listen to music....
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Post by The Boss » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:08 am

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The Boss wrote:Not really. I started drinking as quickly as possible after work on a Friday night so the booze would hit quicker - so then, I could slow down for the rest of the night, and not need to drink so much. :(
I do exactly the same thing, normally I have had a 6-pack of Coopers by 7 pm - then slow down to enjoy the footy (NRL) or listen to music....
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Post by BlackHole83 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:06 am

Fuck going to the pub or clubs, I did plenty of that shit in my 20's. Besides I would be a broke dick if I did. Gotta be smart and drink at home, that's the only way I can afford that shit here. Bought a 12er for 18 bucks tonight so it is a win win tonight.

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Post by not tyson » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:27 pm

All this talk about wine reminded me if you're ever looking for a bargain McGuigan Black Label Red is a fantastic red for it's price, been my go to for close to a decade.

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Post by BlackHole83 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:37 am

Well hello Mr Samuel Adams. It has been ten years since we last hung out. 17 bucks for a sixer. Flashbacks of D.C. Good times

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Re: Beer/Ale/Lager/Cider Thread

Post by The Boss » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:48 am

I've decided that I'm making a stand:

Back when I was legal to drink at pubs in Oz, we'd be lucky to have more than four beers on tap. The Aussies here know what I'm saying.

Now, no matter what country you go to, there are all these arty-farty wankfest fucking beers. A Pilsner brewed with aromatic fruit hops from Tahiti. A naughty ale wit' a chocolate undertone. A fucking lager - A FUCKING LAGER - with rich wood tones, overlaid with a citrus burst.

Our blue-collar forefathers would lose their fucking minds.

I now go to the bar, as I did tonight just before the train, and order the cheapest, most normal looking beer on tap there. A rubbish glass of slop, that hits the spot, and doesn't hurt my wallet.

What's more, it didn't make me feel like a fucking pansy.

A fine beer is a fine thing - but honestly, it's fucking beer.

Get to your roots, give the finger to this nouveu bullshit yuppie scum masturbatory movement of "craft" fucking whatever, and drink beer like a man.

That's why I'll always drink VB, given the chance. Real beer for real men.

Or a solid Guinness, if you can. :oops:
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Re: Beer/Ale/Lager/Cider Thread

Post by not tyson » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:57 am

On one hand, a fucking men.

On the other sierra nevada pale ale. The first American beer that I tasted and said oh, they CAN do something right.

The massive explosion of craft beer is a good thing, the prices they expect us to pay for that privilege is the difference.

The fact is two companies own 47% of the beer sold here each, that's 94% of the market.

They have that coca cola mentality, something gets popular, absolve it into the company.

The only one who has said to them get fucked is Coopers.

Based coopers.

But yeah fuck all this business politics, based fucking VB.

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Post by The Boss » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:01 am

The concept of the micro brewery here has boomed - and the wank, image, and prices that go with it are retch-worthy.

Don't get me wrong - I can and have afforded to drink like a smug asshole several nights here, once I actually got steady pays. But you just feel like a middle-class wanker doing it.

I grew up on working-class beer. That's my roots. That's ALL Aussie roots.

This might sound nuts, but this is a cultural thing for me. Eroding the culture of having a sloppy cheap beer next to a grizzled old dude at the end of a rough day NO MATTER WHERE YOU WORK is a national icon for most of the Western world.

And it's being fucked by this yuppie piss.
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Re: Beer/Ale/Lager/Cider Thread

Post by not tyson » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:18 am

The Boss wrote: This might sound nuts, but this is a cultural thing for me. Eroding the culture of having a sloppy cheap beer next to a grizzled old dude at the end of a rough day NO MATTER WHERE YOU WORK is a national icon for most of the Western world.
You're fucking safe.

As much as they like to put yuppie beers on tap, sitting beside them will always be Tooheys New (Yuck) Old (Yum) and VB.

Always.

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Post by PimPle » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:28 am

The Boss wrote: This might sound nuts, but this is a cultural thing for me. Eroding the culture of having a sloppy cheap beer next to a grizzled old dude at the end of a rough day NO MATTER WHERE YOU WORK is a national icon for most of the Western world.
I am a lover of beers and an unashamed lover of my local micro brewery, which I happily pay through the nose for... But I agree with what you have said here I love the cultural heritage of Australian pubs... and the flies and maggots you get to meet (I worked as a chef in pubs for a long time and I called all the local regulars Bar maggots....)... In any case Coopers is the beer for me....
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Re: Beer/Ale/Lager/Cider Thread

Post by The Boss » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:43 am

Nice one, lads!

Wearing a pair of Coopers boxer shorts I "won" from a scratchie I got during a Coopers promo last year.

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Post by BlackHole83 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:39 pm

Great news. 12 pack of brews are now available down under.

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Re: Beer/Ale/Lager/Cider Thread

Post by BlackHole83 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:26 am

Made the HUGE mistake of giving VB a chance. This shit is fucking tasteless. Waste of money.

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Re: Beer/Ale/Lager/Cider Thread

Post by The Boss » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:30 am

BlackHole83 wrote:Made the HUGE mistake of giving VB a chance. This shit is fucking tasteless. Waste of money.
Tootie-Frootie detected.

VB will never win any awards, but it's as damn fine a beer as you're going to get.

Let me know which country you're from. I'm dying to know now.
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Re: Beer/Ale/Lager/Cider Thread

Post by BlackHole83 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:44 am

I enjoy beer from all over the world. There are some damn fine beers here in Oz, usually on the micro brew level. Everyone has their own taste with beer, but VB is just not for me. I appreciate a well thought out full flavoured brew. Little creatures pale ale is fucking great. I've been drinking beer far too long to be drinking piss. The palate has definitely grown throughout the years.

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