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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Thursday May 04, 2017 5:24 pm

James Squires One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale.

I am currently working in Narrabri NSW on a 3 month contract with the local council and this is about the pick of the beers available in town here. Lots of 4X and Great Northern drunk here.

Might have to start drinking more red wine.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Friday May 05, 2017 12:21 pm

I heard one of the lads from Bridge Road Brewers last year say that XXXX Gold is the biggest selling beer in Australia.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Friday May 05, 2017 4:58 pm

Most likely because it doesnt taste of anything but still gets you drunk.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Friday May 05, 2017 5:31 pm

I was in Townsville for a wedding a few years back. All of the locals drank heavily every day. Interestingly, each of them started proceedings daily with a few "Goldies" before moving on to the full strength. Their idea moderation, I guess.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Tuesday May 16, 2017 5:44 pm

White Rabbit pale ale. About the best I can find here in Narrabri, the town of xxxx gold. Interestingly there is a pub here that has coopers on tap.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Wednesday May 17, 2017 10:55 am

Wasn't that long ago that XXXX would have been the only beer in town.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Wednesday May 17, 2017 5:27 pm

Well I can be thankful for that.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby gregb » Friday Jun 09, 2017 5:58 pm

Sailor Jerry on ice.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Saturday Jul 01, 2017 5:08 pm

Radeberger Pilsner. Felt like something clean and fresh. It's ok but a little harsh on the pallete. Not a patch on a Paulaner pils.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby gregb » Friday Jul 28, 2017 5:41 pm

gregb wrote:
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4 Pines pale ale. Kinda malty with a bitter after taste. Nice after a hot day here in sunny Mildura.


Knocked back a couple of these this afternoon. Would buy again.


Have bought again, would buy again...
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Saturday Jul 29, 2017 10:34 am

Blackman's Brewery latest single batch: a smoked beetroot saison. Awesome.

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Tuesday Aug 01, 2017 12:31 pm

Beetroot beer, who would have thought....

Is there a strong beetroot taste, or just a hint of something?
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Wednesday Aug 02, 2017 2:56 pm

It's a really difficult beer to describe. It is equal parts malty, smokey and beety - really solid and not at all what you'd expect from something so, well, pink.

The smokiness is kind of peaty (like Laphroaig whiskey); not the bacon scratchings of most rauchbiers. The whole thing is earthy.

Quite special, not craft-gimmicky... Highly recommended.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Wednesday Aug 02, 2017 3:34 pm

Sounds like it's worth a try. Will keep an eye out for it. Might have to wait till I come to Melbourne next I think. Not much chance of finding one in Mildura, or Narrabri.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby gregb » Friday Sep 08, 2017 5:43 pm

Sly Fox session ale from the Feral Brewing co.
Would buy again.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Saturday Sep 09, 2017 4:10 pm

Feral do make some nice beers.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Tipsy » Tuesday Sep 12, 2017 8:09 pm

A pilsner made with my homegrown Saaz and Tettnang,,,Delish :)~
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Tuesday Sep 19, 2017 1:16 pm

More information please Tipsy!! A recipe? Pictures of the hops? You can't just drop "homegrown Saaz and Tettnang" and leave it at that...
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Tipsy » Wednesday Sep 20, 2017 8:26 pm

Well, I'm a bit unsure how to post pics now? Photobucket wants money to share pics now.
Is there a way to upload to the forum?

Anyway it was a pretty simple beer

4500.0 g Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (3.9 EBC) Grain 1 90.0 %
500.0 g Cara-Pils/Dextrine (3.9 EBC) Grain 2 10.0 %
20.0 g Vanguard [5.20 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 10.7 IBUs
4.00 g Brewbrite (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 4 -
23.0 g Tettnang - Home grown [5.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 5 2.2 IBUs Mixture of Saaz
1.0 pkg Saflager Lager (DCL/Fermentis #W-34/70) [50.3 ml] Yeast 6 -

The summer before last we were running low on water so I decided my hops had to fend for themselves.
They didn't like it...I thought I killed them, anyway they popped up again last spring/summer but were very small just like 1st year hops.
I got a whole 23g of cones off the 2 plants mostly Tettnang.

I'm looking forward to see this years yield.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Friday Sep 22, 2017 9:48 am

Great work!

I use https://imgur.com/ to upload photos. It's free, relatively easy to use and seems to work OK.
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