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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Saturday Jan 28, 2017 8:05 pm

Saturday night miscellany.

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Saturday Jan 28, 2017 8:06 pm

Not going to take any shit about the 2.8% Pacer, either.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Sunday Jan 29, 2017 1:33 pm

Geoff wrote:Not going to take any shit about the 2.8% Pacer, either.


Was going to comment on that. Did it have any taste?
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Sunday Jan 29, 2017 1:48 pm

As far as light beers go, it was pretty could. Still suffered from that dreaded thin-bodied taste, though, and after a couple I was seriously ready for a real beer.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Saturday Feb 18, 2017 5:23 pm

Mildura brewery mallee bull. 5.6%. Probably mb's best beer.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Sunday Feb 19, 2017 8:30 am

How are MB's beers these days? I recall being a little underwhelmed when I tried them a (quite) a few years ago.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Monday Feb 20, 2017 5:49 pm

I haven't tried them lately, this was the first go at a Mallee Bull for a couple of years I think. They did have a bit of a low spot beer wise a few years ago, but then lifted their game a lot. I guess trying to produce something different in a town full of VB drinkers can sometimes be a challenge.

I guess I will have to go there and have a session to taste their current offerings and report back... 8)
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Tuesday Feb 21, 2017 6:27 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Saturday Feb 25, 2017 1:08 pm

I shit you not - gin & tonic with "beer tonic water".

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby gregb » Sunday Feb 26, 2017 4:52 am

"Beer tonic water"?? More details please. Is it a mix of beer and tonic water? Or do they throw hops in as a botanical when making the tonic?

Most importantly, is it any good?
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Sunday Feb 26, 2017 8:57 am

OK, so it's brewed by Doctor's Orders, a Sydney gypsy brewer. According to the website:

"Tonic is our new release for Summer 2016/17.

Tonic is ambidextrous. You can drink it straight up as a refreshing Summer Witbier with its array of botanicals (orange peel, juniper berries, lemon myrtle, coriander and cinchona bark), or use it as a tonic mixer by adding a shot of your favourite gin. Cucumber garnish optional".

It's pretty good, but I'm really not into the whole beer cocktail thing.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Friday Mar 24, 2017 5:08 pm

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4 Pines pale ale. Kinda malty with a bitter after taste. Nice after a hot day here in sunny Mildura.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Friday Mar 24, 2017 6:08 pm

Personally rate 4 Pines as one of the best breweries in Australia. Their Kolsch is pretty close to perfection.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Friday Mar 24, 2017 6:16 pm

Agree that the Kolsch is great. Had a lot of those down the river on a houseboat over new year.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Saturday Mar 25, 2017 8:26 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Wednesday Apr 05, 2017 6:15 pm

On the 4 Pines theme. Picked up a six pack of there Stout today as I was cooking beef pie for dinner and put a bottle in the casserole mix. Just trying one now and it is awesome.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Geoff » Wednesday Apr 05, 2017 9:31 pm

I've been drinking beer in Japan. My beertweets are at @pots1966.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Thursday Apr 06, 2017 8:17 am

It appears the beer scene is alive in Japan. I was thinking you'd be drinking Asahi and Sapuro there. Bit like drinking VB and XXXX in Aus.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Guru » Thursday Apr 13, 2017 1:09 pm

Gage roads pale ale. Down the river camping and got a slab of this. Pretty nice brew, not unlike my last homebrew.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby gregb » Friday Apr 14, 2017 5:17 pm

Guru wrote:Image
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.
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