Over 40 now and can't stand the hangover ++ from all the additives in Carlton, VB etc. A total joke that this country's food laws don't require brewers to state the ingredients.
Anyway, of the usual Australian macro-beers, XXXX Bitter (the red cans) is the best I've had. Perfectly suits sessions in hotter climates. And Dan Murphys has recently restricted slab purchases to QLD only....
I have a nomination for the worst beer in Australia -
In winter i like a dark ale, there's a Belgian beer called Chimay Blue, it's made by Trappist Monks, it's very nice.
It's 9% so i don't drink to many of them. A couple of them and then a glass of red goes down very well.
You’re bringing back bad memories from the 70’s when there was regularly a shortage of beers do to brewery workers strikes. Had to try and stomach beers such as West End and KB......where’s that vomit emoji.worth a separate debate about about the worst beers. everyone knows how much I hate Corona. But Australian beers? Not sure if I can go past West End Draught. But I always have to have one every time I'm in Adelaide for the lols.
worth a separate debate about about the worst beers. everyone knows how much I hate Corona. But Australian beers? Not sure if I can go past West End Draught. But I always have to have one every time I'm in Adelaide for the lols.
Just wanna have a whinge about the beers on sale at the MCG last night.
I sit in M1 most games. There is a dungeon bar called Lockup underneath M1. They usually sell full strength Carlton Draught at night games... The exception is that you have to drink it there. You're not allowed to take it to your seat.
Anyway, I went to Lockup to have a quickie schooner before the first bounce. But there was no full strength Carlton Draught available. Only Great Northern ($9.40) and 4 Pines ($11.50). They didn't have the cheaper Carlton Mid ($8.20) as an option either.
So I thought bugger that, I'll try another bar. Same thing. Only Great Northern and 4 Pines to be seen. No cheaper option such as Carlton Draught or Carlton Mid there either. I tried 2 more bars. Same thing.
So what is the story here? No more Carlton beers at the MCG? Or was this a one off? I asked one of the staff and they said it was a trial. But I'm not sure I believed him. Looks like I'm going back to the hipflask as I'm not paying those prices for watered down beer.
Day games-Night games is the reason isn't it?so last week against Port and GWS the week prior, they had Carlton Draught and Carlton Mid available. But last friday against the pies only Great Northern ($9.40) and 4 Pines ($11.50) were sold. I'm starting to think they only make the more expensive options available for the blockbuster games in an attempt to rip off the punter. what a scam.
Day games-Night games is the reason isn't it?
Noticed the advertising for 'Frothy' has been stepped up at the grounds.
Quite drinkable for a mainstream beer I reckon.
Yep it’s cats *smile*. Had a pint in round 2 and couldn’t finish it!I might have given people a bum steer on Pirate Life - I had a pint of the Pirate Life Pale Ale at The Mitre Tavern on the weekend - absolutely foul. It tasted like expired Carlton Draught with a teabag of extra hops dangled in it. Checked online - yep, Pirate Life was bought out by AB Inbev (CUB) and now they have clearly altered the recipe to include their standard cheap ingredients.