Beer thread



  • @antipodean said in Beer thread:

    @mariner4life said in Beer thread:

    for those on this side of the ditch, i finally found something decent that comes fro Canberra, this bad boy

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    Plenty of flavour, but still dangerously sessionable at that 5.7% mark. A real golden colour to it, hops but not overwhelmingly so. Can recommend. Will smash.

    Sorry, have I been keeping that a secret? The brewpub is just up the road from work.

    you have. I love that beer



  • @MN5 said in Beer thread:

    Off to Hawke’s Bay this weekend, was due to be watching the other half do her marathon which has been cancelled for obvious reasons....we figured we’d go away anyway so any brewery suggestions will be gratefully received.

    Breweries - Godsown, out of town a bit, but a fucking lovely spot in decent weather. It was closed over winter, but should be open again now, as I found out when I stopped in for a nice beer, finding it closed, but the nice man poured me a brew anyway.
    Brave - their Tigermilk is a damn nice IPA.
    Giant, out in Havelock North - decent, but "safe".
    Zeelandt - I've always found their stuff a bit bland, but that's probably as I've gone the cliche route of "hoppy pilsner - fuck yeah!", "oh shit - hoppy-as-fuck IPA, that's awesome", "Wow! Hazy shit - my new favourite"

    But - more importantly - HB surprisingly has a damn fine craft beer pub or two. Or rather, now... 3.
    Westshore Beach Inn - fucking spectacular range of beer in a rather odd setting (thai food, craft beer, cheap accommodation, pokies, sports-bar, fuck-it... let's throw in a garden bar)
    The Common Room in Hastings - strangely excellent bar in... fucking Hastings. WTF?
    And, the Westshore, has just opened a more "central city" bar in Napier... the Rogue Hop, I think?



  • @Kruse said in Beer thread:

    @MN5 said in Beer thread:

    Off to Hawke’s Bay this weekend, was due to be watching the other half do her marathon which has been cancelled for obvious reasons....we figured we’d go away anyway so any brewery suggestions will be gratefully received.

    Breweries - Godsown, out of town a bit, but a fucking lovely spot in decent weather. It was closed over winter, but should be open again now, as I found out when I stopped in for a nice beer, finding it closed, but the nice man poured me a brew anyway.
    Brave - their Tigermilk is a damn nice IPA.
    Giant, out in Havelock North - decent, but "safe".
    Zeelandt - I've always found their stuff a bit bland, but that's probably as I've gone the cliche route of "hoppy pilsner - fuck yeah!", "oh shit - hoppy-as-fuck IPA, that's awesome", "Wow! Hazy shit - my new favourite"

    But - more importantly - HB surprisingly has a damn fine craft beer pub or two. Or rather, now... 3.
    Westshore Beach Inn - fucking spectacular range of beer in a rather odd setting (thai food, craft beer, cheap accommodation, pokies, sports-bar, fuck-it... let's throw in a garden bar)
    The Common Room in Hastings - strangely excellent bar in... fucking Hastings. WTF?
    And, the Westshore, has just opened a more "central city" bar in Napier... the Rogue Hop, I think?

    I love the fern and it’s infinite wisdom. Will try and attend as many of these as humanly possible.



  • @Kruse https://roguehop.bar/ Went to it in July - several times. Small but bloody good. Got chatting to the guy in charge. They were due to open the Thursday of the week we went into Lvl 4 so I felt duty bound to support them.

    Didn't realise there was a tie in with the WestShore



  • 🤔 I've got shares in a brewery. I really should try to get to the street bar some time, but its in Enmore which is a fucking punish to get to....



  • @NTA said in Beer thread:

    🤔 I've got shares in a brewery. I really should try to get to the street bar some time, but its in Enmore which is a fucking punish to get to....

    How much ? I want to do this also. Tell me more.



  • @MN5 said in Beer thread:

    @NTA said in Beer thread:

    🤔 I've got shares in a brewery. I really should try to get to the street bar some time, but its in Enmore which is a fucking punish to get to....

    How much ? I want to do this also. Tell me more.

    Think it was $250 just to give them a bit of seed money. The bro-in-law put me onto it. I know basically nothing else except I have a t-shirt.



  • @MN5 said in Beer thread:

    @NTA said in Beer thread:

    🤔 I've got shares in a brewery. I really should try to get to the street bar some time, but its in Enmore which is a fucking punish to get to....

    How much ? I want to do this also. Tell me more.

    Considering you pretend to be Scottish - maybe look into BrewDog? I know they did a crowd-funding thing a while ago, I don't know if it's still available, or if there are options for real shares, or just pseudo-shares.



  • @Kruse said in Beer thread:

    @MN5 said in Beer thread:

    @NTA said in Beer thread:

    🤔 I've got shares in a brewery. I really should try to get to the street bar some time, but its in Enmore which is a fucking punish to get to....

    How much ? I want to do this also. Tell me more.

    Considering you pretend to be Scottish - maybe look into BrewDog? I know they did a crowd-funding thing a while ago, I don't know if it's still available, or if there are options for real shares, or just pseudo-shares.

    I don’t pretend. I’m a pasty, dour, ginga facial haired tightarse who got married in a kilt and my surname starts with Mac. If that’s not Scottish then what is ?



  • @MN5 said in Beer thread:

    @Kruse said in Beer thread:

    @MN5 said in Beer thread:

    @NTA said in Beer thread:

    🤔 I've got shares in a brewery. I really should try to get to the street bar some time, but its in Enmore which is a fucking punish to get to....

    How much ? I want to do this also. Tell me more.

    Considering you pretend to be Scottish - maybe look into BrewDog? I know they did a crowd-funding thing a while ago, I don't know if it's still available, or if there are options for real shares, or just pseudo-shares.

    I don’t pretend. I’m a pasty, dour, ginga facial haired tightarse

    Can confirm.



  • @NTA said in Beer thread:

    @MN5 said in Beer thread:

    @Kruse said in Beer thread:

    @MN5 said in Beer thread:

    @NTA said in Beer thread:

    🤔 I've got shares in a brewery. I really should try to get to the street bar some time, but its in Enmore which is a fucking punish to get to....

    How much ? I want to do this also. Tell me more.

    Considering you pretend to be Scottish - maybe look into BrewDog? I know they did a crowd-funding thing a while ago, I don't know if it's still available, or if there are options for real shares, or just pseudo-shares.

    I don’t pretend. I’m a pasty, dour, ginga facial haired tightarse

    Can confirm.

    That reminds me. I never sent the invoice for your accomodation. Can you flick me your Credit Card when you get a chance ? I’ll need to throw on some admin fees and late charges too if that’s ok.



  • @MN5 I've been struggling with this, but bagpipes rather than bass would have helped as instrument of choice. Whiskey rather than craft beer. Just a couple of work ons.

    Also stop being polite "if that's O.K." FFS. Headbutt or glass him and it all becomes believable.



  • @Snowy said in Beer thread:

    @MN5 I've been struggling with this, but bagpipes rather than bass would have helped as instrument of choice. Whiskey rather than craft beer. Just a couple of work ons.

    Also stop being polite "if that's O.K." FFS. Headbutt or glass him and it all becomes believable.

    Whisky, not Whiskey.

    Also with his heritage it would start a war. Too much hassle.



  • @MN5 said in Beer thread:

    Too much hassle.

    Okay - you've convinced me.



  • @Snowy said in Beer thread:

    "if that's O.K." FFS. Headbutt or glass him and it all becomes believable.

    Yeah, you've gotta remember Glasgow isn't all of Scotland



  • @MN5 said in Beer thread:

    Whisky, not Whiskey.

    Nice catch. Picky bloody Scots about distilled grains. There are many more millions of people who disagree but they don't really speak English either.



  • @Machpants said in Beer thread:

    @Snowy said in Beer thread:

    "if that's O.K." FFS. Headbutt or glass him and it all becomes believable.

    Yeah, you've gotta remember Glasgow isn't all of Scotland

    Could you please name the exceptions? I might visit.

    The whole country is as grumpy as I am from what I have seen.



  • @Snowy said in Beer thread:

    Headbutt or glass him

    My skull is enormous and German. Very much not advising the former.



  • @NTA said in Beer thread:

    @Snowy said in Beer thread:

    Headbutt or glass him

    My skull is enormous and German. Very much not advising the former.

    Whilst I’m no Zinzan Brooke or Owen Finegan I’m no pinhead either. A clash of our Swedes would be devastating.



  • @MN5 said in Beer thread:

    @NTA said in Beer thread:

    @Snowy said in Beer thread:

    Headbutt or glass him

    My skull is enormous and German. Very much not advising the former.

    Whilst I’m no Zinzan Brooke or Owen Finegan I’m no pinhead either. A clash of our Swedes would be devastating.

    Not for your respective modelling careers though...



  • Anyway, back to beer......

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  • 30C here in western Sydney. Gagging for one of these but the boss man hasn't called time yet.

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  • @NTA I used to drink a lot of that when I lived in the US. In a bottle, of course.



  • @Bovidae sipping mine from a glass right now



  • @antipodean I'm having the Sprocket now. It's fucking grunty. 7%!!!



  • @mariner4life said in Beer thread:

    for those on this side of the ditch, i finally found something decent that comes fro Canberra, this bad boy

    alt text

    Plenty of flavour, but still dangerously sessionable at that 5.7% mark. A real golden colour to it, hops but not overwhelmingly so. Can recommend. Will smash.

    Bought a 4 pack of this just now. Its ace and definitely sessionable, aside from the price..



  • Kilkenny tonight 🙂

    It's got a widget


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