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any beers worth bringing to the US from Australia

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by youknowit435, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. youknowit435

    youknowit435 Initiate (15) Dec 10, 2012

    I am currently visiting Australia and have a couple of beer loving friends. Are there actually any beers (or wine or spirits) that are actually worth bringing back to the US from Australia?
  2. Cantillon.
  3. I can organise a reefer ... if you fill it ...
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  4. dgilks

    dgilks Advocate (685) Australia Jul 14, 2008

    Cantillon is always popular. As for local it depends on what you like but Clout Stout is great (though phenomenally expensive), Moon Dog are hit and miss but have some really interesting beers or maybe something like Stone and Wood Pacific Ale which is a great reaction to local conditions.
  5. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (425) Australia Nov 6, 2009

    Murray's Anniversary Ale 7.
  6. Wild Thing.
  7. joecast

    joecast Advocate (570) Australia Jun 30, 2003

    I'll second stone and wood. Also I'm not sure which mountain goat rare breed is still available but those have been good.
  8. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    Cantillon. End Discussion. Rest of Australia is not in the same league as US or Belgium
  9. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    Apart from the obvious Cantillon, try some Feral/Murray's/Riverside/MoonDog/HopDog/La Sirene

    There is good beer to be found in Australia, it just takes a good palate and persistence to find it

    If you say what state(s) you're staying in I'm sure you could be helped further.
  10. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    I hear Lukie's Lambic is a whale.
  11. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    I'd have to try it before certifying it...
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  12. youknowit435

    youknowit435 Initiate (15) Dec 10, 2012

    I work in the Melbourne CBD so Victorian beers would probably be the freshest/easiest to find.
  13. nicks6217

    nicks6217 Savant (360) California Jan 15, 2010

    Murray anniversaries/wild thing
    Clout stout
  14. yankinoz

    yankinoz Disciple (65) Australia Jan 6, 2013

    Often an Australian craft brewery's most popular beer is an American pale ale in style. Little Creature's Pale Ale and a couple of Squires brews come to mind.

    But why carry coals to Newcastle? Get something different. Stone and Wood's Pacific Ale is sort of an APA, but quirky enough with its load of Galaxy hops to stand out.

    By the same thinking, if you want to bring back a huge alcoholic beer and are ready to pay astronomical prices to cover the tax bill on them, I too would go with Murray's Anniversary. Nice woody tastes. Clout reminds me a lot of Old Rasputin, good beers to accompany scheming on a bitter Moscow winter night, but niche beers for sure.

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