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BA Australian Beer Cup

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by eric5bellies, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. OK Pat tried this a couple of years ago. I thought it would be interesting to revisit this knock out competition and see where we stand in 2013. From memory (and Pat will correct me with this) Little Creatures PA beat Murrays Wild Thing in the Final.

    OK rules as follows;

    - Vote for your four favourite Australian or New Zealand beers in order.
    - Beer # 1 gets four ranking points, beer # 2 gets two ranking points and so on.
    - I will add up the total ranking points for each beer to come up with a top 16 beers that will enter the knock out competition.
    - Beer ranked #1 will face off against beer ranked 16, beer ranked #2 will face off against beer ranked 15 and so on, until we reach the grand final.
    - Beer must have been bottled. If it has been released on tap only then you must demonstrate that it has been available in at least three Australian states.
    - The beer has to be on this website. Sorry no Thorogoods :(
    - Collaborations with International brewers are allowed.
    - If its a one off release then it must have been available since Jan 2010 (The last Championship).
    - The criteria for assessing your favourite beers is up to you. It could be taste or value for money or whatever,

    Votes must be in by Sunday 10th Feb at 12:00 Midnight EST

    My votes

    1. La Sirene - Saison
    2. Feral - Water Melon Warhead - (Feral W.A, Local Taphouse NSW, Spectapular Vic)
    3. Murrays - Wild Thing
    4. Mountain Goat - Thorny Goat
     
  2. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (610) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    I'll keep mine AUS only:

    1. Riverside 44
    2. Moo Brew Imperial Stout...on tap in Sydney at Frankie's Pizza, Pig & Whistle, Brisbane & MONA, Hobart.
    3. Seven Sheds Stella IPA
    4. Brewboys Hoppapotamus

    Thanks Lee for organising!
     
  3. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    1. Feral W/melon W/head
    2. Moo Brew Imp Stout - It's been on tap in Perth too
    3. Nail Clout
    4. Murray's Wild Thing

    Thanks Lee.
     
  4. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (425) Australia Nov 6, 2009

    Good one Lee. Deciding on favourites seems to get harder the more I drink! I'll give it a shot:

    1) Liberty Yakima Monster
    2) Bridge Road India Saison
    3) Watermelon Warhead
    4) Hallertau Funkonnay
     
  5. dansmcd

    dansmcd Savant (425) Australia Dec 19, 2010

    1 - Feral Hop Hog
    2 - Epic Hop Zombie
    3 - La Sirene Saison
    4 - Feral Watermelon Warhead
     
  6. looks like WMWH has the early running
     
  7. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Amen to that brother, as soon as I pressed post, I realised all the other beers I wanted to add.
     
  8. dgilks

    dgilks Advocate (685) Australia Jul 14, 2008

    1. Watermelon Warhead
    2. Hallertau Funkonnay
    3. Nail Clout Stout
    4. HopDog Midgee
     
  9. gulden

    gulden Aficionado (180) Australia Mar 20, 2011

    1. Watermelon Warhead
    2. Epic Hop Zombie
    3. Digital IPA - Yeastie Boys
    4. Cavalier Brown
     
  10. 1. 8 wired hopwired
    2. Murrays wild thing
    3. Bridge rds version of the india saison
    4. Ferals rye IPA - pretty sure it was in existence when feral kegs were going around the country, taphouse takeover etc?
    Otherwise la sirene saison for number 4
     
  11. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (425) Australia Nov 6, 2009

    Fairly sure Feral Rye IPA is one that never made it to NSW - can anyone help me out here?
     
  12. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    LC beat Wild Thing in the first edition. That is correct.
    4. Riverside 44 Amber Ale
    3. Bridge Road B2 bomber Mach 2
    2. Brewboys Hoppamatamus
    1. Liberty C!tra
     
  13. Figured i should channel my inner lucy liu and see if rye IPA ever available outside WA... Sorry lee i should've done this earlier

    Wheatsheaf in yodelaide - vancurlys venue review http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/15599/view=beerfly

    Great northern in melbs - jbowers56 beer review http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/9139/70811

    Sail/IBS/baskerville in perth

    So my #4 beer is definitely ferals rye IPA
    (wish they had kept separate the fantapants imperial red, and the rye IPA... Instead of combining them)
     
  14. from me....

    1. Feral BF Hop Hog - three states from reviews on BA
    2. Riverside 44
    3. La Sirene Saison
    4. Mad Brewers Hoppy Hefe
    cheers,
     
  15. sirob

    sirob Aficionado (170) Australia May 30, 2007

    Usual WA bias from me

    1. hop hog
    2. clout
    3. The cheif (dont know what edition but just say overall)
    4. warhead
     
  16. barls

    barls Aficionado (175) Australia Nov 15, 2006

    1. riverside 44
    2. liberty yakima scarlet
    3. liberty citra
    4. murrays big wednesday.
     
  17. foles

    foles Savant (420) Australia Jan 28, 2007

    1. Feral Watermelon Warhead​
    2. Feral Rye IPA (I'm with Andrew on this one)​
    3. Mad Brewers Hoppy Hefe​
    4. Gage Roads - The Convict (Big call but i'm on my first few sips now and really enjoying it - you can tell its inspired by Stone AB).​
     
  18. 1. Red Duck / Kissmeyer Gnaume
    2. Bridge Rd/ Mikkeller Dark Harvest
    3. 8 Wired / Renaissance / Nøgne Ø - Ø for awesome
    4. Bridge Rd B2 bomber mach 2
     
  19. dgilks

    dgilks Advocate (685) Australia Jul 14, 2008

    I'm not going to change my votes but good call on these.
     
  20. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    1) Bootleg Grandfather
    2) Murray's Anniversary Ale (If I have to specify a vintage I guess I'd say...1,5 or 6 as they are the only ones I've tried)
    3) Epic Armageddon
    4) Feral Watermelon Warhead
     
  21. Gents
    Voting so far, don't forget you can change your mind until Sunday night.Interesting to see that last winner Little Creatures PA has no votes till now. What does that mean?



    Feral - Water Melon Warhead 24
    Riverside 44 Amber Ale 15
    La Sirene - Saison
    8
    Feral Hop Hog 8
    Nail Clout 7
    Murrays - Wild Thing 6
    Moo Brew Imperial Stout 6
    Epic Hop Zombie 6
    Bridge Road India Saison 5
    Liberty Yakima Monster 4
    Hallertau Funkonnay 4
    8 wired hopwired 4
    Feral Hop Hog BA 4
    Bridge Road B2 bomber Mach 2 4
    Ferals rye IPA 4
    Red Duck / Kissmeyer Gnaume 4
    Bootleg Grandfather 4
     
  22. damn what a task, im sure ill think of something else afterwards but here we go

    1. La Sirene
    2. Bridge Rd Bomber Mach 2
    3. O for Awesome
    4. Warhead
     
  23. 1. Feral Rye IPA
    2. Hop Zombie
    3. Feral Barrel Fermented Hop Hog
    4. Watermelon Warhead
     
  24. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Mistress M wants to vote. I said no, but it's your competition Mr 5bellies.

    1. Holgate Temptress
    2. Temple Bicylce
    3. Mad Brewers Hoppy Hefe
    4. Temple Saison.

    Feel free to disregard her opinions. I do. I told her she had to sign up and put up with Lukie like the rest of us.
     
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  25. All votes are welcome ! Lukie hasn't even voted yet !
     
  26. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    He's still trying to find a way to naturalise Cantillon as Australian.
     
  27. joecast

    joecast Advocate (570) Australia Jun 30, 2003

    Ok, here goes. And damn the ratings, these are unashamedly biased but I stand by them as damn good beers.

    1. Clout Stout
    2. Bridge Rd Stella IPA
    3. Epic Pale Ale
    4. Seven Sheds Kentish Ale

    Tough culling the list to four but there you go.
     
  28. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    I wouldn't insult Cantillon by doing so.

    :O 'straya
     
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  29. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    1. Watermelon Warhead
    2. Barrel Fermented Hog
    3. Liberty C!TRA
    4. Feral Rye IPA

    The lack of good sour is disappointing.
     
  30. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (425) Australia Nov 6, 2009

    What are you saying here? That the current recipe rye IPA is actually a blend of Fanatpants and what was the original rye IPA?
     
  31. OK, top half of the draw as follows.

    Votes must be in by 12:00 EST Wednesday 13th

    Feral - Water Melon Warhead (1)
    v
    8 Wired / Renaissance / Nøgne Ø - Ø for awesome
    Feral Hop Hog BA (7)
    v
    Murrays - Wild Thing
    La Sirene - Saison (3)
    v
    Liberty C!tra
    Epic Hop Zombie (5)
    v
    Bridge Road India Saison
     
  32. Water Melon Warhead
    Wild Thing
    LA Sirene
    Hop Zombie
     
  33. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (610) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    Watermelon Warhead
    Wild Thing
    C!tra
    Bridge Road India Saison
     
  34. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    Warhead
    BA Hog
    Citra
    BRIS
     
  35. sirob

    sirob Aficionado (170) Australia May 30, 2007

    Warhead
    BA hog
    La sirene
    India saison
     
  36. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Warhead
    BA Hog
    N/A - I haven't had either
    BRIS
     
  37. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Basically yes. The two got merged. It's more that the current FP recipe is a merger. The RIPA will still be it's original recipe when it is made.
     
  38. - (*) Warhead
    - wild thing
    - (*) la sirene saison
    - bridge roads india saison

    (*) means i haven't had the other beer in this matchup -- should i just put N/A instead?
     
  39. dgilks

    dgilks Advocate (685) Australia Jul 14, 2008

    Watermelon Warhead
    Wild Thing
    C!tra
    Bridge Road India Saison
     
  40. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (425) Australia Nov 6, 2009

    Warhead
    Wild Thing
    C!tra
    BRIS
     

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