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Best of BA Australia survey Part 3

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by mulder1010, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Advocate (615) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    Thanks for the answers and the dialogue

    Only a few questions and shall call this over after this.

    Best overall Australian beer you have had in the last calendar year

    Best overall Import beer you have had this year (not abroad or grey market)

    Best overall importer for Australia
    Choices are: Innspire, Northdown, Hop and Spirit, Phoenix, and Palais

    Best Australian beer experience you have had this year. Not abroad.
  2. dgilks

    dgilks Advocate (745) Australia Jul 14, 2008

    Best Australian Beer - Murray's AA5

    Best Imported Beer - Mikkeller Nelson Sauvignon

    Best Importer - (This is difficult but) Hop & Spirit - at least they send what they get to Canberra. No Mamouche for us dammit.

    Best Australian Beer Experience - Turning thousands on to craft beer at the National Multicultural Festival with great craft beer from the Wig & Pen.
  3. joecast

    joecast Advocate (580) Australia Jun 30, 2003

    Best Australian.....drum roll please.....

    Thorny Goat - Mountain Goat

    Best import....

    Big Smoke - 8 Wired

    Best importer, no idea. Though I have been very happy with the NZ beers (8 Wired, Yeastie Boys, Epic) and getting the Sierra Nevada harvest stuff has been a treat.

    Best Australian beer experience - top three
    HOPs tastings at the New Sydney are always a good time (sometimes too good).
    Hosting your good self on Christmas and drinking that 08 Abyss was a good night.
    Receiving a bottle of 2010 Clout Stout in a trade/donation from spicelab for my 500th review (and then being contacted by the brewer to thank me for the review)

    Hope that doesnt break the rules but had some extra input from not replying to the other threads ;)
  4. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Advocate (615) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    can still add to the other two. More than cool with that. Thanks very much
  5. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Advocate (615) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    I should answer........
    Australian----- Thorny Goat
    Import-- BA George
    Importer--- Hop and Spirit. I probably buy more Phoenix stuff but for an overall range Can not beat what Hop and Spirit brings in.

    Best experience------- My Christmas trip to Tasmania. Christmas Eve at MONA, Christmas night at Joecast's house. Abyss was unreal. The bottle shop in Burnie was just an insane find. Had every intention of drinking very little on the trip and then just went nuts on the Tasmanian beers.
  6. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (280) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Australian - Mt Goat Rare Breed IPA

    Import - 8 Wired Tall Poppy

    Importer - Phoenix - They're down the road from my house for personal purchases and their service and range is fantastic for my professional purchases. Plus, when I go there, being forced to purchases 9 litres everytime I want a beer for the house, due to wholesale laws, is kind of funny.

    Best Experience - Night of the Barrels 2011 @ the Sail & Anchor. Yes, I know I work there but it was awesome. The beer list was Colonial Mumme, Last Drop Fass, North Coast XX Anniversary Strong Ale, Feral King Brown (Cognac Barrel Aged), Moo Brew Velvet Sledgehammer (Cold Aged for 9 months) and Mikk. Black.

    If I could drink the Sledgehammer everyday, I wouldn't need women ever again.

    And a close second was last Saturday for my beer club. My friends home brew pale ale, Hitachino's Nest White Ale, Bear Rep. Racer 5, Moylens Stout, Epic Epicurian Fig Oatmeal Stout, Fuller's 14th Brewer's Reserve.....plus a $200 botlle of Chianti with roast lamb for dinner. All that was missing was the hookers to snort my coke off.
  7. Australian - Feral Boris
    Import - Odins Tipple
    Importer - props to all of them but would have to say phoenix
    Experience - a tie between the Grain Cru tasting sessions and winning over friends and family with
    good real beer.
  8. gulden

    gulden Aficionado (195) Australia Mar 20, 2011

    Australian - Thorny Goat
    Import - Brother Theolonious
    Importer - no idea
    Experience - Trying new beers with friends, and seeing my friends get more into craft beer.
  9. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (690) Australia Dec 29, 2006 Beer Trader

    Australian: Murrays Anniversary Ale #1
    Import: Mikkeller BA George
    Importer: Phoenix
    Experience: Group tastings, had plenty over the past year with fellow BA's, all have been good fun with some great beer.
  10. Australian - Nogne 0 / Bridge Roads India Saison

    Best overall Import beer - No 233 Bogedal Bryghus

    Best overall importer for Australia - Phoenix

    Best Australian beer experience you have had this year. Not abroad.- good night at Taphouse or Harts can't be beat with some mates
  11. dansmcd

    dansmcd Savant (445) Australia Dec 19, 2010

    Australian: Feral Rye IPA
    Import: St Bernardus Abt 12
    Importer: Phoenix
    Experience/s: Grain Cru tasting (US East vs West Coast beers); receiving my first Westy 12 in the mail (havent cracked it yet), countless Sunday lunches up at Feral in Baskerville soaking up Rye IPA, Barrel Aged Hop Hog, Raging Flem, Boris and numerous other sensational brews.
  12. nillumbik

    nillumbik Aspirant (45) Australia Oct 23, 2010

    Australia: Clout 2010 / Wild thing (from 2010)
    Import: Les Trois Mousquetaires 2010 Porter Baltique (hmm... seems I liked 2010 darks in general)
    Importer: Phoenix -tip of the cap to you phoenix! ("your apartment smells of rich mahogony")
    Experience: Meeting Mikell and other amazing brewers and trying amazing beers with them only two weeks ago at one of the Melbourne good food and wine events!
  13. Australian Beer: Feral Rye IPA

    Import: Fou Founne

    Importer: Phoenix. Hands down.

    Experience: Having moved out recently with my girlfriend, enjoying a pint of my own Pale Ale on the couch out the front of my house was pretty special.
  14. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (585) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    Australian is realistically Thorny Goat (although it only arguably qualifies as I think it was last made over a year ago). Honourable mentions to Wild Thing and Kooinda Black IPA

    Import - Uh, BA George I guess. Honourable mentions to Red Rocket Ale, West Coast IPA and Hopsickle

    Don't pay that much attention to importers, I'm tempted to say Phoenix but I'm not really sure what the others bring in.

    Experience: Group tastings and drinking loads of IPAs, both imported and local.
  15. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (485) Australia Nov 6, 2009 Beer Trader

    Best Australian: probably Hargreaves Hill Phoenix - but also might be disqualified as too old. Otherwise Thornygoat.

    Best import: Mikkeller Nelson Sauvignon

    Best importer:Hop and Spirit

    Experience: Group tastings, espeically the generosity of those attending in sharing some seriously fine brews.