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SCG Microbrewery

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by gulden, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. gulden

    gulden Member

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    Australia
    Just watching the cricket and found out that the new stand will have a microbrewery in it.

    Two things: this can only be a good thing for sports and beer fans in Sydney. Secondly, does anyone know who will be running it?
  2. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Member

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    Australia
  3. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Aficionado

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    Australia
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  4. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Member

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    Australia
    Definitely a good thing for sport.

    Yes the SCG will still be selling its usual macro swill but brewing and selling its own 'craft' beers will cater to the more sophisticated crowd.

    And it's very much a good thing for the SCG Trust and whoever else is profiting from this venture as it's the poms that are coming over next summer and we all know how much they like their ales...
  5. scmorgan

    scmorgan Member

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    Australia
    Booyah! chocked on the carlton draft atthe last game I went at. Petco Stadium in San Diego has the usuals on offer, and mobile craft bars. Drinking Arrogant bastard and Sculpin whilst sitting in the stands led to a rather interesting evening downtown in the Gas Light area ...
  6. Parrotshake

    Parrotshake Member

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    Australia
    The Brisbane Brewhouse is close enough to the Gabba that you could almost duck out for a pint between overs and tip another into a pocket flask for later compared to the time it takes to buy a $12 XXXX Gold at concession proper. That said the Brewhouse has only made one good beer so far, so neither really works for me and cricket without beer is not a pastime I enjoy. If this sort of thing catches on I imagine QLD will get it in about 2023.
  7. gulden

    gulden Member

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    Australia
    The taphouse is close enough in Sydney to duck out during the lunch break but there are no passouts available from my experience!

    I found what MrKennedy found as well but couldn't post the link because of typing on my phone. Good point re the Ashes next year prompting a demand for ales - let's hope some others follow suit!
  8. foles

    foles Member

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    Australia
    This is awesome if it happens. Strange, because beer at sporting events over here in Perth is seen as a mortal sin. I dont drink at the footy because I dont like Carton Mid (the only beer available) all that much.
  9. barls

    barls Member

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    Australia
    might have to see if hey are hiring.
  10. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Member

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    Australia
    It would be nice to go the SCG and have a Walter's Wheat Beer, a Waugh Berlinerweisse, a Proven's Porter or Simpson's Stout.
  11. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Member

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    Australia
    Sit in the members at the WACA and they trust you with Crown. Of course, the $300 a year you have to pay for the privlege of paying more for a slightly better product isn't really worth it...
  12. spicelab

    spicelab Member

    Location:
    Australia
    I'm confused how this squares with the policy that the SCG Trust introduced in 2006 to only serve light beer at test matches..

    Could well be the world's first dedicated light-beer micro. I can hardly wait.
  13. joecast

    joecast Member

    Location:
    Australia
    A skilled, creative brewer could work wonders. Sure the selection might be limited, but that shouldn't restrict the taste or quality of the beer.
    In reality, I think your enthusiasm is warranted ;)
  14. danieelol

    danieelol Member

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    Australia
    I would love some low strength tasty Australian beers

    Problem is most brewers who happen to brew low strength here also happen to be terrible
  15. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Member

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    Australia
    Not the most utilised sporting facility...assuming the Swans play about 10 home Aussie Rules games there a year with 20,000 - 40,000 in attendance...add in up to 5 days of Test Cricket and a few one-day games with the same number in the crowd, plus the solid turnout at Twenty20 games. They'd hardly drink them dry at the Sheffield Shield cricket games.
  16. scmorgan

    scmorgan Member

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    Australia
    Wait, you have all those soccer fans ... they like to .... welll ... no.
  17. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Member

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    Australia
    Wrong ground
  18. Shawn23

    Shawn23 Member

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    Australia
    They play Saints vs Easts or Saints vs Souths or something there once a year or so don't they? That should put a dent in supplies. If they put a Knights vs Easts game there I'd come down and give it a nudge :) Good luck to them! I hope they brew great beer and it is a raging success.

    Shawn
  19. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Member

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    Australia
    I do believe it would be a Souths v Wests Tigers game.
  20. scmorgan

    scmorgan Member

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    Australia
    Would they sell much at a Collingwood game, or would it not mix well with the metho?

    Ahh, those grounds are just next door ...
  21. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Member

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    Australia
    I might be a touch pragmatic, but I presume you'd need to get through the turnstiles with a ticket on one of the 25 days of the year that there's a game on at the SCG to be able to access the new stand.

    Not sure how much seating will be available for members. The MA Noble (which is part of what is being replaced) had some (if not all) seating available to members to take the overflow from the Members & Ladies stands. Only mention this as the ban on full strength beer does not apply to members.
  22. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Member

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    Australia
    Did a Sydney Cricket Ground & Sydney Football Stadium tour today and was told the plan was to brew 4 house beers. The guide wasn't sure if it would only be open on game days or everyday or if they'd distribute.
  23. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Aficionado

    Location:
    Australia
  24. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Member

    Location:
    Australia
    Did they say what type of beers they would brew?
  25. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Member

    Location:
    Australia
    No, I was surprised to hear him say a particular of beers they'd sell.
  26. heygeebee

    heygeebee Member

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    Australia
    I heard them said they would see selling:-
    • Warnie's Special Ale. Very full bodied. Quite a large head all things taken into account.
    • Pattinson's Light. Very very light bodied. Not robust at all.
    • Leg Spinners Stout. This was going to be released in 2014, but sadly Cricket Australia lost the recipe.
    • Cook's India Pale Ale. Light and Deft, this one's a real winner. Always available, 24x7, at the crease.
    • Barmy Army's Wit. A lot of discussion here on the name, but it was felt the Barmy Army could add more to the general Wit characteristics than anything found on these shores.
    • A collaboration, from Watto and Johnson, but they were not able to write the recipe down, so sadly it did not make it. Johnson was also unsure of style of this one.
    I look forward to it!!!
  27. Lukie

    Lukie Member

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    Australia
    I take it that previous post was a cricket joke, but because cricket is awful I did not get it.
  28. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Aficionado

    Location:
    Australia
    What's cricket???? Rather go to a Giants game and have a DIPA.
  29. hawthorne00

    hawthorne00 Member

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    Australia
    So you're not going to answer my big beer question: who is Billy Bowden giving out on that Nth Coast bottle?
  30. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Aficionado

    Location:
    Australia
    Picture???
    You are talking about the cricket ref??? Correct??
  31. hawthorne00

    hawthorne00 Member

    Location:
    Australia
    Yes, yes. Old Rasputin's label looks rather like arthritic-fingered New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden is giving someone out in cricket-ball.
  32. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Aficionado

    Location:
    Australia
    [​IMG]

    Better him than Eric Gregg I think :)

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