1 beer for 6 months

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by mulder1010, Apr 20, 2013.

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  1. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    I think a few of you know I am working remote in the Kimberley. Very remote as am closer to Timor than to Perth. Good times. The beer has not suffered though. Work with a bunch of Hahn 3.5 drinkers and can understand why they drink it.

    Anyway I am looking for suggestions on what to drink for the next 6 months. There are rules to this.
    1. Max $ value of case is $100
    2. No cubes. 24 only. 16 bottles only get you so far up here and weight is an issue.
    3. No mix and match. One beer at a max value of $100 that is available in a case.


    Just to be clear and give examples. first month up here I had a case of Coopers Stout.
    Second month a case of Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. dgilks

    dgilks Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2008 Australia

    Ruthless Rye was a pretty good pick. Maybe Bigfoot if you can still find any. Ace of Spades or Seeing Double would be a nice way to mix it up too.
     
  3. gulden

    gulden Initiate (83) Mar 20, 2011 Australia

    With it being hot up there I would recommend Stone and Wood Pacific Ale - a lighter style of beer than Coopers Stout and well under the price range.

    Other than that - anything of the Sierra Nevada range would go well I think.

    Hope the Kimberley is good regardless!
     
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  4. Lukie

    Lukie Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2007 Australia

    just get a couple of cases of corona mate; throw some lemon into it
     
  5. CarlisleWineBin

    CarlisleWineBin Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2008 Australia

    Maybe I can bust a nut and get some Riverside your way...
     
  6. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    Have 12 cases of it here. Can not give it away. Corona is better when it is expired
     
  7. dgilks

    dgilks Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2008 Australia

    But we are talking about Pat here. Bourbon Barrel RIS runs through his veins so one suspects that irrespective of the weather, Pacific Ale isn't going to cut it.
     
  8. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    Considering it was 38 today I would consider it. Issue is getting it to kununurra.

    Been on a hop binge of late. A good suggestion
     
  9. dgilks

    dgilks Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2008 Australia

    So unpredictable Pat.
     
  10. hawthorne00

    hawthorne00 Initiate (130) Nov 23, 2010 Australia

    Can't find a slab price, but sure I've had Harviestoun Old Engine Oil for under $100. Only medium bodied, works with a moderate chill.
     
  11. CromDubh

    CromDubh Initiate (0) May 17, 2009 Australia

    Old Engine Oil is incredibly priced in Australia. My last carton was $57
     
  12. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (946) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    When are we getting the Imperial version?
     
  13. CarlisleWineBin

    CarlisleWineBin Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2008 Australia

  14. sirob

    sirob Initiate (140) May 30, 2007 Australia

    It'd be pacific ale hands down for me.

    Dont know what the space issue is with cubes though. If space is an issue a cube and a half is the same space and volume of beer as a reg case
     
  15. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    You could have suggested that :)
     
  16. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    It is not so much a space issue but a drinking issue. Can really get one delivery a month so cubes are a bit of a nuisance. One beer a day gives you 16 beers where 24 gets 24 where I am at.

    Anyway, got a case of torpedo IPA for this month. Appreciate the suggestions and will go with stone and wood or Old engine oil for next month. Good suggestions.
     
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  17. sinkas

    sinkas Aspirant (201) Jul 9, 2008 Australia
    Beer Trader

    What are you doing up there?
     
  18. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    F&B manager at a resort in the Kimberley.
     
  19. mungus

    mungus Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2010 Australia

    4pines pale?
     
  20. heygeebee

    heygeebee Poo-Bah (1,528) Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    Been thinking about this one for a while.. a few considerations. Interesting you tend to be appreciating lighter styles given temp/humidity
    • Drink lighter styles now, as winter comes and evenings chill, go a little heavier
    • Buying cases is risky, if you get 24 bad/stale/accidentally expired beers, that's a crying shame given location, so by that reckoning you need to steer away from those smaller brewers, who just occasionally might have, ah-hem, consistency issues.
    • Also - given a 24 purchase, I would not go for anything too extreme tase-wise, get fed up with the overall drinkability.
    So, good suggestions all round, but I would add in the Ballast Point IPA from Dannos. LCPA if fresh, of course, fits. Southwark stout. Weihenstephaner Hefe probably just outside price point.... Duvel more so.

    Interesting concept - I don't buy too many 24 cases..... made me think.
     
  21. CarlisleWineBin

    CarlisleWineBin Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2008 Australia

    heygeebee, his 'winter' is going to get pretty damn humid!! Expired beers shouldnt be a problem (I hope). Weihenstephaner fits into the price category, can mix styles up a bit as well! I'm sure Mulder1010 can handle constant extreme tastes also!!

    I think $$ is always going to be the decider. Mix up with 4 x different 6pks would be my suggestion.....
     
  22. heygeebee

    heygeebee Poo-Bah (1,528) Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    was interesting while I was up in that neck of woods... driving the Kimberly across May to July... was warm at night to start with, but then noticeably temperatures dropped off as the sun set as our trip went on. I guess I was referring to nights mostly being drinking time.

    not sure when on the actual coast whether sea breeze will actually add to humidity or not.... all I know is those camp fires were mighty welcome :)
     
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  23. CarlisleWineBin

    CarlisleWineBin Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2008 Australia

    The humidity in the later months to Jan- Feb will be constant, night and day. You sweat the beer out as soon as you drink it!!
     
  24. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    Good suggestion but in Kununurra, LCPA is not available at all. Nor Matilda Bay. Matso's has the market up here very well taken up. Price wise I am better off staying away from Matso's as no value for price.
    Weather wise it is getting cooler and less humid. Been 32 pretty consistantly in the daytime and now hitting 25 about 10PM. Been told by July it will be like 15 or so at night and the usual 30 in the daytime.
    Considering buying a case of narwhal or bigfoot as to slow down the drinking. Too many IPA's :) and now getting used to the climate and getting back into the imperial groove.
    I do get odd looks from other staff when I tell them how much some of the stuff I have opened up are and that I have had 2 beers and have caught the guy skulling a 6 pack of 3.5 Hahn. Got very quickly that craft beer in this part of the world is not thought of highly.

    Cases are not a risk when you buy only a handful of breweries. Rogue may be next :)
     
  25. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (946) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

  26. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    Old Crustatation :)

    Probably Yellow snow
     
  27. CarlisleWineBin

    CarlisleWineBin Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2008 Australia

    Brutal perhaps..
     
  28. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    have not had that................HMMMMMMMMM
     
  29. scmorgan

    scmorgan Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2005 Australia

    I can teach anyone to make beer - loaves and fishes ... ???
     
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