any beers worth bringing to the US from Australia

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

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  1. youknowit435

    youknowit435 Initiate (0) 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. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,122) Mar 18, 2010 California

  3. scmorgan

    scmorgan Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2005 Australia

    I can organise a reefer ... if you fill it ...
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  4. dgilks

    dgilks Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2008 Australia

    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 Crusader (773) Nov 6, 2009 Australia
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    Murray's Anniversary Ale 7.
  6. deathevocation

    deathevocation Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2008 Australia

  7. joecast

    joecast Meyvn (1,115) Jun 30, 2003 Australia

    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 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

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

    danieelol Savant (955) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    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 Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2007 Australia

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

    danieelol Savant (955) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

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

    youknowit435 Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2012

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

    nicks6217 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 California
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    Murray anniversaries/wild thing
    Clout stout
  14. yankinoz

    yankinoz Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2013 Australia

    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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