BA Australian Beer Cup

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

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  1. eric5bellies

    eric5bellies Meyvn (1,266) Jun 9, 2006 Australia

    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 Champion (893) Dec 29, 2006 Australia
    Beer Trader

    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 Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Australia

    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 Crusader (773) Nov 6, 2009 Australia
    Beer Trader

    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 Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Australia

    1 - Feral Hop Hog
    2 - Epic Hop Zombie
    3 - La Sirene Saison
    4 - Feral Watermelon Warhead
     
  6. eric5bellies

    eric5bellies Meyvn (1,266) Jun 9, 2006 Australia

    looks like WMWH has the early running
     
  7. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Australia

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

    dgilks Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2008 Australia

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

    gulden Initiate (83) Mar 20, 2011 Australia

    1. Watermelon Warhead
    2. Epic Hop Zombie
    3. Digital IPA - Yeastie Boys
    4. Cavalier Brown
     
  10. perthbelgianbeer

    perthbelgianbeer Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2011 Australia

    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 Crusader (773) Nov 6, 2009 Australia
    Beer Trader

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

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

    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. perthbelgianbeer

    perthbelgianbeer Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2011 Australia

    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. heygeebee

    heygeebee Poo-Bah (1,540) Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    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 Initiate (140) May 30, 2007 Australia

    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 Initiate (145) Nov 15, 2006 Australia

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

    foles Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2007 Australia

    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. hawthorne00

    hawthorne00 Initiate (131) Nov 23, 2010 Australia

    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 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2008 Australia

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

    danieelol Savant (954) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    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. eric5bellies

    eric5bellies Meyvn (1,266) Jun 9, 2006 Australia

    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. hopswiller

    hopswiller Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2011 Australia

    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. jbowers56

    jbowers56 Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2008 Australia

    1. Feral Rye IPA
    2. Hop Zombie
    3. Feral Barrel Fermented Hop Hog
    4. Watermelon Warhead
     
  24. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Australia

    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. eric5bellies

    eric5bellies Meyvn (1,266) Jun 9, 2006 Australia

    All votes are welcome ! Lukie hasn't even voted yet !
     
  26. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Australia

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

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

    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 Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2007 Australia

    I wouldn't insult Cantillon by doing so.

    :O 'straya
     
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  29. Lukie

    Lukie Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2007 Australia

    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 Crusader (773) Nov 6, 2009 Australia
    Beer Trader

    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. eric5bellies

    eric5bellies Meyvn (1,266) Jun 9, 2006 Australia

    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. eric5bellies

    eric5bellies Meyvn (1,266) Jun 9, 2006 Australia

    Water Melon Warhead
    Wild Thing
    LA Sirene
    Hop Zombie
     
  33. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Champion (893) Dec 29, 2006 Australia
    Beer Trader

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

    Lukie Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2007 Australia

    Warhead
    BA Hog
    Citra
    BRIS
     
  35. sirob

    sirob Initiate (140) May 30, 2007 Australia

    Warhead
    BA hog
    La sirene
    India saison
     
  36. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Australia

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

    MordeciaFunk Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Australia

    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. perthbelgianbeer

    perthbelgianbeer Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2011 Australia

    - (*) 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 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2008 Australia

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

    spicelab Crusader (773) Nov 6, 2009 Australia
    Beer Trader

    Warhead
    Wild Thing
    C!tra
    BRIS
     
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