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Hoppy Hefe availability

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by heygeebee, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. heygeebee

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    Folks, this seems about as dumb as posting 'has anyone seen any Crown Lager', however, still unable to locate any. Local Dannos didn't have any, nor a couple of smaller-but-not-tiny shops I tried..

    Any sightings on the North Shore of Sydney - and a price I should benchmark?

    cheers,
     
  2. MrKennedy

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    Tap NSW stockists are -

    North of Harbour:
    Collaroy Beach Club, Collaroy
    Greengate Hotel, Kilara

    Hunter:
    Northern Star, Hamilton
    South’s Leagues Club, Merewether
    Burwood Hotel, Merewether
    Hotel Delany, Newcastle

    Everywhere else:
    Local Tap House, Darlinghurst
    Marlborough Hotel, Newtown
    30 Knots, Grand Hotel, Sydney
    Yardhouse, Sydney
    Penrith Panthers, Penrith
    Manning Bar, Sydney
    Arc@UNSW, Sydney
    Hero of Waterloo,The Rocks
    Fortune of War, The Rocks
    Pyrmont Bridge Hotel, Sydney
    Docks Hotel, Sydney
    Tipple, Surry Hills
    Parkview, Erskineville

    I've seen bottles at Porters Northwood. Can pick up some from Camperdown Cellars on Saturday if you like.

    $9 to $11 will do it (bottle)
     
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    platinum had a bunch and so did Beer Cartel
     
  4. DrNo

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    BWS in St Leonard has them for $9 - but I had to ask for it to be brought up from stock.
     
  5. danieelol

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    Plentiful at Camperdown Cellars (Parramatta Rd) and Vintage Cellars (Newtown), which also has Mountain Goat Rye IPA
     
  6. heygeebee

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    finally - sanity prevails and I found some @ VC at Beecroft. $16 for two bottles. Was just surprised as I thought I saw a release date of Feb 8th that it took so long to hit the shelves.

    Got some MG Ry IPA as well @ 10/bottle....

    Not to mention the guy was intent on plying me with tasters of Penfolds Bin 389 - but I guess that's for another forum!!
     
  7. heygeebee

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    thanks MrKennedy - but all good now - appreciate the offer!
     
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    Is it good? Haven't thought to look for it yet.
     
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    BWS have limited supplies yeah.

    My BWS (Roseville) just got some in last week.
     
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    Have to say - I was amazed by this one. MB have always been kinda sorta OK with their limited stuff - noting I came onto scene after Ten20, but this was an outstanding beer. Review to come.

    So of course I've now bought lots, knowing it's a one-off, and equally knowing that this will decline faster than other styles due to the fact that the hops used, make the nose so wonderful - part of the appeal.

    Wish it was a regular part of range.
     
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    Have to agree, I too was really surprised by this one and would love this to part of the regular range.
    Top drop!!!
     
  12. MrKennedy

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    Also didn't expect to see this in at Woolworths Liquor
     
  13. heygeebee

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    and BWS today!!
     
  14. heygeebee

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    anyone still going thru any of this? asking as I cracked one open tonight which was dull to put it mildly... still got three in the cellar which is a worry....

    cheers,
     
  15. MrKennedy

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    I still see it on the shelves, along with the last 4 rare breeds
     
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    It finally hit the shelves of one of my local bottle-shops 2 days ago.....
     
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    Ouch.

    Enjoy your hefe, as I imagine the hops are long gone.

    It's still showing up in Perth at some of the more outer suburbs b/shops. It's amazing in Perth that you essentially start at the IBS and then go out in concentric circles to find things worth drinking as IBS and alike run out.
     
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