Hoppy Hefe availability

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

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  1. heygeebee

    heygeebee Poo-Bah (1,557) Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    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?

  2. MrKennedy

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

    Tap NSW stockists are -

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

    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)
  3. mulder1010

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

    platinum had a bunch and so did Beer Cartel
  4. DrNo

    DrNo Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 Australia

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

    danieelol Savant (955) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

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

    heygeebee Poo-Bah (1,557) Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    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

    heygeebee Poo-Bah (1,557) Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    thanks MrKennedy - but all good now - appreciate the offer!
  8. gulden

    gulden Initiate (83) Mar 20, 2011 Australia

    Is it good? Haven't thought to look for it yet.
  9. edonovan0

    edonovan0 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Australia

    BWS have limited supplies yeah.

    My BWS (Roseville) just got some in last week.
  10. heygeebee

    heygeebee Poo-Bah (1,557) Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    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.
  11. hopswiller

    hopswiller Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2011 Australia

    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

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

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

    heygeebee Poo-Bah (1,557) Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    and BWS today!!
  14. heygeebee

    heygeebee Poo-Bah (1,557) Aug 6, 2010 Australia

    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....

  15. MrKennedy

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

    I still see it on the shelves, along with the last 4 rare breeds
  16. ALEBOY

    ALEBOY Initiate (0) May 31, 2003 Australia

    It finally hit the shelves of one of my local bottle-shops 2 days ago.....
  17. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2012 Australia


    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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