Oktoberfest beers

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by deathevocation, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. deathevocation

    deathevocation Nov 7, 2008 Australia

    Anyone seen any yet? Hopefully we get a bit more than the gift pack nonsense and Erdinger.
     
  2. foles

    foles Jan 28, 2007 Australia

    Hopefully fresh Weihenstephan Festbier will arrive soon.
     
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  3. jesus808

    jesus808 Dec 19, 2011 California

    I'll be hated for this, but I really like the Sam Adams version. Even better than Spaten.
     
  4. CarlisleWineBin

    CarlisleWineBin Jul 8, 2008 Australia

    Usual suspects - Hofbrau, Lowenbrou, Hacker Pschorr, Weihenstephan, Spaten. Ordered the other day, so shouldnt be too fare away.
    Maybe you can see the Sam Adams version next year jesus808, when the beers are getting brewed here in Australia.....
     
  5. danieelol

    danieelol Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    Saw unopened cases of it at Vintage Cellars today
     
  6. danieelol

    danieelol Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    Are they going to be brewed through CUB or Lion and taste like absolute shit?
     
  7. Parrotshake

    Parrotshake Nov 29, 2008 Australia

    I'm in the US just now and have had a couple of the Sam Adams. Not bad but it ain't no Hacker-Pschorr. Though I've never been able to buy it in anything other than one of those Dan Murphys packs with the Spaten, Paulaner and whatever the other one is.
     
  8. scmorgan

    scmorgan Apr 5, 2005 Australia

    Hunter Beer Co alwys do a few beers around the theme ...
     
  9. deathevocation

    deathevocation Nov 7, 2008 Australia

    Yeah, usually Lowenbrau. Bloody annoys me, wish they'd sell them outside of it.
     
  10. danieelol

    danieelol Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    Are you guys talking about Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest? That is a really nice beer. Bottle shop near me used to sell them individually but they weren't particularly cheap.
     
  11. deathevocation

    deathevocation Nov 7, 2008 Australia

    Yes. Where do you live?
     
  12. CarlisleWineBin

    CarlisleWineBin Jul 8, 2008 Australia

    Hacker tends to be pretty limited. We usually only get about 5 cases every Octoberfest. Also, that unopened Weihenstephan Festbeer must be an old one...or I'm not getting told about new beers again.
     
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  13. danieelol

    danieelol Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    Pretty sure it was Camperdown Cellars (Parramatta Rd) in Sydney but I'm not confident they stock it anymore
     
  14. deathevocation

    deathevocation Nov 7, 2008 Australia

    Ah ok. I'm in Melbourne.
     
  15. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Dec 29, 2006 Australia
    Beer Trader

    Do a trade
     
  16. brendanos

    brendanos Oct 29, 2005 Australia

    Joel I think you must have missed the memo! Tapped the Weihenstephan Festbier at Josie Bones last week...
     
  17. deathevocation

    deathevocation Nov 7, 2008 Australia

    Asked at Purvis and got doughnuts.
     
  18. FrancoCozzo

    FrancoCozzo Jun 8, 2011 United Kingdom (England)


    Bought a dozen for $52.

    Does anyone know if there's any Augustiner in the country?
     
  19. CarlisleWineBin

    CarlisleWineBin Jul 8, 2008 Australia

    Oh yes, I did miss the memo, again. Casually asked when the Fest was available, "oh it's out already, would you like some?"
    Speechless....
     
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  20. foles

    foles Jan 28, 2007 Australia

    Even James Squire is brewing a Märzen this year. Well at least at the Perth location.

    Will be grabbing a dozen Weihenstephans for sure.
     
  21. deathevocation

    deathevocation Nov 7, 2008 Australia

    Ok. Went to an Aldi today (looking for their frozen pretzels they appear to have ceased carrying) and checked the booze section.

    Paulaner Oktoberfest 500ml bottles $3.99 a go (didn't see a case price)
    Oktoberfest 4 pack (Paulaner, Spaten, HP and HB) $19.99
    Paulaner Hefe 5 litre keg $29.99

    Great pricing on the Paulaner eh?
     
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  22. danieelol

    danieelol Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    wow, sounds good. Sadly don't think Aldi carries beer in Sydney
     
  23. foles

    foles Jan 28, 2007 Australia

    Got the fresh Weihenstephan Festbier - seems different to previous years. Used to have a more hoppy aromatics to it. Its a bit more like the beers I experienced at Oktoberfest (not brilliant but decent and very drinkable). Now its a bigger helles, but in the process seems to lose the subtlety of the helles and just gains some bitterness.
     
  24. scmorgan

    scmorgan Apr 5, 2005 Australia

    not every store has booze...
     
  25. barls

    barls Nov 15, 2006 Australia

    got some at work didnt check the date on it though
     
  26. barls

    barls Nov 15, 2006 Australia

    depends on the store. rydelmere does have some
     
  27. deathevocation

    deathevocation Nov 7, 2008 Australia

    Paulaner drinking well.
     
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