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Dr Phred's Avatar Picture Dr Phred (Moderator) – February 20, 2008 06:13PM Reply Quote
Get your Ice Cold Beer Here!

owned by the mothership.

Jeff Cooper – September 03, 2012 10:50PM Reply Quote
Tony Leggett
Got a six-pack of Sierra Nevada pale ale from the bottlo' the other day. After getting over the shock of import duties etc ($20 for a six-pack! I remember buying a six-pack in death valley for $6 - yep a buck a beer...)

Not as nuanced or awesome of some of the microbrews I tried in the US but damn, it's still a nice tasty beer...

Yeah, it's in my rotation.

johnny k – September 04, 2012 12:42AM Reply Quote
Ditto. I'm also happily drinking all the varieties of the local Shiner Bock, with the Ruby grapefruit-ginger a go-to (I do not apologize for my fruit-beer tastes). Surprised by the variety of good local beer in general, seem to be mostly on the pale to amber end of the spectrum, but 512 Pecan Porter is my favorite beer here.

ARL (Moderator) – September 04, 2012 06:47PM Reply Quote
The local microbrewery (on the Gold Coast) makes one of the best named beers I've ever tried: My Wife's bitter...

ddt – September 04, 2012 10:02PM Reply Quote
You haven't seen the lineup of (semi-local here) beers from Schmaltz Brewing.


ARL (Moderator) – September 20, 2012 04:17AM Reply Quote
Not beer but I'm really enjoying the smoothness of Glenlivet single malt. Smooth, dry yet with a hint of sweet nuttiness and a slight smokey oaky finish. Along with Jamesons 12 yo (gasp!) blend - smooth, sweet, nutty - they're my two favourite whiskeys!

(I can't justify anything more than $60 a bottle [and even then once or twice a year] - so I'll never try those fancy $100+ bottles with unpronounceable multiple double-consonant names).

johnny k – September 20, 2012 06:20PM Reply Quote
I can't wait until I can budget the time to have hangovers, because whiskey/scotch always gives me one instantly. But I'd like to get into it more. In preparation for Texas (and coinciding with the opening of a Mexican place with a great selection nearby), I started getting into tequila earlier this year. Mostly through margaritas - it's as macho a sweet cocktail you can get, I think. But that place also had tequila flights which taught me a bit.

ARL (Moderator) – February 23, 2015 08:43PM Reply Quote


My favourite time of year. (Guess I'll have to lay off the whiskey that week).

ARL (Moderator) – July 08, 2015 07:12AM Reply Quote
Discovered this at a local bottleshop.


Their website is the only thing they do badly.

Try to find a link to Resin, their spectacular IPA? No dice. Unless you want useless guff about their craft brew kit.

Anyhow, their beer is good - even though their website is useless...

ARL (Moderator) – July 08, 2015 07:13AM Reply Quote

Found their main beers here:


The resin and the bengali are both awesome...

bahamut – July 09, 2015 07:27PM Reply Quote
I love Flying Dog's Old Bay beer.

johnny k – July 09, 2015 08:24PM Reply Quote
Texas does not lack for local breweries so I'm always getting something new. Had the Ploughshare saison from http://strangelandbrewery.com and the Gose from https://realalebrewing.com/beers/gose/?age-verified=ac1782df08 with the movie yesterday. Former was nice and malty, which I'm craving lately thanks to a German oktoberfest brew I can't remember; latter was not sour as a sour beer, but probably better in daylight.

ARL (Moderator) – August 07, 2015 01:58AM Reply Quote
I quite enjoyed two of these today: http://www.sierranevada.com/beer/high-altitude/hoptimum-imperial-ipa

Then I noticed it was almost 11% ABV


(If you're a hop-head this will blow your head off)

ARL (Moderator) – December 22, 2016 05:48AM Reply Quote
I have a craft beer place about 100m from my front door now called Zero Fox. They also do amazing sushi and Japanese street food.

Given I'm now growing a beard and talking about craft beer, I, like my suburb, have reached peak hipster.

And I don't care. Tonight I had an eggnog stout, and a few nights previously I had an Admiral Ackbar "It's a trap" Anti-Imperial Red Ale.

(Think I need to go see rogue One)

Here's their menu illustration:

To conclude, it's nice to be able to go somewhere nearby, and eat and drink in style

Burp! Merry Xmas!

johnny k – December 22, 2016 12:28PM Reply Quote
I have to admit I'm a sucker for gastropubs too. There's one not far from me but can't really go for a proper session with kids in tow (they at least prevent me from being too hipster). Damn, eggnog stout sounds awesome. I had a really good local hazelnut brown with my viewing of Rogue One.

Mokers (Moderator) – December 22, 2016 04:21PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
that looks excellent ARL. Hopefully they have a US distributor somewhere.

ARL (Moderator) – January 31, 2017 05:58AM Reply Quote
Well, here's the distributor:


I tried (amongst other things) Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout tonight and I have to say I was disappointed. Just a bit unbalanced. Still, I drank it.

If you want an awesome milk stout, try this bad boy, a nitro stout (nitrogen bubbles).

A good friend of mine laughed out loud when she read the pouring instructions, saying "Ha! That's like my sex life!"

(The pouring instructions were "vertically & with enthusiasm". I told her nobody likes a #humblebragger)

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/31/2017 06:01AM by ARL.

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