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rasda started the topic in Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 at 1:18am

johnnie walker double black for my double birthday yesterday

anyone tried ginger tequila cocktailImage

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 at 1:42am

Enjoyed a few Speights Old Dark brews on the weekend.. one of the better dark ales I've had in my time.

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puff-n-fluff_2 commented Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 at 10:50am

Been into the scotch and dry a bit lately..

Daz, where do you get these kooky little animations from?

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rushy commented Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 at 11:25am

I love an icey cold Crown Lager - better than Mother's Milk! Or a margarita.

Here's one for you to try: ginger beer and milk, equal parts with lots of ice. Really. Very refreshing on a hot day when you don't want a heavy head from alcohol. Tastes a bit like coconut - weird.

If it's free, it's for me!

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rasda commented Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 at 12:23am

Been into the scotch and dry a bit lately..

Daz, where do you get these kooky little animations from?

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scotch on rocks

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys-sex.php keep 2 windows open, pop over for a smiley

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puff-n-fluff_2 commented Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 at 3:00am

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Think I got the hang of it now Daz....thanks

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 at 10:32am

Suntory Premium Malts (Awesome Japanese beer and worth the extra coin).

Ignorance is Zen

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stunet commented Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 at 8:44pm

Been drinking and smoking too much lately. I've never been a through-the-week drinker and I've always been a staunch non-smoker. But I recently discovered Monteith's Golden Lager at the bottlo up the road, and at about the same time I discovered the deli next door to the bottlo sells Gudangs.

Now I pass up the late afternoon glass offs to sit on my porch sucking on beer and ciggies.

I hope this phase passes quickly...

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 at 9:36pm

Monteith! That's right, I had one of their dark ales over in NZ too. Even better than the Speights.

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mel-anoma commented Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 at 1:43am

I'vebeendrinkingcoffeegoodcoffereallyreallystrongcoffeecosit'sreally reallycoldandmyfbombjustisn'tenoughtokeepmewarmwhilstIsurfthesecrazyfrigidwaveshereinthedeepsouthoftassie!!!!!!!!!

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 at 2:18am

Monteiths Gold has been responsible for much sheep-shaggin in NZ.

After a few of them, anythhing looks good.

Hey Dino.

Are they the real INdo gudangs Stu or the Aussie version with less tar?

Those damm things clog your lungs faster than anything.....I love 'em.

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stunet commented Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 at 2:43am

The Indo version Steve. Got 40 mg tar which is about three times Winnie Reds. Lovely.

They're not as good as when you smoke 'em in Indo though, and not just cos you can't mix your 'dangs with your 'tangs. The syrup on the butt dries out in transit so it doesn't feel the same on your lips. They don't crackle and pop like they do in Indo either. As you can tell I'm becoming a connoisseur in these matters.

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fitzroy-21 commented Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 at 4:58am

Coopers home brew out of my keg. Icy cold out of the tap after 2 & 1/2 weeks at sea. Aaaaarrrrrrgh

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t-mac commented Friday, 4 Mar 2011 at 3:21am

Case of Kirin. $63.00. Worth every last cent.

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thermalben commented Friday, 4 Mar 2011 at 3:37am

Sixty three bucks! Actually, I can hardly talk.. that's what I paid for a carton of Cooper Pale when I first moved to the Goldy. Almost twice the price compared to SA.

Have always wanted to do some home brewing Fitzy.. just don't quite have the room right now. You got a tap installed as well?

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burleigh commented Friday, 4 Mar 2011 at 3:46am

xxxx gold...... nothing beats it

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Craig commented Friday, 4 Mar 2011 at 3:51am

^^That's disgusting burleigh.

Can't go past good ol' Coopers Green.

Also like the James Squires, oh and Boags, and Asahi, and every beer actually..

Besides VB, xxxx, and westend

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rasda commented Friday, 4 Mar 2011 at 4:01am

or Southwark if if still exists

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rron commented Friday, 4 Mar 2011 at 4:59am

Besides VB, xxxx, and westend

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That's it...plus Tooheys Red which may actually be the worst beer in the history of brewing.

And Daz I didn't mind Southwark Lager. They had a dark version that some of you trendy ale/stout/ try hards might wanna check out...totally left field gear that gets them tongues clucking when you sport a sixy on grand entrance to the barbie.

Mitch Brennan

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fitzroy-21 commented Friday, 4 Mar 2011 at 5:13am

Yeah Ben, easy as and way less hassle than bottling. Works out around $4.50 a carton if you convert the litres to stubby ratio. Home brew is not everyones cup of tea (so to speak) but there is heaps to choose from and when you find one you like (fuck what anyone else thinks, your brewing and drinking it) it's great.
It takes about 20mins to set down your brew, about a week to 10 days to brew, put into a holding container for a couple of weeks (even longer if you want), while you put another brew down and then in the keg on the gas for 24hrs and your drinking it!
Morgans do a 25 litre stainless steel keg which is about 400mm high, fits in the bottom of the beer fridge with room above for all your other drinks. Co2 gas bottle outside with a tap on the door or side of the fridge and drip tray. Schooner glasses above in the freezer!
Cost's a few hundred to set up, but you do the sums. It is so easy and somewhat enjoyable when you get into it! See a good home brew shop and they will set you in the right direction.

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thermalben commented Friday, 4 Mar 2011 at 5:17am

Great info Fitzy.. thanks! I can taste them sweet sweet hops already :D

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rasda commented Sunday, 6 Mar 2011 at 12:38pm

Mercury draught cider

can't find the top of the line one, that's more passable

what's with 'dry' anyway, it's not beer

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shaun commented Sunday, 6 Mar 2011 at 8:37pm

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Have always wanted to do some home brewing Fitzy.. just don't quite have the room right now. You got a tap installed as well?
I met a bloke and his missus in north west Australia, he had been traveling for ten years and brewed it as he went in the caravan, so don't let room hold ya back.

I'm the scab you keep picking off and is there again the next day.

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rasda commented Friday, 25 Mar 2011 at 7:59am

Image on special still double the old going price at the New Hampshire liquor stores on the highway! under 20 bucks for a flagon of aged JB :(

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rasda commented Sunday, 1 May 2011 at 9:18am

Imagea bit too good value and smooth, where did the last bottle go???????

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bigwayne commented Sunday, 1 May 2011 at 8:55pm

mr da , one has a still in ones castle and have given up adding flavouring so now one just drinks the "shine" now with lime and soda or tonic it costs about $12 per litre and one has alcohol content at 40% no preservatives or additives so no hangover well not much of one anyway

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rasda commented Monday, 2 May 2011 at 1:39am

mr da , one has a still in ones castle and have given up adding flavouring so now one just drinks the "shine" now with lime and soda or tonic it costs about $12 per litre and one has alcohol content at 40% no preservatives or additives so no hangover well not much of one anyway

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which is the chariot between 1 and 4ImageImagehttp://green.autoblog.com/2008/01/26/daryl-hannahs-biodiesel-el-camino-sells-for-15-600/ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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rasda commented Monday, 2 May 2011 at 1:50am

these were all greatImageImage

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bigwayne commented Monday, 2 May 2011 at 7:04am

mr da , one thinks its the q but could be the k! either way they both are worthy chariots

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rasda commented Monday, 2 May 2011 at 8:56am

mr da , one thinks its the q but could be the k! either way they both are worthy chariots

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referring to 1 to 4 am deliveries . The q is similar to daryl's old ute, be it in flat black

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bigwayne commented Monday, 2 May 2011 at 8:22pm

mr da , ones prefered delivery time is around the 330 am and if one has to come all the way up copperhead road and the "man" was chasing oneself one would have to say pic 1 would be the chariot of choice! and to quote a great man " learnt a thing or two from charlie dont you know you better stay away from copperhead road" sorry mr da for ones ramblings and incohereance but one was on the royal jetfeul last night and am a little cloudy

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rasda commented Wednesday, 4 May 2011 at 5:03am

mr da , ones prefered delivery time is around the 330 am and if one has to come all the way up copperhead road and the "man" was chasing oneself one would have to say pic 1 would be the chariot of choice! and to quote a great man " learnt a thing or two from charlie dont you know you better stay away from copperhead road" sorry mr da for ones ramblings and incohereance but one was on the royal jetfeul last night and am a little cloudy

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now as I am getting past it, a jet ski sounds fine

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dav-e commented Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 at 11:42pm

There is one uber tasty brew I got my hands on. James Squire limited release Scribbly Gum lager. Excellent drop if you can get past the price $77 a case. If you can find some it is well worth the coin. Don't waste it on bad mates though.

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rasda commented Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 at 3:28am

Grolsch it's on special forty bucks a case, was always too expensive before, has a funny flowery taste but not a bad beer, lager is fine too 1.3 drinks per bottle, just that maybe they're only 330mlImage

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ben-colyer commented Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 at 2:58am

Sounds just a little on the wank side of things, but I stumbled across a brew by a guy down in the Mclaren Vale. SWELL is his brand and he does a Pale Ale and a Golden Ale, both in 500ml bottles.
Glorious stuff.

Guinness in winter
$20 for 4 Corona's in an ice bucket when in Darwin
Coopers Pale most other times
Almost any McLaren Vale Red when I don't want to drink beer.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 30 May 2012 at 7:16am

Can't say I'm totally surprised.

AUSTRALIA'S TOP 10 BEERS (by volume share)

XXXX Gold 12.4 per cent
VB 12.3 per cent
Carlton Draught 9.3 per cent
Tooheys New 7.1 per cent
Tooheys Extra Dry 4.4 per cent
Carlton Mid 3.8 per cent
Carlton Dry 3.3 per cent
Corona Extra 3.1 per cent
Pure Blonde 2.6 per cent
Hahn Premium Light 2.5 per cent

From this article: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-bars/winning-gold-will-...

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 30 May 2012 at 7:17am

From my end, Monteith's Black is getting a reasonable workout at the moment.

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spunjah commented Wednesday, 30 May 2012 at 8:26am

yeh all those beers are brewed in 3 states where 3/4 of the population lives(bar carona)even though theyre sold aust wide ppl always tend to buy local, per state per capita would be interesting. Westend or Coopers in S.A., Swan or Emu in W.A., N.T. Draught up there and one of the boags down in tassie. Cant go past a Coopers Sparkling ale for me that brew has me addicted!! also thats the third time ive heard of that bloke down in McLaren Vale brewing Swell must give it a try heard rave reviews!!

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spunjah commented Wednesday, 30 May 2012 at 8:33am

BTW and of the alcoholic sub, jst a lil bit of useless information S.A. is the only state in australia where with non alco drinks, Coca-Cola amatil (sprite, fanta, coke etc) gets outsold and thats by the one and only Farmers Union Iced Coffee! Cant beat the stuff!!(unless your talkin beer)

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anton-chigurh commented Friday, 1 Jun 2012 at 6:59pm

Mad Chook 101.....and bunger. mmmm

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sidthefish commented Saturday, 2 Jun 2012 at 9:32pm

wild turkey American Honey.

Tooheys New if stubs, Carlton Draught if tap.

***Lite Beer is for pregnant women.

I like to smash a few bottles of premium Sparkling Burgundy around Xmas.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 2 Jun 2012 at 9:47pm

Back into the Fat Yaks this evening. Another fine drop.

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floyd commented Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 at 4:07pm

Based on the number of contributions you are making to this topic themalben I would be thinking of checking myself into the local detox centre.

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victor commented Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 at 5:12pm

farmers union iced coffee, fuck im dribbling thinking about that stuff.....been a long time since ive skulled some of that....nasty campbell used to drink 3 ltrs a day every day.

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thermalben commented Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 at 5:34pm

Actually I'm somewhat of a lightweight - I'm still only half way through the six pack I bought yesterday. In years gone by I'd stock the fridge with a carton of Coopers Pale but these days I prefer to buy six packs and try a different brand every time.

There goes my credibility!

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no-eye-deer commented Sunday, 3 Jun 2012 at 9:35pm

Tonight I'm drinking a Young's Double Chocolate Stout - its like your morning espresso shot in a pint bottle, fantastic stuff.

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 at 8:39pm

I've got a new favourite beer: 'Choc Hops' Chocolate Stout from the Matilda Brewery. Bloody marvelous stuff.

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mundies commented Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 at 9:45pm

Ben well done completing dry july. An excellent and worthy cause. Normans Holbrooks Road Shiraz (yes thats Underdale in Adelaide's near west) was one of my first drinks post-dry july, and a good one at that. Plus I've been drinking a lot of pear and jasmin tea straight (no milk or sweetener), bloody nice and cleansing tea. Not that I've been in this situation yet, but I reckon it'd be spot on straight from the billy in the middle of the desert...

mundies

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 at 9:36am

Thanks Mundies - and congrats to you too! DJ wasn't quite as hard as I thought it might have been. In fact the first beer back (White Rabbit) tasted pretty ordinary! I tells ya what though, this Choc Hops is the dogs bollocks. Not cheap though - $18 for a four pack.

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ryder commented Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 at 10:36am

I'm not a drinker, however a stubbie of Cooper's Dark Ale was poored into the slow-cooker on Monday. Some meaty lamb shanks along with a variety of simple ingredients and 8 hours of cooking time was just the ticket for an amazing winter meal.

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amb commented Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 at 4:03pm

Not sure if anyone else has mentioned it, but tried "Pepper Jack Ale" just recently.. loved it buts its like $16 a six pack. This coming from a Coopers Pale Ale only drinker.