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What is the best beer for a lockdown ?

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Created by Jacksboards Two weeks ago, 21 Mar 2020
Jacksboards
VIC, 158 posts
21 Mar 2020 7:31AM
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What is the best beer for a lockdown ?
It may happen folks, so let's start considering the marketplace and sharing some info.
Lately my on again, off again IPA interest has pulled up to a complete stop, too fruity and the high alcohol content was becoming concerning.
Last weekend I treated the Beer fridge to a second round of made in Italy Peroni Red. Slab price was $49
I found this beer a bit too 'Malty' a few beers in , one of my friends defined the taste as 'rich'.
Strange as I was really enjoying this beer the weekend before and thought I had stumbled across a great beer with a slightly different taste.
Next purchase will probably be back in what one of my buddy's calls 'Rusty nail' beer, ie Melbourne Bitter, VB etc. or Guiness.
Cheers

DaveSandan
VIC, 909 posts
21 Mar 2020 7:48AM
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CORONA of course!!!!

mpg56
NSW, 11 posts
21 Mar 2020 8:37AM
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Coopers pale ale best allround. Might try a home brew kit if sent home from work. Are they still available? Good way to spend some time.

Souwester
WA, 1008 posts
21 Mar 2020 6:49AM
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Hard to go past a good Oz Lager, not a lager made by a craft beer company but a true lager.

In a handle or proper tall beer glass it's hard to beat especially if your lock down plan includes cooking a 10 hour brisket, ribs or a side of lamb as you will need to sink a few whilst keeping an eye on it

Browy
QLD, 10 posts
21 Mar 2020 9:02AM
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MAKE YOUR OWN........

Tardy
3378 posts
21 Mar 2020 7:34AM
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low carb ...so ya don't get fat sitting on your arse ...and can still drink it ...Hahn extra dry .or super dry

Kela
48 posts
21 Mar 2020 8:08AM
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Red cans for sure over here in WA. Melbourne bitter king browns for a virtual interstate experience could be a welcome change.

benjl
338 posts
21 Mar 2020 8:36AM
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Do you guys get any nz beers in Aus?

Jacksboards
VIC, 158 posts
21 Mar 2020 12:45PM
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benjl said..
Do you guys get any nz beers in Aus?



Unfortunately we can't purchase Speights in Oz
Love a Speights tall boy after a day on the mountains or in the freezing water when NZing
not sure on any NZ beers availability over here.

Nozza
VIC, 2233 posts
21 Mar 2020 1:44PM
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Coopers Sparkling for me

DaveSandan
VIC, 909 posts
21 Mar 2020 4:03PM
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Bricklane is a nice drop.

DiscoStupid
NSW, 76 posts
21 Mar 2020 5:51PM
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mpg56 said..
Coopers pale ale best allround. Might try a home brew kit if sent home from work. Are they still available? Good way to spend some time.


They have Limited Edition cans out now... 440ml !! , only about $2 more per case....great for a lockdown or...anytime.

DiscoStupid
NSW, 76 posts
21 Mar 2020 5:53PM
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benjl said..
Do you guys get any nz beers in Aus?


There is some Monteiths floating about, but apart from that, I haven't seen much.

colas
3752 posts
21 Mar 2020 3:04PM
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Here in France, the post office is now closed, as they devote all their remaining workforce to only handling medical supplies.
So the best beers are your local breweries, that can still come deliver their beers to you (or rather drop at your gate :-).

wazza66
QLD, 491 posts
21 Mar 2020 7:41PM
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Cold beer is the best beer

tarquin1
330 posts
21 Mar 2020 6:04PM
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Dry patch. I have a few bottles of wine. Beer was not on my essentials shopping list. Good time to stay healthy and keep that little bit of money. Who knows what's going to happen in the coming months.
Yes I'm regretting it already! Sure it's right in the long run.

micksmith
VIC, 1364 posts
21 Mar 2020 9:15PM
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I'm thinking drinking higher alcohol content by volume might be best to help keep virus away, rum and ginger beer? Well it says beer don't it

LastSupper
VIC, 187 posts
21 Mar 2020 10:47PM
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colas said..
Here in France, the post office is now closed, as they devote all their remaining workforce to only handling medical supplies.
So the best beers are your local breweries, that can still come deliver their beers to you (or rather drop at your gate :-).


Is it worse than u expected?

Kami
1459 posts
21 Mar 2020 9:31PM
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LastSupper said..




colas said..
Here in France, the post office is now closed, as they devote all their remaining workforce to only handling medical supplies.
So the best beers are your local breweries, that can still come deliver their beers to you (or rather drop at your gate :-).






Is it worse than u expected?





Yesterday I wanted to have a look at the waves as I'm living 1mile inland...get stop by the police and tell me to not go on riding my scooter to watch the sea
The ones who go out to have a surf in one of the better days of the year because of perfect sand bars and offshore winter swells get warn up to go in from the police helicopter loudspeaker.
At 65, I'm very sad to see how the environment is coming down for youngers as well as my family out of surfing life too.

So I 'm drinking the last few bottles before the end


MarkW81
VIC, 68 posts
22 Mar 2020 9:38AM
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Home drew all the way.

35 L in my kegs and 3 x 18 L in supplies. I might not have dunny paper but I shouldn't run out of beer and I don't need to leave home.

colas
3752 posts
22 Mar 2020 2:53PM
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LastSupper said..
Is it worse than u expected?


Basically our government, like all the governments who did not have to face a real pandemic yet (e.g the SARS) did not take this thing seriously while it was still time to prepare. So now they are scrambling in panic trying to do something, improvising contradictory orders every day (forbidding jogging alone but forcing behind the scenes underpaid workers to get to work without protections, even trying to strongarm construction companies to send their employees to work as their bosses refuse to put them in harm ways) while the true measures (early and massive testing, real isolation and antiviral treatments) are done "in the trenches" at the local level but not planned centrally.

This confuse the population greatly. For instance, the cops sent to fine a lone jogger or surfer (or a lone journalist of a main newspaper taking photos of the empty road) are clumped together in their cars or while walking, with no protections... while people are still crowding markets and supermarkets. So yes, you get a lot of people that do not understand that lockdown is ham-handed but the only option in the current situation where we do not have testing kits available. But lockdown will do nothing if we do not have tests and protective gear when it is lifted.

So yes, the degree of amateurism of our government(s) is much, much worse than I expected. But on the other hand the scientific & healthcare community worldwide (and I must say, a big share of the population) is showing impressive collaborative and innovative efforts everywhere and show who should be trusted.

RPG226
VIC, 10 posts
22 Mar 2020 5:54PM
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Good name for a beer Jack

Lockdown ??

crustaceous
VIC, 27 posts
22 Mar 2020 7:16PM
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Coopers pale ale!

stehar
NSW, 301 posts
22 Mar 2020 9:02PM
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Stout - with acouple of bottles of scotch to keep me going if stout runs out

Kela
48 posts
22 Mar 2020 8:56PM
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A few mentions of coopers pale, a good beer but the sparkling pisses all over it.

Jacksboards
VIC, 158 posts
23 Mar 2020 7:24AM
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Melbourne newspaper front page this morning.

www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/bottle-shop-bedlam-melbourne-stocks-up-on-booze-20200322-p54csh.html




DaveSandan
VIC, 909 posts
23 Mar 2020 1:13PM
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Yep and look at the age group, no wonder we just closed all Cafe and pubs because of these guys!!

Flatfoot73
5 posts
23 Mar 2020 11:50AM
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vb... ITS PISS but i'll drink it warm if i have to!



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