John Browning

beer, real beer

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    Guest daysdownunder

    Ok, so now you have my attention....where in Adelaide can you get real ale that doesn't cost a fortune?

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    Guest Fly Away

    My husband would like to know the answer to that too. He's buying Speckled Hen and Spitfire at huge cost but hasn't seen much else available.

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    so : are you looking for bar or bottle-o prices?

     

    The draught Spitfire i had in the city the other day was almost undrinkable and definitely unrecognisable. The same goes for the draught Speckled Hen, Marston's and Newcastle Brown I've tried over the years

    If you want good beer over the counter you will have to pay for it. At the price you won't get better than the Wheatsheaf in George St Thebarton. -Not necessarily a very expensive session if you are prepared to alternate their better cask ozzie beers with the real stuff. (-Currently the Mountain Goat I.P.A. is stunning). Be nice to them and they will find you a real ale that hasn't been frozen to death in the fridge.

     

    But if you want take- away bottled British Beers at very reasonable prices try the Cellarbrations store on Fullarton Rd;

    thay have the full range of Spitfire, Bambadier, Youngs, Wychwood, Jennings, Badger, Bateman's etc etc. at 3 X 500ml bottles for $20 with super specials like Young & Wells @ 3 bottles for $15.

     

    My recollection is that you can't do a lot better buying it in the UK

     

    :v_SPIN: JB

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    Guest blinky
    try the port dock brewery in port adelaide too

    You now have my husbands attention. We are in Taperoo. Will have to remember that.....

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    Guest blinky
    yes were in taperoo too. lol

    just behind the school

     

     

    we are on Ventura ave, just by ocean view college. and very funny..hahahaha lol:biglaugh:

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    Guest Lisado

    Why not "Be Australian Drink Australian" and try out the local stuff

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    Why not "Be Australian Drink Australian" and try out the local stuff

     

     

    You don't get much more Australian than Port Adelaide!!!

     

    Lobethal Brewery - http://www.ahcb.com.au/ - , and the Steam Exchange at Goolwa - http://www.steamexchange.com.au/ - are another two good options, and of course, Coopers does do Brewery Tours - http://www.coopers.com.au/brewTours.php?pid=1

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    Guest Lisado
    You don't get much more Australian than Port Adelaide!!!

     

    Lobethal Brewery - http://www.ahcb.com.au/ - , and the Steam Exchange at Goolwa - http://www.steamexchange.com.au/ - are another two good options, and of course, Coopers does do Brewery Tours - http://www.coopers.com.au/brewTours.php?pid=1

     

    I was referring to the Newcastle Brown Ale, Speckled Hen, etc

     

    I still can't understand why people crave English food/ drinks here when the choice is endless

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    Guest nishman
    I was referring to the Newcastle Brown Ale, Speckled Hen, etc

     

    I still can't understand why people crave English food/ drinks here when the choice is endless

     

    Whilst this is true to a point, there are still some areas where there is no substitute, and sometimes it's nice for a nostaligic taste of the motherland. This applies as much to a bottle of "newc'y broon" as it does to birds custard and prawn cocktail skips.

     

    I love this place, but a real UK beer is always a nice luxury every now and then.

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    Guest WoodMartin
    try the port dock brewery in port adelaide too

     

    Can highly recommend the Port Dock Brewery on a Sunday lunchtime for a few beers and a bite to eat.

     

    The dolphin spotting cruises on the river are only $5 on a Sunday, and the early trip gets back in time for lunch...

     

    Ali

     

    If anyone is there this week, keep an eye out for us and come say hello! We'll be there from 12.30 ish! :)

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