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Coopers Pale at Aldi! Oh Happy Day!

By johnboy - 12 December 2012 30

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The beer drinking man has long faced a conundrum.

The best mass produced beer in Australia is, as any fule kno, Coopers Pale.

On the other hand the cheapest beer is from Aldi.

Until today, oh joyous day, when I found Coopers Pale going in Aldi for $42 a case.

Tonight’s going to be a good night.

What’s Your opinion?


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30 Responses to
Coopers Pale at Aldi! Oh Happy Day!
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pptvb 1:44 pm
12 Dec 12
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You da man!

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LSWCHP 2:04 pm
12 Dec 12
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JB, does Coopers Vintage Ale fall under your “massed produced” definition, given that it’s not made all year round? I bought a slab of it for an outrageous price a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been slowly savoring it. It’s the best commercially brewed beer I’ve ever run across, superior to Little Creatures, and almost as good as some of Christoph Zierholz’s masterpieces.

And an outstanding 7.5% alcohol as well, IIRC. :-)

The Aldi beer may be cheap, but there’s a reason for that. I’ve never tried one that I liked. An alternative source of cheap beer is Costco, where you can generally find Stella, Boags, Becks and a few others at good prices.

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johnboy 2:08 pm
12 Dec 12
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We reviewed the vintage not that long ago.

Certainly excellent, but pricy and of uncertain availability.

Mass produced for mine means available on tap in most bars and on the shelf in most grog shops.

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Mothy 2:21 pm
12 Dec 12
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Is the Rekorderlig cheap there?

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johnboy 2:31 pm
12 Dec 12
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Mothy said :

Is the Rekorderlig cheap there?

blurgh

Who cares? Not me!

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switch 2:48 pm
12 Dec 12
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Or brew your own, using Coopers kits, for less than 50c per longneck bottle…

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johnboy 2:52 pm
12 Dec 12
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switch said :

Or brew your own, using Coopers kits, for less than 50c per longneck bottle…

Yes and when I want to spend my Sundays washing bottles I’ll do just that again.

Hopefully in 2013 I’ll get a keg rig running.

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Duffbowl 3:03 pm
12 Dec 12
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johnboy said :

switch said :

Or brew your own, using Coopers kits, for less than 50c per longneck bottle…

Yes and when I want to spend my Sundays washing bottles I’ll do just that again.

Hopefully in 2013 I’ll get a keg rig running.

What’s holding you back, JB?

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johnboy 3:06 pm
12 Dec 12
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Duffbowl said :

What’s holding you back, JB?

Teh moneys.

I need more of you buggers to take out a premium subscription.

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switch 3:14 pm
12 Dec 12
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johnboy said :

Yes and when I want to spend my Sundays washing bottles I’ll do just that again.

The secret is to always rinse the bottle out straight after emptying it. This gets rid of the yeast residue while it’s still runny and then they take very little cleaning next time you make a brew.

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johnboy 3:16 pm
12 Dec 12
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switch said :

The secret is to always rinse the bottle out straight after emptying it. This gets rid of the yeast residue while it’s still runny and then they take very little cleaning next time you make a brew.

Been there, done that, still a better use of my time to buy the case IMHO. Your mileage may vary.

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Mess 3:53 pm
12 Dec 12
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Alid have some great beer from time to time. Their Aldi brand stuff is not great, however they get specials in all the time. Got a case of Singha there a couple of weeks back for $40. Mothy, they have Rekorderlig from time to time as well, usually about $5 per bottle. BWS is only slightly more at 3 for $18.

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devils_advocate 4:46 pm
12 Dec 12
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johnboy said :

switch said :

Or brew your own, using Coopers kits, for less than 50c per longneck bottle…

Yes and when I want to spend my Sundays washing bottles I’ll do just that again.

Hopefully in 2013 I’ll get a keg rig running.

Pays for itself after about 387 or so beers. Which if you’re anything like me, is not very long at all.
Also much more environmentally conscious, just refilling your schooner glass, rather than having all that packaging and beer miles.

In summary, homebrewing in kegs is something you can’t afford not to do.

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cmdwedge 4:47 pm
12 Dec 12
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Nice spot. Out of the Aussie beers, Coopers Pale is in my top 5. Little Creatures is a bit better I reckon. If you’re going to go international – Newcastle Brown Ale. OMG taste, and OMFG price.

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gospeedygo 4:51 pm
12 Dec 12
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Mess said :

Alid have some great beer from time to time. Their Aldi brand stuff is not great, however they get specials in all the time. Got a case of Singha there a couple of weeks back for $40. Mothy, they have Rekorderlig from time to time as well, usually about $5 per bottle. BWS is only slightly more at 3 for $18.

Not to mention the occasional bottles of Bulmers Cider now and then. Apple heaven, I swear.

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