Beer raises questions about a higher power..

Whitey 24 October 2006 20

Fellow Riot-actors

I am generally not a religous person but I now have reason to reconsider the presence of a higher power in my life.

I had heard rumours last week of a tasty new brew by none other than our own Zierholz Brewery ( but alas could not find it. I cried to the heavens “please show me a sign” & lo & behold,

Miracle No. 1 – The Hopmeister appeared in Das Kapital at the Narrabundah shops & yea my thirst was slaked.

Miracle No. 2 – I went to the Oktoberfest on the weekend & before my eyes appeared the Zierholz stand complete with the new Hopmeister, a Weizzen & one they called the Oktoberfest.(which was a lager)

I urge you to embrace the Hopmeister at Das Kapital & share the vision.

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20 Responses to Beer raises questions about a higher power..
Vic Bitterman Vic Bitterman 8:12 pm 24 Oct 06

I do believe that a Zierholz beer is available on tap at the Vikings Town Centre Sports Club, in Tuggeranong.

Thumper Thumper 1:35 pm 24 Oct 06


I have just been reliably informed that it was Doubs.

RandomGit RandomGit 1:32 pm 24 Oct 06

Behold!! The mote in gods eye is merely a hops bud. Therein lies divine wisdom that heavenly grains may bring forth to the shrine of your taste buds.


Thumper Thumper 1:09 pm 24 Oct 06


I’ll have to get back to you on that one. Can’t remember the brand at the moment.

Whitey Whitey 1:07 pm 24 Oct 06

Brother Random Git – blessed be the Angels who pour forth their Golden Zierholz Showers upon me!

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 1:05 pm 24 Oct 06

Drinking anything that’s 60-74% ethanol will give you a different drunk feeling ;). Mind if I ask which brand you’re drinking?

Thumper Thumper 12:58 pm 24 Oct 06

Which is fine by me. It tastes great and I like drinking it.

Who’s to say the tiny amount of thujone present doesn’t affect me in some small way?

I must admit, it gives a very different drunk feeling, and I’ve been getting drunk on a regular basis for many a year now.


Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 12:47 pm 24 Oct 06

Simple fact my man.

Yes, it’s present – in trace amounts far below that required to produce any pharmacological effects whatsoever. The active ingredient in absinthe is alcohol, nothing more. Any ‘buzz’ you get beyond drunkedness is entirely in your imagination.

Thumper Thumper 12:46 pm 24 Oct 06

But agreed, the amount is unlikely to cause anything more than a mild effect, if any.

Whatever, its fun to drink. Much better than a dozen beers….

RandomGit RandomGit 12:42 pm 24 Oct 06

I believe bonfire is the resident expert on absinthe, he must have some real work to do unfortunately.

Thumper Thumper 12:42 pm 24 Oct 06

Undistilled wormwood essential oil contains a substance called thujone, which is present in absinthe.

Simple fact my man.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 12:36 pm 24 Oct 06

There’s next to no thujone in any absinthe, and there never has been.

Thumper Thumper 12:34 pm 24 Oct 06

Hehe, so the Green faerie hammered you?

The maximum thujone content allowablable in Australia is 10mg/litre, so its not as potent as the old stuff, but if drunk slowly it definitely has an effect.

Big Al Big Al 12:29 pm 24 Oct 06

I suspect that the Hungarian stuff is a close relative of the Czech! I ended up passing out on a tram, getting off-loaded by the driver I knew not where and ended up wandering the streets for hours trying to find my hotel.

RandomGit RandomGit 12:26 pm 24 Oct 06

Whitey, praise you my brother!! The path to enlightenment is paved with angels who piss Zierholz on your tonsils.

Welcome home.

Thumper Thumper 12:04 pm 24 Oct 06

Yeah, the thujone content in locally available French absinthe is not as much as it could be. However, if drunk properly it does give oner a nice buzz, and no hangover.

And the Czech stuff is just left over cold war rocket fuel.

Big Al Big Al 11:58 am 24 Oct 06

The locally available stuff isn’t the real deal Thumper. It’s just highly alcoholic anise liqueur. A night on the green fairy in Budapest some years ago confirmed why it should probably be illegal…

Thumper Thumper 11:55 am 24 Oct 06

Not my liver????

S4anta S4anta 11:54 am 24 Oct 06

I want your ear thumper.

Thumper Thumper 11:10 am 24 Oct 06

I’ve seriously had a St Paul on the road to Damascus conversion…

To drinking Absinthe….

(In the Trad method, of course…)

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