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Buses to the Beer Day Out

By johnboy - 8 November 2013 10

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It’s Canberra Beer Week next week!

To help things along TAMS are making it known they’re free* putting buses on the to Beer Day Out at Exhibition Park:

ACTION is running special bus services to Beer Day Out, a family friendly celebration of beer held at Thoroughbred Park on Saturday 9 November.

“Routes 951, 952 and 956 will divert into Thoroughbred Park between 1.30 pm and 9.30 pm to help beer fanciers get to and from the event. Regular fares apply on these services,” James Roncon, Director, Public Transport said.

“Also, a free chartered ACTION bus will operate from the City Bus Station to Thoroughbred Park departing every half hour from the end of Platform 3, between 7 pm and 9 pm. The last bus departs Thoroughbred Park at 10 pm.

* Free to the end users you revolting killjoys.

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Buses to the Beer Day Out
Watson 11:30 am 21 Nov 13

Bunyipswamp said :

I was going to take my dad for his birthday but now we are putting our money together and having our own craft beer festival and smoking a variety of different meats.

The last word of that sentence was such a disappointment!

maxblues 2:27 pm 20 Nov 13

maxblues said :

Bunyipswamp said :

maxblues said :

Bunyipswamp said :

I was keen on this til i found middy’s are from $5!!!!
I know its completely arrogant of me but most those beers that are on showcase are easily available at Dan Murphys and First Choice. I was going to take my dad for his birthday but now we are putting our money together and having our own craft beer festival and smoking a variety of different meats. So, come Saturday evening our fridges will be full of Murray’s finest, some Stone and Wood Pacific Ale’s and some other random aussie craft beer and ciders.

If beers are available at Woolworths owned Dan Murphys or Coles owned First Choice then they are not ‘craft’ beers. To service the quantities required to stock these chain stores across Australia means that they have to be mass produced. For example, Little Creatures started as a craft brewery but are now mass produced by Tooheys, which in turn is owned by the Japanese corporation Kirin. Craft beers such as Ranga Tang Red Ale, from Clare Valley Brewing or Swell Brewing Wheat Beer from McLaren Vale or Tambo River Pilsner from the Bullant Brewery in Bruthen are ‘crafted’ in small quantities, so can only be found in a few independent bottleshops.

Im not sure if your comment is correct. Last time i went to First Choice i picked up Stone and Wood Pacific Ale, Murrays Whale Ale and some Murrays Angry man. Ive been on a tour of the Murrays Brewery in Port Stephens and have some friends visit Stone and Wood in Byron Bay. Both brands brew craft beer. You can also buy many other craft beers and some good Australian Craft Cider. I know Dan Murphys and First Choice may not sell all Australian craft beer, but they do have a fairly solid selection. Next time you are at Dan Murphy’s check out the craft beer section which is labelled “Craft Beers”.

Stone & Wood has just ramped up production (on their admission) and hired extra reps, so they are no longer ‘craft’. Just because a company has a small brewhouse, it doesn’t mean they are not getting most of their beers made under contract by a bigger company. A classic example of this is Matso’s beers which started as a craft brewery in Broome but are now being mass produced at the old Gage Roads brewery (about 30% owned by Woolworths). The old Gage Roads brewery are now making contract beers for just about anyone who will pay them.

I have just heard that Matso’s will no longer be making their popular Chilli Beer, probably because it is too ‘craft’ and not suitable for mass production.

maxblues 4:29 pm 11 Nov 13

Bunyipswamp said :

maxblues said :

Bunyipswamp said :

I was keen on this til i found middy’s are from $5!!!!
I know its completely arrogant of me but most those beers that are on showcase are easily available at Dan Murphys and First Choice. I was going to take my dad for his birthday but now we are putting our money together and having our own craft beer festival and smoking a variety of different meats. So, come Saturday evening our fridges will be full of Murray’s finest, some Stone and Wood Pacific Ale’s and some other random aussie craft beer and ciders.

If beers are available at Woolworths owned Dan Murphys or Coles owned First Choice then they are not ‘craft’ beers. To service the quantities required to stock these chain stores across Australia means that they have to be mass produced. For example, Little Creatures started as a craft brewery but are now mass produced by Tooheys, which in turn is owned by the Japanese corporation Kirin. Craft beers such as Ranga Tang Red Ale, from Clare Valley Brewing or Swell Brewing Wheat Beer from McLaren Vale or Tambo River Pilsner from the Bullant Brewery in Bruthen are ‘crafted’ in small quantities, so can only be found in a few independent bottleshops.

Im not sure if your comment is correct. Last time i went to First Choice i picked up Stone and Wood Pacific Ale, Murrays Whale Ale and some Murrays Angry man. Ive been on a tour of the Murrays Brewery in Port Stephens and have some friends visit Stone and Wood in Byron Bay. Both brands brew craft beer. You can also buy many other craft beers and some good Australian Craft Cider. I know Dan Murphys and First Choice may not sell all Australian craft beer, but they do have a fairly solid selection. Next time you are at Dan Murphy’s check out the craft beer section which is labelled “Craft Beers”.

Stone & Wood has just ramped up production (on their admission) and hired extra reps, so they are no longer ‘craft’. Just because a company has a small brewhouse, it doesn’t mean they are not getting most of their beers made under contract by a bigger company. A classic example of this is Matso’s beers which started as a craft brewery in Broome but are now being mass produced at the old Gage Roads brewery (about 30% owned by Woolworths). The old Gage Roads brewery are now making contract beers for just about anyone who will pay them.

gazket 2:13 pm 11 Nov 13

“a family friendly celebration of beer”

For my family it’s $25 a shout, by the time it’s 4 year old Mary’s shout she’s passed out already.

Bunyipswamp 1:47 pm 11 Nov 13

maxblues said :

Bunyipswamp said :

I was keen on this til i found middy’s are from $5!!!!
I know its completely arrogant of me but most those beers that are on showcase are easily available at Dan Murphys and First Choice. I was going to take my dad for his birthday but now we are putting our money together and having our own craft beer festival and smoking a variety of different meats. So, come Saturday evening our fridges will be full of Murray’s finest, some Stone and Wood Pacific Ale’s and some other random aussie craft beer and ciders.

If beers are available at Woolworths owned Dan Murphys or Coles owned First Choice then they are not ‘craft’ beers. To service the quantities required to stock these chain stores across Australia means that they have to be mass produced. For example, Little Creatures started as a craft brewery but are now mass produced by Tooheys, which in turn is owned by the Japanese corporation Kirin. Craft beers such as Ranga Tang Red Ale, from Clare Valley Brewing or Swell Brewing Wheat Beer from McLaren Vale or Tambo River Pilsner from the Bullant Brewery in Bruthen are ‘crafted’ in small quantities, so can only be found in a few independent bottleshops.

Im not sure if your comment is correct. Last time i went to First Choice i picked up Stone and Wood Pacific Ale, Murrays Whale Ale and some Murrays Angry man. Ive been on a tour of the Murrays Brewery in Port Stephens and have some friends visit Stone and Wood in Byron Bay. Both brands brew craft beer. You can also buy many other craft beers and some good Australian Craft Cider. I know Dan Murphys and First Choice may not sell all Australian craft beer, but they do have a fairly solid selection. Next time you are at Dan Murphy’s check out the craft beer section which is labelled “Craft Beers”.

maxblues 6:32 pm 09 Nov 13

Bunyipswamp said :

I was keen on this til i found middy’s are from $5!!!!
I know its completely arrogant of me but most those beers that are on showcase are easily available at Dan Murphys and First Choice. I was going to take my dad for his birthday but now we are putting our money together and having our own craft beer festival and smoking a variety of different meats. So, come Saturday evening our fridges will be full of Murray’s finest, some Stone and Wood Pacific Ale’s and some other random aussie craft beer and ciders.

If beers are available at Woolworths owned Dan Murphys or Coles owned First Choice then they are not ‘craft’ beers. To service the quantities required to stock these chain stores across Australia means that they have to be mass produced. For example, Little Creatures started as a craft brewery but are now mass produced by Tooheys, which in turn is owned by the Japanese corporation Kirin. Craft beers such as Ranga Tang Red Ale, from Clare Valley Brewing or Swell Brewing Wheat Beer from McLaren Vale or Tambo River Pilsner from the Bullant Brewery in Bruthen are ‘crafted’ in small quantities, so can only be found in a few independent bottleshops.

Queen_of_the_Bun 10:15 pm 08 Nov 13

Bunyipswamp said :

I was keen on this til i found middy’s are from $5!!!!
I know its completely arrogant of me but most those beers that are on showcase are easily available at Dan Murphys and First Choice. I was going to take my dad for his birthday but now we are putting our money together and having our own craft beer festival and smoking a variety of different meats. So, come Saturday evening our fridges will be full of Murray’s finest, some Stone and Wood Pacific Ale’s and some other random aussie craft beer and ciders.

Bunyipswamp said :

I was keen on this til i found middy’s are from $5!!!!
I know its completely arrogant of me but most those beers that are on showcase are easily available at Dan Murphys and First Choice. I was going to take my dad for his birthday but now we are putting our money together and having our own craft beer festival and smoking a variety of different meats. So, come Saturday evening our fridges will be full of Murray’s finest, some Stone and Wood Pacific Ale’s and some other random aussie craft beer and ciders.

Part of the joy is sharing it with other people, not just drinking at home.

Bunyipswamp 7:17 pm 08 Nov 13

I was keen on this til i found middy’s are from $5!!!!
I know its completely arrogant of me but most those beers that are on showcase are easily available at Dan Murphys and First Choice. I was going to take my dad for his birthday but now we are putting our money together and having our own craft beer festival and smoking a variety of different meats. So, come Saturday evening our fridges will be full of Murray’s finest, some Stone and Wood Pacific Ale’s and some other random aussie craft beer and ciders.

Ghettosmurf87 11:06 am 08 Nov 13

MsCheeky said :

It will be interesting to see how big this event will be. The free bus service is very limited, only starting at 7.00pm, when the event itself runs from 2.00pm to 9.00pm. I’m not sure that makes sense.

But there are plenty of regular busses during the day which go past throughbred park, they just become a lot less frequent in the evening.

So you pay $4.20 (cheaper if you have a MyWay card already) to get there and then they take you back to the city for free at the end.

Better than a full cab fare each way and far preferable to drink-driving.

MsCheeky 10:57 am 08 Nov 13

It will be interesting to see how big this event will be. The free bus service is very limited, only starting at 7.00pm, when the event itself runs from 2.00pm to 9.00pm. I’m not sure that makes sense.

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