26 July 2008

Reasons why the ACT is better than NSW - Beer in Aldi

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In our ongoing list of things a year in NSW has taught me are better here I present: beer in Aldi.

~$40 gets you a 24 can slab of 500ml cans of German made Thuringer. And they have domestically brewed beers as well (of course from brands you’ve never heard of before, this is Aldi).

Many a New South Welsh considers an Aldi run to pick up a slab to be an essential part of a visit to Canberra.

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Ah ha. I missed this topic. And it’s most timely. We are on the hunt for beer with no wheat, and no preservatives, and it’s difficult. Coopers has let us down. And the stated no wheat/no gluten/no preservatives beers are extortionate: O’briens is $21.95/six pack of tiny bottles (Jim Murphy’s), and Silly Yaks is similar.

I figured, lager brewed under the german purity law must surely have no wheat (unless it’s a wheat beer) and no preservatives? But then you find that many “german” beers sold here now are brewed here. There goes that theory.

So if this aldi stuff is brewed strictly under those laws, and surely must be safe?

Now just have to grit teeth and make a special trip to an ACT aldi’s.

I am going to try some of this German Fourth or Fifth Reich beer.

: )

If only they’d tried it this way the first time around.

I for one welcome our new cheap beer providing masters.

Muttsybignuts1:09 am 27 Jul 08

The German beer at Aldi doesnt give me a hangover. Therefore, Best. Beer. Ever.

As an aside, I think Germany is attempting a Fourth ( fifth?) Reich and attempting to take over the world via cheap priced Supermarkets.

Cans are lined with food grade plastic these days I believe.

Purity laws or watered down with free added chemicals???

Pure, but still somehow sealed inside a single piece of aluminium. Mmmmmm…. Tinnie.

I love the white cask wine.

The wife loves the red cask wine.

Together, it’s harmony (after a few anyway)

The Aldi piss is fantastic. Really if you put any icy Aldi brew into a cold galss besie a cold glass of Carlton Draught no one would know. Bring it on Aldi – bigger question though…Is CostCo going to sell berr, wine and spritis when it comes to Australia?

Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E139:53 pm 25 Jul 08

HNW gets the RA award for the most linkies in the one post EVER.

gratz HNW.

yeah, but pickle, they’re FREE! 😉

Purity laws or watered down with free added chemicals???

tough decision…

I must try some! Meanwhile, anyone out there tried Coopers vintage? I good beer IMO

Loquaciousness12:36 pm 25 Jul 08

Some of the wine ain’t bad either 😉

The evil grip of the hotelliers is strong through most of the State you’ll find.

…um….which aldi in nsw did you shop at – was it down the coast? then yeah, no beer in aldi (for some reason) but i’m pretty sure they have it in aldi bowral.

Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E1310:42 am 25 Jul 08

Screw the purity laws – its beer that tastes like beer.

I prefer Shipstone’s Crew – malty and full flavour. Onya Aldi.

The Thueringer, as a can’s label gives away, is, in fact, brewed by the largest independent German brewery, Oettinger. Oettinger is less known than other smaller German beer brands simply because they have a zero-advertisement policy. However, last year, Oettinger was the only German brewery which managed to actually increase sales (within Germany) as opposed to losing customers. The “Oettinger Helles”, which the Thueringer really is, is a great, great beer, brewed after the Bavarian purity law. I used to drink it all the time, when I still lived in Germany. 🙂

I thought, I’d share this “insight”, as I see the Thueringer discussed quite often in different forums, and it seems people do not make the connection to what it really is.

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