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

johnboy 26 July 2008 18

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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ant ant 9:19 am 05 Oct 08

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.

Granny Granny 10:59 am 27 Jul 08

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

: )

johnboy johnboy 8:26 am 27 Jul 08

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

I for one welcome our new cheap beer providing masters.

Muttsybignuts Muttsybignuts 1:09 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.

johnboy johnboy 6:11 pm 26 Jul 08

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

p1 p1 5:51 pm 26 Jul 08

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

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

Nosey Nosey 5:12 pm 26 Jul 08

I love the white cask wine.

The wife loves the red cask wine.

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

Headbonius Headbonius 9:41 am 26 Jul 08

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 S04E13 Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 9:53 pm 25 Jul 08

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

gratz HNW.

astrojax astrojax 2:09 pm 25 Jul 08

yeah, but pickle, they’re FREE! 😉

Pickle Pickle 1:27 pm 25 Jul 08

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

tough decision…

Pesty Pesty 1:15 pm 25 Jul 08

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

Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 12:36 pm 25 Jul 08

Some of the wine ain’t bad either 😉

johnboy johnboy 10:52 am 25 Jul 08

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

jg9399 jg9399 10:45 am 25 Jul 08

…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 S04E13 Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 10:42 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.

baueran baueran 9:22 am 25 Jul 08

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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