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Why no cider Canberra Stadium?

By Barcham 26 April 2013 28

Rioter John hit us with his concerns regarding Canberra Stadium’s baffling lack of available cider:

I have been trying on and off for over 3 years (since late 2010) to get Canberra stadium to answer a simple question: do they have any plans to offer cider, like almost every other stadium in Australia?

Emails, tweets, even letters have been to not answered. So, I was wondering if you guys wouldn’t mind dropping them a line and asking them why they aren’t tapping into the fastest growing segment of the booze market in Australia.

Alrighty Canberra Stadium, what’s the story?

What’s Your opinion?


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Evil_Kitten 4:40 pm 29 Apr 13

When I went recently there was Woodstock (instead of Slate/Cougar/Beam) and Red Bear (instead of Smirnoff). I just assumed they’d gone completely cheap and nasty, so I’m not surprised there’s no cider (and if there was it would probably be Strongbow which no one with tastebuds would want anyway).

NellyBean 1:43 pm 29 Apr 13

DrKoresh said :

I like to stay home and watch this stuff on telly :$ That way you drink whatever you like without paying through the nose for it and use the toilet whenever you like without fear of catching something.

a colleague of mine once used this argument and in the same day complained that there was nothing fun to do in Canberra.

Diggety 1:34 pm 29 Apr 13

Pork Hunt said :

Diggety said :

I wonder how well cider goes in a Camelbak flask?

Take a real camel and milk it at the game.

I’m not allowed within 100 feet of a real camel. Or a Chuck Cheese for that matter.

Maybe a different solution:
1. 1L of apple juice
2. 500g of sugar
3. 50mL of pure alcohol
4. stir, blow bubbles
5. decant to PET bottles as per knuckles’ suggestion.

I reckon it would taste similar to most ciders.

DrKoresh 11:44 am 29 Apr 13

I like to stay home and watch this stuff on telly :$ That way you drink whatever you like without paying through the nose for it and use the toilet whenever you like without fear of catching something.

Pity 11:39 am 29 Apr 13

Cider…so overrated.

Conan of Cooma 8:27 am 29 Apr 13

I’ve never been to any game at any stadium that sold cider. Ever. Perhaps in those fancy southern venues where they play AFL and variety is required, but I’ve never been to one of those.

Duffbowl 8:06 pm 28 Apr 13

knuckles said :

Duffbowl said :

Solidarity said :

Borderline at best. Our group has learned to content itself with drinking decent adult beverages on our way to/from games, and consuming the swill available inside the stadium only when necessary. Less hip pocket pain as well.

Duff, I’ve taken homewbrew in PET bottles into Brumbies games. When security checked it at the entrance they didn’t have a problem as it was in plastic bottles.

I wonder if they’d let me in with the 9 litre party keg…

I’ve taken homebrew in before using PETs, mostly darker beers. For some reason, they seem more acceptable to security than the paler versions.

Roundhead89 5:16 pm 28 Apr 13

It’s been a long time since I attended the Stadium but I remember the last time I was there I was able to buy Two Dogs. It seems the ban on cider is relatively new.

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