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Damn straightslash22000 said:It's a ******* shame, the state of beer in Australia. Or everywhere, I guess?
Go into a bottle shop, they'll have 80% of the floor covered in racks of wine bottles. Hundreds of them. Every variety under the sun. Now don't get me wrong, I drink wine, I enjoy wine, I'd like to think I know something about wine, I can tell most varieties apart, but take the average Australian and they'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between any grape juice aside from being "red", "pink" (lol) or "white". Why do they need 500 bottles of Shiraz?
Yet with beer it's absolutely obvious the difference between various styles. Much like wine, some people might not be able to tell two similar beers apart, but the difference between styles of beer is blindingly obvious. It's not a subtle difference. Where wine has "red/pink/white", there are dozens and dozens of completely unique beer styles.
So why do we have thousands of bottles of wine and then a few hundred bottles of virtually identical Australian piss-lager? The mind boggles. Seriously.
Funny you mention that, because I have a good example. There's a restaurant here in Darwin that has a specially designed humidity controlled walk-in wine cooler with about a hundred bottles of wine, some cost >$1000 each locked in glass cases. You can walk in and choose your own bottle, it has little labels on every one of them describing the flavour, where it's grown, the winery, etc. Then they'll make a big fuss about coming out and decanting it etc for you.edschache said:What annoys me more than bottleshops is restaurants. You'll go to some with a 5 page wine list with bottles up to $200 a pop and then you ask for a beer and they say "hahn premium light, XXXX gold or crown lager?" to which you reply "water please". Seriously wtf?
Could not agree more. Why do people look at me funny at a BBQ when I insist I drink my beer out of a glass, instead of the bottle.tricache said:If you like over priced & "better" wine it makes you a connoisseur but if you like better craft beer you are a snob/weirdo....makes sense to me NOT :angry:
Yep.edschache said:What annoys me more than bottleshops is restaurants. You'll go to some with a 5 page wine list with bottles up to $200 a pop and then you ask for a beer and they say "hahn premium light, XXXX gold or crown lager?" to which you reply "water please". Seriously wtf?
And you're also probably in the wrong country. Let's face it - the average person thinks those beers are the fancy option and those restaurants are trying - shitty though those options may be.Spiesy said:But if you don't fancy a bland, tasteless, lager, there's nothing for you.
I don't think anybody is suggesting restaurants go out of their way to serve 100+ IBU IPA's. Would it kill them to have a few Little Creature ales around, at least? Something other than alcoholic fizzy piss water?bum said:Regardless, if I ran a kitchen I wouldn't want to be serving palate-wrecking, hoppy beers and the like anyway.
Make your mind up!slash22000 said:Would it kill them to have a few Little Creature ales around, at least? Something other than alcoholic fizzy piss water?