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chris.taylor.98

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Hi Guys, its been a while since I have posted, but I am still brewing :)

My partner and myself have taken over the Royal George Hotel in Kyneton (about 1hr from Melbourne) and have installed 17 taps.

Tap line up at the moment is:
Mildura Choc Hops Stout on handpump.
Red duck - Forsaken - Japanese Red Ale - Sake yeast, rice, seaweed (Not much left of this one)
Red duck - Igor - Russian Imperail Porter - Lots of bitterness, tons of coffee flavour (Not much left of this one either)
Heagreves Hill - Barrique ( 12 month Shiraz Barrel aged stout)
Southern Bay - Hop Bazooka
Cavillier - Brown Ale
Tooborac - Porter - Just put this on and already one of my favourites
Mildura - Storm American Pale Ale
Mildura - Mallee Bull Strong Ale
Mildura - English IPA
Black Heart Brewery - American Brown
Royal George Draught ( rebadged Southern Bay draught)
Mountain Goat - Steam Ale

If I get enough interest, I will start up a poll so that AHB users can decide which beer goes on one of the taps. (Just reply to this topic with some suggestions for a poll).

We also have an event planned with Black Heart Brewery headed up by Robin Brown, who also come up through the home brewing path.

It will be a beer and food matching event including Black Heart's Weizen Bock Eise beer (last keg in the state), a Strong Scottish Ale and a Russian Imperial Stout. www.ticketbo.com/royalgeorge

If you are ever in the area drop in and say hello.


Cheers

Chris
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The chances of me getting to your establishment are honestly pretty slim ,but good on ya! .
A publican who gives a Freddie about what is on offer in his / their pub and goes out of their way to ask for suggestions!
All the best.
Cheers....spog....
 

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Awesome work! Especially since I'll be up that way in a couple of weeks! Will try my darndest to drop in.
 

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Missed the MB bike ride because I'm in the midst of shifting house but I hope to get up there at some point soon.
 

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Same as Manticle said Chris,great to see you and your better half do the big tree change.Will deffo make the trip over soon.For the members who don't know Chris,he's a top bloke and an excellent carpetbomber brewer.His missus aint half bad either :D
 

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Nice one mate - 17 taps of craft beer!

When I'm next in the area I'll be sure to drop in.

Some of my favourite Victorian beers, which you seem to be specialising in:
  • Hargreaves Hill ESB
  • Mountain Goat Surefoot Stout (if you can get it)
  • Hargreaves Hill Stout
  • Holgate Temptress
  • Kooinda APA
  • Kooinda Milk Porter
  • >>probably loads more I'm forgetting.
 

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Great idea :)

I will have to make the effort to visit. All the best with this venture :beer:
 

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surly said:
Great idea :)

I will have to make the effort to visit. All the best with this venture :beer:
Likewise. Not too far from mine, so might be worth a day trip for lunch with Mrs JD.

I like the small menu too, better to do a few things well as opposed to a stack of things only so so.

Looks like a beautiful old building too.

JD
 

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spog said:
The chances of me getting to your establishment are honestly pretty slim ,but good on ya! .
A publican who gives a Freddie about what is on offer in his / their pub and goes out of their way to ask for suggestions!
All the best.
Cheers....spog....
Ditto!

Brave move putting on that many craft taps in a country pub. Or is it on the tourist trail / foodie weekender type area?
 

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Nice one mate, best of luck to you and the good woman, dont pass the area much but will certainly drop in when we do

Love to see someone have a go and Im sure that with the passion you both have it'll win

Good on ya's both
 

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Its a bit of a tourist destination, and there are lot of commuters that work in Melbourne, so the craft beer is a calculated risk. There where no taps on when I took it over.

Anyway having 10 taps at home I could only go for more in the pub :)

Phase 2 is to turn it into a brew pub.
 

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Good luck Chris,

Likewise I couldn't find the time for the recent bike trip up. Definitely will get up there at some point.
Alas the 10 taps in your Blackburn shed was the best watering hole in the suburb.

Cheers
Brendan
 

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It's gratifying to see someone taking a chance and building their own dream instead of someone else's, makes a pleasant change to read this, rather than how much someone hates their boss or where they work.
Do you still have the VB and Carlton Draught on tap for the uninitiated, or would you have trouble getting supplies owing to the range of craft beers on tap?
 

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Living the dream, well done on the range of beers on tap.
 

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We have rebadged Southern Bay Draught as Royal George Draught which seems to satisfy most of the uninitiated. No one seems to be demanding VB or Carlton Draught.

We do have a regular that wont drink anything but Corona, and a couple that still want Crownies. We just hide them out the back, and only supply if they are asked for.
 

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