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What is the Best Australian Beer?

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by Tim Falk (subscribe)
A freelance writer with an interest in just about everything.
Published October 4th 2011
With summer just around the corner, we're starting to see more and more days boasting what I like to call "perfect beer-drinking weather". You know the sort of days I mean - you've swapped your winter woollies for boardies and a t-shirt, the sky is ridiculously blue and you can almost smell a hint of summer in the air.


With Daylight Saving kicking in, it gets harder and harder to wait around for 5pm so you can finish work and knock back a cold beverage or two. After all, a hard-earned thirst does need a big cold beer, but the identity of the best cold beer is up for debate.

What do you think is the best Australian beer?

What's your favourite home-grown brew?

Yes, I know the Germans know a thing or two about brewing, but I want to know what your favourite home-grown drop is. And yep, I also know plenty of the so-called "Aussie" beers are now owned by big foreign companies, but forget about that for the moment.

Are you a James Squire fan or do you prefer the work of James Boag? Would you rather toast the summer with a Coopers green or a Cascade?

Maybe you're a fan of one of the many great Western Australian breweries, such as Little Creatures or Matilda Bay? Or is it Redoak or Grand Ridge Brewery that makes your beer of choice?

Whatever the case may be, I want to hear what's in your Esky. What is the best Australian beer?
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I have to say at the pub I am partial to Coopers (Green) Pale Ale if it's on tap and I the James Squire (Amber, Golden & Pale)Ales always go down nicely at a summer BBQ!!!
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 5th of October @ 05:12 am
Boags Premium is my pick. Less than four hours until it's time for my first of the weekend!
By Anonymous
Friday, 7th of October @ 02:16 am
So many to choose from! Coopers green, Squires golden ale, even bluetongue goes alright... man I'm feeling thirsty
By Anonymous
Friday, 7th of October @ 02:26 am
Very very good topic. I like the bees knees, being a girl, any of the matilda bay beers too.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer
Friday, 14th of October @ 03:49 am
Coopers pale aleis my pick
By Anonymous
Friday, 14th of October @ 03:50 am
Mountain goat (strong, brown,malty,complex) is my husband Paul's favourite. Mine is Rogers (not as heavy,spicy,fragrant, full of flavour). Great beers.
By cathi - reader
Saturday, 15th of October @ 02:29 am
Squires Amber Ale
By Anonymous
Monday, 17th of October @ 11:31 pm
My husband likes My Wife's Bitter (Burleigh Brewing Co.) but I think it has more to do with the name than the drink.
His new favourite is Beez Neez (Matilda Bay).
By Anonymous
Monday, 9th of January @ 03:13 am
Tim Knappstein - Amazing crisp fruity taste with a traditional beer character. Matso's mango Beer is another great summer beer. A Mid-strength - Rogers. Coopers Green is a great allrounder.
By don - reader
Wednesday, 18th of July @ 12:56 am
Well Ferals Hop Hog literally has been Australias best beer for the last two years, and is my favourite too! Colonial Breweries Kolsch goes down a treat on hot days though and Ferals Watermelon Warhead is the best example of a Belgian Sour I've found outside Belgium.
By Tom - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 2nd of October @ 01:33 pm
Moo Brew Pale Ale - yum!
By kim.c - reader
Thursday, 25th of October @ 10:30 pm

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