JAKE CLELAND

IPA. But actually:
1) Carlton Draught. As an often-reluctant advertising undergrad I have a soft spot for Draught because they have a history of great ads, but it’s also pretty much ubiquitous, relatively cheap, and very drinkable.
2) Negra Modelo. We got onto this recently because it’s selling real cheap. The rumour goes that they broke into the Australian market in anticipation of some big deal (a merger or something, I don’t know, I’m typically drinking the beer when the story’s getting told) but then it fell through. As a consequence they’ve gotta shift all this stock through the retailers. Kind of a shame because it’s one of the best tasting beers I’ve ever had.
3) Asahi. About as fancy as I get.
4) Melbourne Bitter. “Vietnamese and six or seven VBs” is certainly more mellifluous but if that is in fact what Craig Finn was drinking, I pity the fool. VB has an unpleasant tang which is unbearable unless drunk ice cold. MB, on the other hand, tastes a little like watery flour. Having never had PBR I can’t make an accurate comparison but I hear a lot of the same complaints levelled at MB. Culturally it’s beginning to acquire connotations of being cheap hipster piss as well.
5) Hammer & Tongs. Tastes sort of like VB but I once drank a can that was sat in the sun for two days and it tasted great. I have high hopes that it’ll outlast the nuclear apocalypse.
6. Little Creatures Pale Ale. Inevitably passed up for a bottle of red wine but I drink it when I can get it. Gotta love a drink named after a Talking Heads album.
7. Coopers. Typically found alongside Carlton Draught. Slightly sweeter. 
8. Carlton Draught again, because I just found a six pack while moving furniture. Way better than couch cash. Hopeful omen for today?
Ask me my Twelve Apostles.

IPA. But actually:

1) Carlton Draught. As an often-reluctant advertising undergrad I have a soft spot for Draught because they have a history of great ads, but it’s also pretty much ubiquitous, relatively cheap, and very drinkable.

2) Negra Modelo. We got onto this recently because it’s selling real cheap. The rumour goes that they broke into the Australian market in anticipation of some big deal (a merger or something, I don’t know, I’m typically drinking the beer when the story’s getting told) but then it fell through. As a consequence they’ve gotta shift all this stock through the retailers. Kind of a shame because it’s one of the best tasting beers I’ve ever had.

3) Asahi. About as fancy as I get.

4) Melbourne Bitter. “Vietnamese and six or seven VBs” is certainly more mellifluous but if that is in fact what Craig Finn was drinking, I pity the fool. VB has an unpleasant tang which is unbearable unless drunk ice cold. MB, on the other hand, tastes a little like watery flour. Having never had PBR I can’t make an accurate comparison but I hear a lot of the same complaints levelled at MB. Culturally it’s beginning to acquire connotations of being cheap hipster piss as well.

5) Hammer & Tongs. Tastes sort of like VB but I once drank a can that was sat in the sun for two days and it tasted great. I have high hopes that it’ll outlast the nuclear apocalypse.

6. Little Creatures Pale Ale. Inevitably passed up for a bottle of red wine but I drink it when I can get it. Gotta love a drink named after a Talking Heads album.

7. Coopers. Typically found alongside Carlton Draught. Slightly sweeter. 

8. Carlton Draught again, because I just found a six pack while moving furniture. Way better than couch cash. Hopeful omen for today?

Ask me my Twelve Apostles.

  1. theremixbaby said: Negra modelo was the first beer I ever drank!
  2. markrichardson said: Please don’t hate me but I love saying “Australian for beer” in my Paul Hogan accent.
  3. likeapairofbottlerockets said: yum negro modelo
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