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Old 2nd March 2017, 06:31 PM
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I realise i'm being incredibly unaustralian but, unless it's like 40 degrees outside, i much prefer my beer at room temperature. I never store it in the fridge. I reckon it tastes better and it also goes down better, as in quicker, when its a bit tepid.
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I realise i'm being incredibly unaustralian but, unless it's like 40 degrees outside, i much prefer my beer at room temperature. I never store it in the fridge. I reckon it tastes better and it also goes down better, as in quicker, when its a bit tepid.
Different styles are served at different temperatures. I heard from somewhere that taste buds don't work under 5 degrees anyway.

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Quality beers shouldn't be served colder than 44 degrees Fahrenheit. Here are some general temperature guidelines for different beers: Serve most premium lagers between 42 and 48 degrees Fahrenheit (6 to 9 degrees Celsius) and quality ales between 44 and 52 degrees Fahrenheit (7 to 11 degrees Celsius).
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I realise i'm being incredibly unaustralian but, unless it's like 40 degrees outside, i much prefer my beer at room temperature. I never store it in the fridge. I reckon it tastes better and it also goes down better, as in quicker, when its a bit tepid.
For me, you need to have condensation on the bottle or the glass. If it's not there, it's too warm.
When I was (much) younger, i spent a year in Namibia, then still called South West Africa, where they tend to serve beer really chilled, took me a long time to get used to warmer beers in South Africa again.
Those German breweries in Namibia know a thing or two about beer, Windhoek Lager and Hansa Pilsener both great.
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Scottish brewers BrewDog have lost a legal battle with the estate of Elvis Presley over the name of one of their beers. The beer firm launched their grapefruit and blood orange Elvis Juice IPA in 2015 and they say it has become one of the company’s best-selling products.

Scottish brewers BrewDog have lost a legal battle with the estate of Elvis Presley over the name of one of their beers. The beer firm launched their grapefruit and blood orange Elvis Juice IPA in 2015 and they say it has become one of the company’s best-selling products.

However they were contacted by lawyers from The King’s estate who demanded they change the name of the beverage. In response, James Watt and Martin Dickie, founders of BrewDog, changed their names by deed poll to Elvis in a bid to prove the name was not exclusive. They insisted that the Elvis Juice IPA had no connection to the singer and suggested that there ought to be “a little less conversation and more time enjoying our beer”. Although Elvis Presley died in 1977, his name and likeness have been trademarked by Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), which earns millions of dollars every year through a licensing programme that grants the right to manufacture and sell Elvis Presley merchandise worldwide.

They objected after BrewDog applied to register the names ‘Elvis Juice’ and ‘Brewdog Elvis Juice’ as trademarks. The Elvis estate said the application overlapped with their registered trademark ‘Elvis’ and people could mistakenly believe that the beer was endorsed by them. Now the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), who rule on trademark disputes, has found in favour of the Elvis estate following a hearing.

In a written ruling, trademark hearing officer Oliver Morris said: “Put simply, and notwithstanding that Mr Presley died nearly 40 years ago, he was/is such an iconic figure, that I would be very surprised if many people, including those at the younger end of the average consumer age spectrum, had not heard of him. “There may be some exceptions, but this is likely to be few and far between. “The mark is, though, Elvis not Elvis Presley. However, on the basis that Elvis is a relatively uncommon name, and given that Mr Presley is the most famous of Elvises, I consider that most average consumers, on seeing the name Elvis alone, are likely to conceptualise that on the basis of Elvis Presley. “Conceptually, both marks make reference to Elvis and I consider that most average consumers will think of Elvis Presley. “The addition of juice gives a variation on this, but only to the extent that a reference is made to the liquid of which the goods comprise. I consider there to be a high degree of conceptual similarity. “I consider that there is a likelihood of indirect confusion and that the average consumer will assume that the goods come from the same or a related undertaking.”

The ruling means BrewDog will have to change the name or apply to the Elvis estate for official permission to use it. BrewDog has also been ordered to pay the Elvis estate’s £1,500 costs in the case. In evidence given to the hearing, BrewDog’s finance director Neil Simpson said turnover for its Elvis Juice product was £1.9 million last year. BrewDog said it was famous in its own right and had “no need to ride on the coat tails of others.”

Watt and Dickie, who were at school together in Aberdeenshire, started BrewDog in 2007 with a bank loan and a grant from the Prince’s Trust because they couldn’t find anything they wanted to drink. The company, which is based in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, has been valued at up to £1 billion and the pair were awarded MBEs last year.

BrewDog currently has 47 bars and bottle shops and exports to 55 countries. With the help of 50,000 craft beer crusaders, its innovative business model, Equity For Punks, has also taken more money through crowdfunding than any other business on record.
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I would just add a lower case h. though they might be sued by the estate of JRR Tolkien.

latest (new ones) for me: Co-Conspirators' 'The Matriarch' (NE IPA) and Stockade's 'The Mountie' (Maple Imperial Stout)
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I would just add a lower case h. though they might be sued by the estate of JRR Tolkien.

latest (new ones) for me: Co-Conspirators' 'The Matriarch' (NE IPA) and Stockade's 'The Mountie' (Maple Imperial Stout)
Nice, just looked up Co-Conspirators, the beer is highly rated as well on untappd.

That Mountie was bloody wonderful. Sorry I didn't buy two, one to put away.

Cool label as well.

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So i guess the +10% abv means you can store that beer for years? I'm not really aware of aged beers, does it really improve over extended years, like wine?
many beers are aged when bottled. barrel aging is pretty big. there are 2 schools of thought. one is drink fresh since the brewer would not have released it unless it was optimally aged. in other words, don't outbrew the brewer. two is fuck the brewer, chemistry is chemistry.

personally I try not to fuck brewers as bearded guys in lumberjack clothes don't quite do it for me, but I do age beers. I have even aged IPAs which is a no-no.

some have been a spectacular success, some not so much, some were worse and some (aforementioned IPAs) changed so you really can't compare.

if it is a reasonably priced bottle I will usually drink a fresh one first so I can decide if I like it and compare later. expensive ones I have to take a punt.
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Nice, just looked up Co-Conspirators, the beer is highly rated as well on untappd.

That Mountie was bloody wonderful. Sorry I didn't buy two, one to put away.

you can get The Matriarch in cans. I had it both in cans and on tap and obviously it was far better on tap.

I still have the a bottle of The Mountie I am aging. it was the last beer I sampled on my way out of GABS. but I don't think it has run out yet so you should be able to get more.

Feral's Finn Diesel is very nice (lupulin powder) too.

iirc, you are in QLD so I recommend Bacchus peated Barleywine.
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Nice, just looked up Co-Conspirators, the beer is highly rated as well on untappd.

That Mountie was bloody wonderful. Sorry I didn't buy two, one to put away.

you can get The Matriarch in cans. I had it both in cans and on tap and obviously it was far better on tap.

I still have the a bottle of The Mountie I am aging. it was the last beer I sampled on my way out of GABS. but I don't think it has run out yet so you should be able to get more.

Feral's Finn Diesel is very nice (lupulin powder) too.

iirc, you are in QLD so I recommend Bacchus peated Barleywine.


Living in Qld means we don't get many of the beers from down south. I'd never even heard of Co-Conspirators until now and do I know a lot about Aussie brewers.

I live about 15 minutes from Bacchus. It's a little dangerous. I'm up to 76 different beers from Bacchus. Their single hop IPA's are to die for. Though Mr Dogs doesn't like them that much. Strange.
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