Fourex and Victoria Bitter in NY/NJ metro?
Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:32 AM
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 10:45 AM
I studied in Australia for a semester in '02, and I miss the taste of Fourex and Victoria Bitter, which I was told were Queensland's beers of choice. Does anyone know a place where I can get them?
I would try BierKraft in Brooklyn, to start.
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:12 AM
Does anyone know a place where I can get them?
I don't think either one is "officially" exported from Australia to the US currently.
VB is a product of Foster's and, for a time, was available in the US (as an "oil can" and in bottles IIRC) but I can't remember whether it was contract-brewed in Canada (like Fosters) or came from Aust. Can't say I've seen it recently but, then, I don't look for those sorts of beers.
Castlemaine XXXX was, for a time, (late 80's - mid-90's ?) contract-brewed for the US market by Coors (it was mostly found at Outback Steakhouse) but I think that contract ended as well.
Not a lot of beer imported from Australia to the US- the only ones I bother with are Cooper's. Many of their "industrial light lagers" (even those mis-named "bitter") seem to come and go in this market, other than Foster's (which, ironically, is much bigger in the US and Europe than in it's home country).