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Old 03-03-2003, 01:04 PM   #1
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Need help from Austrailians

Hi there I'm looking for any Aussies that could help me out. Ever since my brother went to Austrailia while he was in the Navy, he's been raving about Victoria Bitter (or VB as the natives say). Unfortuantely we cannot find it anywhere over here.

Could anyone please help us out by possibly exporting a couple of cases to us? I'd definately pay for all costs that would incur. Just let me know how much we're talking about. Thanks!

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Old 03-03-2003, 04:17 PM   #2
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this is not what I was expecting when I opened this thread.
hahahahahahahaha..he musta really really like that beer.
I used to drink VB (I had a discussion with a friend recently, we both agreed BEER IS GOOD! It has a real loosening up/ joyous effect.Shame it's so goddamned fattening)
I heard a beer-maker talking on the radio some time ago. They were having a beer festival in Sydney ( your bro woulda loved that I guess) He said VB is "the Fanta of the beer world" it is just loaded with sugar, much more than other beers.....must be why I liked it so much.
I have no idea what the cost of sending cartons of beer would be. It is available in cans, suppose they would travel more easily. My bro-in-law flies DC-10's for the Australian Navy. Maybe he can sneak over a slab or two...as if they don't already.
Gosh man, they would end up being expensive drinks...I have been slowly trying beers from around the world...I had a couple of nice ones from the USA...it may be cheaper for your bro to fly down here and go on a binge.
I'm still laughing.......thanks.
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Old 03-06-2003, 01:16 AM   #3
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Thanks Cass LOL Yup, Richie definately loved the VB. After his West Pac (or was it South Pac) I went to go see him after his ship pulled in. I cannot tell you how many cases of VB I saw being carted off of his ship!! Almost every sailor had two or three cases!! He definately would love to go back. Loves everything about Austrailia.. the friendly people, the beautful locals, etc.

How much does a pack of cans go for? I can figure out the shipping costs aproximently. But you're right, it'd prolly be alot better just to go there for a binge
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Old 03-11-2003, 04:41 AM   #4
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need beer... [/homer simpson]
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Old 03-11-2003, 07:39 AM   #5
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Oh, come on...our American stuff isn't so bad!

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Just get drunk on other stuff first...then you barely taste it anyway.
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Old 03-11-2003, 03:53 PM   #6
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ya you keep thinking that... LOL This is why I like my hard liquer drinky drinks more
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Old 04-08-2003, 06:31 AM   #7
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*bump* still looking for me beer
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cleasai. VB is either loved or hated here. I cant believe Cass is a drinker of it! Fosters is so NOT Australian for beer!!

Prices vary greatly. They come in 375ml cans, stubbies or longnecks. Cans might ship better but beer in a can is putrid. Costs per case are around $22AUD - $28AUD, depending on the type and where you buy it from. It might be cheaper from Melbourne or Victoria in general, as I believe its brewed down there.

Try www.victoriabitter.com.au which will redirect you to the Fosters site. They may have something available for shipping. Shipping will end up costing a lot though, as an average carton weighs about 9-10 kg's.

I still can't get over the fact that someone from overseas loves it that much, they are willing to pay import prices!!
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I was thinking of you last night cleasai. I was in a bottleshop looking at a huge refrigerator full of different beers from all around the world trying to decide what to drink before I went to see silverchair( I decided in beer, just a sip really gets me there lately...good stuff cheap shout).
I imagine such a refrigerator could be found in the USA?surely shirley.
Me and decisions...as usual my choice was based on art. I chose the Belgian beer called "Lucifer". It had a read devil on the label. it reminded me of this place. It wasn't such a cheap shout really...$8Aus for a tiny little bottle, and I spilt half of it trying to open the bottle on the car door.
I bet Bono's 42nd birthday was a bit more stylish, but I wonder if he had as much fun?

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anyway good luck

PS: my bro-in-law was in the navy for years , but he has been in the airforce for some time now. It's them that owns the DC10's. Minor detail
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Shipping to Australia/New Zealand is UNBELIEVABLY expensive. You'd be better off flying down there. Or swimming.
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Dammit! I go away for a few days and totally miss people actually replying to this forgotten thread. I had just about given up. Yes I know that importing beer is really expensive, but unfortunately I have no means to travel to Austrailia nor any local contact for VB here. There are some small local pubs that brew exceptional beer here, but I thought it would be nice to get my brother some for memory sake

Btw Meggy, Thanks for another classic paintjob heh heh
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