imaginary trip through the time zones (beer window view)

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  1. Robert68

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    I grew up in Calgary, Alberta.....I remember my first Craft Beer I think it was in early 90's.... Grasshopper Wheat Ale from Big Rock Brewing in Calgary..... I still remember they had about 10 six packs of their beer sitting on the floor of the ALCB liquor store......who would have guessed that now you walk into a liquor store or super market and the selection of craft beers ..... amazing. If you want to check out the brewery that introduced me to craft beer ....... https://bigrockbeer.com wish I could tell you more about the beer scene in Western Canada but its been awhile since I lived there.
     
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    My favorite New Belgium beer is Fat Tire..... delicious!
     
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    @Herm_brews , what, are you packing or something?? Haha
     
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    Herding cat(s) is my guess. :p
     
  5. Zambezi Special

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    Time to add some more zones:
    GMT -10
    And GMT -11
    And that brings us to the date line :)
    From there I thought we would go +12, but there is a +13.
    Never knew :rolleyes:
     
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    I bet you can get a Bud in American Samoa....don't know what else they'd fly out theere.
     
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    #87 Trialben, Jul 10, 2022
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    Oh so this is my time zone I think.
    Back in Fiji you can get Fiji Bitter maybe a spin-off on Australia's XXXX bitter similar in that it's mass market pub swill.

    So as for little old me residing in Palmwoods/Sunshine Coast/ SE Queensland I'm living in a great region for New and Emerging Craft beer regions of atleast the Eastern Sea board of Australia.
    So as long as I've been a forum member of Brewersfriend starting back in I think it was 2016 I knew of 10 Toes Brewery kicking off (starting up)
    https://10toes.beer/
    which is a great starting point because their pale ale is my objective as a HB'er for what I would love to achieve.
    I know Rupert started out as a HB'er who's neighbours told him you beer is tops dude.

    Another brewery was moffet Beach brewery
    https://www.moffatbeachbrewingco.beer/
    I don't know the brewer personally but he is a friend of my wifes friend you know the gist in a small town.
    Now this guy has expanded exponentially probably due to his accolades.
    Another local craft brewery BrewHAHA make a lovely IPA and I've had the opportunity to taste his Rubarbsour at Hombrewing Event where he was the speaker .

    So all In all I think off the top of my head over the last 5 years the sunny coast has become home to more than 22 craft breweries. https://beercrawl.com.au/map/brewery-sunshine-coast

    I live within a 5 kin drive easily to 5 or more Sunshine Brewery https://www.sunshinebrewery.com.au/ - also started out a HBer and I've had a lovely chat or two with that brewery- Glasshouse mountain breweryhttps://www.glasshousebrewery.com.au/
    had a first hand pest control tour of that brewery lol - Diabalo Brewery who do Ginger beerhttps://diabloco.com.au/ (too sweet tough for my tastes) - Stalwart Brewery who went Bust you might of herd me post about their demise I think nambour is just too hit n miss... I know another brewery up on the blackhall range in Montville (Montville Mist) look to be gone too but last time I drank from that well there was infection issues.

    There is Sunshine Coast brewery I think the oldest craft brewery still running https://sunshinecoastbrewery.com/.




    I think Palmwoods where I live would be a great place to start a boutique micro brewery you know Palmwoods own ale house or Palmwoods Craft house i would love the opportunity but don't posses the dollars and the business knownhow and the $ but I've got plenty of beer enthusiasm.

    Cheers I've had too much hombrew! I don't get to personally visit that many breweries these days with a wee little lass of our 2 but I've got an unsatiable hunger for good craft beer I hope that never dies!
    Honestly though Hombrew beer is my first stop when It comes to beer for me there really isn't much more room for craft beer when you've got as much beer on tap as I brewing over 500lt /year but there is always room for quality craft beer that I'll grab on a special occasion or when I'm looking for inspiration.
    Come to the Sunshine Coast.
    Beer related compared to your massive American Tap line ups ive seen on this forum you would be disappointed but there is good Great Craft beer to be found in my region maybe not the gargantuan selection but still mouthwatering none the less.
     
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    Ben is flying a bit fast, so I'm including GMT +12 (New Zealand etc)
    +11 (Vanuatu etc) and
    +10 (that's Ben ;) )
     
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    Woops sorry champing at the bit sorry GMT 10 I'll oblige
     
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    Including GMT +9
    That's Japan, part of Oz (sort of) and part of Indonesia.
    Including GMT +8 as well: more Oz (sort of), more Indonesia, the Phillipines
    And the whole of China!
    Must be OK when you are in Shanghai or Beijing, but must be freaking weird in the extreme west. Bordering a +5 time zone.....
    Trying to imagine waking up in real dark and going to sleep when it is still light to keep up with the Easterners :rolleyes:
     
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    He already replied back on the first page. :)
     
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    Yeah......but if anyone has any questions.....I will try my best to answer them.
     
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    I know, but I'm sure he has more stories :D

    I have some questions anyway. Never been in China.
    Is it easy to get around?
    I understand that the cities are pretty sophisticated, but what is the country side like?
    Can you give us a general idea what it is to live there?
    Inquiring minds want to know :p
     
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    And the bullet trains!
    And is that real whole cities getting built at a time.
    I've seen skyscrapers dozens in construction all vacant ready for move in.
     
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    It looks like @Robert68 took the bullet train somewhere ;)
    By the way, I was in Japan in the year the Berlin wall came down and I used the bullet train. Freaking awesome :)
    Anyway, GMT +7 is added.
    Which gives part of Russia, Thailand (@windy is there, I think), Vietnam, Cambodia and part of Indonesia.
    Which reminds me, I do need to make some nasi goreng again :)

    And Robert, please pull in if you can/want.
    I've been in Vietnam and Thailand, but I have no clue about China
     
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    Do we have anyone in the remaining time zones?
    +6, +5, +4 and +3?

    Back to +7
    I've been in Thailand and noticed a fair number of craft beer pubs. This was 2018.
    A big change from a previous visit.
    No idea what it is like now
     
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    Looks like I'm back home ;)
    Thanks all.
    I enjoyed the journey :cool:
     
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    I just saw on the tube China is having a month long Beer Festival.
    Is @Robert68 going to give us a report?
     
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    Sorry I have just been really busy.......China ....China ..... China......do I sound like Trump....haha.....well honestly I have spent most of my time in the city so I am not that familiar with the country side.... living here (for me) is pretty much the same with the exceptions of things like language barrier and unable to have damn good steak whenever I want one. If you have a more specific question Ill be glad to answer based on my experience..... but honestly I am just a regular guy..... so my answers might seen kinda boring....haha......but then again maybe not.
     

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