Interesting opportunity Down Under?!

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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  2. AF6872

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    Agree:

    Fosters:thumb:

    Vegemite::eek:
     
  3. Bullet

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    Just got back last week from spending a week "down-under". Three observations:

    1) The Aussies don't drink Fosters themselves (they view it as they send the Yanks the stuff they refuse to drink). Their beer of choice is Victoria Bitters (or "VB" for short) instead.

    2) Vegemite: agree with the assessments above --:eek: Really, who in their right mind uses used Brewer's Yeast as a spread for their morning toast?

    3) Great group of guys and gals. Would fly for them anytime!
     
  4. Luigi59

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    The 2 liter Darwin Stubbys at Pine Gap brings back too many bad memories. :wink:
     
  5. AF6872

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    But they do like the stuff whatever the label. Still see them around Newport. Wild parties and great people. Back in the day I had a History professor that, and I paraphrase, said "The United States can count on two allies Australia and England.
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  6. Bullet

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    At least the Aussies never burned down the White House! :thumb:
     
  7. Capt MJ

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    In the course of duties as an Operations Officer during RIMPAC exercises out of Pearl Harbor, I had to make the rounds of the senior ships/staffs daily during inport periods - US ships, Japanese, Canadian, Australian, etc. I always timed my visit to the Australian ship for late in the afternoon, just in time to be invited into the wardroom for a glass of lovely Australian shiraz and a fine Stilton, for "bikkies and cheese." The things I had to do for my nation...We had various groups of foreign officers up to our quarters on Camp Smith in the Halawa Heights, and I must say, the Australians were quite the most sociable lot. Australian ports are always a favorite during Pac cruises, especially Perth.
     
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    An unfortunate misunderstanding in 1814. Aussies were probably all Irish convicts at that time and would have probably burned the British Ships drank all the Rum rations and asked for asylum and stayed to party.
     
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  9. Emsa

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    My brother serves in the British Army and he told me that many of his soldiers have their eye on a move to Oz after they serve their time. They are in great demand, the structures and ways of working are similar, the pace of life is easier and the sun shines an awful lot more than it does in Scotland.
     
  10. mgb

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    Foster's is not Australian

    If you look closely at the Foster's can (at least the Foster's you get in America), it says "Foster's - Australian for Beer" and "Imported". It never says that it is Australian Beer. It is actually made in Canada!!! Sorry.

    (Btw, so is Kirin and Sapporo)
     
  11. Luigi59

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    Kirin is made in Los Angeles. :wink:
     
  12. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    Tastes better when you don't have to ship it on a boat maybe? I think they make Guiness in the US too.
     
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    Correct. Also, beer is tough to ship economically. It's heavy but has a low price/pound. It can be done, but it'd be much harder for them to compete with domestic brands.
     
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    Two largest expense items in the beer business: #1 advertising, #2 distribution.
     

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