This was posted 2 years 1 month 8 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier 1L + Stein $8.80 Was $16.90, Dan Murphys Brighton VIC

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Paulaner Oktoberfest Bier 1L + Stein $8.80 Was $16.90, Dan Murphys Brighton VICAffiliate

I saw this at Dan Murphy's Brighton VIC this afternoon. I'm not sure what the beer is like but it is 1 litre imported German beer 6.0% alc/vol that comes with a big heavy glass beer stein. I got two of them! There is a display of them up the back of the store near the beer fridges and storeroom. I don't know if this is only at this store or others too. Here is a link to the product on Dan Murphy's website http://danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_336616/paulaner-oktoberf...

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    i've bought cases of this before. great beer with no hangover :)

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    Very nice beer :) I think I need to visits my Dan tomorrow and hope they are there.

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    It's worth checking the expiration date. German beer doesn't contain preservatives, so tends to have a shorter shelf-life than other beers. Oktoberfest was almost 6 months ago do this could be getting close to the end of it's quality beer life.

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      worth it for the stein alone though

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      Beer in a can without preservatives, which no real beer needs, will last easily for a year in great drinking condition. The biggest issue for beer quality/life is UV and heat. All food products are required to have a use by date, check water bottles. Ignore the date.

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        Agreed, steer clear of beer in clear bottles if you can

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        UV shouldn't be much of an issue for bottled beer in cartons but I have bought plenty of bodgy stubbies in cartons. I have had bodgy cans but to a far lesser extent.

        As you say heat is the biggest issue. I think beer stored unrefrigerated on docks and warehouses/poor stock rotation/low turn over goes crook quicker but cans are not impervious.

        If buying cases of beer the cardboard carton can also be an indicator of beer that has been cooled then warm and turns bodgy (oxidizes).

        I've never had crook beer from Dan Murphy's but certainly have returned cases from woolworths and smaller bottle shops.

        I worked at a brewery and I'll guarantee you a beer fresh off the presses 5hits on one 6 months old.

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        forgot to mention I never buy Australian beer with less than 3 months expiry left (unless desperate), that exemplifies poor stock management given the designated life expectancy of the most popular Australian beers.

        On a side note it continues to surprise me how many people eat and drink total 5hit, whether it be coffee, cold macdonalds/fast food, poor restaurants etc and SEEM to know no better.

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    my 3rd favourite German bier behind Augustiner & Becks Gold.
    They had these at Woolworths for $10, Check the use-by date on the bottom of the can, they expired in February, prob why their clearing them out. worth $9 for the stein i spose?

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      Can you get Augustiner here in Australia?

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        If you're in Melbourne you should head to http://www.purvisbeer.com.au/.
        They stock some German beers you won't get anywhere else in Melbourne. Expect to pay between $80-$100 for a case of 20x500ml.

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        apparently they don't export their beer. they're registered as a non-profit in Munich and only brew a certain number of hectolitres a year.

        had a look at the purvis beer website but no Augustiner listed :( is it an in-store only item?

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          Yes, that's exactly what the guy in the Augustiner beer hall told me 2 years ago at Oktoberfest!

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          I don't know if Purvis stock Augustiner, but they do stock other equally good Bavarian beers that you won't find at Dan's or other big stores (ie. non-export, locally brewed beers including some kloster beers). Give them a call though, they'll quickly tell you if they have Augustiner.

          Of course you're paying 4 times the price of these beers in Germany… but we're not in Germany so if you want to drink it that's the price you pay!

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          yeah, a 500ml beer there is about 1 euro, including pfand (bottle tax). i bring back a few bottles every time i'm there :)

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          A case of 20x500ml is usually between 10-14€, maximum 20€ for something really special. Beer prices & quality here makes me cry… but I'm moving back in 12 months time. The flip side is the variety, quality and price of their Asian food sucks compared to Melbourne. Luckily big hunks of German meat and dumplings is so good.

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    Bastards at my local Dan Murphy's in Doncaster had these at A$11.

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    nice… will check tomoz. thx

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    @braddsey The manufacture date on the ones i bought today is 20/09/2011 and the best before date is 20/06/2012.

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      Thanks for the info! I might head down to Dan's myself!

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    So after a regional tour of my local Dan's (Preston, Bulleen, Doncaster)… these are not available at reduced price and they wouln't price match. I went to the Dan's at Doncaster and they had them for $11 - but these all expired in Feb. they had some non-expired one's there but they wouldn't do these one's cheap!

    So… I guess Brighton is the place to go if you want cheap German beer!

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      Maybe the Brighton Dan Murphy's were told to discount them and didn't differentiate between the Feb expired ones and the June ones. There might be Feb expired ones at the Brighton store but i only checked the two i bought. Even so, I'm sure the beer would still be drinkable and even if its not the stein is nice.

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    i got 4 from Safeway for $40, 3 expired in Feb & 1 in June…

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    Are these stein glasses of a reasonable quality? If so, definitely a good deal.

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      I got one a few months back when they first came out. hasn't broken yet and didn't seem too thin or cheap glass. If they had them for $8.80 close by, I'd grab another one or two

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      They're probably the real deal imported from Germany and yes the glass is quite thick. I saw one get smashed over some dude's head at Oktoberfest in Munich in '05

      In all honesty, I would worry less about the price and more about obtaining one as a collectable :-)

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      they're hefty things, believe me

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      Pretty much 100% the same as official oktoberfest ones.
      I got a 2009 stein here from oktoberfest, and these ones are identical (bar the logo print)

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    4.7 standard drinks! wowie i need!

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    Any in WA?

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    Great find. Worth it for the glass alone.

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    Have to say that I was Dan Murphys in Cairns last night and these were still full price :-/ So i guess it may not be everywhere..

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      I went down to Dan Murphys Boronia to hopefully grab a few, and same. Full price.

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        I only went there today, wish I had read this earlier lol

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    Had one of these for 2 years now. Used on a frequent basis!

    Glass is extremely thick and very, very good quality. However, when full it is very heavy so if that's not your thing beware.

    It comfortably fits 3 cans/stubbies, or 1 longneck and 1 can/stubbie.

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    No sign of any, at any price at wynnum.

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    Only the best before February's left when I got there, oh well, the main thing is a got a few stein glasses which seem very nice.

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      Best before feb at this point when it comes to beer means dick all.

      Remember: There's a diff between "use by" and "best before".

      I would gladly drink best before feb 2011 tbh.

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        I'm drinking one of these that expired late feb right now and it tastes bloody fantastic. One of the cleanest beers i have ever had. As its canned there is no exposure to oxygen or light so it will last alot longer than bottled beer.

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    dan murphy's in girrawheen seems to be the only one in WA that has any stock. $17.90.

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    None in Morley, WA

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