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Old 27-06-2007, 14:06   #1
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Aussie Recycling . . . Ya Gotta Love It!

From 'Lectronic Latitude comes this exemplary lesson in recycling:

An 'Empties' Gesture

June 25 - Queensland, Australia

Courtesy The Queensland Times
2007 Latitude 38 Publishing, Inc.


The above photo is of Aussie mates Brad Gillam, Rob Meharg and Chris Taylor sailing their brewski brigantine - made from 8,000 empty beer cans - down the Brisbane River to raise money for the SIDS and Kids Queensland charity. Read more about these alcohol-addled Aussies in the July issue of Latitude, which will hit the stands this Friday.

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Old 27-06-2007, 19:24   #2
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Here's some more for you, and in Crocadile and shark infested waters as well.

But their probably all pissed, so it's OK.



Click on for site.

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Old 27-06-2007, 21:44   #3
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As I was told by a friend of ours that lives down under. You don't have to drink to live in Australia but it helps and can become a rewarding hobby. Now I know what she meant.
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On the waggon..

As an Aussie recently forced on the waggon (medical reasons), yes Australia sure is an interesting place if you don't drink.
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Kinda puts my Tuk Tuk into perspective...........




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congrats to you aussies on a job well done keep up the good work and please continue brewing Fosters
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I would like a design report of that boat. Did they tig weld the cans together or use glue? Will it pass ABYC standards? LOL I have to agree with gonesail. Its a tough job but I'm glad someone is doing it.
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congrats to you aussies on a job well done keep up the good work and please continue brewing Fosters
Geez mate, I would have to say in my 25 years as a dedicated beer drinker and 2 as a novice, that I don't actualy know anyone who would/do'es drink Foster's.

I think it may be brewed exclusively for the overseas market , don't think i've seen it on tap, and dont remember the last time I saw a slab at a bottlo.

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Funny you say that. I've heard it before about no Aussies drink Fosters. The sales pitch here in the US is "Foster's, Australian for beer." I've had it before and didn't think it was anything special at all. I guess the mystique of anything foreign being better than what you have in your own country holds up a little bit. I am not proud of any of our own mainstream brews over here. For some reason Corona is also popular here. I thin the stuff tastes awefull and I've never heard of Mexico being accused of brewing good beer. I'm much more of a microbrew person or most any stout and especially chocolate stouts. Now I'm thirsty

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Geez mate, I would have to say in my 25 years as a dedicated beer drinker and 2 as a novice, that I don't actualy know anyone who would/do'es drink Foster's.

I think it may be brewed exclusively for the overseas market , don't think i've seen it on tap, and dont remember the last time I saw a slab at a bottlo.

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Old 29-06-2007, 07:46   #10
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Geez mate, I would have to say in my 25 years as a dedicated beer drinker and 2 as a novice, that I don't actualy know anyone who would/do'es drink Foster's.
yeh I know: the Foster's I drink is actually brewed in Canada
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Dont your boats look like that ??
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The great German Hieneken some drink in NZ is made here as well, go figure.

Spent a year in Kiribati. Choices were Stienlager Dry or Fosters. Fosters it was. The 1st month or so was hard but then it became easily doable.

Had 1/2 a container of Lion Red arrive, lasted less than a week, the hangovers a bit longer
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Geez guys, us Aussies don't really drink that much, it probably took them WEEKS to empty those cans!
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I don't have a drinking problem
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Now this is a stubbie

Pitty it wasn't filled with VB,but,I have drank a few of these beuties in my time up at Darwin.I would drink a ctn of Fosters ,IF,ya gave it to me,but I wouldn't pay for it.Tastes like ****.Mudnut.Na,wouldn't even drink fosters if is was free!!!Mudnut.
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