A Sunday worst in the form of condemnation and a plea from the mining and Colin Barnett expert, MyNing. The fuel that powers the MyNing Barnett diatribes, Swan Stout, is apparently not being produced anymore. MyNing has scoured and emptied all the bottleshops in the Beaufort Street arrondisement of this magic elixir. So first he wants to shake his fist at Lion Nathan for stopping brewing it without any information about why, and secondly to ask any TWOP readers if their local piss shops still have a carton or two left.
As to the first. Lion Nathan are the makers of the world’s worst beer, Speights, so it’s not really a surprise that they are out of touch with what beer should be brewed. A poor man’s Fosters Lager is the best way to describe Speights, a NZ South Island brew, or perhaps Fosters made by a first time homebrewer. Insipid, sickly and sweet. Swan Stout however is described as “A distinctive full bodied stout…with an exceptional creamy flavour.” The 7.5% alcohol level is perhaps more relevant to the MyNing case in my opinion.
So next time you are in buying your Black Sambuca, ask the proprietor if they still have any Swan Stout left, and post a comment with the location.