1 Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:48 AM

Is this the beginning of the end for home brew products at Woolies???\n\nJust got back from a bit of early morning shopping at my local Woolies and noticed that the home brew section had been moved to the dead zone behind the pylon. Are they trying to tell us something?\n\n\n

2 Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 8:41 AM

Also noticed yesterday that they are only stocking original series Coopers now \n\n\n(Not that anyone else has shown any interest….I'll just post here amongst myself )

3 Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 9:18 AM

I get the same feeling sometimes muddy ill hopefully cheer you up mate. \nyeah i noticed there getting crapper and crapper mine doesnt even sell the 500 grams light dry malt anymore i should ask them to order some. Also is your local supermarket trying to flog there home brand draught tins and bottle caps? I saw 1 bloke buying 3 tins because was on special just laughed but then again not gaim to try. My dog seems to like there home brand food but i dont think ill be stooping to his level with beer.\nCan you please now make a good comment on my Murray River english bitter post its also lonely there

4 Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 9:28 AM

Done mate….I've made a comment on your Murray River thread…not really a useful comment but a comment nonetheless

5 Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 9:33 AM

Yeah thanks for that all helps the soul rebuild \ni was serious about the home brand extract tins are they at your local?

6 Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 10:23 AM

My local Big W was stocked up when I visited last weekend. The time i was in there before that they had 1 DIY kit with a torn box. This time 3.\nI will visit again today

7 Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 7:33 AM

My big W is still (intermittently) stocked as usual it's just Woolies that seems to be giving up on home brew.

8 Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2012 8:57 AM

I bought 2 OS tins (real ale and draught) and 2 BE1 last week (only had dex & BE1 to choose from) when they were sitting on the counter the BE1's stunk like a bin. I opened the boxes and the bags were airtight so i chucked the boxes. If this is how woolies treats the Coopers products I hope the yeast in the tins in going to be OK.

9 Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2012 11:37 AM

I had the same problem last tIme I stocked up at Big W - I mad it to the car before I noticed a strong smell of garbage bin juice. I got home and realised the stink was eminating from my boxes of LDM so I gave them a wash ( they were pretty sticky anyway) and they were then good as new.

10 Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2012 2 PM

I just put down the real ale and Aus pale ale, will see if there is any action in a few hours. I hope the “fresh food people” didn't leave their Coopers stocks out on the loading dock for hours in the sun killing off the yeast. They had pretty long dates on them and yeast is fairly tough.

11 Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2012 2:36 PM

Woolies aren't doing homebrewers any favours. On the other hand Big W stocks all the Coopers products and that's where I get my supplies.

12 Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2012 3:03 PM

…count your blessings you blokes!…Today I went to put on a real ale….I had one LDM left from my freight free order at Xmas, I normally put two brews on at once so I went to Kmart to get the Real Ale….nup no real ale and of course no LDM…off to Woolies, got some real ale but alas still no LDM, I settled for BE2….pathetic in a town of 30,000 people I reckon!

13 Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:49 PM

my local woolworth's hasn't had any stock for over 6 month's..if i need any it's BigW or kmart which has a limited selection or the local LHBS..

14 Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:49 PM

Kmart seem to struggle a bit in my area (inner west sydney) - no carbonation drops last time i went. The whole area looked a bit sad, massively understocked of everything coopers.\nnext time i think i'll make the (slightly further) drive to my LHBS.

15 Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 11:48 PM

Hello guys, not new to Coopers, but new to the forum, I brewed while I was in Sudan (dry country) and needless to say, I had many “friends”. \nMaybe we are lucky (or dont know whats available) but we seem to get most of the stock from our guys here in South Africa. I am South African working abroad.\n\nI am currently in Liberia and have one kit on the way and I will be bringing two more with me when I go home on my R&R in May.\nI have one question and my agent Maruis is away for a bit, but when you get the kit for the first time, it comes with a lager. Why not any other variety?\nBut big thanks to Carl in Durban and Maruis in Johannesburg for keeping my home brew alive.

16 Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012 5:46 PM

I get all my supplies from my LHBS, it's closer than anywhere else really, and stocks all the Coopers range from OS to the fancy ones, plus my malts, crystal, hops etc. I'm about 25 mins away from Craftbrewer as well, went in there a couple of months ago, pretty decent shop too. \n\nCheers,\nKelsey

17 Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 5:59 PM

If you are lucky enough to have a good LHBS in your town, use it! The advice is good, the products are fresh and my local Top Drop has the full range of Coops products. Bloody Woolies and big w have caused heaps of smaller shops in my town to close, so support the little bloke i say, when woolies have no competition left, up go the prices. My LHBS is only a buck or so dearer for the cans. A small price to pay to keep the bastards honest and to keep another small business afloat.

18 Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 6:48 PM

Real Life Otto:

I'm about 25 mins away from Craftbrewer as well, went in there a couple of months ago, pretty decent shop too.

\n\nI would love to live near Craftbrewer - I love that place …I've never found a more helpful bunch!\n

19 Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 8:02 PM

Nick:

If you are lucky enough to have a good LHBS in your town, use it! The advice is good, the products are fresh and my local Top Drop has the full range of Coops products. Bloody Woolies and big w have caused heaps of smaller shops in my town to close, so support the little bloke i say, when woolies have no competition left, up go the prices. My LHBS is only a buck or so dearer for the cans. A small price to pay to keep the bastards honest and to keep another small business afloat.

+1\n\nI actually work in the liquor industry, & have done for the last 13 or so years. I've worked with both of the 2 National liquor chains (Woolies & Coles), along with a number of independent chains in that period. I currently work for an independent group in my state.\n\nMost people have no idea of the damage that is being done to the industry at the moment as a result of the GREED of the ever-spreading national chains.\n\nThink about where you shop.\n\nSorry for rambling. They just really get on my goat! \n\nBeer.

20 Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 8:12 PM

Corner the market, eliminate the competition and then jack up prices. they are already doing it with petrol.