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Friday, October 15, 2010

Freebie Friday: Win a four-pack of Endeavour True Vintage Beer



Can a beer be crafted and cellared as carefully as a bottle of wine?

Three mates sitting in a Sydney pub one day thought so, and Endeavour True Vintage Beer was born.

These unique ales are created to a different recipe each year, factoring in the variation in barley and hops obtained from the annual harvest. Chief brewer, Andy Stewart, who has 13 years' experience in viticulture, approaches each brew with the same principles as a winemaker.

As a result, the 2010 Endeavour Reserve Pale Ale and the 2010 Endeavour Reserve Amber Ale can be cellared for 2-3 years, and should result in the development of secondary characteristics.




THE PRIZE:
Three lucky readers will win a four-pack of Endeavour True Vintage Beer, containing two bottles each of 2010 Reserve Pale Ale and 2010 Reserve Amber Ale.

Prize value: AU$18

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HOW TO ENTER:
All you have to do is fulfil the requirements below:

Option 1:
  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell us: Are you the type of person to drink this beer immediately or would you cellar it for a year or two?
  2. And then send an email to grabyourforkfreebiefriday@yahoo.com.au with the subject heading "Endeavour" and include your full name and a copy of your published comment from this post.
Option 2:
  1. Enter via the Grab Your Fork facebook fan page. Simply leave your answer on the event listing here.
*This competition is open to Australian delivery addresses only. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over.

The winning entry will be decided on honesty, creativity or entertainment value. Don't be shy! You gotta be in it to win it! Readers may submit one entry per day as long as each answer is different.

The Endeavour Vintage Beer competition closes on Sunday 7 November 2010 at 9.30pm AEST. The winner will be announced on Grab Your Fork on Monday 8 November 2010.

Thank you everyone for your entries. This competition has now closed. The lucky winners have been announced here.

More Grab Your Fork competitions to enter:
(entries close Sunday 24 October 2010)

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(entries close Sunday 31 October 2010)
70 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 10/15/2010 01:40:00 am


70 Comments:

  • At 10/15/2010 9:29 am, Anonymous alvina said…

    If reserving makes the taste better, I am one who would definitely reserve it before drinking it immediately. But then again, who could resist not drinking it immediately? Hmm, maybe a bottle to taste and reserve the rest? :D

     
  • At 10/15/2010 10:55 am, Anonymous Robert said…

    I'd drink it straight away. Wouldn't even put it in the fridge to chill it. I could do with a beer right now actually

     
  • At 10/15/2010 11:01 am, Anonymous JanJan @ Cooking for My Love said…

    I think I'll drink it straight away!

     
  • At 10/15/2010 11:18 am, Blogger The Kids Are Alight said…

    Having spent the last 6 weeks in detox - no coffee, no alcohol, no fun - and today being the very last day that i'll be punishing myself there would be no cellaring of this fine brew. and it would be all mine! Tonight!

     
  • At 10/15/2010 11:44 am, Blogger L said…

    I would definitely not shelve them unless it was *strongly* recommended by the brewer, the key word here being strongly.

    The first thing I would do is stock up on a bunch more artisan beers, the second thing I would do is wait for the first hot evening of the summer and throw a beer tasting party! Beers around the world, beer drinkers around the world and finger foods, tapas and snacks galore!

    Pleeease pretty please let me throw my beer party :-)

     
  • At 10/15/2010 4:39 pm, Anonymous Groucho said…

    With a beer this good you need to drink it at its peak. Because every year is different you can't pick when that will be so you need to check it at least once per week for many, many weeks.

     
  • At 10/15/2010 6:04 pm, Blogger Unknown said…

    Drink now, ask questions later :)

     
  • At 10/16/2010 10:56 pm, Anonymous Mikey said…

    Life's too short. I'd drink them pronto!

     
  • At 10/16/2010 11:45 pm, Anonymous Dan S (via Facebook) said…

    Both. Drink 2, Cellar 2.

     
  • At 10/16/2010 11:45 pm, Anonymous Rebecca S (via Facebook) said…

    Cellar all

     
  • At 10/16/2010 11:46 pm, Anonymous Karina W (via Facebook) said…

    In the cellar. I would save it until I find someone worthy of drinking my prize.

     
  • At 10/16/2010 11:46 pm, Anonymous Wendy S (via Facebook) said…

    I think I would let my husband drink half and cellar half for when I can drink them (currently pregnant, so no delicious beer for me)!

     
  • At 10/16/2010 11:47 pm, Anonymous Clement T (via Facebook) said…

    Cellar it because if I leave it out dad would drink it right away with my uncle and get drunk off their faces on them leaving me nothing but empty bottles to look at....

     
  • At 10/17/2010 11:46 am, Anonymous David G said…

    I can hardly wait
    But aged beer is nice to drink
    One now, one later

     
  • At 10/19/2010 10:06 am, Blogger nugen said…

    I would consume one now, one after one year, one after two years and one more in three years time. That way the four pack is perfectly sized to allow me to taste the development of this beer over it's recommended 2-3 year life!

     
  • At 10/19/2010 9:23 pm, Blogger Cyndie @ Mademoiselle Slimalicious said…

    I would keep it for a special occasion but would probably not keep it for a couple of years. I think I would be excited to try it.

     
  • At 10/19/2010 10:22 pm, Blogger Emily said…

    I'd endeavour to reserve it for a later date but having said that I might not be able to beer the wait - I might turn pale with anticipation.

     
  • At 10/22/2010 1:33 am, Anonymous Kelly J (via Facebook) said…

    I would cellar it but whether or not it would actually stay there is questionable...

     
  • At 10/22/2010 1:33 am, Anonymous Stephen C B (via Facebook) said…

    I'd want to enjoy some straight away, but also see how the flavours develop. So one each of the Pale and Amber Ale straight away and the others in a couple of years (if I can be that self controlled)

     
  • At 10/22/2010 1:34 am, Anonymous Neni S (via Facebook) said…

    Would celler it until xmas and then give it to dad:)

     
  • At 10/22/2010 1:39 pm, Anonymous John said…

    I would have to drink it straight away, because the yeast would be unsettled in transit! Thus, the aroma and flavour should be enjoyed ASAP!

     
  • At 10/23/2010 11:12 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Try one - just because I couldn't resist - and cellar the others. One each year. Mmmmm :)

     
  • At 10/23/2010 7:24 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'd waste no time in consuming this delicious ale! There's plenty more where that came from and I'm willing to pay for the privilege.

     
  • At 10/23/2010 10:30 pm, Blogger apollo said…

    looks like a fine brew ,so it would be chilled then consumed in a rather hasty fashion. But much enjoyed i can assure you.

     
  • At 10/24/2010 2:19 am, Anonymous Ann S (via Facebook) said…

    Cellar it until a celebration thats worth opening it for !!

     
  • At 10/24/2010 2:19 am, Anonymous Emily R (via Facebook) said…

    i would definitely enjoy the flavours now, why wait?

     
  • At 10/25/2010 12:48 pm, Blogger vlt06 said…

    as soon as I get it in my hot little hands

     
  • At 10/26/2010 1:42 pm, Blogger Unknown said…

    I'd have to cellar them? But it's summer!

     
  • At 10/26/2010 3:44 pm, Blogger nuta said…

    Here's my beer plan: Couldn't resist to drink one now, save one for Christmas Day & the other two for New Years Eve!

     
  • At 10/26/2010 4:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm getting thirsty thinking about it so NO I wouldn't be waiting for it to mature further!

     
  • At 10/26/2010 7:29 pm, Anonymous Eddie said…

    I would drink one bottle with my partner (a sommelier) , and cellar the rest for 1,2 and 3 years and compare the taste and most probably by more and use the best method

     
  • At 10/28/2010 10:37 pm, Blogger Unknown said…

    In the cellar, along with the children I have locked up there.

     
  • At 10/29/2010 5:46 pm, Anonymous Roberto C (via Facebook) said…

    I'd drink it now - I love having an 'Ale' of a time!

     
  • At 10/29/2010 5:46 pm, Anonymous Katie U (via Facebook) said…

    waiting is for hotline callers and prison inmates - i'd drink them now

     
  • At 10/29/2010 5:47 pm, Anonymous Kathy M (via Facebook) said…

    No use wasting time aging beer, best drunk straight away and cold.

     
  • At 10/29/2010 5:47 pm, Anonymous Tiffany N (via Facebook) said…

    There's always a reason to celebrate an anniversary! I would share this four pack with my partner. We would drink two straight away and save the other two for later!

     
  • At 10/29/2010 5:48 pm, Anonymous Stephen C (via Facebook) said…

    Correction to my previous answer... With only four of them, the second two wouldn't last the two years. I'd enjoy them now, then if I enjoyed them enough, head out and buy a case of them, then at least some might make the recommended cellaring time.

     
  • At 10/29/2010 5:48 pm, Anonymous Caroline K (via Facebook) said…

    I would Endeavour to cellar this brew until Christmas. However, with my 20th Wedding Anniversary beforehand, saving this 4-pack for the Santa Sack will become a Christmas miracle.

     
  • At 10/31/2010 12:27 am, Anonymous Big D said…

    I'd like to say I'd cellar them but I reckon I'd drink them straight away. Good stuff should be enjoyed in the here and now!

     
  • At 10/31/2010 9:07 pm, Anonymous Phillip C (via Facebook) said…

    I'd cellar it until the 5th December 2011 as that's going to be our 30 the wedding anniversary and who needs champagne to celebrate it, not I as I'd have this four-pack of Endeavour True Vintage Beer; beats champagne hands down I reckon.

     
  • At 10/31/2010 9:07 pm, Anonymous Tracy B (via Facebook) said…

    Beers been brewed already that is how it is made so there is no cause to wait. So now onto the important stuff like to enjoy it with some willing mates.

     
  • At 10/31/2010 9:08 pm, Anonymous Karen S (via Facebook) said…

    A beer this good
    Is definitely worth waiting for
    But a more likely scenario
    Is that the boys will drink all 4!

     
  • At 10/31/2010 9:08 pm, Anonymous Melanie S (via Facebook) said…

    immediately for me,a tasty quality and luxury beer, that would really make this christmas full of cheer

     
  • At 11/03/2010 3:26 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I won't even bother refridgerating it. Straight down the hatch for me.

     
  • At 11/04/2010 1:35 am, Anonymous Julian C (via Facebook) said…

    Woohoo! Free Beer... aha, I'm in :)
    Reverse Pale Ale! that sounds interesting, as a born and bred Tazzy boy that'd have to mix well with a glass of cider :P We used to call that a 'snakebite' and it did :D

     
  • At 11/04/2010 1:35 am, Anonymous Julian C (via Facebook) said…

    Cellar it! Dang! no way! I'ts down my gurgler straight away 'cause life's to short not to enjoy a beer or two each day.

     
  • At 11/04/2010 1:35 am, Anonymous Kylie D (via Facebook) said…

    I'd like to cellar it but the urge would be too strong to taste it.
    Luckily its not long until our 10th wedding anniversary so it would be perfect for the occassion.

     
  • At 11/04/2010 1:36 am, Anonymous Justine L (via Facebook) said…

    I'd whack them in the cellar for my fella for Chrissy - I'll just have to keep them well hidden!

     
  • At 11/04/2010 1:37 am, Anonymous Kathryn R (via Facebook) said…

    Immediately!!! Perfect for a celebration, after work or watching the game!

     
  • At 11/04/2010 1:37 am, Anonymous Sian G (via Facebook) said…

    No time to waste! These little fellas have been brewed for our pure pleasure. Swill - Hold - Swallow - Smile...then sleep alone :)

     
  • At 11/04/2010 1:37 am, Anonymous Stacey P (via Facebook) said…

    No time to waste, gimme some pale ale stat..revive my heart Im feeling a bit pale!

     
  • At 11/04/2010 1:38 am, Anonymous David W (via Facebook) said…

    I have a mate who attempted to save some fancy beer for a special occasion, it went bad before he opened it. So bearing that in mind I'd open it immediately.

     
  • At 11/04/2010 1:38 am, Anonymous Natasha A (via Facebook) said…

    I like to buy beer and drink it...cellaring it seems such a waste. Why wait for a special occasion, beer this good would make any day a special occasion!

     
  • At 11/04/2010 1:39 am, Anonymous Lucy L (via Facebook) said…

    Seeing as he invited me to this page, I might have to hide it away until Julian Cartledge popped over for a beer.

     
  • At 11/04/2010 1:39 am, Anonymous Sacha P (via Facebook) said…

    Fork-en heck! Now theres a question; drink the beer/ save the beer.... one of lifes moral dilemmas. Personally it will last as long as it takes to chill in our freezer then it's glug glug 'ahhhh'. Cheers :)

     
  • At 11/06/2010 8:39 pm, Anonymous Lisa M said…

    I'd give it to my fella, he'd appreciate this 'best cellar'!

     
  • At 11/06/2010 8:39 pm, Anonymous Nikki C said…

    Once its nice and chilled, there would be no stopping me knocking the top off!

     
  • At 11/06/2010 8:40 pm, Anonymous Jo G said…

    As it would be the first beer I have EVER won, it would be cellared and guzzled down with ceremony on the anniversay of it's momentous winning!

     
  • At 11/06/2010 8:40 pm, Anonymous Deborah C said…

    Would love to say cellar it, but would have to find a really good hidey hole away from my other half!

     
  • At 11/06/2010 8:40 pm, Anonymous Bella D said…

    Cellar them and bring them out on Christmas 2012, to drink with my Dad while he works the BBQ for the masses.

     
  • At 11/07/2010 3:02 pm, Anonymous Lisa C said…

    cellar 2 & drink 2 now there is a very happy medium!

     
  • At 11/07/2010 3:02 pm, Anonymous Nicolee B said…

    I WOULD HAVE TO JUST TRY ONE I COULDNT WAIT!!!

     
  • At 11/07/2010 3:02 pm, Anonymous Cheryl M said…

    I ENDEAVOUR to play,
    In my busy day,
    To the fridge I go,
    Relaxing amber liquid flows,
    TRUE VINTAGE beer around,
    ...Drinking all four - serenity's found!

     
  • At 11/07/2010 3:03 pm, Anonymous Helen B said…

    Immediately!! I'd raise up my bottle and cheer
    For its a wonderful drink that is beer.
    I'd ignore wine's false voice —
    Beer's the real people's choice
    And it's "Endeavour" friends and I revere!

     
  • At 11/07/2010 6:11 pm, Blogger piccolanippy said…

    I'm the type of person to save it for a special occasion.

     
  • At 11/07/2010 8:56 pm, Anonymous rstar said…

    'Bottle conditioned for complexity and longevity' is a hint for me to appreciate the value of time as I would with a fine wine.

     
  • At 11/08/2010 12:30 am, Anonymous Dianne C said…

    These impressive beers would be down the hatch quicker than you could say "Tom Cruise is a loony". Not that you'd say that, because that's clearly something I'd say.

     
  • At 11/08/2010 12:30 am, Anonymous Sarah-Jane N said…

    Aussies and Beer? No need for the Cellar.

     
  • At 11/08/2010 12:32 am, Anonymous Sue P said…

    a cellar is for the rich and famous where as for me i drink for the heat and to cool me off so i drink now

     
  • At 11/09/2010 1:56 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Thank you everyone for your entries. This competition has now closed. The lucky winners have been announced here.

     

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