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  Reply # 1247580 27-Feb-2015 09:29
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xpd: Must have some manufacture code/date somewhere, contact Lion Red and ask :)



Not that I could find (remember they're "swapper bottles" so the crate and bottles are recycled).

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  Reply # 1247594 27-Feb-2015 10:04
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Bung: I remember a time when both Lion Red and Tui were brands that hardly anyone drank. If you took a crate of either to a party it would be left alone while anything else was available. I don't know if the recipes were changed over time but it has been interesting seeing how the brands were repositioned. IIRC Lion Red poured money into rugby league and Tui targeted Uni students.


I remember a time where I had never heard of Tui, but Lion Red has been around, and drunk, for as long as I can remember. I remember piles of cans (tin ones) at the bach over summer as a kid (we got the job of finding a big enough rock to flatten them so there was less rubbish to take away). There was also Leopard Lager, and DB draught and Export (oh, and Double Brown).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1247596 27-Feb-2015 10:08
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that title.

geekzone ≠ buzzfeed.

 

 




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  Reply # 1247618 27-Feb-2015 10:42
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sbiddle:
kiwitrc:
jdmatt: I wonder if has got better with age?


No.


I wonder whether it's possible to tell the difference between one of these and a fresh Lion Red in a blind taste test?



Probably the one that makes you blind is the older one :)

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  Reply # 1247625 27-Feb-2015 10:47
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Check out this vintage bottle of Leopard that a mates Dad found in the shed or somewhere. 36 years old.


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  Reply # 1247722 27-Feb-2015 12:29
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From the Lion Red history page the tag line "measure of a man's thirst" would put the crate between 1987-1997. There's no mention of any change to the bottle label that came in 1986 to narrow it further.

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  Reply # 1247725 27-Feb-2015 12:31
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fizzychicken: that title.

geekzone ≠ buzzfeed.

 

 

 

 

lol, yea I was wondering about that title

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  Reply # 1247741 27-Feb-2015 12:45
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jdmatt: I wonder if has got better with age?


Well, it can't get any worse can it?

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  Reply # 1247829 27-Feb-2015 14:24
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kiwitrc: Check out this vintage bottle of Leopard that a mates Dad found in the shed or somewhere. 36 years old.



I have a Leopard branded golf bag that I got on TM a few years ago - bought it purely for the branding reason. Dad used to drink it - thankfully he wasn't a Lion Red drinker.

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  Reply # 1247833 27-Feb-2015 14:39
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You should get in touch with the brewery and see if they will exchange it haha, is there a NZ beer museum??

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  Reply # 1247847 27-Feb-2015 14:58
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Are you allowed to sell alcohol on Trade Me? if so, I reckon you could get a good return!



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  Reply # 1247852 27-Feb-2015 15:02
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MileHighKiwi: Are you allowed to sell alcohol on Trade Me? if so, I reckon you could get a good return!


Was looking into it actually with money probably going to charity.

Looks like you need to be licenced & registered so would need to see if one of the existing sellers on there could list it on behalf..

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  Reply # 1248633 28-Feb-2015 21:01
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Well, it can't get any worse can it?


Exactly.

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