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Beer – #734 – Liberty – The Rusty Sheriff vs The Blank Stare

The Rusty Sheriff vs The Blank Stare – perhaps the beer with the oddest of names, and I’ve been putting it off for one reason or another but the time … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #733 – Batemans – Vintage Ale 2014

Beer from Ol’ Blighty today, an annual release of a beer they call ‘vintage’ it seems to me that this is just an annual brew and isn’t aged, but it’s … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #732 – Hallertau – Nocturne

Another beer with a label that intrigues, again from Hallertau, and this time a Stout, because, well, I like a good Stout. Plus there seems to be a quite a … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #731 – Ben Middlemiss – Hodgson IPA

I brought me a beer again that has a recommend to cellar for a few year, like that’s going to happen. Well it might, but it isn’t likely. A hearty … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #730 – Duncan’s – Pale Ale

The second of the beers that I brought from Duncan’s, this the pale ale. This remarkable pale ale sure packs a punch Then the almost standard sized 500ml bottle that … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #729 – Mandrake – BruJu

You might even see this as Tuatara Mandrake Bruju Citra-limed Pale Ale. A beer take on a local ice-block confection called FruJu – in this the beer version you get a … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer- #728 – Pelican – Imperial Pelican Ale

As is the way a pretty thing caught my eye, this the special bottle of Pelican Imperial Pale Ale. I’ve had this before, from a tap fill, in a plastic … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #727 – To Øl – Baltic Frontier Seabuckthorn IPA

This took my eye in the shop, because short name: To Øl, just how do you pronounce that? And,  I had no idea what kind of beer it was really, but … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #726 – The Herbalist – Rosemary And Liquorice Ale

Indeed, eye of newt and leg of toad, or in this case Rosemary And Liquorice. No reason not to put Liquorice in beer, and I’ve had beer that had Rosemary in … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #725 – Behemoth/Eagle – Scar Tissue

A collaboration between the brewer of Behemoth and the nice people at Eagle Brewing comes up with a beer of unusual style and name. But hey I’m into that. the … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #724 – Zeelandt – Barrel Aged Saison

Zeelandt have been a bit keen on this, and I’ve had the standard up and down version but this, in the wrapping paper and what I thought was cork and … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #723 – Duncan’s – Pilsner

Duncan’s is a small craft beer company located on the Kāpiti Coast. We make awesome beer! From the FYO station a beer of 4.9% ABV, so that’s 147 calories a … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #722 – BBC – Kauri

Not ‘the’ BBC but a new local brewing outfit the Birkenhead Brewing Company who’ve opened a tasting studio in the village of Birkenhead. Since also a reader asked in  comment what I … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #721 – Outlier Cartel – Kerikeri ’round the Corner

I’ve had this in the pub and I was blown away with it’s freshness, bitterness, fruitiness and the overall taste, so when it popped up on a tap at a … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

Beer – #720 – Panhead – Port Road Pilsner

Continuing the Pilsner theme, I splashed out on a craft beer version “a bright golden hue beneath a fluffy white head” A 500ml bottle of a beer that is 5.2% … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

4:12 am and the clock goes tick-tick-tick Musings

On Bowie, Avery and Submarines David Bowie. I’ve spent more than a few hours listening to David Bowie songs and music over the years. Trying to pick anything favourite or … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 12 Comments

Beer – #719 – Darguner – Pilsner

MrsPdubyah loves to buy me a beer at the supermarket, more on price than substance. This one a German Pilsner, which usually are made to strict purity standards. a unique … Continue reading

January 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

Beer – #718 – Moa – Festive IPA keg

Into a new year and it’s back to an old beer. Sometimes it’s like that, this was the best of the on tap beers for my mood, and I enjoyed … Continue reading

January 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #717 – ChImay – Chimay Grande Reserve 2014

More correctly this is Abbaye de Chimay – Chimay Grande Reserve 2014. It comes in a special bottle, which might be the only difference between this and the normal blue label … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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