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Herevana – Garage Project – Snug

Garage Project Snug – a Nitro Irish Stout. When you’re in for one stout you need to be in for a couple I recon. I might have done this in the wrong order though, that Nitro Vanilla Latte is a high bar.


The Garage Project Snug is brewed by Garage Project in Wellington, 🇳🇿, New Zealand as a Stout – Dry / Irish  at 5.0% ABV, a somewhat modest 1.7 standard drinks in the 500ml can

Once again, the special instructions, Chill, shake, dump pour, watch the brilliance, drink and enjoy.

A more traditional stout, like a Guinness but probably better. I say probably, I mean something else.

The pour was not quite as exciting as the last one, but then if you don’t follow the instructions then you get what you get, It looks lovely though and has that same high head that brings me much joy to see. The had is almost a brilliant white in colour.

The aroma is a much muted roasted malt that you’d expect from a more traditional stout of this kind, and that’s all good with me.

I have done this in the wrong order. But that’s not a disaster. This is on its own really nice to drink. There’s no edginess, no outright bitterness, no dryness, no strange notes in the finish, its just a beer that has been thought out and delivered as it says on the can.

Is is spectacular? No not by any means. But is is easy drinking and cleverly thought out, it is smooth, flavourful and tasty where it needs to be, it’s not a clone, it is its own thing.

It invites its own comparison though, by its very thing, and this is where you might be struggling. I didn’t do a price compare but there could be a couple of bucks difference, and there’s the rub.

This might be a complete show of mastery by the brewer, I’m pretty sure it is, and a straight middle finger waved vigorously, but aside from a vanity project I don’t know why this. Rather I do know why this is, read that first paragraph sentence again, but I don’t quite know “why” this is.

The Pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 on the arbitrary number scale. It really is like a Guinness, almost but it isn’t. It might be daft to compare them, and I don’t have a Guinness to make a side by side. I would be betting that this is a notch fuller and roaster, but might not have the aromatics about that it a Guinness might have.

You know that the Brian Jonestown Massacre are my thing, and that’s what happened on the Spotify


Herevana beers are those I drink at home, I’m not at some beer festival, like, for instance, Beervana, but am just in my kitchen, usually, dining room table, sometimes, or outside, occasionally, where I can take an average picture and write in real time about the beer that I’ve invested in, both in a monetary and emotional way.

Philip himself.



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