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Beer – #1041 – Elation – Native Beast

Elation Native Beast – The second of the Sunday Stouts and along with some outstanding vinyl music I’m  not having a lot of trouble smiling. I promised this against the … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1040 – Clements and Daughter – Boozed Bunny

Clements and Daughter Boozed Bunny Imperial Stout. I was sent previous brews by this brewer and was blown away with their professional level, and thought they’d embarrass professional brewers. Well … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1039 – McLeod’s – Triple

McLeod’s Tripel. Part of their limited Smuggler’s bay series, numbered bottles and everything. This is bottle 968 of 1500. I’ve had this beer before, this vintage, but I never wrote … Continue reading

May 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1038 – McLeod’s – Dubbel 2018

McLeod’s Dubbel. Part of their limited Smuggler’s bay series, numbered bottles and everything – this one is bottle 1144 from 1800 bottles  – this is of course the 2018 version. … Continue reading

May 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – BarleyWhine

I didn’t care much for the particular bottle of barley wine that I last had – see Beer – #1037 – McLeod’s – Barley Wine,  a beer I found so unpalatable that I … Continue reading

May 14, 2019 · 2 Comments

Beer – #1037 – McLeod’s – Barley Wine

McLeod’s Barley Wine. A beer that really did bring on the FOMO, and I ended up with put-asides for me in two stores, but thing happen like that for a reason, … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1035 – Panhead – Le Grande Zombi

Panhead Le Grande Zombi, or Li Grande Zombi  –  A Barleywine. Don’t see them for ages then you see them all over the place, it seems. Beware of the charms … Continue reading

April 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1031- North End – Salt and Wood Rhum Visitation

North End Salt and Wood Rhum Visitation. You don’t get NZ version of Abbey Quads very often and I remember having real FOMO about this beer. leaving work early to … Continue reading

April 7, 2019 · 3 Comments

Beer – Vinyl Sunday with Clements and Daughter where Bob Dylan played his part

One of the great things about Social Media is the randomness of things. Sometimes it veers off to the ‘social’ as it is supposed to be. So when this happens, … Continue reading

March 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1030 – New New New – Fear Not

New New New Fear Not – it’s a smoked Stout with added conger eel. No Dolphins though because that would be odd. with a deep undercurrent of NZ New New … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1029 – Behemoth (Chur) / Heart of Darkness – Churtz’s Insane

Behemoth (Chur) / Heart of Darkness Churtz’s Insane. A collaboration beer. A hazy double IPA. What’s not to be scared of. Massive amount The 440ml big-mouth can has beer that … Continue reading

March 15, 2019 · 1 Comment

Beer – #1028 – Kereru – Paloma

A Barley Wine, this one a New Zealand version, the 2017 vintage  Kereru Paloma – Treat it like a port or red wine and serve it in an elegant glass – … Continue reading

March 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1027 – Garage Project – Pas De Deux 2016

Garage Project Pas De Deux. 2016. A beer I looked past the first time I saw it. GP have made some noises around wines and I’m not sure that it’s … Continue reading

March 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1026 – Liberty – Royal Oat Stout

Liberty Royal Oat Stout – if it’s anywhere near as good as the Prohibition Porter there’s a treat in store. Never being one to need encouragement Liberty Royal Oat Stout … Continue reading

February 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1021 – Misfit – Basquiat

Misfit Brewing – Basquiat NZIPA a rare example This is a 330ml bottle that is pleasing wrapped with black paper with a simple tag, the beer is 6% ABV which … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1020 – Misfit – Warhol

Misfit Warhol Pilsner, a new beer brewer. Local in Auckland. Mysterious though. prolific in taking Misfit Pilsner is a 330ml bottle of beer that is 5.1% ABV which is 1.3 … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1019 – Raindogs – Disintegration

Raindogs Disintegration Barley Wine . It is neither desert time, nor do I have a cigar, but there is something compelling about having a Barley Wine because for me they … Continue reading

February 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1018 – Garage Project – Verbotene Fruchte

You can’t keep a good man down, and I’ve enjoyed the break from writing about all the beers I’ve been drinking and honestly I’ve drunk a few recently that have … Continue reading

January 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – The Box of Duncan’s – Part the Third

One of the pleasures is being given the gift of beer, and I’ve been given a box of Duncan’s,  a mixed 6 pack – The Polymorphic Mix Six – a … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

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