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Beer – #1,058 – Garage Project – Triple Day of the Dead 2018

Garage Project Triple Day of the Dead 2018 – an 11% Black Lager. Tequila Barrel Aged Chilli Chocolate Black Lager if you want to argue the point . This year … Continue reading

November 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,057 – McLeod’s – Smugglers Bay Quadrupel

McLeod’s Smugglers Bay Quadrupel – A Quad! An honest to goodness Quad, honestly to goodnessly aged in Bourbon barrels. This is bottle 1472 of around 1700 that made it in … Continue reading

November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,056 – 8 Wired – Dynamo Merlot 2018

Dynamo Merlot 2018, always always worth are the drink the beers from 8 Wired, which beers do not last long in stores, snapped up quickly, particularly the more exotic and … Continue reading

November 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,054 – 8 Wired / Pinta – Opium Cake

8 Wired Opium Cake, collaboration beer with a Polish brewer Pinta. This bottle c/- the BeerJerk club  as beer of the week. Obviously made with amongst other things Poppy Seeds. based … Continue reading

October 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1053 – Misfit – Haring

Misfit Brewing Haring. A White IPA! The third in a 3 beer series, and it’s a been a while coming I had the other two back in February 2019.  If you … Continue reading

October 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1052 – North End – Salt and Wood Baby Grand

North End Salt and Wood Baby Grand. Seems that you never see a Flanders Red and then you see a bunch of them. I like many styles of beer, and … Continue reading

September 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1051 – Kereru – Chocolate Cherry Porter

Kereru Chocolate Cherry Porter – one of a batch of new beers from Kereru, they’ve had a resurgence of late. I had a conversation with an ambassador recently about their … Continue reading

August 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1048 – Eagle – Kahikatoa

Eagle Kahikatoa – I’m a sucker for a Barley Wine beer, despite my recent experiences (you can tell I’ve let it go). But you know it’s about the beer I’m … Continue reading

July 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1046 – Craftwork – Riverstone ’10

Craftwork Riverstone ’10.  A beer brewed for a celebration. I don’t think that it was me opening a beer on Sunday they brewed it for, but we live in hope. … Continue reading

July 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1045 – Hallertau – Ingrid Starnes Omega Plum and Rose Hip Sour

A beer with a long name – the Hallertau x Ingrid Starnes Omega Plum & Rose Hip Sour. I had a birthday day our recently and picked this up at … Continue reading

June 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

Beer – #1044 – Garage Project – Golden Spiral

Garage Project Golden Spiral. An Imperial IPA from the Cabinet of Curiosities: An ale hopped with fibonacci numbers. a complexity rivalled only in the wonders of nature itself A 650 … Continue reading

June 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1043 – Garage Project – Muse Hibiscus and Lemon

Garage Project Muse Hibiscus & Lemon, and a change of music, same band different album, which kind of fits the theme. a pristine blank canvas Muse is in a 330ml bottle, … Continue reading

June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1042 – Garage Project – Muse Au Naturel

“Brewers make the wort and yeast makes the beer”. Yeast is all around us and different strains can radically effect the flavour of a beer. There are all manner of wild yeast varieties floating around the Wild Workshop which can make magic tasting beers but would infect and ‘ruin’ everything in a traditional brewery. Muse has a very simple malt base which was fermented with Garage Project’s saison blend and Lactobacillus and aged in oak barrels. Lactobacillus is a bacteria which produces sour lactic acid. Muse serves as the marvellously complex yet drinkable tart, sour canvas to which Garage Project are building a whole series of beers on. Each iteration of Muse is made with different additions. The infusion of dry hibiscus gives this iteration of Muse striking colour, aroma and flavour. The freshly zested lemon peel makes for a long dry zesty finish.

June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

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 · 1 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 · 1 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

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