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Beer – #986 – Deschutes – Jubel 2015

I have a Deschutes Jubel 2015. Another unusual to see beer in New Zealand, this is one that I’ve been looking forward to getting to, even though it’s only been … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #985 – Stone – 08.08.08 Vertical Epic

Sunday, Vinyl Sunday…. and I have for the beer a  Stone – 08.08.08 Vertical Epic, or if you can say it in one breath – A  Stone 20th Anniversary Encore … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #978 – Deschutes – The Stoic 2015

Deschutes The Stoic 2015, beer that they flag as best after a date, which is nice. Being as it’s a Sunday I’m also going to have a vinyl music, and … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #973 – Stone – Imperial Russian Stout

Stone Imperial Russian Stout. a 2016 version. Unusually rare and uncommon in New Zealand although there does appear to have been a small amount available at some point, stashed away … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #941 – Ballast Point – Red Velvet (Nitro)

A side trip to Hopscotch beer company meant I left with a couple of beers that I’ve been looking for, and a couple that I haven’t bit had to have. … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #937 – Deschutes – Red Chair

Deschutes Red Chair is the beer of the week for the beer club, on a night when I dropped a bottle of beer, which caused me untold sadness and grief, … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #934 – Victory – Prima Pils

Victory Prima Pils – the regular weekly beer club beer. A pilsner, which I’m hoping has the  things I’m looking for, such as that hop bite at the back. Another … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #919 – Victory – Golden Monkey

… with added spice …. Beer Jerk beer club night again. A can. A Tripel. Unusual enough, and it’s really pushing my sense of what’s proper in beer. I wouldn’t have … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #916 – Deschutes – Obsidian Stout

Deschutes Obsidian Stout, a beer for the BeerJerk club night. Summer has made another appearance, and it’s warm and sunny outside, and here I am inside but happy. Deep, robust … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Beer – #914 – Stone – Citrusy Wit

Stone Citrusy Wit, the Beer Jerk beer of the week. Something from Stone in a style that I wasn’t expecting. I quite like the Wheat beers, and expect something soft, … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #913 – Oskar Blues – G’Knight Imperial Red

Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red.  I brought a selection of 3 and this is the last of them. G’Lorious Canned, of course, 355ml, a  beer of 60 IBU,  261 calories … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #912 – Clown Shoes – American Monastic

Clown Shoes American Monastic. BeerJerk NZ beer club with another potential outstanding choice. Once a long time ago I had a Clown Shoes beer, and I loved it. use of … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #911 – Oskar Blues – Ten FIDY

Oskar Blues Ten FIDY  beer that I’ve coveted for a while, one of those elusive and wanty beers, like Pliny the anything, or some of the other beers that I’ll … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 4 Comments

Beer – #909 – Oskar Blues – Dale’s Pale Ale

Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale. Oskar Blues as far as I know haven’t been available in NZ, at least not in any great quantities. So when they’re here you have … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Beer – #863 – Almanac – Mandarina

Almanac Mandarina, it looked so nice, and it wasn’t a local beer, and I need to broaden the horizons occasionally, after all this is about a beer you can get … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #851 – Speakeasy – Black Hand

The Black Hand Chocolate Milk Stout. I don’t know that I can rightly help myself, but I find another stout awaits me, this one from the USA, so at least … Continue reading

October 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #801 – Rogue – Santa’s Private Reserve Ale

BeerJerkNZ beer of the week  a Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve Ale. Got to be happy with that. A double hopped Red Ale, reddish in color with a roasty, malty flavor and a … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #799 – Behemoth – Hop Frolic

Seven Hundred and Ninety Nine. An IPA, how peculiar. A Collaboration between the Beer Giraffe and some crowd in the US called LionStone Brewing, a family owned brewery operating in Geneseo, … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer- #792 – Maui – Big Swell IPA

BeerClub night- again !  Another IPA. Another American beer. It’s all good. a lingering yet pleasant bitterness.  330ml can of the good stuff at 6.8% ABV, making that about 196 … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

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