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Album – 3 of 10 – Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head

ColdPlay  – A Rush of Blood to the Head. It’s just a good album. Although from memory this is an album that  didn’t initially ‘grab’ me, but ended up as one … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – Fortune Favours – A Threesome with Thin Lizzy

Fortune Favours- A Threesome. 4 Sides of a 1978 original Vinyl and 3 cans of beers of different styles. It’s a humid wet afternoon and there wasn’t anything else to … Continue reading

February 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – Harrington’s – Thunderkiss and Smashed ‘Em Bro

Harrington’s sent me two of their beers,  the first one I’m going to try is the Thunderkiss and then the  Smashed ‘Em Bro to follow. So much for the resolutions … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – Saturday Night Beerver

There are quite a few good puns around ‘Saturday Night’ that this could easily grow into the alternate to the single beer review, where all that happens is I do … Continue reading

October 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – Came a Hot Friday – a session

As I get closer to the 1000 beers I’m doubting myself and wanting the run-up to be quality beers, or beers of note, not just this week’s special or variation … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #952 – Lervig – Lucky Jack

Lervig Lucky Jack. Beer club beer. I may be behind, I’ve been under the weather, and this really is the best I’ve felt for literally weeks, since before my knee … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #949 – Boneface – Hoptron APA

Boneface Hoptron APA. Another in the recently available in Auckland beers from a new brewer. They’ve been pretty good so far, polished and easy to enjoy. This one is quite … Continue reading

June 17, 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 – #924 – Double Vision – Expatriate

BeerJerk beer club night again and this one is a new brewer to me,  this is from Double Vision and it’s their APA – Expatriate a kiwi convert with residency … Continue reading

April 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

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 – #874 – Northern Monk – Communion

BeerJerkNZ beer of the week and it’s Northern Monk Communion. Brewed in collaboration with the legendary Swedish band Opeth. a collaboration This is a 330ml can of a beer that is 5.1% … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #869 – Sawmill – I Love Ugly

Friday night and it’s time for the Sawmill I Love Ugly Extra Pale Ale. before the BBQ starts and I get otherwise distracted. I’m enjoying this back to beers in … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #868 – Thornbridge – Mirrors

Thornbridge Mirrors it’s  BeerJerk NZ beer of the week, and this week the music match is already made . sherbet and citrus 4.5% ABV in a 500ml bottle,  135 calories a … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #824 – Magic Rock – High Wire Grapefruit

Beer Club Beer comes around again. and it is again a surprising beer, not one I’d usually choose. Grapefruit, a thing I haven’t had in ages. In a beer, never. … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 6 Comments

Beer – #802 – Shakespeare – The Antipodean

Blow me down, this really really has to be the last of the Fresh Hop beers, the Shakespeare Tavern have made one called The Antipodean, an APA. I am made … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #764 – Baylands – Woodrow’s Veto IPA

Another beer in a can, this one Baylands Brewery and their Woodrows Veto IPA, A beer I’ve had the pleasure with before both in the can and at the keg station, … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #748 – Baylands – Zythra Pale Ale

Quick stop at the bottle store and the fill station for some of that Baylands Zythra Pale Ale. Bit of a mystery beer, but I’ll get to the bottom of … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #740 – Fork Brewing – Godzone Beat

A beer in a bottle from Fork Brewing, who ever heard of such a thing! Well they’ve only gone and done it, and called it Godzone Beat ” .. I’m … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #738 – Epic – Stone Hammer: Thunder

Epic make nice beers, often, and in a seeming lull of ‘new’ beers they seem to be an oasis of new flavours. This one, Hammer, is a magnificent name for … Continue reading

February 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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