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Beer – #782 – Renaissance – Grandmaster Fresh Hop IIPA

The annual fresh hop  offering from Renaissance, This in the bottle, the Grandmaster Fresh Hop IIPA.  I had it last year and loved it, I had it recently in the … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #779 – Renaissance – Grandmaster Fresh Hop IIPA

The annual fresh hop  offering from Renaissance, the Grandmaster Fresh Hop IIPA. Still reminds me of some disco things, and this being an annual thing means I had it last … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #777 – 8 Wired – Superconductor

Beer 777 , how the time flies and I’ve turned to a beer from 8 Wired, this is Superconductor, a beer that got me to #100 all those beers ago, … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #763 – Renaissance Enlightenment Series – Boom!

It has a long name –  Renaissance Enlightenment Series Boom! It also has a big IBU, and a big ABV. This is a beer that is available in bottles too, … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · 5 Comments

Beer – #754 – Coronado – Stingray Imperial IPA

Well it’s Friday evening, the day after St.Patricks when the choice appears to have been Guinness or Kilkenny who seem to have cornered that market.  So breaking the shackles and … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #739 – Bannockburn – Killarabbit Double IPA

Bannockburn Killarabbit Double IPA. This has as many buzzwords as I’ve ever seen in a beer description, and of course that’s quite attractive, right? A double I.P.A fermented and aged … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #731 – Ben Middlemiss – Hodgson IPA

I brought me a beer again that has a recommend to cellar for a few year, like that’s going to happen. Well it might, but it isn’t likely. A hearty … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer- #728 – Pelican – Imperial Pelican Ale

As is the way a pretty thing caught my eye, this the special bottle of Pelican Imperial Pale Ale. I’ve had this before, from a tap fill, in a plastic … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #722 – BBC – Kauri

Not ‘the’ BBC but a new local brewing outfit the Birkenhead Brewing Company who’ve opened a tasting studio in the village of Birkenhead. Since also a reader asked in  comment what I … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer- #706 – Behemoth – In Ya Face

Well I hope I’m in for a treat with this one. Which being Wednesday means it’s a  Forward beer, with Forward music, Forward numbers and ends looking forward. …Beautiful clear … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #695 – Monteiths – Double Hopped IPA

Or more correctly Monteiths Brewer’s Series Double Hopped IPA – a gift from MrsPdubyah. Bless. A commercial beer by any measure, this is tarted up as a brewers selection, or hand … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #653 – Sawmill – IIPA

Mystery beer, mystery mix, mystery number, and mystery guest a bit of nonsense here from the brewers notes A keg only beer from the FYO station this works out to … Continue reading

August 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #650 – 4 Horsemen – Hopocalypse (2015)

A beer by any other name, a year ago ” Hallertau – Hopocalypse IIIPA 2014” since then they’ve agreed on and sorted out the name, I wouldn’t have been that remiss would … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

Beer – #614 – Yeastie Boys – Her Majesty 2014

Yeastie Boys Her Majesty 2014. A beer that took ages to appear on the shelf, and then I’ve left it in the fridge for a while, and this completes the … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #606 – Rocky Knob – Snapperhead

More IPA beer, seems to be the beer of the moment, Rocky Knob, a brewer new to me, and their dIPA – SnapperHead.  So I have New brewers, new bands, … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · 6 Comments

Beer – #593 – Renaissance – Grandmaster Fresh Hop IIPA

Renaissance Grandmaster Fresh Hop IIPA. Reminds me of some disco things. Anyway, memories, reminiscing, remainders and reunions. Somewhere between a Barley Wine and an American Double IPA… So we thought … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · 4 Comments

Beer – #585 – Behemoth – Hopportunity Double IPA

Behemoth Hopportunity, the Double IPA. Double up, double time, doubling and doubles only. Never let a hopportunity pass you by unless you are driving, then let this one pass you … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beer – #583 – Gigantic – Ginormous

Superlatives, Super Bands, Super Numbers, Super groovers A myriad of juicy citrus hop aromas and flavors envelope your mouth. I have the the bottle that is 650ml (22 fl oz), … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #557 – Liberty Brewing – M!llers Humulus

Big beer, big music, big maths, big crowds.  ‘.. this beer claims to have the largest carbon footprint in New Zealand. ”  This then as then beer that is; 8% … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

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