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Herevana – Baylands – IPL

I love me a good IPL, and I smile when I find one, and oh I found one – the Baylands IPL   Baylands Brewery make the Baylands IPL in … Continue reading

January 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Mack – Arctic Beer

I finally made it to the a bottle store in Milford on the North Shore of Auckland.  And what a treat, it has the most amazing selection of spirits and … Continue reading

December 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Krombacher – Hel

MrsPhil torments me with beer from the comedy aisle at the supermarket. German beer on sale for ridiculous cheap money. Made by Krombacher Brauerei Bernhard Schadeberg Kreuztal  Krombacher Hell is brewed in … Continue reading

December 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1025 – Stella Artois – Stella Artois

I’m not above drinking any beer, and so I’m going to swallow me some of that pride and have some swallows of the Stella Artois. I’ve convinced myself that this … Continue reading

February 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #861 – Heineken – Light

Oh yes, I’m an equal opportunities beer drinker, and a couple of these Heineken Light things landed on my doorstep, gift sample. I thought it was a decent thing for … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #660 – Weidmann – Weidmann Beer

Gift beer, gifted musician, cited with numbers and party gifts Reinheitsgebot 500ml can of beer with an ABV of 4.8%, making it 144 calories a serve size, and 1.9 standard … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #641 – Breda – Royal Beer / Lager

A beer I drink with trepidation. Odd beer, Odd music, odd numbers and odd one out. ..a beer brewed by everyone and no one wants to own it…. 500ml can … Continue reading

July 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #638 – Breda – 3 Horses

This really does appear to be an orphan child of a beer. Which never ends well. Free beer, Free Music, free numbers thinking and freedom from the crowd. 500ml can … Continue reading

July 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #619 – Obolon – Premium

Ukraine! so exotic beer, exotic music, usual numbers and members of the party. “It is highly stable beer with special freshness and saturation,  It has a distinct taste” 500ml bottle … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Beer – #616 – Asahi – Asahi Super Dry

Japan then, Asahi Super Dry, a beer more common, Fresh, crisp and clear – with a sharp delivery that slakes thirst before slipping gently on. Slightly odd sized 633ml bottle … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

Beer – #604 – Harbin – Harbin

To China, and a beer of many labels, this one a 2014 FIFA version. I’m sure it’s still fresh though, right? Two-row malt, European and Chinese “Qindao Dahua” hops, rice, … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beer – #568 – Harrington’s – The East Indies Lager

Lager, Larger, Largest, Large! A clean refreshing lager, moderately hopped. The 500ml bottle of beer, that is 5% ABV, 150 calories a serve size, making this about 1.97 standard drink … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beer – #564 – DB – Export Gold

DB Export Gold. Everyman beer. One of the very common and readily available domestic beers in NZ, cans, stubbies and quarts. In 1960 Morton Coutts discovered the Holy Grail of … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #547 – Menabrea – 1846

Brief beer, brief songs, brief maths, an a brief gathering. A well-balanced beer with a marked floral fruitiness coming through from the aromatic yeasts used in its production Menabrea – … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #527 – Hinano – Hinano

Old World Beer, Old Music, Old numbers and Old mates gathering. “…satisfies the most demanding connoisseur…” Hinano – what can I tell you, from a place I’ve never been or … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #462 – Tiger – Tiger Beer

So another of the more accessible beers – this one Tiger beer, available in supermarkets, and in restaurants that want to offer “authenticness” to their menu, as a representative beer. … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #477 – Bachata – Bachata Rum Beer

Despite everything wrong with this I’m going to attempt to drink a Bachata. “ ’’Ba-cha-ta’’ Finest quality lager blended with a dash of golden rum to create an exciting new … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #448 – Lucky Beer – Lucky Buddha

I kid you not this is  called Lucky Beer- Lucky Buddha. It even has a unique and amusing bottle, in the shape of a Buddha. Because China! Because Beer! Because cheap … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Beer – #431 – Garage Project – Beer

It’s called simply “Beer”. In a can. Brewed by Garage Project this one in the style that is Pale Lager and they are in Wellington, New Zealand 330ml can, 4.8% ABV and 1.25 standard drink … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

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