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Herevana – McLeod’s – Smugglers Bay Black Sour Ale 2020

McLeods Smugglers Bay Black Sour Ale 2020. I’ve been getting through some very good beers and am down to a couple that I’ve been looking forward to with some anticipation, … Continue reading

January 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Mcleods – Smugglers Bay Tripel

This is an annual beer, and this is the second version, the first of which I wrote ” As good as anything I’ve had, possibly the best NZ Tripel”. It went … Continue reading

January 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – McLeods – White Sand White IPA

New Year Eve, unusually I’m at home, when I’m normally to be found elsewhere abroad. But when you get lemons you get on with it, and so I shall, with … Continue reading

December 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Herevana – McLeod’s – Sunset Wit

Christmas Eve, that interminable day leading to an interminable day of faux enjoyment and forced co-operation, and that discussion about what Christmas movie we’re watching, like I’m going to be … Continue reading

December 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,082 – The Barleywine Conundrum – McLeods v 8 Wired

So, I’ve held back a bit on this, but no more!,  There are two beers up on a head to head. It’s revolutionary.  These should be similar in style, they … Continue reading

August 28, 2020 · 1 Comment

Beer – #1,070 – Peckham’s – Blaze Fire 2018

Peckham’s Blaze Fire 2018 – I don’t often write about Cider, mostly because they’re not beer 🙂 I’ve had some of their other ciders and I can assure you that … Continue reading

February 28, 2020 · 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 – #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 · 2 Comments

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 · 1 Comment

Album – 5 of 10 – Fat Freddys Drop – Dr Boondigga and the Big BW

2009 and we have Fat Freddys Drop and their album  Dr Boondigga and the Big BW.  Fat Freddy’s Drop is a New Zealand seven-piece band from Wellington, whose musical style … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – #785 – McLeod’s – 40 Acre Fresh Hop

McLeod’s – 40 Acre Fresh Hop Pale Ale. The seeming never ending ‘fresh hop’ beers continue, and this must really be the last of them, because it must be. But … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #664 – McLeod’s – Horopito Scotch Ale

Tonight it’s all coming up Millhouse with the McLeod’s Horopito Scotch Ale, a  Wee Heavy, aHeavy vibe, Heavy on the numbers and Heavy petting. .. the fern had to be … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Beer – #610 – McLeods – Great Migration IPA

“The Great Migration”, from McLeod’s, a brewer in  Waipu that has morphed from or grown from being a pizza joint into something much bigger. A Beautiful Monster A 500ml bottle … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

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