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Album – 10 of 10 – Squeeze – East Side Story

East Side Story is the fourth studio album by new wave group Squeeze. This was the album without Jools Holland, and he went on to do ok. This could have … Continue reading

June 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

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 – #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 – #600 – Renaissance – Enlightenment Series – Sencha Saison

Renaissance – Enlightenment Series – Sencha Saison. 600 Beers. My poor liver. So Strange beer, strange numbers, strange musics and strangers. French style farmhouse ale brewed with Japanese Green Tea. … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 – #587 – Renaissance – Stonecutter Scotch Ale – Tap

This was at the FYO station, so hear we have the  Renaissance – Stonecutter Scotch Ale A beer I had a year ago in the bottle format. In this post then; … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #517 – Renaissance – Abundance Baltic Cherry Porter

I was just out with MrsPdubyah at a pubic house and had some Renaissance  Elemental Porter Ale, which reminded me how much I like that style, and I had something … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #497 – Renaissance / 8 Wired – Wirecutter

Collaborative beer, Collaborative music, Collaborative Maths and a Collaboration Celebration. This is A hoppy Scotch Ale brewed in collaboration bewteen 8 Wired Brewing & Renaissance Brewing. 500ml in the bottle that … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beer – #383 – Renaissance – Enlightenment Series – Bière de Garde (a redux)

This is Brewed by Renaissance Brewing in Blenheim, New Zealand, and of course as a  Bière de Garde. and I’ve had it before of course. I had the draft version,  this is the bottle. … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 6 Comments

Beer – #335 – Renaissance – Odyssey Wit Beer

Ok, I have to call it a night sometime, and I want to go out on a high  – Renaissance Odyssey Wit Beer it might be. Small 250ml bottle of a … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beer – #332 – Renaissance – Bière de Garde

Indeed from the tap to the growler – Renaissance Biere de Garde This s an 8.5% ABV  beer – that’s a Barrel aged French style farmhouse ale, I have the equivalent … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #312 – Renaissance – Voyager India Pale Ale

So the last of the christmas beers. A Renaissance Voyager India Pale Ale. Brewed by Renaissance Brewing in the style of an India Pale Ale (IPA) and they are still in Blenheim, New Zealand Familiar 500ml … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #310 – Renaissance – Stonecutter Scotch Ale

A beer that was a gift – Renaissance – Stonecutter Scotch Ale Brewed by Renaissance Brewing in the style of a  Scotch Ale and they live in Blenheim, New Zealand This is the big, hearty … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Beer – #292 – Renaissance – Discovery American Pale Ale

This is one of the christmas beers I received – Renaissance Discovery American Pale Ale. Brewed by Renaissance Brewing in the style of an  American Pale Ale and it’s made in sunny Blenheim, New … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beer – #228 – Renaissance Enlightenment Series – Fresh Hop Benelux Ale

So to the fridge he dashes, and grabs for the Renaissance Enlightenment Series Fresh Hop Benelux Ale.  Brewed by Renaissance Brewing in the style of a : Belgian Ale, and they do that … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beer – #174 – Renaissance – Enlightenment Series – Scotch on Rye 70/- Ale

For a Friday then, the Renaissance Enlightenment Series Scotch on Rye 70/- Ale. ..it means ’70 shilling’ (sigh, OK, I will tell the whole story). We were asked to make … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #173 – Renaissance – Enlightenment Series – The Age of Raisin

AND it’s back home to NZ and ironically a Belgium style beer – Renaissance Enlightenment Series The Age of Raisin. of course Brewed by Renaissance Brewing in the style of a  Belgian … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #149 – Renaissance – Tribute Barley Wine (2011)

Renaissance – Tribute Barley Wine (2011) , at 10.8% ABV in a 330 0ml bottle (2.81 standard drink units) this is a bit of a finisher. Brewed by Renaissance Brewing in the … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

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