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Beer – #997 – Fortune Favours – The Gatekeeper – Leeds St Porter 

Fortune Favours The Gatekeeper – Leeds St Porter. This magnificent thing is c/- my mystery Secret Santa person from Twitter. They’ve outdone themselves and win my eternal gratitude and love. … Continue reading

December 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cider – Harringtons/ Brotherhood – Island Time Cider

Harrington’s Brotherhood Island Time Cider. I was lucky enough to have Harrington’s in Christchurch send me some in an out of the blue pre-christmas delivery.  It might just be too … Continue reading

December 17, 2017 · 4 Comments

Beer – #996 – Karl Strauss – Six Suits A-Hangin’

Karl Strauss Six Suits A-Hangin’ Holiday Imperial Belgian Brown. Which is a terrible lyric in a song, if you were to include it. But I find myself looking now for the … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – Bitter this and that

Friday, what’s not to like about a Friday at the end of a really hot weather week, sadly I don’t have one of those nice Chai Stout things I had … Continue reading

December 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – Sunday – What Chores?

Sunday, Hottest day of the year so far, I walked early which was pleasant, then I was shopping for a fan, because you know that it’s going uncomfortable later, then … Continue reading

December 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #995 – Deschutes – Black Butte XXVIII

Deschutes Black Butte XXVIII. I can’t keep putting it off and it has to be drunk, and it’s 1st December and the season of good cheer and all that. and … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #994 – There Be Dragons – Chasing Harvest Ale

There Be Dragons Chasing Harvest Ale, the 2015 version. Genuine nano brewing of less than 500 bottles produced a year, mostly exported, as far as I can tell to Chicago, … Continue reading

November 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #993 – Shepherd Neame – Double Stout

Shepherd Neame Double Stout. England v Tonga on the TV, I have nothing to lose except my dignity. Perhaps. creamy and delicious A Bottle of a beer that is 5.2% … Continue reading

November 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – Alibi Brewing Company

Alibi Brewing Company. A new brewer in an unlikely venue, on Waiheke island, where they’re a winery, brewery, restaurant. I’ve heard good things about their beers. Lucky fo me then … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #992 – Three Boys – Imperial Oyster Stout

Three Boys Imperial Oyster Stout, a beer of celebration. I had the original Oyster Stout a long time ago, and I didn’t think much of it as a Stout back … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #991 – Garage Project – Cintamani

Garage Project Cintamani, and Friday I’m in love. With the idea that it’s a Friday evening of course, and for first course it’s a Garage Project Beer. With weirdness. 650ml … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #990 – Garage Project – Pig Squeal

Garage Project Pig Squeal. They might have thought about calling it a Snakebite. Perhaps I don’t know what snakebite is, perhaps its a generational thing. This is a Beer and … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · 2 Comments

Beer – #989 – Garage Project – The Aardvark

The Aardvark, which is all intriguing, isn’t it.  Not the prettiest of animals. Then you read the blurb “Flavoured with Lemongrass Ants” and then I’m thinking what could possibly go wrong! … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · 5 Comments

Beer – Friday Night Not The Lights

It’s not often I lead out with the music, but tonight it is that good Kaleo, Icelandic, Blues. I also have some beers that I’m keen on. Beer from the … Continue reading

November 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – TGIF – Thirsty? Great It’s Friday!

Friday night comes around, as it always does, and I’ve been thinking of a good time to have to beers from Outlier Cartel that are both well regarded, and both … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #988 – Garage Project – Triple Day of the Dead 2016 version

Garage Project Triple Day of the Dead, the 2016 version,  A surprise beer in many ways, seemingly sporadic in appearance this has popped up in a few places, and mad … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Beer – #987 – Lone Bee – Sparkling Mead

What even is a Mead? Lone Bee Sparkling Mead is going to help me find more about this exotic and unusual concoction that I’ve only seen in ye olde television series … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #986 – Deschutes – Jubel 2015

I have a Deschutes Jubel 2015. Another unusual to see beer in New Zealand, this is one that I’ve been looking forward to getting to, even though it’s only been … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #985 – Stone – 08.08.08 Vertical Epic

Sunday, Vinyl Sunday…. and I have for the beer a  Stone – 08.08.08 Vertical Epic, or if you can say it in one breath – A  Stone 20th Anniversary Encore … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

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