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Beer – Harrington’s – Thunderkiss and Smashed ‘Em Bro

Harrington’s sent me two of their beers,  the first one I’m going to try is the Thunderkiss and then the  Smashed ‘Em Bro to follow. So much for the resolutions … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – #999 – Garage Project – Mutiny on the Bounty

Garage Project Mutiny on the Bounty, a beer that probably should be considered a treasure, and an expensive treat. I’ve saved this for now, because it’s fitting that a beer … Continue reading

December 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #998 – Emerson’s – JP

I’ve bitten off a big chew here, but you can only eat the Elephant one mouthful at a time, and so encouraged by the lovely staff at the local Liquorland … Continue reading

December 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – Poke The Bear

Outlier Cartel – Poke the Bear.  Thereby breaking a promise to MrsPhil about holding back and taking a measure approach to having beer on Christmas day. I got to to … Continue reading

December 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Obligatory 2017 year in review post that you’ve been looking forward to

I made reviews on 105 beers in 2017, a bit of a drop from the 169 the year before, as I got closer to 4 digits I began to panic … Continue reading

December 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

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