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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 – #954 – Mythica – Succubus Golden IPA

Mythica Succubus Golden IPA. The beer Jerk beer of the week. This is the other of the beer that I didn’t get when I brought the Incubus  which the club … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #931 – Galbraith’s – Czech Style Pilsner

More exactly this is the Galbraith’s Special Edition Czech Style Pilsner. Something different for a Wednesday night when I’m making Vegetable Jalfrezi is a type of Indian Chinese cuisine that … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Beer – #921 – Weezledog – DickleDoi Imperial Ruby Ale (A Redux)

Weezledog Dikledoi a beer I’ve had before a long time ago it seems, when I rated it highly after an interesting and interactive pouring session Anyway, enough salesman speak This … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #900 – Ninkasi and BBC – Beautiful Trouble

Beer 900. I don’t know if I’m impressed with my effort or depressed at the investment made, but it was mostly in happiness and enjoyment so I’ll not dwell. But … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #893 – Behemoth – White and Nerdy White IPA

Behemoth White & Nerdy White IPA I want to roll with the Gangstas a 330ml wide opening can, 6.2% and 45 IBU of a beer, making it 1.6 standard drinks. … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

Beer – #849 – Funk Estate / Doctor’s Orders – Dr Funk

Beer Club Beer. Weekly. A Sour Ale. I don’t like Sour ales as a rule, but this is a club and you know that there are beers to challenge and … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #839 – BBC – Rawene

Rawene Coconut & Vanilla Oatmeal Stout.  Another beer from the locally based Birkenhead Brewing Co. This one a stout, like it says. Deep brown with a tight cream-like head..Body is voluptuous 500ml … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #835 – Funk Estate – Doozy

Another Competition beer, and I have this in a can too for a later day with the BeerJerkNZ beer club people, This is an IPA, and it was at the … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #834 – Epic – Snow White

Snow White is a Wheat Ale in this instance In a 500ml bottle, this is 6.5% ABV and 35 IBU thingies, 195 calories a serve size, this is 2.7 standard … Continue reading

August 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #804 – Mash Palace – Uranium Breath – A Redux

It didn’t end well last time I had this in a bottle, it wasn’t carbonated, a bit flat and tasteless and somewhat disappointing. BUT they’ve persevered and they say it’s … Continue reading

July 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #800 – Epic – 10 years 1000 Celebration Ale

Seems I have yet another beer that ‘can be cellared for 10 years’, which could happen but won’t, and this really is a one off batch and therefore diminishes daily. … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #799 – Behemoth – Hop Frolic

Seven Hundred and Ninety Nine. An IPA, how peculiar. A Collaboration between the Beer Giraffe and some crowd in the US called LionStone Brewing, a family owned brewery operating in Geneseo, … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #798 – BBC – Hinemoa

The bottle version of the beer I had fresh from the keg, and boy was it a cracker. Possibly the best session IPA I’d ever had. Named after the historic … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #795 – BBC – Hinemoa

This was fresh on the tap at the fill station and so there I was, first in line, almost. Named after the historic Hinemoa Street that runs between the port … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #774 – Deep Creek – Basilica

Being in a club has its privileges and the BeerJerkNZ club has again possibly come up trumps with a 2013 bottle of Deep Creek Basilica. A Porter, and as the … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #752 – Mash Palace – Uranium Breath

They’ve only gone and put it in bottles! The Mash Palace Uranium Breath beer that was just that good is not on a wider distribution. Mad if I didn’t try … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #674 – Boundary Road – Arabica Dabra Coffee Oatmeal Stout *redux*

Fathers day came around and I got me one of these , which made me smile as last time I thought it was properly good. So, Going again, Giving it … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #670 – Standing Spoon – Tall Dark Alt

Standing Spoon, perhaps the newest craft brewer in NZ, bottles with hand written batch and expiry numbers on the bottles, that made me smile. This Dashing Character is full of … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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