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Beer – #649 – Epic – No Agenda

Unusually, or usually I can’t remember, this is a beer that I’m having keg version first over the bottle version. Epic – No Agenda, which leaves me with; No Agenda, … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Beer – #632 – Shakespeare – The Bastard

Well now, The Shakespeare – The Bastard Red IPA. This is a bit exciting. The Shakespeare Tavern is constantly listed as a go-to venue for beer in Auckland. So I have … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #584 – Independent Brewery – NZ Pure

Pure beer, Pure music, pure numbers and puuurty. NZ Pure is a new class of premium lager This is the the handy 330 ml bottle of a 4.7% ABV beer, … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · 6 Comments

Beer – #564 – DB – Export Gold

DB Export Gold. Everyman beer. One of the very common and readily available domestic beers in NZ, cans, stubbies and quarts. In 1960 Morton Coutts discovered the Holy Grail of … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #558 – Epic – Equinox

Epic Beer, Equinox the music, mid way, and pagan parties All this has happened before. All this will happen again. A new hop, another IPA. Day & night divided equallly. … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #548 – Sparks – Prospector

Prospects, prospective musics, prospects and prospects  “Golden sunshine in a glass with a lively effervescence that holds up a centimeter of foam before dropping back to a thin lace” This … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · 4 Comments

Beer – #279 – Liberty / Brothers – Oh Brother Pale Ale

I picked a litre of this today (yesterday, the day before this post), on my shopping trip – a Liberty / Brothers Oh Brother Pale Ale, from a tap, Brewed … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #230 – Deep Creek – Dweller on the Threshold

Strange names for beer abound, and this one is no exception. From Deep Creek  I have a “Dweller on the Threshold”  Brewed by Deep Creek Brewing Co in the style of a  Scotch … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beer – #183 – Galbraith – NZ Pale Ale

Brewed by Galbraith Brewing Company in the style of a  India Pale Ale (IPA) and they do that right here in Auckland, New Zealand. Galbraith’s pub, also known as meeting Room … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Auckland Lantern festival 2013

The Auckland Lantern Festival is celebrated on the first full moon following the Chinese New Year. In 2013, the event, from 22-24 February was held at Albert Park in Auckland. This year … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

Beer – #66 – Lion Red

Brewed by Lion Breweries – NZ (Lion Nathan Co.) in the style of (hold your breath) an American Dark Lager , and they make it up the road in Auckland, … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

Beer – #48 – Epic – Message in a Bottle

Epic – Message in a Bottle. a 7.5% ABV beer in a 500ml bottle. Brewed at Steam Brewing Company In the style of an India Pale Ale (IPA), in Auckland. When … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · 1 Comment

When the children grow up – the one with the memories

Daughter is having a fine old time recounting to us her version of her childhood. There are a couple of stand out stories so far. They all start with “Do you … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

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