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Herevana – Rhyme and Reason – Don’t Wine It’s Beer

After a short holiday where all I did was have a good time I’m back home in the late summer sun having a good time, mostly with beer, cheese and … Continue reading

February 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Coromandel – Cloud 9

Special beach edition #3. I’m having a good old time at the beach house, Bach, crib or holiday home, call it what you will, and of course it’s even more … Continue reading

February 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Coromandel – Dizzy Blonde

Special beach edition #2. I’m having a good old time at the beach house, Bach, crib or holiday home, call it what you will, and of course it’s even more … Continue reading

February 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Coromandel – Hahei Doctor

Special beach edition #1. I’m having a good old time at the beach house, Bach, Crib or Holiday home, call it what you will, and of course it’s even more … Continue reading

February 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Avery – Hazyish IPA

Herevana wouldn’t be a thing if International beers didn’t get a mention. Avery Hazyish IPA is one of those beers. The local Liquorland to me (Forrest Hill) seems to have … Continue reading

January 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Mont Blanc – La Rousse

Mont Blanc La Rousse,  I’m always up for new, and this is new for me, not the brewer, but from this brewer in a style that I really like. A … Continue reading

January 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – McLeod’s – Smugglers Bay Black Sour Ale 2020

McLeods Smugglers Bay Black Sour Ale 2020. I’ve been getting through some very good beers and am down to a couple that I’ve been looking forward to with some anticipation, … Continue reading

January 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Three Boys – Dystopia Double IPA

Honestly I’ve got to stay in touch more with what’s going on, although most of the enjoyment in new beers is finding them unexpected. Double the surprise as this was … Continue reading

January 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Baylands – IPL

I love me a good IPL, and I smile when I find one, and oh I found one – the Baylands IPL   Baylands Brewery make the Baylands IPL in … Continue reading

January 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Mcleods – Smugglers Bay Tripel

This is an annual beer, and this is the second version, the first of which I wrote ” As good as anything I’ve had, possibly the best NZ Tripel”. It went … Continue reading

January 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – McLeods – Highland Fest Festbier Lager

McLeod’s Highland Fest Festbier Lager – a surprise beer, as I had no idea, which I put down to either arrogance or ignorance, more the latter. I mean I keep up … Continue reading

January 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Bootleg – Le Booty-Shack

The last of the 3 beers that appeared recently, the other two were lovely this one is the oddly named. Le Booty-Shack. but it is in a stye that I … Continue reading

January 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – McLeods – White Sand White IPA

New Year Eve, unusually I’m at home, when I’m normally to be found elsewhere abroad. But when you get lemons you get on with it, and so I shall, with … Continue reading

December 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Mack – Isbjørn

I finally made it to the a bottle store in Milford on the North Shore of Auckland.  And what a treat, it has the most amazing selection of spirits and … Continue reading

December 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Mack – Arctic Beer

I finally made it to the a bottle store in Milford on the North Shore of Auckland.  And what a treat, it has the most amazing selection of spirits and … Continue reading

December 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Herevana – McLeods – Smugglers Bay Bourbon Barrel-aged Milk Stout 2020

Smugglers Bay Bourbon Barrel-aged Milk Stout 2020 , the only words missing are “Limited Edition” I await the day when we get “restricted Release” a contender for longest beer name … Continue reading

December 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Garage Project – Slay Ride

When it’s time to double down on your big start it’s time to look to a stout. and look what I have found a Garage Project Slay Ride  – honestly … Continue reading

December 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Emporium – Belgian Strong

It’s the day after Christmas, fatigue day, left-overs day, hamageddon, all those things, and again I’m gong to start with a strong beer. Emporium Belgian Strong. To go with this … Continue reading

December 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Eagle – Eagle10

 It”s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas … and I’m, somewhat rashly, kicking off with a banger of a beer, at 10% ABV, and 2.1 drinks in a bottle, … Continue reading

December 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

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