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Beer – #857 – North End – Old Island

North End brewing a homage to the old country with Old Island Burton Strong ale, it’s beer club beer of the week time. this is English beer turned up to … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #832 – Outlier Cartel – Honey Chestnut

Look here, it’s different and a bit unusual, and having brought it perhaps a little rash, but I like the other Outlier beer I’ve had. Then I discovered that this … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Beer – #828 -Mash Palace – Korean Caddie

Mash Palace  Korean Caddie, because well it’s all about the new things, and I like Mash Palace brewing, they’ve done good things. 골프 하드 This is a 500ml bottle of … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer- #707 – Tuatara – APA (Aotearoa Pale Ale)

A beer I’ve been remiss in drinking – this is the well regarded Tuatara APA (Aotearoa Pale Ale). I’ve had the other iterations of this APA, but this is  Old … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Beer – # 540 – Weezledog/Behemoth – Whinging Pom

Mixed beer, Mix-tape music, mix up the numbers and a mixed soiree. A solid malt backbone and English yeast provide the base for this IPA with a Kiwi twist. A … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #503 – Epic – IMP

Low beer, low-fi music, Low numbers and on the down low Epic IMP is a beer that appears to be raising eyebrows locally, I had to get in. Significant citrus … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #501 – Liberty – C!tra – A redux

New territory, old beer, New music, old friends. I make a return to a beer that I really liked and found on tap so I could take it home with … Continue reading

January 4, 2015

Beer – #453 – Badger – Fursty Ferret *A redux*

MrsPdubyah has been buying me random beer at the supermarket, this time Badger Fursty Ferret, which was beer #6 on the list of beers that I’ve been writing about so … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #339 – St. Austell – Tribute (Bottle)

Going the double then – St. Austell Tribute – obviously brewed by St. Austell this one however in the Style of a : Bitter and they are in the romantically named St. Austell, England. 500 … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beer- #291 – Townshend – Hollandale’s Premium Best

Something a bit more mainstream, a Townshend Hollandale’s Premium Best. Brewed by Townshend Brewery in this style of an Premium Bitter/ESB and that is the mysterious Upper Moutere, New Zealand. 500ml bottle, that’s just shy of … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Beer – #218 – Townshend – Toppa’s Hadd’n Full On Pale Ale

Note that the term pale ale is used in England to signify a bottled bitter, and in that way there is no such thing as English Pale Ale to the English. The style is a North American construct, borne of the multitude of pale ales that pay homage to these bottled bitters – Bass in particular – and therefore the majority of true examples of the style are found outside Britain.

October 6, 2013 · 7 Comments

Beer – #206 – Zeelandt – Pale Ale – a redux

It’s a revisit again – this time to the Zeealant – Pale Ale – although slightly differently this time from the Tap c/- Hopscotch Beer Company in Mt.Eden. Still Brewed … Continue reading

September 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #204 – Ringwood – Boondoggle

Ringwood Boondoggle – in a bottle – Brewed by Ringwood (Marstons plc) in the style of a Golden Ale/Blond Ale and they do that in Ringwood, England, where ever that is. I … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beer #190 – Deep Creek Brewery – Little Armoured One

Deep Creek Brewery, Browns Bay, a hop skip and a jump from home,  This their “Little Armoured One” in the Style of an  Amber Ale , or American Amber Ale brewed … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #189 – Robinsons – Build a rocket boys!

I found this  – Robinsons – Elbow –  build a rocket boys! a beer in the style of a Style: Bitter that’s Brewed by Robinsons in Stockport , England. It’s and English Bitter It’s a beer … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer #188 – Hallertau – Stuntman

So Liquorland in Newmarket have the old school fill your own going on, and they rotate through beers of the week. This week the pick of them seems to be the  … Continue reading

June 29, 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

Beer – #168 – Queenstown Brewers – Steam Brew

Another new find – Queenstown Brewers – Steam Brew – Brewed by Queenstown Brewers in the Style of a California Common and not surprisingly they do this in Queenstown, New Zealand. 330ml bottle 5.9% … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #162 – St Peters – Suffolk Gold

Change of pace again , this time to a St Peters Suffolk Gold in the style of a Premium Bitter/ESB – Brewed by St Peters (UK)  in Bungay, England 500ml bottle, 4.9%ABV,  2.45 … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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