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Beer – #1051 – Kereru – Chocolate Cherry Porter

Kereru Chocolate Cherry Porter – one of a batch of new beers from Kereru, they’ve had a resurgence of late. I had a conversation with an ambassador recently about their … Continue reading

August 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #335 – Renaissance – Odyssey Wit Beer

Ok, I have to call it a night sometime, and I want to go out on a high  – Renaissance Odyssey Wit Beer it might be. Small 250ml bottle of a … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beer – #312 – Renaissance – Voyager India Pale Ale

So the last of the christmas beers. A Renaissance Voyager India Pale Ale. Brewed by Renaissance Brewing in the style of an India Pale Ale (IPA) and they are still in Blenheim, New Zealand Familiar 500ml … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #263 – 8 Wired – Bumaye

Another beer making it to the front of the fridge after hiding in the back for a while is  a 8 Wired Bumaye – Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing styled as a … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #228 – Renaissance Enlightenment Series – Fresh Hop Benelux Ale

So to the fridge he dashes, and grabs for the Renaissance Enlightenment Series Fresh Hop Benelux Ale.  Brewed by Renaissance Brewing in the style of a : Belgian Ale, and they do that … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beer – #224 – Moa – Breakfast

Indeed, a beer called “Breakfast” which raised the hackles when it was first launched a while back. But continuing with the lighter frivolousness of a Sunday then I have in … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

Beer – #198 – 8 Wired – HopWired IPA

8 Wired HopWired IPA. Brewed by  8 Wired Brewing , although brewed at Renaissance Brewing in the sttyle: India Pale Ale (IPA) and that’s all the thing in Blenheim, New Zealand. 7.3% ABV making 500ml about … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 7 Comments

Beer – #174 – Renaissance – Enlightenment Series – Scotch on Rye 70/- Ale

For a Friday then, the Renaissance Enlightenment Series Scotch on Rye 70/- Ale. ..it means ’70 shilling’ (sigh, OK, I will tell the whole story). We were asked to make … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #173 – Renaissance – Enlightenment Series – The Age of Raisin

AND it’s back home to NZ and ironically a Belgium style beer – Renaissance Enlightenment Series The Age of Raisin. of course Brewed by Renaissance Brewing in the style of a  Belgian … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #165 – 8 Wired – Grand Cru 2011

All Poshed up with this then : 8 Wired Grand Cru 2011  – Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing in the style of a : Abt/Quadrupel and as always that’s all happening in Blenheim, New … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Beer – #152 – 8 Wired – Tall Poppy India Red Ale

Back to something from a more established NZ brewery – the 8 Wired Tall Poppy India Red Ale – 8 Wired Brewing which is brewed at Renaissance Brewing, this one in the style … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

Beer – #143 – Renaissance – Enlightenment – White As Wheat IPA

Renaissance – Enlightenment – White As Wheat IPA. A most unlikely beer Brewed by Renaissance Brewing In the style of a  Wheat Ale in Blenheim, New Zealand. Unfiltered beers are prized by … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #125 – Moa – Five Hops

Brewed by Moa Brewing Company in the style of a  Premium Bitter/ESB  brewed in the Marlborough region , Blenheim, New Zealand Premium! none of the riff-raff. All cage and Cork too … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer- #100 – 8 Wired – Superconductor

Well, we’re 100 not out, literally, since so far my the beers have all been from the bottle shop and enjoyed in the pleasure of the home. Makes me a … Continue reading

December 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Beer- #71 – Moa Imperial Stout

Woo Hoo – Moa Imperial Stout, custom bottle, cork, cage, all happening in a 375Ml of 10.2% ABV bottle of beer. Brewed by Moa Brewing Company – Blenheim, New Zealand And … Continue reading

October 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Beer – #49 – Renaissance – Craftsman Chocolate Stout

Renaissance – Craftsman Chocolate Stout, Brewed by Renaissance Brewing in the style of a Stout, in Blenheim, New Zealand Expecting dark, Expecting Chocolate, and hoping that it pours with head. 500Ml of … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Beer – #47 – The Moa Methode

The time has come the walrus said…. to get into this 1.5Litre bottle of Moa Methode. It’s 5.5%ABV and that makes the whole mission about 6 standard drinks and a … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Beer – #42 – 8 Wired – iStout

On a day where I’m doing a double, the second one up is an “8 Wired iStout” iStout is a 500ml bottle of 10% ABV beer.  Gosh! This one could … Continue reading

August 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

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