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Beer – #1043 – Garage Project – Muse Hibiscus and Lemon

Garage Project Muse Hibiscus & Lemon, and a change of music, same band different album, which kind of fits the theme. a pristine blank canvas Muse is in a 330ml bottle, … Continue reading

June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1042 – Garage Project – Muse Au Naturel

“Brewers make the wort and yeast makes the beer”. Yeast is all around us and different strains can radically effect the flavour of a beer. There are all manner of wild yeast varieties floating around the Wild Workshop which can make magic tasting beers but would infect and ‘ruin’ everything in a traditional brewery. Muse has a very simple malt base which was fermented with Garage Project’s saison blend and Lactobacillus and aged in oak barrels. Lactobacillus is a bacteria which produces sour lactic acid. Muse serves as the marvellously complex yet drinkable tart, sour canvas to which Garage Project are building a whole series of beers on. Each iteration of Muse is made with different additions. The infusion of dry hibiscus gives this iteration of Muse striking colour, aroma and flavour. The freshly zested lemon peel makes for a long dry zesty finish.

June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1040 – Clements and Daughter – Boozed Bunny

Clements and Daughter Boozed Bunny Imperial Stout. I was sent previous brews by this brewer and was blown away with their professional level, and thought they’d embarrass professional brewers. Well … Continue reading

May 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1039 – McLeod’s – Triple

McLeod’s Tripel. Part of their limited Smuggler’s bay series, numbered bottles and everything. This is bottle 968 of 1500. I’ve had this beer before, this vintage, but I never wrote … Continue reading

May 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1038 – McLeod’s – Dubbel 2018

McLeod’s Dubbel. Part of their limited Smuggler’s bay series, numbered bottles and everything – this one is bottle 1144 from 1800 bottles  – this is of course the 2018 version. … Continue reading

May 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – BarleyWhine

I didn’t care much for the particular bottle of barley wine that I last had – see Beer – #1037 – McLeod’s – Barley Wine,  a beer I found so unpalatable that I … Continue reading

May 14, 2019 · 2 Comments

Beer – #1037 – McLeod’s – Barley Wine

McLeod’s Barley Wine. A beer that really did bring on the FOMO, and I ended up with put-asides for me in two stores, but thing happen like that for a reason, … Continue reading

May 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1036 – Monastère – Bière Blonde

Monastère Bière Blonde – a panic buy really, but I’m always intrigued when a brewer uses a cork and cage over a bottle cap, this is either going to be … Continue reading

April 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1035 – Panhead – Le Grande Zombi

Panhead Le Grande Zombi, or Li Grande Zombi  –  A Barleywine. Don’t see them for ages then you see them all over the place, it seems. Beware of the charms … Continue reading

April 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1033 – Moon Dog – Black Lung VIII

I find myself with a  beer from Moon Dog – this one is the  Black Lung VIII. How have I missed 7 other versions, why don’t I pay attention more, … Continue reading

April 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Beer – #972 – Garage Project – DIPK

Garage Project DIPK, one of the ‘Silk Road‘ series of beers. Lovely bit of artwork and interesting and different twists on familiar beers. Garage Project always thinking ahead. lovers do … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #957 – Colonial Brewing Company – Rye ‘N Gose Sling

Having  a GABS (Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular) 6 pick, the best of celebration  package, and I’m starting with : Rye ‘N Gose Sling  from the Colonial Brewing Company straight to La La … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #950 – Boneface – Shake Your Blood

Boneface Shake Your Blood. A red IPA. This one a gift from the brewer, on whom I threw my pitiful self, and they took me up and fit me up … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #949 – Boneface – Hoptron APA

Boneface Hoptron APA. Another in the recently available in Auckland beers from a new brewer. They’ve been pretty good so far, polished and easy to enjoy. This one is quite … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #947 – Boneface – The Darkness India Stout (we go again)

Boneface – The Darkness India Stout. – the rework. Turns out the banter was more than that and the brewer sent me another bottle, they’ve bottled it to a smaller … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #945 – Boneface – The Darkness India Stout

Boneface – The Darkness India Stout. This is a beer that I dropped onto a concrete floor and was dissapointed as it spread out over the concrete. Not as disappointed … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #942 – Liberty – Uprising

Well more accurately – Liberty Uprising West Auckland Pale Ale – all rise… A present from the boy child, a very welcome one, he does go out of his way … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #941 – Ballast Point – Red Velvet (Nitro)

A side trip to Hopscotch beer company meant I left with a couple of beers that I’ve been looking for, and a couple that I haven’t bit had to have. … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #938 – Wild and Woolly – Coeur de Cerise

Wild & Woolly Coeur de Cerise – it’s a saison not a sour 🙂 But I do have a sour beer from this brewer in the fridge, stand by and … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

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