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Beer – #1046 – Craftwork – Riverstone ’10

Craftwork Riverstone ’10.  A beer brewed for a celebration. I don’t think that it was me opening a beer on Sunday they brewed it for, but we live in hope. … Continue reading

July 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

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 – #1004 – Belching Beaver – Peanut Butter Milk Stout

So then Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout. A lot to unpack about this as a beer. But that’s just busy work, I’m going to pass over all that and … Continue reading

September 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1002 – Three Weavers – Knotty

Well since the last time I was writing; Football didn’t come home, it got very cold herein NZ (possibly the Winter), and in the UK it got a bit warm … Continue reading

August 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1000 – Garage Project – Gyle 500

That’s it then, that’s perfect. A Garage Project Gyle 500 – 1,000 beers, and a change of plan at the last moment and the grande finale was dropped to something … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – Harringtons – Lazy Sunday Summer Lager

Harrington’s Lazy Sunday Summer Lager. They’ve been kind to me have Harrington’s and this was waiting for me when I arrived home after a couple of days away It comes … Continue reading

January 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – Harrington’s – Thunderkiss and Smashed ‘Em Bro

Harrington’s sent me two of their beers,  the first one I’m going to try is the Thunderkiss and then the  Smashed ‘Em Bro to follow. So much for the resolutions … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – #999 – Garage Project – Mutiny on the Bounty

Garage Project Mutiny on the Bounty, a beer that probably should be considered a treasure, and an expensive treat. I’ve saved this for now, because it’s fitting that a beer … Continue reading

December 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #998 – Emerson’s – JP

I’ve bitten off a big chew here, but you can only eat the Elephant one mouthful at a time, and so encouraged by the lovely staff at the local Liquorland … Continue reading

December 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #996 – Karl Strauss – Six Suits A-Hangin’

Karl Strauss Six Suits A-Hangin’ Holiday Imperial Belgian Brown. Which is a terrible lyric in a song, if you were to include it. But I find myself looking now for the … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

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