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Beer – #330 – Hallertau – Hopocalypse IIIPA 2014

Well it’s a Friday so Hallertau Hopocalypse IIIPA 2014 it is! Four Horsemen Of The Hopocalypse – Four Horsemen of the Hopocalyse – a collaboration with four of the most hop … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Restaurant Critic #4 – Flavours of India – Browns Bay

Well what an eye opener this was when we first came here. We’d been used to having Indian food take-away and Dine-in from Chand in Mairangi Bay , where the service … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #144 – Rogue – Imperial India Pale Ale (I²PA)

omg omg omg – A Rogue – Imperial India Pale Ale (I²PA), which even without opening it looks like a work of art, ceramic covered glass with stopper. Brewed by Rogue Ales … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beer – #133 – Liberty – C!tra

Liberty C!tra, Brewed by Liberty Brewing in the style of a  Imperial/Double IPA in New Plymouth, New Zealand 500ml of a 9% ABV beer (thats about 3.6 standard drinks) in a simple … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 5 Comments

Beer – #127 – Rogue – Morimoto – Black Obi Soba Ale

Morimoto – Black Obi Soba Ale  – Brewed by Rogue Ales in the style of a Specialty Grain Newport, Oregon USA It’s a pint of a 5.3 ABV beer (thats about 2.7 standard drinks), … Continue reading

March 17, 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 – #124 – Mc Chouffe

Mc Chouffe. That’s it’s name. Brewed by Brasserie d’Achouffe (Moortgat) in the style of a  Belgian Strong Ale and that’s all done in Achouffe, Belgium 750ml bottle of an 8% ABV dark … Continue reading

March 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

Beer – #121 – Yeastie Boys – His Majesty 2012

I stopped in at my local bottle shop on the way home, a particularly weird day at work that was pretty frustrating on a number of fronts, and I picked … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Beer – #119 – Hallertau – Maximus Humulus Lupulus

Hallertau Maximus Humulus Lupulus. Brewed by Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant in the styleof an American Strong Ale, in Auckland. Strong Ale? It says Pale Ale on the label. The fiercely floral and fragrant … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #118 – Coronado – Red Devil

The Red Devil they say an Imperial Red Ale –  Brewed by Coronado Brewing Company in the style of an  American Strong Ale, in of all places Coronado, California ‘merica. Talking it up … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

4th Annual Rings Beach Food and Drink Festival

The 4th Annual Rings Beach, Coromandel, Food and Drink Festival, Saturday January 26th. A new beach tradition, originally started to honour a birthday, has now taken a life of it’s … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The 12 ways of Christmas – The Festive Drinks

One of the things that I remember from Christmas was the abundance of things. The seasonal drinks cupboard got topped up. There were 4 standout things that were brought into the … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bit of a mistake – Shopping at Farro

I don’t know what came over me, but I went to Farro Fresh, for no reason other than that they do have the  Over the Moon – Triple Cream Brie … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Restaurant Critic #2 – Deep Creek Brewing Co.

The Deep Creek Bewing Company, Browns Bay, Auckland. A birthday celebration with the family. Well I had this : Potjies Kos , this iteration was Lamb Shank in a rich spicy … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Food Post

I like to cook. Not just the beans on toast or boiled egg cooking, that’s just feeding, but I sometimes have the urge to cook something unusual, or different. But … Continue reading

October 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Playing with yourself.

I’ve done the mexican wave, I’m the one man Mexican wave world record holder after all

July 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Food pretention

There is a new FARO store near me, it’s an up-market deli place, lots of imported stuff – not the usual imported stuff this is from exotic places and all … Continue reading

November 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

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