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Beer – #782 – Renaissance – Grandmaster Fresh Hop IIPA

The annual fresh hop  offering from Renaissance, This in the bottle, the Grandmaster Fresh Hop IIPA.  I had it last year and loved it, I had it recently in the … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #781 – Moor – Hoppiness

Beer club night again, a beer that I had a long time ago, but one with I really did rate, although it was bottle conditioned, and this on is in … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #779 – Renaissance – Grandmaster Fresh Hop IIPA

The annual fresh hop  offering from Renaissance, the Grandmaster Fresh Hop IIPA. Still reminds me of some disco things, and this being an annual thing means I had it last … Continue reading

May 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #777 – 8 Wired – Superconductor

Beer 777 , how the time flies and I’ve turned to a beer from 8 Wired, this is Superconductor, a beer that got me to #100 all those beers ago, … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #775 – Baylands – Wai-Fly III

Fresh hop beers are plentiful at the moment, and so it is with  Baylands Wai-Fly III. I have no idea how I missed the I and II version of this, … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #768 – 8 Wired – Fresh HopWired 2016

Fresh Hops are amongst us! This one from 8Wired, and why change a good thing when you can go again with Fresh HopWired. Mad if you don’t! A wet hopped … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #764 – Baylands – Woodrow’s Veto IPA

Another beer in a can, this one Baylands Brewery and their Woodrows Veto IPA, A beer I’ve had the pleasure with before both in the can and at the keg station, … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #754 – Coronado – Stingray Imperial IPA

Well it’s Friday evening, the day after St.Patricks when the choice appears to have been Guinness or Kilkenny who seem to have cornered that market.  So breaking the shackles and … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #752 – Mash Palace – Uranium Breath

They’ve only gone and put it in bottles! The Mash Palace Uranium Breath beer that was just that good is not on a wider distribution. Mad if I didn’t try … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #751 – Bach Brewing – Tailfin

With a lot of old favourite back in kegs it was a hard look today for something that I might enjoy, and was new to me, because there are so … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #740 – Fork Brewing – Godzone Beat

A beer in a bottle from Fork Brewing, who ever heard of such a thing! Well they’ve only gone and done it, and called it Godzone Beat ” .. I’m … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #731 – Ben Middlemiss – Hodgson IPA

I brought me a beer again that has a recommend to cellar for a few year, like that’s going to happen. Well it might, but it isn’t likely. A hearty … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #722 – BBC – Kauri

Not ‘the’ BBC but a new local brewing outfit the Birkenhead Brewing Company who’ve opened a tasting studio in the village of Birkenhead. Since also a reader asked in  comment what I … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #718 – Moa – Festive IPA keg

Into a new year and it’s back to an old beer. Sometimes it’s like that, this was the best of the on tap beers for my mood, and I enjoyed … Continue reading

January 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #716 – 8 Wired – Superdank

Lots of similar beer around at the moment, Old favourites and the like. Then I spied this, and so here I go. Might or might not be based on the … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

Beer – #709 – North End – Sceptred Warrior

Something the same and different North End – Sceptred Warrior, an IPA of English hops. Unusual in NZ, this is a collaboration with The Grainfather. An intensely hopped IPA with all … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #698 – 8 Wired – West Island IPA

This is a low profile beer, in the there isn’t an awful lot of information on the inter tubes about it, which isn’t surprising really, they’re brewers not keeper-uppers of … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #687 – Baylands – Area 650

A visitor from the nether regions brought me a gift, most welcome indeed, of fresh from the brewery door beer, which I then had to put in the ridge and … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beer – #675 – Three Boys – White IPA

Perhaps one of the strangest beers with the most appeal, talking of appeal here is something appealing, or appalling A White IPA. Odd beer, White Noise,  discordant numbers and disharmony. Belgian … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

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