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Herevana – McLeods’s -Smugglers Bay Hoppy Saison

Smugglers Bay Hoppy Saison – Bottle 1632 of 2000. All the beers are special treats, some a special specials, I look forward to each and every one of them McLeod’s … Continue reading

October 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana -McLeod’s – Smugglers Bay Rauchbier

Being as how it’s a Tuesday I though I’d push the boat out with something special. Bottle 1859 of 2200 bottles. So now there’s one less. McLeod’s Brewery McLeod’s Smugglers … Continue reading

September 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – McLeod’s – Dunkelweizen German Style Dark Wheat

Change of pace, and when McLeods’s does this they’re usually, almost without fail, super excellent beers. I remember going to buy this and totally not buying this but one of … Continue reading

August 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – McLeod’s – Smugglers Bay Black Sour Ale 2020

McLeods Smugglers Bay Black Sour Ale 2020. I’ve been getting through some very good beers and am down to a couple that I’ve been looking forward to with some anticipation, … Continue reading

January 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – Mcleods – Smugglers Bay Tripel

This is an annual beer, and this is the second version, the first of which I wrote ” As good as anything I’ve had, possibly the best NZ Tripel”. It went … Continue reading

January 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – McLeods – Highland Fest Festbier Lager

McLeod’s Highland Fest Festbier Lager – a surprise beer, as I had no idea, which I put down to either arrogance or ignorance, more the latter. I mean I keep up … Continue reading

January 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Herevana – McLeod’s – Sunset Wit

Christmas Eve, that interminable day leading to an interminable day of faux enjoyment and forced co-operation, and that discussion about what Christmas movie we’re watching, like I’m going to be … Continue reading

December 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beer – #1,082 – The Barleywine Conundrum – McLeods v 8 Wired

So, I’ve held back a bit on this, but no more!,  There are two beers up on a head to head. It’s revolutionary.  These should be similar in style, they … Continue reading

August 28, 2020 · 1 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 · 2 Comments

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 · 1 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

Album – 5 of 10 – Fat Freddys Drop – Dr Boondigga and the Big BW

2009 and we have Fat Freddys Drop and their album  Dr Boondigga and the Big BW.  Fat Freddy’s Drop is a New Zealand seven-piece band from Wellington, whose musical style … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beer – #785 – McLeod’s – 40 Acre Fresh Hop

McLeod’s – 40 Acre Fresh Hop Pale Ale. The seeming never ending ‘fresh hop’ beers continue, and this must really be the last of them, because it must be. But … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #664 – McLeod’s – Horopito Scotch Ale

Tonight it’s all coming up Millhouse with the McLeod’s Horopito Scotch Ale, a  Wee Heavy, aHeavy vibe, Heavy on the numbers and Heavy petting. .. the fern had to be … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

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