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Beer – #784 – Black Sands – IPA

Beer club night, already!, and it’s a brewer who’s beer I haven’t had. Black Sands, who’ve made an IPA, and they’re local to Auckland. “Don’t expect a hop bomb in … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Beer – #583 – Gigantic – Ginormous

Superlatives, Super Bands, Super Numbers, Super groovers A myriad of juicy citrus hop aromas and flavors envelope your mouth. I have the the bottle that is 650ml (22 fl oz), … Continue reading

April 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #571 – Fat Monk – American IRA

American IRA, or Red Ale. Now colour me stupid but I thought I’d drunk beer from the Fat Monk before now. Seems I haven’t. For no reason really. Dry hopped … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – out and about – Deep Creek Brewery

I decided that rather than mope at home, now that I may be jobless, that I would make a trip to the local pub, in this case the Micro Brewery … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Getting it right, beer and me, the brewery called…..

Back in June,  just after my birthday, I had a most unrewarding beer experience.  This was the Funk Estate – “Oh Lordy! And being as how beer makes you brave … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

Beer – #181 – Brew Moon – Luna-Wit

Brew Moon,  the New Zealand one,  Luna-Wit – Brewed by Brew Moon Brewing Company in the style of a  Wheat Ale from the town of Amberley, North Canterbury, New Zealand This is a … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beer – #178 – Garage Project – Pernicious Weed

ah yes Garage Project Pernicious Weed, Brewed by Garage Project in the style of a India Pale Ale (IPA) and they do that in Windy Wellington, New Zealand. 650ml bottle of an 8% ABV … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Tales from the Beer Fridge

I’m on a journey through an explosion of craft / speciality / Micro-Brewery beers. It’s a challenge that I’m enjoying, but the immediate problem I have is that I’ve got a backlog of things that I’d like to drink.

September 22, 2012 · 3 Comments

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

Beer – #11 in a series – Renaissance Man

Today it’s a bit of a dash with Renaissance Paradox Blonde Renaissance, a Craft Brewery based in Marlborough, New Zealand. Brews include the Winner of Best Stout at the AIBA … Continue reading

February 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

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