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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 – #984 – Panhead – Snake Oil Bogus IPA

Panhead Custom Ales (Lion Breweries – NZ) Snake Oil Bogus IPA. It’s a soured IPA, and I’ve had a couple recently, one of which was superb from McLeod’s Brewery, I … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #981 – Behemoth – The Dude Abides

Behemoth The Dude Abides. A White Stout. Honest. Confusion reins.  Also it’s a vinyl music day, and I’ve found something from 1986 at the back of the garage, The Art … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #959 – Yeastie Boys – Royal Tanninbomb

Next up from the GABS (Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular)  pack the  Royal Tanninbomb  from the larrikins at Yeastie Boys and despite AUS trying to claim there they are local to NZ. This would … Continue reading

July 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #924 – Double Vision – Expatriate

BeerJerk beer club night again and this one is a new brewer to me,  this is from Double Vision and it’s their APA – Expatriate a kiwi convert with residency … Continue reading

April 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #918 – Craftwork – Scotch Bonnet

I had the glorious Anniversaire 2016 and it seemed remiss not to then go and have the Craftwork Scotch Bonnet, so here I am, and here we go. hard to … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #903 – Catlins – Scotch Mist

The Catlins, they’re deep way down south of the south island, and they have a beer or two that have made it up to the big smoke. I chose the … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #885 – Sunshine – Pipeline Pilsner

Beer club beer, a day late and a story later, this is a beer that might more properly be called the Sunshine Sunrise Project Pipeline Pilsner. Of course. a shallow … Continue reading

January 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer – #858 – Harrington’s – Galactic Empire

Harrington’s have been unusual kind to me, and occasionally I get sent some new beer, recently I tried and enjoyed the Traveller, this one is their GABS beer – Galactic … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #850 – ParrotDog – Kowhai

Part of the Flora IPA Series. Formerly Riwaka Secret, which I havn’t had before so I can’t say one way or the other if it’s going to be good or … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #849 – Funk Estate / Doctor’s Orders – Dr Funk

Beer Club Beer. Weekly. A Sour Ale. I don’t like Sour ales as a rule, but this is a club and you know that there are beers to challenge and … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #847 – Freigeist – Abraxxxas

It’d be a guess on the pronunciation. But it’s always about the new beers, and so I went and brought one. Also it’s Vinyl Music Sunday. I love Sunday. Inspired … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #822 – Panhead – Weedeater

Panhead Custom Ales Weedeater (IPA). I have had this on tap and didn’t write about it, but it was  an astonishingly good beer. Oily, rich, grassy, pungent, delightful and all … Continue reading

August 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Beer- #819 – Harrington’s – Riot Act – Bottled

Harrington’s are an unusual brewer, they make a lot of beers in styles, and sometimes they make a lot of beer of one style, and they change the names of … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #796 – Good George – Black IPA

Not only, but the Winter Edition.  This is the same ABV thing as their IPA, which is lovely, I wonder if they just darkened it up a bit, wouldn’t be … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Beer- #793 – Zeelandt – Saison

Beer Club beer time again. A beer I’ve previously had.  Back again, back again, back again and back again. Summer beer in the winter, who’d have thought it? ‘ .. … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer- #787 – Harrington’s – Riot Act

Just when I stupidly thought the Fresh hop beers had all been tapped out up popped another, and I’m told there are a couple more that are in the queue. … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #786 – Good George – Coffee IPA

Yes!, What? Come Again, a Coffee IPA you say? That’s right a Coffee IPA. IPA with a Coffee. Madness! Brilliance? or Both? … Pine, Coffee, Lemon & Lime.. From a … Continue reading

May 20, 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

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