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Beer- #683 – Zeelandt – Saison

They’ve changed the artwork on labels since I last had their beer, but I’m sure it’s still good fine drinking. Summer is coming and so of course it’s time for … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beer – #679 – Sunshine – Offshore

Might also be known as Sunshine Project # 2 – “Off Shore” Lager. I’ve not had a beer from this brewer before, so I’m looking forward to it.  New old … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #631 – House of Nicholas – Sarah

Sarah is an IPA. It’s fairly secretive about what it is, so I have Secret beer, a musics secret,  secret numbers and a secret from a party. A moderately strong … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #623 – Sparks Brewing – Frontier Extra Stout *keg*

Still to come: A confused beer ‘ Outlander’ or ‘Frontier’, music to confuse, confusion in numbers, and a confusion of numbers. Chocolate on the nose, dry and roasted taste with … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 3 Comments

Beer – #556 – Garage Project – Hops on Pointe – a redux

Ballet beer, Ballet Music, Pas de Deux, and post opera party. Beer and ballet – the perfect Pas de Deux. Brewed by Garage Project for the Royal New Zealand Ballet.  … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Beer – #555 – Altitude – Mischievous Kea

Altitude, Attitude, Aptitude and a good old party. Hoppy yet balanced all NZ IPA.We give away a portion of profits from this beer to the kea conservation trust. This is … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #531 – Hawkshead – NZPA

Surprised by the beer, Surprised by the music, surprised by the numbers and surprising party things. A pale ale brewed with 100% New Zealand hops to celebrate our 1000th brew … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beer – #470 – Sparks Brewing – Frontier Extra Stout

Still to come: Rare beer, staring at my shoes, unfathomable maths, and second thoughts. Chocolate on the nose, dry and roasted taste with a bitter finish. I was in the … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Soda Review – #3 – Hӧpt – Salted Lychee

What’s going on ? Soda Review ? Yes but.. soda made with hops, which is like beer. Hӧpt – Variety #1 -Salted Lychee  There are 4 varieties, I chose #2 and … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beer – #345 – 8 Wired – Semiconductor Session IPA

Yes, Semiconductor Session IPA, not the full conductor. This is brewed for 8 Wired Brewing . Brewed at Renaissance Brewing this in the style of a Session IPA and they are … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beer – #303 – Gösser – Gösser Beer (Export)

A Can. A gift. Gösser Beer (Export). It’s been sulking at the back of the fridge for ages. Brewed by Gösser (Brau Union) in the style of a Pale Lager and I’m being all continental … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beer – #277 – Behemoth – CHUR! NZ Pale Ale

Indeed – a quick dash to the shops and I picked me up a  Behemoth CHUR! NZ Pale Ale.  From the  Behemoth Brewing Company who Brew this at The Twisted Hop in the style … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – # 272 – Hot Water – Kauri Falls Pale Ale

Brewed by the  Hot Water Brewing Styled as an IPA,  and that all happening under our noses  really quite local to us here at Rings Beach, in the big scheme of things, … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Beach Life – Summer 2013 – #9

I write this the day after the day before. Yesterday, the weather was average, cold and a bit showery.  But I was made to go for some exercise with MrsPdubyah, … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

Beer – #270 – Coromandel – Good as Gold

The second of the local beers, A local beer to where we are on holiday, is Coromandel Good as Gold,  Brewed by Coromandel Brewing in the style of a  Pilsener and  they do that … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #269 – Coromandel – Easy Rider

A local beer to where we are on holiday, Coromandel Easy Rider,  Brewed by Coromandel Brewing in the style of a American Pale Ale and  they do that in Matarangi, Whitianga, New Zealand, … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

Beach Life – Summer 2013 – #1

I’m lucky enough for there to be a beach house in the family trust that I get to visit frequently. The parents are there a lot, almost permanently in the summer … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Beer – #251 – Schipper’s – Chinook IPA

The now weekly bottle of 1 litre from a tap,  this one A Schipper’s Chinook IPA, Brewed by Schipper’s Beer Company in the style of an India Pale Ale (IPA) allegedly in Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand, … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The World Tour of Taupo – The Romantic Getaway

Surprisingly I’ve been married 25 years. To celebrate this milestone MrsPdubyah and me took off for a couple of days holiday. We chose Taupo. More correctly I was told we … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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