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Beer – #258 – Tuatara – Dubbel

a Dubbel, from Tuatara, Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company in the style of an  Abbey Dubbel in the mystical Paraparaumu, New Zealand A seasonal beer, so something a little special perhaps.  650ml of a 7.5% … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Beer – #215 – Funk Estate – Funk’nStein

So to the second of the beers from the Funk Estate people, this one the Funk Estate Funk’nStein. this on though Brewed at Massey University Microbrewery and in the Style of a : Black IPA, … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

Beer – #201 – The Twisted Hop – Enigma

The Twisted Hop Enigma, a Barley Wine, Brewed by The Twisted Hop in the style of a  Barley Wine in good old Christchurch, New Zealand. Where I shall be next week, and … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Beer – #200 – Harviestoun – Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18

200 beers that I’ve written about, and this one is #200 – A Harviestoun – Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18.  Seems appropriate that I get there with something a little … Continue reading

August 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #198 – 8 Wired – HopWired IPA

8 Wired HopWired IPA. Brewed by  8 Wired Brewing , although brewed at Renaissance Brewing in the sttyle: India Pale Ale (IPA) and that’s all the thing in Blenheim, New Zealand. 7.3% ABV making 500ml about … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 7 Comments

Beer – #196 – Rogue Farms – Dirtoir Black Lager

Rogue Farms – Dirtoir Black Lager – formely known as Chatoe Rogue – First Growth – Dirtoir Black Lager. Brewed by Rogue Ales in the Style of a  Schwarzbier in, of course,  Newport, Oregon USA 650ml of … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

Beer #192 – Green Flash – Palate Wrecker

Green Flash Palate Wrecker – Brewed by Green Flash Brewing Co. in the style of a  Imperial/Double IPA in sunny  California USA This is a 9.5%ABV – 4.9 Standard drinks – beer – in … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer #188 – Hallertau – Stuntman

So Liquorland in Newmarket have the old school fill your own going on, and they rotate through beers of the week. This week the pick of them seems to be the  … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beer #187 – Invercargill – Wasp Honey Pilsner

So this is a confusion in a bottle, is it a Pilsner, Golden or Wheat beer?

June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer #186 – Wigram – Harvard Honey Ale

was expecting more amber than chestnut in the colour, and more sweet than bitter in the taste. But is is a good drinking beer, if you like a bitter, if you were after a honey Amber Ale then you should be looking elsewhere.

June 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beer #185 – Yeastie Boys – Golden Perch

This is the sort of beer that you should find on tap in bars, because then I’d go more often. It’s a fine taste profile and it’s lower ABV value makes it a great beer to enjoy a few times without getting yourself all in trouble.

June 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer- #184 – Yeastie Boys – Golden Age of Bloodshed

Yeastie Boys – Golden Age of Bloodshed,  Which comes from Yeastie Boys and is brewed at Invercargill Brewery in the style of a  Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer. I’ve also seen this described as a Belgium … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Beer – #183 – Galbraith – NZ Pale Ale

Brewed by Galbraith Brewing Company in the style of a  India Pale Ale (IPA) and they do that right here in Auckland, New Zealand. Galbraith’s pub, also known as meeting Room … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #182 – Moon Dog – Dasher’s Envy

Moon Dog Dasher’s Envy, a Fancy Christmas Ale, I was always a bit slow on things. This is Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery in the style of a  Belgian Strong Ale and … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #180 – Funk Estate – “Oh Lordy!

Funk Estate “Oh Lordy!, for the label – So then the Funk Estate Brewed at Aotearoa Breweries in the style: American Pale Ale and of all the places I’m not Wellington, New Zealand. … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beer – #177 – Invercargill – B.Man Pilsner

Somewhat oddly named b.man is a really smartly presented 330ml bottle of a 5.2% ABV beer (thats about 1.3 standard drinks) with an IBU of 42 making it near the … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beer – #176 – Schneider – Aventinus

Schneider Aventinus – Tap 6 – Brewed by Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn in the style of a  Weizen Bock in Kelheim, Germany. bit like me then —– Deep and complex – … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 5 Comments

Beer – #175 – Schneider Weisse – Original

Schneider Weisse Original, Tap 7 – Unser Original – Brewed by Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn in the unsurprising style of a German Hefeweizen in Kelheim, Germany. Thus is a 500ml of a … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Beer – #174 – Renaissance – Enlightenment Series – Scotch on Rye 70/- Ale

For a Friday then, the Renaissance Enlightenment Series Scotch on Rye 70/- Ale. ..it means ’70 shilling’ (sigh, OK, I will tell the whole story). We were asked to make … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

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