• Mac’s Miss Conduct Dry Hopped Pilsener Review

    4 November 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Mac’s Miss Conduct Dry Hopped Pilsener Review

    I know it’s not strictly craft these days (the brewery, formerly a craft beer pioneer in this country, was acquired by Lion long ago), but I’m partial to a Mac’s beer every now and again. If I had to pick a top three in the range, they’d probably be Green Beret IPA, Interstate APA, and […]

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  • Raglan Brewing Co. Pacific Ale Review

    14 October 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Raglan Brewing Co. Pacific Ale Review

    Mrs Best Beer HQ and I spent our fifth wedding anniversary in Raglan, Waikato’s sun-soaked surfing mecca. Not that we did any surfing; it’s way too cold for a wimp like me, and my wife is eight-months pregnant with our first child. Thus, I was drinking to Best Beer HQ Jr. and five years of […]

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  • Boundary Road 18th Amendment APA Review

    7 October 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Boundary Road 18th Amendment APA Review

    Although Boundary Road Brewery isn’t actually a ‘craft brewery’, it wants us to think it is. That’s why it has released three new beers that don’t look too dissimilar to the stuff you might get from Garage Project or Funk Estate (I’ve already reviewed its ‘Powder Hound’ XPA, the ‘Chocka Riwaka’ Southern Pale Ale, and […]

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  • I gave Boundary Road Brewery’s new ‘Powder Hound’ XPA a rave review last time out (and I don’t use that word ‘rave’ lightly). Will ‘Chocka Riwaka’ be as good? I certainly hope so! Let’s find out… ABV: 5.5% IBU: 28 Malts: Ale, toffee, roasted barley Hops: Riwaka Blurb on the can: Our Chocka Riwaka is […]

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  • Boundary Road Powder Hound XPA Review

    2 September 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Boundary Road Powder Hound XPA Review

    While it’s not strictly “craft beer” as beer snobs know it (Boundary Road Brewery is owned by Independent Liquor, New Zealand’s third largest brewer, which happens to be owned by Asahi), I appreciate that BRB isn’t completely phoning it in like some other faux craft-beer brands (*cough* Monteith’s *cough*). Today I’m reviewing Boundary Road’s new […]

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