• Urbanaut Gastown Red IPA Review

    21 January 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Urbanaut Gastown Red IPA Review

    My little brother gifted me four craft beers for Christmas, with this can of Urbanaut Gastown Red IPA arguably being the pick of the litter. I couldn’t wait to try it for two reasons: the Urbanaut craft brewery is within walking distance of my Auckland home, and because I freakin’ LOVE a good red IPA. […]

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  • Garage Project Fuzz Box Review

    13 January 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Garage Project Fuzz Box Review

    One of my Christmas presents from Mrs Best Beer HQ was this can of Garage Project’s Fuzz Box fuzzy pale. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I’d already tried it a week earlier at one of the best Auckland craft beer bars, The Beer Spot. Even so, I enjoyed it so much […]

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  • Harrington’s Old Spice Special Reserve Review

    7 January 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Harrington’s Old Spice Special Reserve Review

    Merry Christmas, happy New Year, yadda yadda yadda… The following is a short review of the bottle of Harrington’s 25 Old Spice Spiced Ale Special Reserve that Mrs Best Beer HQ got me for Christmas (along with several other New Zealand craft beers – reviews still to come!). ABV: 6% Blurb on the bottle: Commemorating […]

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  • Liberty Brewing ‘The Elixer’ Bright Ale Review

    17 December 2017 - Best Beer HQ

    Liberty Brewing ‘The Elixer’ Bright Ale Review

    I picked up an ‘Elixer Sixer’ at a liquor store at Snells Beach, north of Auckland. I was looking for a bright, light, thirst-quenching beer to enjoy on a magnificently positioned balcony, high above picturesque Sandspit. What I got was all that, and so much more. ABV: 4.7% Blurb on the bottle: Elixir Bright Ale […]

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  • Liberty Halo Pilsner Craft Beer Review

    3 December 2017 - Best Beer HQ

    Liberty Halo Pilsner Craft Beer Review

    Though I’ve enjoyed Liberty Brewing’s Halo Pilsner countless times, I’ve never actually reviewed it at Best Beer HQ. That’s a grave oversight that must be rectified immediately… ABV: 5.4% Blurb about the beer: Halo Pilsner is quite positively a monument of New Zealand Pilsner. Proudly brewed with glorious Gladfield malts and a free rein of […]

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