• Liberty Uprising West Auckland Pale Ale

    18 February 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Liberty Uprising West Auckland Pale Ale Review

    I haven’t had a bad beer by Auckland’s own Liberty Brewing Co. yet, so I had high hopes when I opened up this extra-large-sized can of its Uprising West Auckland Pale Ale. ABV: 5.7% Blurb on the can: Our once grand old public houses now stand filled with flavourless brown froth. A pitiful reward for […]

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  • Croucher Sulfur City Pilsner Review

    6 February 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Croucher Sulfur City Pilsner Review

    I know you mustn’t judge a beer by its label, but I purchased this craft beer from Countdown Ponsonby because I liked the way it looked. It was another hot Auckland day, so I also wanted something thirst-quenching, but interesting, hopefully a pilsner with some pizzazz… ABV: 5% Blurb on the bottle: Powered by New […]

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  • 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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