• 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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  • Young Henrys Newtowner Pale Ale Review

    26 August 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Young Henrys Newtowner Pale Ale Review

    Young Henrys is a Sydney-based brewery, and I’m an Auckland-based craft beer blogger. Yet I drank this bottle of Newtowner pale ale in Mooloolaba on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. It was another warm, sunny day – perfect beer-drinking weather. ABV: 4.8% IBU: 35 Blurb on the box: Young Henrys Newtowner is a refreshing pale ale with […]

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  • Tuatara ‘Sourgarita’ Summer Sour Review

    12 August 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Tuatara ‘Sourgarita’ Summer Sour Review

    Margarita + beer = Tuatara ‘Sourgarita’ Summer Sour… but is it any good? ABV: 5% Ingredients: water, malted barley, lemons, limes, hops, yeast. Blurb on the bottle: Globrally, we’re about as South of the Border as you can get. Combining the best of both worlds, we’ve wedded the famous Mexican margarita with a Kiwi hopped […]

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  • TrHOPical Paradise NZ XPA Review

    1 August 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    TrHOPical Paradise NZ XPA Review

    I cast my eyes on this bright, summery beer label at my local Glengarry’s liquor shop and I immediately knew that I’d be drinking Bootleg Brewery’s TrHOPical Paradise NZ XPA tonight. Sure enough, I am. ABV: 4.7% Blurb on the bottle: We love the Kiwi summer, roadies, and beer… This sessionable citrus laden tr’HOP’ical Xtra […]

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