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  • The weather was so dreadful last night that rather than go to Eden Park to watch the rugby, I shunned my Blues season tickets for my couch a bottle of Harrington’s ‘The Belgian Tempest’ spiced Belgian strong ale. Here’s what I thought of the beer… ABV: 7% Blurb on the bottle: Why mess with tradition […]

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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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  • Harrington’s Rogue Hop NZ Pilsner

    7 September 2016 - Best Beer HQ

    Harrington’s Rogue Hop NZ Pilsner Review

    Mrs Best Beer HQ strikes again. She surprised me with a bottle of ‘The Rogue Hop’ NZ Pilsner by Harington’s Breweries because, first of all, she recognised the name of the brewery from when we used to live in Christchurch many years ago, and secondly, because it was cheap at around $6 for a 500ml […]

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  • 22 July 2014 - Best Beer HQ

    Beer and breweries in New Zealand

    In spite of its reputation as a world-class purveyor of wine, New Zealand is in actual fact largely a nation of beer lovers. Beer accounts for more than 60% of total alcohol sales and, at around 75.5 litres of beer consumed per person per year, New Zealand ranks 21st in the world in terms of […]

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