Category / Craft Beer

  • Moa Bonus Mandarin IPA Review

    2 December 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Moa Bonus Mandarin IPA Review

    I’ve been coveting one of those Nintendo Classic Super Nintendo Entertainment Systems, but I’ve had to tighten the proverbial belt with my first child on the way, and I have little to no time to play video games anyhow. So, last Saturday, I settled for a bottle of Moa Brewing Co.’s Bonus Mandarin IPA instead. […]

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  • Ora New Zealand Ale Review

    25 November 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Ora New Zealand Ale Review

    You know what I love? Free samples at the supermarket. I was in the beer section at my local New World when a dude from Ora brewery offered me a sample of this very beer. I enjoyed it so much that I picked up a six pack (other breweries should take note). ABV: 5% Blurb […]

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  • Bach Brewing Billfish APA Review

    18 November 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Bach Brewing Billfish APA Review

    A lazy Saturday night at home calls for a nice bottle of craft beer, so I picked up a bottle of Bach Brewing’s Billfish APA. This Kiwi-as craft brewery has never disappointed me in the past, so I figured it was a safe choice… fingers crossed! ABV: 5.8% Bach Brewing: At the heart of Bach […]

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  • 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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