Category / Craft Beer

  • 12 February 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Craft beer review: Sawmill Pilsner

    ABV: 4.8% Bottle: Blue beer name, gold logo and writing, charcoal background with razor trim… the Sawmill Brewing Company keeps its craft beer labels simple, and the label on its 500ml bottle of pilsner is no different. Arguably, the most prominent feature on the label is the gold badge that proudly boasts of a gold […]

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  • 10 February 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Craft beer review: Samuel Adams’ Noble Pils

    ABV: 4.9% IBU: 34 Bottle: There’s no mistaking this for anything other than a bottle of Samuel Adams’ beer – unless you’ve had way too much to drink, in which case we’d advise you ease up a little bit. Sam Adams himself graces the label, beer proudly raised in salute to beer drinkers everywhere. The […]

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  • ABV: 7.1% Bottle: It has a very cool beer label on the 500ml bottle, featuring a mouth and a hop – both with arms and legs – stabbing each other with knives. It’s bright and cheerful (the stabbing notwithstanding) and, as an indication of what’s to come when I actually try this beer, it’s not […]

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  • Wellington craft brewery Garage Project has been named the best brewery in New Zealand at the 2014 Society of Beer Advocates (SOBA) awards. But the award-winning Garage Project craft brewery, the makers of Cat’s Pyjamas cream ale and Red Rocks Reserve ruby ale among many others, missed out on the award for best beer. That […]

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  • American craft beer brewery The Boston Beer Company has kicked off 2015 with a brand new seasonal beer: Samuel Adams Cold Snap. A Belgian-style white ale, the new Cold Snap beer is made with wheat and ten different kinds of fruit, flowers and spice, including orange, plumb, ground coriander, hibiscus and anise. Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops […]

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