• The 17 beers I sampled at #GABS2018

    22 July 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    The 17 beers I sampled at #GABS2018

    As a 33-year-old man with a penchant for good beer, GABS is about the closest I ever get to feeling like the proverbial “kid in a candy store”. The only trouble is, there are just so many beers and so little time to sample them all in. Still, I tried my best to imbibe a […]

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  • A visit to Moffat Beach Brewing Co.

    24 June 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    A visit to Moffat Beach Brewing Co.

    Before my recent holiday, I made a hit list of the top three craft breweries that I wanted to visit on the Sunshine Coast. Top of that list was Moffat Beach Brewing Company, which is touted as the only beachfront brewery in Australia. So, upon our visit to Caloundra, which is the southernmost town in […]

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  • Burleigh Brewing Co. Twisted Palm Beer Review

    17 June 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Burleigh Brewing Co. Twisted Palm Beer Review

    I’ve just returned to New Zealand from a wonderful week on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, where I sampled a huge range of beers (that’s what holidays are for, right?) including this one: Twisted Palm Tropical Pale Ale by Burleigh Brewing Company. I bought a six-pack of this beer at a bottle shop in Caloundra and proceeded […]

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  • Emerson’s 1812 Pale Ale Review

    28 May 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Emerson’s 1812 Pale Ale Beer Review

    I reckon I’ve had about half-a-dozen pints of Emerson’s 1812 Pale Ale… over a period of about five years or so. I’d be way too drunk to write this review if I’d drunk all that beer in one go! Lame jokes aside, it’s fair to say that I’m pretty familiar with the Emerson’s range of […]

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  • Mike’s Taranaki IPA Review

    13 May 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Mike’s Taranaki IPA Beer Review

    This bottle of Mike’s Taranaki IPA has been rolling around the bottom of my fridge for nearly three months now, waiting for the perfect time to drink it. Well, there’s no better time than right now… ABV: 7% Blurb on the bottle: Taranaki IPA was first brewed as a collaboration back in 2011. It’s evolved […]

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