• 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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  • 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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