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  • It’s fresh hop season in New Zealand (hooray!), and to celebrate Kiwi craft brewers have been spamming the local market with fresh-hopped beers that are so hoppy they’ll make a hop-head like me hop around in delight. Beers like this one – the delightfully presented Alpha Lord Fresh Hop Imperial Pilsner by Auckland brewery Liberty […]

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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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  • Boundary Road Powder Hound XPA Review

    2 September 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    Boundary Road Powder Hound XPA Review

    While it’s not strictly “craft beer” as beer snobs know it (Boundary Road Brewery is owned by Independent Liquor, New Zealand’s third largest brewer, which happens to be owned by Asahi), I appreciate that BRB isn’t completely phoning it in like some other faux craft-beer brands (*cough* Monteith’s *cough*). Today I’m reviewing Boundary Road’s new […]

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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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  • Attracted to its blazing shine like an alcoholic magpie, I picked up a can of Garage Project’s funky-looking Orange Sunshine Citrus Wheat at a supermarket in Mt Roskill, Auckland, but I drank it some 140km further south, at a campground in Te Aroha, Waikato, of all places. I’d just spent half a day or more […]

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