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  • 16 March 2016 - Best Beer HQ

    Schipper’s Mistress Pilsner review

    ABV: 5% The bottle: On a recent trip to the bottle store for a new craft beer to try I was so overwhelmed by the number of choices of offer that I turned to my long-suffering wife, who was getting impatient with me for taking so long to decide on a beer, and said: “I […]

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  • 1 March 2016 - Best Beer HQ

    Harrington’s Classy Red beer review

    ABV: 5% The bottle: Harrington’s Breweries range of beers look rather underwhelming, to be perfectly honest with you. Stacked on the supermarket shelf alongside much more striking offerings from the likes of Bach Brewing, Garage Project, and Liberty (probably the top three Kiwi craft breweries with the best beer labels), Harrington’s range of beers look […]

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  • 2 December 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Beer SpecTAPular coming to Auckland

    Auckland hop heads and beer fanatic rejoice – it’s just been announced that the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS) is coming to town in June 2016. Judged one of the best beer festivals in the world, GABS 2016 is set to showcase some of the best craft beer from New Zealand and all over the […]

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  • 19 November 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Bach Brewing Driftwood Session Pale Ale review

    ABV: 5% The bottle: I think I’ve already gone on long enough about how much I appreciate the look of Bach Brewing’s super summery beer labels in my review of this Auckland brewery’s delicious Beachstone Pilsner, a beer that I adored. Like they might say in Thailand or Vietnam, the label on my 500ml bottle […]

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  • 2 September 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Australian beer captures the essence of New Zealand

    An Australian beer modelled on the classic Kiwi dessert the pavlova has been named the beer that best captures the taste of New Zealand. In a shocking upset that will further fuel trans-Tasman rivalry between the two nations, ‘Rusty Crowes Pavlova’ by Brisbane’s Newstead Brewery took out the top award in the ‘Flag Brew’ competition […]

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