Tag / New Zealand

  • 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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  • 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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  • The weather was so dreadful last night that rather than go to Eden Park to watch the rugby, I shunned my Blues season tickets for my couch a bottle of Harrington’s ‘The Belgian Tempest’ spiced Belgian strong ale. Here’s what I thought of the beer… ABV: 7% Blurb on the bottle: Why mess with tradition […]

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