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  • 1 June 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Kona Big Wave Golden Ale review

    ABV: 4.4% Bottle: Fresh off the plane to Hawaii, I ducked into the nearest ABC Store for a bottle of beer. It was 11pm local time, and I’d just been on a plane from New Zealand for more than nine hours. Suffice it to say, I wanted something local, light, and easy to drink. Kona Brewing’s Big […]

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  • 12 May 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Craft beer review: Sawmill 12 Gauge

    ABV: 6.5% Bottle: This 500ml bottle of 12 Gauge lager by Sawmill Brewery in New Zealand is why you mustn’t ever judge a beer by its label. It may look fairly unassuming on the outside, but inside is a monster lager waiting to get out and devour lesser beers. Blurb on the bottle: A strong, full bodied […]

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  • 30 April 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Craft beer review: Garagista IPA

    ABV: 5.8% Bottle: It’s not in a bottle – this is one of the rare craft beers that comes in a can. Why don’t more craft beers come in cans? I don’t know, off the top of my head – but I do know that I like the look of this can. A racing car […]

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  • 12 April 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Warsteiner German pilsner review

    ABV: 4.8% What is it? Warsteiner is a German brewery from – you guessed it – Warstein in North-Rhine Westphalia. It’s a privately owned brewery, having been run by the same family since 1753. On review is a 500ml can of the company’s Premium Verum pilsener, which has been imported to New Zealand. Apparently it’s the […]

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  • 9 April 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Pilsner Urquell beer review

    ABV: 4.4% History: First brewed in 1842 in the Czech town of Pilsen (hence the name), Pilsner Urquell, or Plzeňský Prazdroj as its known locally, was the world’s first pilsner. Pilsner Urquell was fermented in open beer barrels and stored in cellars beneath the brewery in Pilsen until 1993, when the company started using large […]

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