Panhead Hardtail Henry Oaked Stout

Panhead Hardtail Henry Oaked Stout 8% 440ml can Big, bold and chocolatey – this will absolutely put hairs on ya chest. Rocking roasty notes, spice and cocoa – long on flavour.  Huge Stout!

Sunshine Brewery Powercut Mild Dark Ale

Sunshine Brewery Powercut Mild Dark Ale 330ml $26 per doz. “There’s only one power feed into Gisborne and it died on the day of the brew” says the notes with this beer.  “The brew got dumped after Richard Mulligan, our brewer proclaimed “there’s no alcohol in that” but the name Powercut stuck and was given […]

Golden Eagle ‘The Bitter End’ Special Bitter

Golden Eagle ‘The Bitter End’ Special Bitter 500ml 4.4% $8 Crafted by Christchurch-based brewer David Gaughan, this is a powerful, biscuity beer with great freshness in the mid-palate, lifted roasting coffee bean characters and a cleansing, bitter finish. Solid.  www.beercellar.co.nz

Killarabbit Double IPA

Killarabbit Double IPA 330ml (7.2%) $7 Brewed on site by Bannockburn-based winery, Terra Sancta and fermented in aged pinot noir barrels, this brilliant brew is dry-hopped with Pacific Gem and Nelson Sauvin hops for extra-squeaky bitterness. It’s then left unfiltered and bottle-conditioned before being unleashed on the market. Packed with tropical tanginess, herbaceous, resin-like loveliness […]

Invercargill Brewery Pitch Black Imperial Stout

Invercargill Brewery Pitch Black Imperial Stout 9% 330ml $8 If you’re a fan of their 4.5% Pitch Black stout then you’ll no doubt be crowing “Amazeballs!” from the rooftops when you try this re-worked, double strength version.  They’ve doubled the original recipe and halved the water which meant the mash got stuck and then after the […]

8 WIRED C4 DOUBLE COFFEE BROWN ALE

8 WIRED C4 DOUBLE COFFEE BROWN ALE 500ml, $11.75 With its rich amber-bronze colour, aromas of toasted hazelnuts, sweet espresso and intense hops, this beer is definitely a new favourite for me. I love the moorish, malty mid-palate and the beautifully balanced coffee flavours on the finish. www.beerstore.co.nz

EAGLE VS DOG EPISODE 2 PAN GALACTIC GARGLE BLASTER IMPERIAL BROWN ALE

EAGLE VS DOG EPISODE 2 PAN GALACTIC GARGLE BLASTER IMPERIAL BROWN ALE 500ml, $9.20 Sean Harris, from Raindogs Brewing, and Dave Gaghan, from Golden Eagle Brewery, have formed an evil twinship to produce a beer they reckon “is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick”. […]

Renaissance Craftsman Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Renaissance Craftsman Chocolate Oatmeal Stout  500ml $10 With a hefty addition of oatmeal and dark roasted cocoa nibs this has a thick, foamy, coffee-coloured head, aromas of espresso and smoky treacle.  In the mouth it is smooth, silky and has an almost meaty richness and a long, persistent finish.  www.renaissancebrewing.co.nz

Green Man Organic Premium Pils

Green Man Organic Premium Pils 500ml $8 A clean, delicate pilsner with soft, lifted, herbaceous aromatics and a smooth, refreshing finish.  I really like this beer because it’s brilliant with so many different food styles and it’s ultra-long on flavour.  Buy from www.greenmanbrewery.co.nz Green Man Organic Pils

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Three Boys Brewery ‘Tres Amigos’

Three Boys Brewery ‘Tres Amigos’ 330ml 5%alc I know I shouldn’t say this but the packaging had me hooked.  Three little stickmen one in a sombrero, one in a huge moustache and one in a poncho holding hands and looking happy sit above some guff written in Mexican which I think told me to drink […]

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