It wouldn’t be St Patrick’s day without at least one Guinness clone, and this year Behemoth provided it. Not to suggest it’s a gimmick beer though, far from it, so feel free to try it even though St Paddy’s day was 10 days ago! This one is a great wee example of the style, with an invitingly roasty nose of dark chocolate, black coffee and a gentle hop freshness in the background. The palate is dry (as the name suggests) and lifted, with just enough deep roasted malt flavour to make it satisfying to drink while staying lightweight and refreshing. It still needs a nitro can to really emulate the style, but it’s still great to see these beers made every now and then.
8 Wired Tour De FlandresMonday 8 August 2022
8 Wired’s Tour des Flandres spent the better part of three years ageing in red wine foeders (a traditional type of very large wine barrel). The malts and ageing have…
Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta Earl Grey IPAFriday 5 August 2022
Yeastie Boys are back in New Zealand, getting their beer brewed under contract with bStudio in Napier and distributing through Morningcider.
Zeelandt Brunhilde’s FateThursday 4 August 2022
Hawke’s Bay classicists Zeelandt won a gold medal at the recent NZ Beer Awards with this wonderfully true-to-style German Rauchbier, a beechwood smoked lager.
North End Grisette Brett ReserveWednesday 3 August 2022
North End have taken a distinctively floral grisette, and added a twist by bottle conditioning it with brettanomyces yeast.