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NWBCA Reviews: Panhead SuperCharger

Tuesday 23 May 2023

When you go rural (and I mean rural rural, not tourist rural) craft beer begins to…

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Boneface Gardenia Fresh Hop Cold IPA

Wednesday 17 May 2023

Fresh Hop season is my favourite time of year…everything I love about beer, packed neatly into…

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Sprig + Fern Harvest Pilsner

Tuesday 18 April 2023

Amongst all the exhilarating uncertainty of what will hit and what will miss during fresh hop…

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Good George Virtual Reality

Thursday 6 April 2023

There was a time that a truly good (virtually) alcohol-free beer was headline stuff.  It shows…

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Urbanaut Rose Bay Lager

Tuesday 28 March 2023

It should be well known by now that I’m an inveterate lover of big IPA, but…

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Garage Project Tiny Anytime XPA

Tuesday 21 March 2023

When non-alcoholic beers in the craft spectrum started to come out, there seemed to be a…

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Emerson’s Extra Special Bitter

Monday 20 March 2023

Emerson's Extra Special Bitter sits precisely between chewy and refreshing, sweet and bitter. A satisfying, comforting…

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Pacific Coast Wairua Pils

Monday 13 March 2023

As new as can be, Wairua Pils is from just-opened brewery Pacific Coast in Mangawhai, and…

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Urbanaut Bermuda Triangle Barrel-aged Brut IPA

Monday 6 March 2023

It seems to have been universally ordained that I taste this Urbanaut Bermuda Triangle Barrel-aged Brut…

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Bootleg Apehanger IPA

Tuesday 28 February 2023

Bootleg Apehanger IPA has stood the test of time since its trophy winner at the NZ…

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McLeod’s 802 Series #49

Thursday 23 February 2023

This 49th edition (6.8% ABV) of McLeod's 802 series showcases the new Australian hop Eclipse, alongside…

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Sprig + Fern Lock, Bock & Barrel

Thursday 19 January 2023

Sprig & Fern Lock Bock and Barrel is resplendently malty on the nose, with dark chocolate,…

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