My quest to discover new Zealand’s best fridge filling hazy pale ale continues. I must admit, I haven’t tried too many Double Vision beers in the past, but based on the quality of this beer I’ve been missing out! Mouth Party Hazy Pale Ale (5.3 per cent) is beautifully balanced, a nice mix of tropical fruit flavours, strong body and a nice hint of bitterness.  The marketing team at Double Vision score 10/10 for the label — it’s bloody awesome and one of the best I’ve seen on the shelves for quite some time. So, all being said and done, I now promote Double Vision Brewing Mouth Party to top spot on my list for 2022.  A solid fridge filler that won’t disappoint at any occasion.

What’s on offer at Beervana

I’m already licking my lips at what’s on offer at next week’s Beervana festival in Wellington next week.

Boneface The Wolf Bites Back Triple Cold IPA

Boneface The Wolf Bites Back Triple Cold IPA is a complex mix of sharp citrus and softer tropicals, with pungent rosewater and light malt sweetness.

Best in Black: Stout Challenge

Tim Newman brings an insider’s view on the increasingly popular NZ Stout Challenge in Christchurch

Hop Federation Glory Glory West Coast IPA

I love the team at Hop Federation and I think they love me because they are always looking after me with beermail and in today we have their latest westie, Glory Glory, their entry to the annual Malthouse West Coast IPA challenge and if my palate were the judge, this...

Parrotdog Boring Beer Oat Milk Hazy IPA

Parrotdog and Boring Oat Milk have joined forces to make Boring Beer, an oak milk hazy IPA that is anything but boring.

Kainui back to the big time

Far North cult favourites Kainui Brew Co have returned to the big time with an outstanding performance at the NZ Beer Awards.