Issue 55: November 2020

Tuatara Pacific Pale Ale (4.4%)

Tuatara Pacific Pale Ale (4.4%)

The latest addition to Tuatara’s core range, this pale ale is hopped with New Zealand and Australian hops. Fruit salad on the nose with pineapple, passionfruit and white grape. The palate follows through, staying fresh and fruity throughout. The malt character and...

Garage Project Talk to the Hand Lager (5%)

Garage Project Talk to the Hand Lager (5%)

The 2020 edition of the beer Garage Project brews for New Zealand Sign Language week (last year’s was an IPA). Dry hopped and unfiltered, this is something of a hazy lager (we got there, folks!). The nose is intensely grassy and herbaceous with mandarin and white...

Behemoth Me Time: Nectaron (6.8%)

Behemoth Me Time: Nectaron (6.8%)

The latest single hop release from Behemoth showcases the newly classified Nectaron variety (formerly Hort 4337). With the Nectaron hops promising an intensely fruity character, they should be right at home in a hazy IPA like this one. Big pithy orange and grapefruit...

Emerson’s Green-Eyed Penguin IPA (7.2%)

Emerson’s Green-Eyed Penguin IPA (7.2%)

The second of Emerson’s ‘Endangered’ series, with profits going to the Orokonui Ecosanctuary and The Wildlife Hospital. Fittingly, as full strength West Coast IPA’s are becoming something of an endangered species themselves these days. Super dank on the nose, oozing...

Zeelandt Bishop’s Kick Hefeweizen (4.3%)

Zeelandt Bishop’s Kick Hefeweizen (4.3%)

Brewed to the classic Bavarian wheat beer style. Bottle conditioned and single hopped with Hallertau, this is as traditional an example as you’re going to find made in New Zealand. Anise and distant clove on the nose, along with loads of freshly baked bread. Flowing...

Parrotdog Return to Beervana

Parrotdog Return to Beervana

Beervana’s Covid-19 enforced move to late November brings some added advantages – not the least being the proximity to summer. And, as we’ll find out, being close to the American Thanksgiving holiday has some relevance as well. Hopefully the November 20-21 dates will...

Cheers to Churly’s

Cheers to Churly’s

As we walked along Dominion Rd towards Churly’s my wife said of the signage “it reminds me of Cheers”. I laughed. After all, that’s the vibe Andrew and Hannah Childs wanted when they set off on a journey to raise $2 million for Behemoth Brewing‘s crowd-funded...

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