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As a professional beer writer, I have visited a lot of breweries around the world (New Zealand, Australia, China, United Kingdom, and the Czech Republic) but few, if any, made a greater impression than Lagunitas Brewery in California, USA. I was there for literally two hours literally ten years ago, but I loved the place then and I still love their beers now.
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 16:43

OCTOPUMP III

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OCTOPUMP returns......this time with a record number of cask conditioned beers, we don't know where we are going to fit them all!26th & 27th May 2018All handpumped, all weekendUK pints, British bar snacks & musicBreweries and beers:Baylands Berry Brownie Raspberry Brown Ale 7%Eagle Coalface Stout 6.2%Eagle South Island Pale Ale 5.5%Fork Brewing Parallel Importer 4.5% (Cask)Garage Project Hot Fuzz Chili IPA 5.8% (Cask)Kereru Yellowhead Session IPA 4.5%North End Forty South…
Malthouse is celebrating 25 years in business with a yearlong series of monthly beer launches and tap takeovers from some of New Zealand’s finest breweries. This mammoth saga has been dubbed “Project Silver” after the metal traditionally associated with said anniversary. It has been described variously as “awesome”, “incredible” and “a little bit nuts, to be honest”.
Monday, 30 April 2018 18:38

Hop Selection No.4 - White IPA 4.9%

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HOP SELECTION No.4 - White IPA - 4.9% This is the fourth (4th) beer in our Hop Selection series. This White IPA has been brewed with Pacific Jade hop varietal which is a dual-purpose bittering/aroma hop. The beer displays citrus and spice characteristics that transition our Hop Selection series from Summer to Autumn.  With a crisp dry bitterness to finish, there’s nothing better to pair with a crisp autumn evening.
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 15:09

Mr Giblin - Fresh Hopped IPA 5%

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What better way to honour our very own Gary Giblin, than with buckets of fresh hops in liquid gold. After brewing alongside Tracy for the last 23 years it’s time for a break at the bach, so Gary is hanging up just one of his gumboots as he heads into semi-retirement.  The Mr. Giblin fresh hopped IPA is perfect for lazy days in the sun toasting to his years of…
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 15:01

Harvest Pilsner - Fresh Hopped 5%

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The fresh hops within this beer are special.Once chosen for harvest, we bagged them up by hand and without wasting freshness, drove them the few kms to the Brewery. Enjoy a bold citrus aroma, tropical notes with a crisp, dry finish… and savour those hops!