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About beeriq

I am formally from San Francisco Bay Area in California where I lived for 17 years before moving to New Zealand. I now have my NZ citizenship. I am a huge fan of craft beer and wish everyone would pay attention to what they eat and drink.

Joppa Stout

I’m not sure why it has taken so long to write about this amazing journey. But since there have been several stories written now, I guess it wont hurt to add a few more lines. On 3rd November 2013, my … Continue reading

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It’s the beer’s fault

I learned heaps this past weekend. And the good news for you is that I took notes. As part of a relatively large group of avid home brewers, I enter my beers into competitions. Partly because I think they are … Continue reading

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Fancy glassware

We all know (or we claim to know) the reasons different wines are served in differently shaped glasses. And go to any fancy bar for a nice brandy, it will likely be served in a typical brandy snifter glass. So … Continue reading

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Dry July

I am going to blame only myself for getting into this. And being stubborn as a mule, I am going to stick to my commitments. It doesn’t mean that I can’t whinge about it, though. Dry July, for those of … Continue reading

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Trust comes on board

Recently, I have described how changes in the beer market have finally lead to improvements in West Auckland. Back before the “super city” swallowed Waitakere, nearly all alcohol sales in this area were controlled by the Waitakere Trust [1]. Grocery … Continue reading

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It’s New!

As I said in my previous post, Auckland has suddenly awoken to the possibilities of a real market for good beer. This past weekend, I visited two of these new establishments: Lumsden Freehouse in Newmarket, and Three Lamps in Ponsonby. … Continue reading

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Cha-cha-cha-changes

I have been thinking recently, how much the Auckland craft beer scene has changed in the past year. It’s as if the city has finally lifted its head out of its ass the sand to take a look around; discovered … Continue reading

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