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Reviews of beers I have tried

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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A lost potential?

Last week we discovered that the Cock & Bull chain of English style pubs in Auckland had been sold to the Nourish Group. Word on the street was that the house beers produced by Steam would be discontinued. Hearts were … Continue reading

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Beer tour of the North Island Part 2

So the reason this report has been so delayed, it that I wanted to include photos from the trip. Photos that I took with my fancy-smancy android smart phone. Obviously smarter than me since I can’t seem to figure out … Continue reading

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