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  Reply # 631960 29-May-2012 13:34 Send private message

scottjpalmer:
kiwitrc:
scottjpalmer: I think #60 (from memory) for the hoppy kick in the mouth that I love.


That would be the Kangabrew?


The Nail Brewing "Sledgehammer" from Perth.


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  Reply # 632082 29-May-2012 16:58 Send private message

Mate just emailed re Beervana, tickets on sale this Friday. http://beervana.co.nz/

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  Reply # 632109 29-May-2012 17:41 Send private message

Bought a 6 pack of Chocolate Moose tonight from New World (They're on sale too). Quite a nice tipple. The chocolate is very understated and isn't too hoppy on the aftertaste at all. I need more beer tips and will be trying most of the ones mentioned here (if I haven't already) I would think.

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  Reply # 632126 29-May-2012 18:02 Send private message

kiwitrc: Mate just emailed re Beervana, tickets on sale this Friday. http://beervana.co.nz/


On pre sale now if you have VISA.

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  Reply # 632127 29-May-2012 18:03 Send private message

BrentR: Is anyone else a fan of Yeastie Boys Rex Attitude?

Very unique taste, but one that I enjoy :)


This was the only beer at Beervana last year that I had to pour.. Tasted like gumboots...

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  Reply # 632225 29-May-2012 20:37 Send private message

Beer Beer Beer - Where do I start!!!!!!!!

My personal fave at the moment is Cassel & Sons Milk Stout - Just smooth & creamy - Too easy to drink.

Monkey Wizard Brewery from Riwaka, Nelson is a small little brewery - Really good too!

Emerson's Taieri George is a great beer - a Hot Cross Bun in a bottle - Only a seasonal release each March - Get it while it lasts.

Hop Zombie - Fantastic - Crazy flavours.

Twisted Ankle from The Twisted Hop was always a good drop - Just back into production again post earthquake I understand.

Cheers

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  Reply # 632229 29-May-2012 20:40 Send private message

Dawg: Beer Beer Beer - Where do I start!!!!!!!!

Hop Zombie - Fantastic - Crazy flavours.
Cheers


Hah, you won't be able to find Hop Zombie anymore. You should probably be drinking any you have now, it won't age well.

I've heard from Luke (the brewer) there won't be any HZ till 2013/2014 because of the Hop Shortage.


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  Reply # 632245 29-May-2012 21:12 Send private message

Last keg of HZ is at Malthouse Thu June 7th along with new Mashup etc. Luke will be down.

Malthouse FB page has the details.



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  Reply # 632361 30-May-2012 05:57 Send private message

scottjpalmer: Last keg of HZ is at Malthouse Thu June 7th along with new Mashup etc. Luke will be down.

Malthouse FB page has the details.


Good info, thanks!

Edit: ScottPalmer Thanks for the Pre sales info for Beervana, will be getting tickets today.

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  Reply # 632466 30-May-2012 10:21 Send private message

3.5 pages and no mention of Renaissance Stonecutter
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Best strong Scotch Ale ever tasted - in Wellington best places to get it are Central Wines/Spirits (Waring Taylor St) & Regional (by the Basin) - 1.25L Rigger for ~$11 (ish - can't quite remember)





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  Reply # 632573 30-May-2012 13:07 Send private message

Rincey: 3.5 pages and no mention of Renaissance Stonecutter
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Best strong Scotch Ale ever tasted - in Wellington best places to get it are Central Wines/Spirits (Waring Taylor St) & Regional (by the Basin) - 1.25L Rigger for ~$11 (ish - can't quite remember)



I had to Google what 1.25 rigger was and found a pic here http://www.deadgoodbeerevents.com/  cant say I have seen them before but the price is attractive.

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  Reply # 632650 30-May-2012 15:12 Send private message

A colleague informs me that Central sells 1L riggers (just think plastic fill-your-own, except Dean at Central has them pre-filled ready to go) for $13 (still good as Stonecutter in the supermarket is $8-9 for 500mL)

Regional lets you re-fill your riggers, and are typically 1.25L for about the same price.


Big difference for me, is Central is ground floor of the building I work in, and regional is waaaay across town ..... :)
Oh yeah - Central has an on-license as well as an off & currently does 1.5L (the big glass ones) jugs of stonecutter for $20


As for Renaissance themselves, just google renaissance brewery blenheim (they share the same building as 8-wired)



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  Reply # 632807 30-May-2012 18:40 Send private message

Right, a quick visit to Moore Wilsons Porirua and now I can say I have tried both Yeastie Boys Rex Attitude and the Renaissance Stonecutter. Both good but for its unusual taste I think I prefer the Rex.

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  Reply # 633555 31-May-2012 16:49 Send private message

My daily staple at the moment is Moa. On special at New World Thorndon at the moment too!




 

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Emerson's make some excellent brews, I regret not going on a brewery tour before I left Dunedin. I even went to school with Richard (Emerson).

One of my favourite NZ beers is Mac's Hop Rocker. One of the best pilsners I've ever had (and I've had a few...).
I found a bar in Melbourne that sells it - The Imperial on Bourke. A bit pricey but well worth it for the memories. Another great beer spot in Melbourne is Mrs Parmas on Little Bourke St. They specialise in VIC cottage breweries - had a few nice pints in there (or schooners?)

Here in Perth we have Little Creatures, a bit commercialised now, but still an excellent drop. At the end of a night out in Freo I ended up drinking a porter called Dreadnought with some colleagues - awesome!! They won't even sell it in pints, runs in around 7 percent.



















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