Tag Archives: New Zealand

8 Wired Brewing Co. iStout (10%)

Liquorice and coffee, honey and toffee, iStout pushes every button on the Russian Imperial Stout machine. There’s burned toast and tamarind, peat smoke, coffee and spring onions. And that’s just to get you started, as iStout builds and builds with … Continue reading

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North End Brewery Salt & Wood: Oud Bruin (7%)

North End are based in New Zealand and this, my first taste of their beer, is an Oud Bruin style Flanders Ale with cherries, prunes and a yoghurt culture that is part of their Salt & Wood range. Most importantly, … Continue reading

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8 Wired Brewing Co. Cucumber Hippy (4%)

The last time I had a beer brewed with cucumber it was a Wild Beer and I loved it. I like this one a lot as well, though the cucumber is a lot less pronounced here. Cucumber Hippy is a … Continue reading

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Tuatara Brewing Co. Sauvinova (4.7%)

A Pale Ale brewed solely with Nelson Sauvin, this is a decent little Pale Ale but I was expecting a lot more. Maybe it’s because I’m told by the label that the beer explodes with, “Tropical gooseberry flavours,” but it … Continue reading

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Yeastie Boys: Half A Dozen Reasons To Love You More

By now we’ve all drunk the Yeastie Boys UK beer that is being contract brewed at BrewDog, and most of us love it. But the beer that they have brewed back in their native New Zealand is a very different … Continue reading

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