Monthly Archives: May 2008

Mac’s ‘Brewjolais’ 2008

Verbatim: Mac’s new(ish) ‘Brewjolais’, their stab at a pale ale. And it’s a delightful little success, you’d have to say. A tasty, zingy little aromatic number that I’ve definitely taken a shine to. Afterthoughts, October 2010: Not just a ‘pale … Continue reading

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Three Boys Porter

Verbatim: Three Boys Porter. One of very-few good things about Christchurch, these guys make a lovely few brews, and the porter is an especially good way to end your evening. Afterthoughts, October 2010: Firstly, I can’t believe I actually drank … Continue reading

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Orkney ‘Skull Splitter’

At last — he says, after a few days of data-entry — we arrive at the bit where the photo-taking habit begins in earnest. It gets a little patchy with the actual Diary for a while, but they’ll soon synch … Continue reading

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Waiheke ‘Baroona’

Verbatim: Waiheke Island Baroona Pale Ale. 16/5/08, 330ml, $4.5, at work, auditioning. Gorgeous curvy bottle; good honest stuff. Nothing too unique. Bubbles vanish quickly. Drinkable and very marketable. If the contract wasn’t fucked, it’d make a great guest. Afterthoughts, October … Continue reading

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Pilsner Urquell

Verbatim: Pilsner Urquell. 14/5/08, 330ml, $3. At work, trying to write a beer list for “Paris 2.0”. So this is an audition, really. Five stars in the bible. Good, flavourful pilsner. And it’s the original. So full marks. Too bitter … Continue reading

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Duvel

Verbatim: Duvel, the gorgeously zesty strong Belgian ale. The name is just “Devil” in Flemish, but mostly because it weighs in around 8.5% booze. Afterthoughts, October 2010: A great beer in a pretty-good bar, on a freaking excellent night. And … Continue reading

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Leffe Brune

Verbatim: A pair of Leffe Brune. Not both for me, honestly. Though I have always usually been more a fan of the Brune than the Blonde. So to speak. Afterthoughts, October 2010: Like a lot of these at-Malthouse but-not-working-at-Malthouse entries, … Continue reading

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