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Capital Diary – October: The Level 2 Effect

Capital Diary – October: The Level 2 Effect

Alert level 2 dinking in Welly this October meant event cancellations continued, while table service created a more European approach to beer drinking. Getting a pint on a Friday night became more of a challenge, with booking tables a new trick to learn. There was,...

Belgian beauties: a dozen classics

Belgian beauties: a dozen classics

Belgian beers are often called gourmet beers due to their complexity, diversity of flavours and affinity with food. So when I came across a special on 12 Belgian beers online, I snapped it up as a Father’s Day present for myself. First up was Lindemans Cassis Lambic,...

Capital dairy – Lockdown yo-yo beer

Capital dairy – Lockdown yo-yo beer

September started as August finished, locked-down and drinking internet beer. The Baylands mixed six pack of cans the beer pixies delivered emphasised drinkability with the light and malty Britannia Bitter and lemony Petone Pale Ale standing out. I also had a six-pack...

Haiku beer reviews

Haiku beer reviews

Stephen Gallagher applies the haiku format to beer reviews   Volstead Mr Ombibulous IPA Ombibulous is A hard beer name to haiku Prohibition sucks!   Canyon Cardrona Hazy 80s IPA Skiing on my tongue Juicy, hazy, dank and fresh A good beer for spring  ...

Beer, interrupted: Capital Diary August 2021

Beer, interrupted: Capital Diary August 2021

August was going to be big with the Visa Wellington on a Plate food and drink festival running the whole month. I picked out some beer-related events and while I hadn’t got up to speed when the Covid-19 boom came down, I did get a few in. Friday, August 6 was...

Stout and About

Stout and About

Philip Walter is captivated by the sheer diversity of stouts on offer in New Zealand. As a result his fridge is very dark inside.

Double Dose of Local

Double Dose of Local

If you could invigorate your local economy by drinking beer, would you? I assume most of us realise that spending our dollars at locally-owned small businesses is good for our neighbours and communities, but assuming has often got me into trouble. So why should you...

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