Tipple of choice

Old Nov 9th 2011, 3:06 am
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After 3 years I'm still to find a decent beer here in NZ.
Everything I've tried is a lager depsite it being called beer.
Back in Blighty My tipple of choice was John Smiths (Top Bombing) a proper English bitter.
So who's got a suggestion of something a bit more satisfying than the cold fizz usually on offer??
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Old Nov 9th 2011, 3:27 am
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After 3 years I'm still to find a decent beer here in NZ.
Everything I've tried is a lager depsite it being called beer.
Back in Blighty My tipple of choice was John Smiths (Top Bombing) a proper English bitter.
So who's got a suggestion of something a bit more satisfying than the cold fizz usually on offer??
Hubby is a tanglefoot drinker and likes Razorback? Montieths original too..
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We can get Boddies/Smiths and tetleys here but it,s a fiver a can one pub does Boddie on draft but thats 9.50 a pint, wich aint a proper pint but dont get me started. I have looked all over and i think we are just gonna have to get used to the lager piss


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Old Nov 9th 2011, 3:41 am
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I know I can get boddies and several "proper" beers down at speakers corner in Browns Bay
but I'm after something I can drink when I go to any bar, something I dont have to travell miles to get.
I could turn to wine but it turns me into a happy drunk in no time at all and usually give the mother of all hangovers
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Can't help, I'm a champers drinker
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from Mr BEVS:

..........long, looonnnggg - silence...........

& then

...some of the 'boutique beers up at The Moutere Inn are OK and maybe The Mussel Inn stuff. = The Dark Horse.

In general ? Nah . I'm not overly enthralled with the mass produced beers but some of the smaller independent breweries do some good stuff at a price. So I stick to the cider.
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Bollinger.
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Bollinger.
Like your class.

They actually serve Bolly in Business in Air Nz not that I would have done that

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Originally Posted by Am Loolah View Post
Bollinger.
Now we are talking, mixed 50/50 with tequila.

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Marlborough has three excellent breweries

No 8 Wired (brewer of the year)
Renaissance Brewery (brewer of the year 2010)
Moa Brewery

All should have national distribution and are well worth checking out.
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Steiny classic.
NZ beer in NZ. If you want Tetleys........(hold it in Steve)
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After 3 years I'm still to find a decent beer here in NZ.
Everything I've tried is a lager depsite it being called beer.
Back in Blighty My tipple of choice was John Smiths (Top Bombing) a proper English bitter.
So who's got a suggestion of something a bit more satisfying than the cold fizz usually on offer??
Cocktails... all of 'em
Spirits... all of 'em
Beer... Speights
Wine... nah, gives me a bad head
Champers... gives me a bad head too
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Steiny classic.
NZ beer in NZ. If you want Tetleys........(hold it in Steve)
When in Rome............
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Emersons Bookbinder, mmmmm

I decided when I arrived that I wouldn't drink any non-NZ beer or wine for a year as it must be possible to drink local. 11 months in & not missed anything so far...
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Is Galbraiths Ale House still Open?

I haven't lived in NZ for the last 8 years, so I don't know.

If it is still open, i suggest you head on down there. it's a homebrew pub that produces proper English real Ale.

Google it and go there....you will not be disappointed!
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I was told of a newish pub in Auckland acouple of weeks ago called Spitting Feathers on Wyndam st. They are reputed to be importing real ale (not the keg crap) from the UK. I haven`t tried it yet, it takes planning and sober drivers to get home to Hamilton! Try The Beer Store in Hamilton, mail order beer from all over the world, not cheap but interesting.There are some good beers out there but like good oats they come at a price, oats (and beer) that have already passed through the horse are cheaper. Must agree about Galbraith`s, good beer and food.
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