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Wellington............as in NZ

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by mulder1010, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    Leave tomorrow to return to Australia.

    Big hoppy beers here. Good stuff.

    Hashigo Zake, The Hop Garden and Malthouse are very good and have ranges and prices that make others in Australia not worth going to.

    Service to die for. Staff know their beer.

    20 growler taps at Regional Wines in Wellington.

    Epic beers on tap are sublime.
    Lots of rain is the only negative.
  2. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (610) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    Emersons is good too, their Oreti Red IPA was superb!!

    Regional was a little mind-blowing in terms of the stuff i like...wish i had more luggage space.

    Service has been fantastic, beer people really cool too
  3. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    Buy me stuff.
  4. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    Some really good IPA's here. Too bad on tap only.
    Sam Adams Utopia was really good also.
    Liberty Blonde Citra was top notch.
  5. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    Got a
    Got a Liberty C!tra for you!!!! Have any good RIS or Fou foune??
    C!tra is pretty rare :)
  6. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    I have this awesome beer called Monteiths Radler. I hear Radler was invented by Monteiths.
  7. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    It's true. I think even a fair minded, kind judge agreed with them and stopped those nasty craft people from making a beer they clearly stole. Nasty craft people. It's like the time I invented IPA and then all these people stole my idea and I told them to stop but no-one listens to me and keeps calling there beers after mine. Bastards!
  8. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    kep the radler. will drink a DIPA tonight
  9. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    C!tra made Watermelon warhead obsolete:)
  10. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    Nah, not sour enough.
  11. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    this better?????
    [​IMG]:)
  12. barls

    barls Aficionado (175) Australia Nov 15, 2006

    you missed fork and brewer, little beer quarter and sprig and fern while over there.
    im heading back in august. i cant wait
  13. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (610) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    Little Beer Quarter was very good, staff service was fantastic, food was great and the beer selection was quality.

    Fork and brewer was was soulless. Majorly lacking in atmosphere. Huge taplist, but didn't really have the quality to pick from that Hashigo Zake or Hop Garden had.

    Didn't get to Sprig & Fern.

    Enjoy your trip in August! Beervana?
  14. barls

    barls Aficionado (175) Australia Nov 15, 2006

    yeah, beervana. got to get one more in while the sister in law lives over there. dont think ill be allowed to go next year, might just have to settle for melbourne.
    i really enjoyed the fork and brewer. had a long chat to one of the bartenders and who i think is the manager. they should be brewing there by the time i get back there.
    sprig and fern is well worth the visit even if its just for the doople bock.
    hashigo was my favourite though.
  15. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Hashigo is great. They helped us a lot too when we had our NZ beer month. We sent some Feral their way and they sent us some NZ stuff back in a nice little keg rotation. I can't speak highly enough of them.
  16. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (425) Australia Nov 6, 2009

    And the staff at Hashigo couldn't speak highly enough of Feral.
  17. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Hashigo loves Feral, Feral loves Hashigo and the poor little boy from the Sail and Anchor sits all alone and unappreciated. :(

    lol.

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