Too? Much? Beer?

Beer, General, Reckons

I’m racing through a bit of a beer overstock situation – well, as much as I ever race with drinking. (Not much.)

Here’s a slightly confusing one, Kirin Ichiban First Press, I’ve reviewed a brew called Kirin Ichiban before, and I’m not sure if First Press is totally different. Because, while there are obvious differences – the label and alcohol % – the name is causing me some trouble. What little Japanese I do know tells me that Ichiban means ‘first something’, so it’s possible that the new label merely includes the translation, where the previous one didn’t. Anyway, I’ve thrown caution to the wind and called it a new beer.

If you can’t be bothered reading the whole thing, I’m not a big fan of this one.

James Boag’s Premium

Beer, General, Reckons

Make that 4 updates. Usually I have a rule about writing up more than one beer in a day, but after all the first one was an extremely well known New Zealand beer, and the second one is a ho-hum Australian beer. So this time I’m willing to break my own rule.

Without further ado – introducing James Boag’s Premium, do forgive him, he’s Tasmanian.

Skol Super. Skifun.

Beer, General, Reckons

Another beer, Skol Super.

Also, I’m very excited about skiing, possibly going next weekend, though I hadn’t been planning on going until I got my new car. Seems we might go with a couple of our friends. This is going to force me out of my National Park comfort zone and all the way over to Ohakune. I’ve stayed there a few times before, of course, but I’ve found that National Park is simply a better place, and being close to Whakapapa — which is of course the best field on the mountain — makes it even better. Ahh well, I guess I’ll just have to re-learn the runs on Turoa. This is probably a good thing. Hope the weather is good.

It’s going to be good fun, especially the ‘teaching Hot how to skiboard’ bit.

Speaking of Red, she wanted to do something today, so we headed out to sunny Huia to check out the dam, then took a nice cruise along Scenic Drive and down to Te Henga where George had a great time running in the surf and playing with all the other happy little doggies.