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.
This whole regular updating thing is like a bad old habit that I’ve caught again.
Anyway, here is another finely crafted (err, mass produced) New Zealand beer – Speight’s Distinction Ale.
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.
Three updates in a day, eh? Well, this one is just a beer review.
Wait, what am I saying "just" a beer review?! People love my beer reviews!
Anyway, Speight’s Gold Medal Ale, I know I know, I can’t believe I hadn’t written this one up either, but I had some in the fridge and one thing lead to another.
Marston’s Owd Rodger, an old ale with a richness, from sunny England.
Oh. My. God. If anyone out there already knew that Lion had a good beer on the market, why didn’t you tell me?
Quick beer review from yesterday, shocked and amazed that I haven’t written this one up earlier, it’s not exactly a new beer. Thanks, Singapore!
Yay, another new beer. Cheers, England. (And Dale.)
Another beer, Erdinger Kristallklar. (Es ist gut.)
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.