The three question I am asked most often at the beer tastings I run are:
1) What’s the difference between an ale and lager?
2) Why does Steinlager give me such a bad headache?
3) Where can I obtain these magnificent libations?
The answer to the third question just became a whole lot easier with the successful launch of The Beer Store – a New Zealand on-line specialist beer supplier.
The Beer Store currently has over 300 boutique beers from New Zealand and the world including many which are impossible to source even in beer-rich Wellington. In my first order, I picked up a six-pack of Croucher Pale Ale and a six-pack of Dux de Lux Nor’Wester. Next time, I can’t go past the Brew Moon Hophead IPA – I haven’t seen that brew here for years.
The order process is simple enough for me to use (which means it must be very simple) and, despite placing my order late on Wednesday afternoon, the beer arrived in a robust cardboard box the very next day. One of the very nice touches about the site is that provides quite detailed information on every beer. That takes away a bit of the guesswork.
You can colour me impressed with the whole Beer Store experience from start to finish.