Day 7 – Beers of Auckland – Halo Pilsner

Beers of Auckland Advent Calendar 2014
DAY 7 – Halo Pilsner by Liberty Brewing Company

Halo Pils Jo
Ever notice that it is Joseph’s face on the Statue of Liberty?

GROWLER: Halo Pilsner
BREWED: The Beer Fountain

Oh dear.  I didn’t make any notes. I did try it, but then continued to try a few other beers. It was nice to drink the beer with the brewer though. As you would expect from Joseph, the beer was great.

On very special occasions we have a friend from Sydney come and visit us. We like to call him “The Mule”, as he is our beer mule. He brings new and interesting beers from around the world for us to try.

So Sunday was one of those special times. It did distract me from getting this post out on time, and from completing it fully.

I did record some of the beers that I tasted on Untappd

(Hope your surgery went well Phil)

Craft Beer in Auckland

#craftbeer, #auckland, #newzealand, #libertybrewer #halopilsner #adventcalendar

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QUICKIE – Before Time Eats This Stuff (Stag Do)

Thursday 20th Feb, we did our first Stag Do at lunch time at Epic Beer HQ It was kind of one of those thing you say yes to like three months ago, and then all of a sudden the day is upon you, and you aren’t really sure what it all means. My head was thinking about the Epic Carolina release in Hamilton later in the day but I had to get stuff stored.

Epic HQ Stag Do So a keen group of homebrewers / craft beer lovers from Melbourne

Very Lucky They got very luck with the beers they got to taste

Once I had assessed how made keen they were not only on craft beer, but Epic Beer, I decide I would pull out the rare beers.

The arrangement was pretty cool. We put on the beers and they brought the meat. So while I was doing the beer tasting , Sten was madly cooking on the BBQ for 15 people.

stag do 2 Yup we got them to try some Carolina Reaper chillies

For some reason it is quite funny watching people eat extremely hot chillies, and experiencing an amazing amount of pain.

 

 

Friday 21st Feb, headed to the Auckland Art Gallery for the opening of a new exhibition – Five Maori Painters

We were the beer for the opening event, and it is always cool to be first to get to see a new exhibition.

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5MP Invite

 

Auckland Art Gallery - Five Maori Painters - Exhibition Opening
Auckland Art Gallery – Five Maori Painters – Exhibition Opening

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Think I am caught up from last week now…

[CHANGES] New blogs coming soon

This has been a pretty massive week, including I have changed blogging platform from Blogger to WordPress.

Since “Tasting Tuesday”….

 

Wednesday 19th February – Sam Snead’s House of Whiskey – Single Barrel Bourbon Tasting (special appearance by Epic Carolina)

Sam Snead's House of Whiskey - Bourbon Tasting
Sam Snead’s House of Whiskey – Bourbon Tasting

 

 Thursday – 20th February – Our first stag do tasting at Epic Beer HQ

Stag Do Tasting - Epic Beer HQ

 

Thursday – 20th February – Epic Carolina Hamilton Release – House on Hood (including hot wing eating competition)

Epic Carolina Hamilton Release

 

Friday – 21st February – Auckland Art Gallery – Five Maori Painters Exhibit Opening (beer supplier for the event)

Auckland Art Gallery - Five Maori Painters - Exhibition Opening
Auckland Art Gallery – Five Maori Painters – Exhibition Opening

 

Saturday – 22nd February – blanc Brew Fest (most popular beers for us, Epic Carolina and Coffee & Fig Stout)

350 people, drinking craft beer at blanc in Henderson - Brew Fest 2014
350 people, drinking craft beer at blanc in Henderson – Brew Fest 2014

 

I’ve found it hard to find the time to write blog post over the last few days. The spare time I could have spent blogging has been spent on moving the domain, setting up WordPress, and importing the old blog posts. There is still a bit of fine tuning to do on setup (and learning about WordPress), but I expect to be back into it in the coming week.