The Tongan Prince

I write words about Hockey and Beer, I also sell shirts

Side Launch: Dark Lager

Special International Edition! This was a gift from some very special guests and now very good friends who stayed recently at our Bed & Breakfast in our inaugural summer season. They – being Canadian – felt they needed to bring… Continue Reading →

Garage Project: Touch Wood – Elderflower & Honey Tripel

Its moniker owed to the difficulty in crafting and getting this kind of brew right – I was drawn by the presence of Elderflower in the name. Elderflower was not something I had ever heard of before coming to the… Continue Reading →

Garage Project: Rum & Raisin Barrel-Aged Strong Ale

Ever been asked who you would most like to be stranded on a deserted island with? No? Yea that’s a weird one, but Garage Project went with that theme here classifying this very limited edition drop as the ultimate decadent… Continue Reading →

Garage Project: Lack Of Faith

Happy May The Force Day! Through sheer foolhardiness I cracked this one open without even a vague idea of what kind of beer it was.  I just knew it was inspired by Star Wars and is brewed by Garage Project…. Continue Reading →

McCashins: Pics Peanut Butter and Jelly Porter

The moment I saw the post from Fresh Choice Richmond pop up on my Facebook touting this as a limited edition mash-up I high tailed it up the street to grab it. I then proceeded to show it off to… Continue Reading →

Garage Project – Lola: Cherry Cola Beer

This kind of drop wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea and I already hear the purists screaming bloody murder at the mere mention of it – but come the F on; it’s coke and beer combined.  Nothing can go wrong!… Continue Reading →

Garage Project: 433 (the nix golden ale)

‘Oh that’s actually yum!’ – Me, less than 5 seconds after my first sip of Garage Projects Wellington Phoenix inspired golden ale My slight moment of surprise was due to the very noticeable toned down hop after taste.  Sure it’s… Continue Reading →

West Coast Brewery – Punakaiki Pilsner

I picked up a 12 pack of these on our Anzac weekend trip to the west coast last year, I saved one to review and waited until now due to issues with my blog (don’t ask). Backstory: when I first… Continue Reading →

Garage Project: Zoo Brew

My partner got this for me for Valentines Day.  A significant find given that A I had no idea he knew I loved Garage Project and B this seems like a one-off rare brew. Made in conjunction with Wellington Zoo… Continue Reading →

Mata Frisky Feijoa

Mata have done what I failed miserably at.  Make something drinkable and alcoholic from Feijoas.   Feijoas have probably the most controversial and explosive flavour in fruit, something not traditionally easy to harness in a fruit juice let alone a… Continue Reading →

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