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Will J
  • 33, Male
  • Christchurch
  • New Zealand

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Favorite Beers?
My Favourites include:Emersons London Porter, bookbinder and pilsner (Tap in Dunedin-best). Twisted Hop Twisted Ankle and Nokabolokov; Dux de Lux Sou'Wester and Nor'wester; Epic IPA and Mayhem etc, Yeastie Boys Golden Ale was Fantastic; Green man Yuminess, Brew Moon IPA. Renaissance beers; porter and scotch ale, Croucher, 8 Wired, list goes on: well done NZ craft brewing industry. All the case swappers courtesy of Real Beer Legends
Really enjoyed Yeastie Boys Golden Ale WOW.
Aromatic and flavoursome lagers.
most beers with character
Favorite Breweries?
Emerson's, Twisted Hop,Green Man, Drunkin Pope (have you heard the one about the drunken Pope?), Renaissance, Epic Brewery, Pink Elephant, Dux de Lux, Twisted Hop, Yeastie Boys
Need to try more.....
Favorite Bars/Pubs?
Christchurch; The Twisted Hop, Pomeroy's, Dux de Lux, The Bard (nice atmosphere but needs more beer, grrr)
Dunedin; Refuel, Arc Cafe, Emerson's malt house
Wheatsheaf Hotel in Adelaide
About Me:
Engineer brewing beer and drinking it in my spare time with mates. On the A Brew Club (university brew society) board in 2009. We are doing well with our ales, most of which are dark and yummy. Interested in skateboarding, snowboarding and gardening

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At 12:32pm on November 10, 2008, Stu McKinlay said…
Sure Will.

Check it out here:

We made a slightly different beer commercially because we couldn't source the US Cascade hops, and we brewed with Invercargill's malt stock. Both lovely beers, quite different but very much in the same bracket.

Let me know if you brew it, I'd love to have a taste.

If you want a more traditional porter (less hoppy), you may like to check out Steve Baker's "Bring Your Daughter To The Porter". This beer won big at the homebrew comp and is to be commercially brewed by Hallertau.

At 1:18pm on December 7, 2008, Stu McKinlay said…
Hi Will. Just been playing with NZ Golding and it's not a bad hop. Fruity and earthy, I reckon it'd go really well in any kind of porter... did you end up brewing one? If so, how'd it go?
ps. Skate til you die! Good on ya. I'm on old school skater, with an old Santa Cruz Roskopp stored under the house, just waiting for my boys to get old enough to join in - then I'll go risk my knees, ankles, wrists and elbows again.
At 1:51pm on February 12, 2009, James P said…
Hi Will, splitting the shipping sounds good.
At 8:50pm on April 13, 2009, Rusty Chch said…

Can you jack up a recipe for your oatmeal stout for me? The old man is visiting NZ in July and he's commanded that a beer be brewed in his honour.
At 8:56am on September 19, 2009, Stu McKinlay said…
67c mash.

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