A Renaissance Brewing Perfection Pale Ale in my hotel room in Wellington. The great thing about NZ is that beer o'clock is two hours before it is in Australia!
The Perfection Pale is a very tasty beer with a great flavour and solid bitterness. The only two things that let it down are a soapy head and overcarbonation.
The next question is, what am I drinking next, the Epic Pale Ale or Hopwired IPA ...
I picked up the three at the supermarket in central Wellington for about $NZ20.
Instead I could have had Coopers longnecks for $NZ4.95 or a 12-pack of Coopers Pale Ale for $NZ20 (the equivalent of about 45c Australian
Last night's tasting was a Kortegast Sparkling Ale (a fine beer, made with an old hop variety, Hokitika) from Christchurch, an Emerson's London Porter (a delicious beer, although borderline stout, I reckon) from Dunedin and a Monteith's Black Beer from one of three locations where it's brewed.
Not a bad trade-off given I am spending the evenings in front of a laptop by myself in a hotel room, doing work ...