What I can say is the ins and out of the airports were the fastest I have ever experienced, its raining but not cold (everyone said it was going to be cold?) and in general it seems to be a fairly decent place for a holiday when doing not much is on the agenda. And it is.
I’ve had a couple of beers so far in NZ (does James Squire Golden Ale on the plane count?) but nothing worth writing home about. Off to a brew pub for a couple later on this arvo and have another stop or two at brewing related venues penciled in for later in the week. Aiming to get to Halertau and a good beer bar or two in Auckland. As best I can tell most of the of the other good NZ beers I’ve had like Epic and 8 Wired are contract brewed so nothing to see there. Moa? no idea where they are? I really do need to do better research. However this is a holiday. If the blog was paying me I suppose there may be a higher degree of effort put into things. I’ll take a photo at the brew pub.
Might be good if the rain stopped, but I’m really not too stressed about it, still good drinking weather regardless.