Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival 2013

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The festival was so much fun...packed with people really enjoying themselves! With over 100 New Zealand boutique breweries manning stalls, it's fair to say, New Zealand is definitely a beer drinking country! I was almost slightly embarrassed about how much I knew about the different beer types, being a girl and all! 
I got particularly excited when we stumbled upon a stall from The Mussell Inn (which I've posted about here), where I ordered a glass of delicious Captain Cooker Manuka Beer!
While we weren't wandering around having tasters of all of the exotic sounding beers, we were lounging under tree's eating delicious food, catching up on some much needed gossip, and people watching! When the day finally cooled down enough that I could take off my sunhat,  we sat under the shade of a giant pine tree and drank lots of water after all of that beer!
My day ended with a very slow, giggly, slightly wobbly bike ride through the park and home, where I was happy to be tucked into bed nice and early!

23 comments:

  1. Looks like such an amazing day! Loving the hat :)

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    1. It really was so much fun! I spent my whole summer looking for the perfect straw hat and found this one after months of searching!

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  2. Gorgeous pics! So warm and full of sunshiney goodness!
    Love your sunhat!

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    1. Hey Libs, It really was a sunny day! I had fun making some warm sepia type curves on photoshop! I'm not usually one for editing, but all of those warm tones in the sunshine and the beer were just calling for it! xo

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  3. I can't believe we don't have anything like this in Australia!!! I LOVE beer and cider so to me this looks like a perfect day out, all of those different varieties of beer sound delicious :D

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    1. Hey lovely! I know right, It's like a new twist on the old wine and food festivals! It was such a popular day :), I even came away with more knowledge about beer! xo

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  4. Aw, loveliness! I can't wait for the Auckland one soon :)
    What a lovely Kiwi blog btw x

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    1. Thanks Mary! Oh that is exciting you have one in auckland too :) I'll cross my fingers for beautiful weather for you :) Aw thank you for stopping by my blog!

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