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Friday Drinks…Speights Gold

>In a new waste of the information highway, I will feature a beer worth considering…it is about this time of the week when one starts to feel the dry scratching at the back of the throat (let’s be honest, that starts for me 0800 Monday morning!) and the mind wanders to getting out of the office, or off the building site, or out of the truck, and into a pub, bottlie, or self-invitation to a mate’s for a glass, pint, handle, stubbie, longneck, or whatever you want to call it.

The box of Speights…what was orignally used
as seats in Jake The Musc’s house, but failed.

So this is the first of my choices in beers, the tried and true Speights Gold. World famous for it’s “Good onya Mate” campaigns, Here is the ‘official explanation from Speight’s brewery on their bevvie;

Speight’s encapsulates the needs of thirsty yet discerning Southern Men. Probably the least sweet of all New Zealand mainstream brown beers, this characteristic allows the full flavour of the malt and hops to shine through.
Speight’s Gold Medal Ale is a great accompaniment to any meat dish and is superb with gamey Southern dishes such as venison, duck and rabbit.

Now I’m not much of a rabbit fan personally (and I wouldn’t expect too many Southern farmers are!) what with calicivirous (sic) and lead-poisoning prevalent, but I would have this Ale in my top 10 of all beers, and personally for me is best when over the Barbie (although I prefer to call mine Joss, as she’s HOT!) with some home-kill sausies, chops, and maybe some garlic prawns sizzling away. Also the perfect beer to share with the missus when she asks for a Shandy…it’s criminal, I know, but at least she’s not drinking Khutze Lager!

As we used to toast in the Navy…”To Wives and Sweethearts…may they never meet!”.

Pride of the South…I can only assume they mean the beer???

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