Review #16 – Boysenbeery

It’s different, but could it have been more?


Name: Boysenbeery

Style: Fruit beer

By: Invercargill Brewery

Abv: 6.5%

Price: $6.75/330ml bottle (from Thorndon New World)



Some of the very finest beers in New Zealand come out of Invercargill. Whether it’s contract brewing for Yeastie Boys, Golden Ticket or Mussel Inn (yes, I mean the iconic Captain Cooker) or their own creations which include – but are not limited to – the Pitch Black Stout, the Men in Skirts Scottish Ale or, my personal favourite, the mighty Smokin’ Bishop, a smoked bock that tastes like bacon, square foot for square foot this place has a better ‘hit’ rate than pretty much anywhere. Given how far New Zealand punches above it’s weight in terms of craft beer – and I’d argue NZ might have the edge over Australia at the moment which is all that really matters (go on, tell me I’m wrong) – Emersons is great and all, and Imma let you finish but Invercargill Brewery is one of the best anywhere. So I figure I’m entitled to expect something special from the Boysenbeery. Continue reading