We’ve been enjoying Auckland’s local alehouses – two that brew their own: Shakespeare Tavern and Galbraith’s Alehouse. Shakespeare was fun, very Irish Pub-like, including a chatty and friendly Irish bartender. Galbraith’s knocked our socks off. Really. We tried samples of Bob Hudson’s Bitter, Bellringers Bitter, Bitter and Twisted ESB, Full Nelson (brown ale) and Grafton Porter. All were good, Grafton Porter and Bitter and Twisted were startlingly good. We also enjoyed an excellent appetizer of Salt and Pepper Squid.
We’re off to rent a car and see how we manage on the left side of strange roads.