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Just regular people, like you or me, except they're making very, very good beer.


Mean Doses Brewery & Fillery

130 Tory Street Te Aro
Wellington

Mean IPA 6.7% 60 IBU American IPA Because you need an IPA, don't you? You do. I mean a brewery needs an IPA, sure, that's just basic business sense. But you, the people, you need this too. This IPA is deep and golden, it has all kinds of citrus in it, but also with a clean, balanced bitterness. It's like a balm for your weary soul. I have seen people cheer up, very quickly, upon tasting this IPA (true story).
Mean Red IPA 6.5% 55 IBU Red IPA Flavour notes for this one go: “mahogany goodness with mango, melon and mandarin on the nose, and pineapple...” – ah, whatever, I don't have my reading glasses and Dean’s handwriting is hard to decipher. I think it says “raisin and pine flavours”? Hmm. I've never been good at identifying all these little fruit tastes, maybe people just make all that stuff up? I get more of a caramel thing from it. Anyway it's awesome – personally, this one is my favourite.
Mean Porter 5% 30 IBU Porter This one is easy going (NB a porter, not a stout). It's quaffable, you've got a mild thing happening here; bittersweet, a bit chocolate-y. You could take this beer to a sick relative. You could drink responsible amounts of this while looking after other people's children. It's that kind of beer.
Mean Juice 5.7% 20 IBU New England IPA Some people say they don't like hazy IPAs, like New England IPAs (e.g. this one). They reckon they look weird, or that the massive fruit flavours are too intense. Some other people say there's no accounting for taste. Both of these groups of people are wrong. Hazy New England style IPAs are awesome, there IS accounting for taste, and we are watching you. You have been warned.
Mean mystery beer... 6.8% ? This is a ****. There - that's my job done. No, seriously, listen: it's a delicious and **** bodied **** with **** and **** in it. You already know whether you want to drink it or not. So maybe not as mysterious as the name suggests, in that respect. Maybe the "mystery" refers to the satisfying complexity of the taste or something? I dunno. I don't make the beers. I'm just a website.
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