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It is Accepted Beer Wisdom (ABW) that every fundamental problem facing the world can be solved at the pub if people just drink beer and talk about the issue very loudly and for a duration usually in inverse proportion to the participant’s knowledge of the subject matter. Here are some real world examples from Malthouse:
I have been writing about beer for so long that I was there when Tap Takeovers started to become a Certified Thing in New Zealand. [1] At the time, they were described as revolutionary, controversial and just a little bit naughty.
Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:56

Where There's Smoke

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Anniversaries Beervana just announced their brewery lineup for this year and there’s less than a month until New Zealand’s highest profile beer festival. It was around the time of Beervana, way back in 2009, that we started trading here at Hashigo Zake. So every Beervana is a kind of anniversary for us. From this year it’s also the anniversary of something slightly less joyous – the time someone tried to…
Friday, 07 July 2017 15:43

Up a Deep Creek without a tasting paddle

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I have been accused on numerous occasions of sporting a “stupidly happy grin” while drinking enormously hopped beers. [1] This is true and has been verified by noted scientists
Thursday, 29 June 2017 16:08

The Lions are not coming, they are here...

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On Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending the British and Irish Lions match live at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium. The crowd was loud and largely happy as the gallant men in red shirts fought for a right honourable draw – 31-31.
Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:53

Colab and Collabs

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Colab Tomorrow night we get to be the first Wellington bar to serve the beer of West Auckland newbies Colab. We’re expecting a delegation from the brewery featuring some, or maybe even all, of their three founders. To honour Colab’s German connection we’ll be augmenting our menu with a German dish or two. And not just any old off-the-shelf pretzels either – Oma Erna's Mautaschen Dumplings, prepared by our own…
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