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In the previous blog, I described last week as “an inauspicious week for humanity.” Subsequent events were to demonstrate this was a gargantuan understatement –

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 11:36

From the White House to the Ciderhouse

At the risk of near fatal understatement, this is an inauspicious week for humanity.

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 09:42

Trappist beers gladden my tiny black heart

I have been self-employed for nearly a decade and my company has never had a mission statement, a vision statement or any written strategies. A credible argument could be made that it has never had any unwritten strategies either.

Staff Profiles in Courage: Sam - “One light, one dark and one weird”

Welcome to the seventh instalment of the especially esteemed Malthouse blog feature titled “Staff Profiles in Courage.” This semi-regular format involves me sitting down with a worthy Malty staff member at “my table” in the bar, operating my voice recorder like a proper journalist, [1] drinking a hoppy ale (or two), and asking a number of meticulously researched questions about their life and career.

“New Kids on the Block”: Double Vision in Red October (remix)

We are now into week two of the Hunt for Red October Red Beer Showcase, a month long, five venue extravaganza which sees each bar launching a uniquely new red, amber, copper, burgundy, maroon, crimson, scarlet, vermillion or even rufescent barley based beverage every Friday. Given it is Friday, it is time to announce the next Malthouse Red October beer. [1]

“He’s a Wild Thing, He’s a Woolly Thing”: Red October (remix)

The Hunt for the Red October Beer Showcase is a month long celebration of red beers with five of Wellington’s best craft beer bars launching twenty-five new red inspired brews over the course of five weeks. [1] That is because, unlike the legendary Bavarian Oktoberfest, Red October is held here in, you know, October. Oh wait, it starts tomorrow on 30 September 2016. How traditional!