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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 09:41

What happens when you get Magic Dust in the Zeus Juice?

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What happens when you get Magic Dust in the Zeus Juice? This is a most unusual blog post, both in terms of content and in process. Standard Operating Procedure sees me write an epic introduction which is often at best tangentially related to beer, and then cover the specified beers for the week.
Thursday, 30 November 2017 14:04

8 Wired's 8th Birthday Celebration

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Just a wee reminder to all you 8 Wired fans out there. Malthouse will be hosting 8 wired’s 8th Birthday party this Sunday.
Monday, 27 November 2017 14:23

ParrotDog Microflora Launch

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Be among the first to try Parrotdog's latest beer series on tap. Microflora is a series of kettle-soured beers brewed to celebrate those invisible but indispensable organisms crucial to so much in ecology, health — and cuisine. Here, they’ve created a clean acidity that gives us a canvas on which to experiment with flavour. Beers hit tap 5pm November 29. Specimen ASpecimen A begins with a very pale malt base…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 22:57

Basin beer festival set to be a hit

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Wellington’s brand new beer festival, Beers at the Basin, is already proving to be a hit with punters before it has even begun. To be held at the iconic Basin Reserve on Saturday 9 December, organisers say ticket sales are steadily climbing and expected to reach 4,500-5,000 by event day, a number that the participating breweries are excited about. Event Manager Thomas Buchanan knows that the crowds are in for…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:30

Cos there ain’t no party like an 8 Wired party

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I would like to claim that I vividly remember my 8th birthday party. In reality, my recollections of that event are even vaguer than those few memories of my 21st which was celebrated in some considerable bogan style on the balcony of a cricket club in suburban Tawa.
Monday, 20 November 2017 11:27

Belgium Pale Ale 5.2%

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Belgian Pale Ale  5.2% Belgian Pale Ales were first brewed to compete against Pilsners around the time of the WWII.  Spicy characters are typical of this style which derives from the use of Belgian yeast; we’ve added a bucket load of hops to compliment and balance the aroma and flavour of this wonderful style of beer.