Malthouse, a craft beer destination bar, will perform its now annual miraculous transformation to Ciderhouse from 24 November 2017 to 26 November 2017. This event is a joyous celebration of cider. Just as cider is available at Malty all year round, craft beer will be around during Ciderhouse but the focus will be firmly on the apple-based beverage for a few days.
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 17:01

It’s not a trap – so many pale ales

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I write about beer a lot. For one non-Malty related publication, my last three column topics were sour beers, barrel-aged beers and then fruit beers. It is fair in the extreme to say those beer styles are not my favourites. Not even close.
This blog talks about pirates quite a lot, particularly in light of the distinct paucity of actual pirates actually making beer. In the early years the pirate posts were mainly championing the annual International Talk like a Pirate Day, which surprisingly often coincided with the world famous Oktoberfest. Coincidence? Absolutely.
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:31

Hop Selection No.1 4.9%

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We feel privileged to have been offered the opportunity to brew with a hop that Plant and Food in Riwaka have trialled and are very close to making a commercial decision about. We have intentionally brewed a light bodied beer using 50/50 wheat and barley so that the beer will showcase the hop character.  This beer displays an abundance of fruits with tropical, peach and tangerine at the fore.  
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:23

Red IPA 6%

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Deep red in colour, this limited seasonal release is packed with copious amounts of NZ hops giving bold citrus and tropical notes typical of an IPA. The biscuit, toasted and caramel malt flavours finish the beer off wonderfully.
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:13

Rakau Pilsner 5%

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Brewed using a single hop variety called Rakau, this Pilsner delivers stone fruit and pine like characteristics. True to a Pilsner style, this beer has a crisp aftertaste.