Wednesday, 02 November 2016 09:42

Trappist beers gladden my tiny black heart

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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.
Monday, 31 October 2016 14:43

Day of the Dead Street Fiesta!

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Join Garage Project, Golding's Free Dive and the Hannahs Laneway Crew for the Day of the Dead Street Fiesta. An annual celebration of life and love one's past.Full Garage Project line up both in the courtyard and on tap inside. Including special releases - Day of the Dead, Chilli Chocolate Black Lager & La Calavera Catrina, Watermelon, Habanero & Rosewater Maize Lager. Dia De Los Muertos brings the Hannahs Laneway alive with…
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…
“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.…
“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…
Thursday, 29 September 2016 15:44

Fortunate Islands & Footy

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Fortunate Islands Two Ways Making fruit infused beer properly is a pain the arse. I can understand why the majority of 'fruited' IPAs use fruit essences, using real fruit is a hell of a lot harder to scale up. While visiting New Zealand last year, Modern Times head brewer Matt Walsh told us about the ridiculous amount of time it took to zest thousands of grapefruit for the amazing Fortunate…