Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:46

Haze Fest 2017

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The gods must be hazy!Golding’s Free Dive brings you a day of the very finest natural wines and hazy, unfiltered beers! Featuring wines from The Hermit Ram, Framingham Wines, Tom Shobbrook, Cambridge Road Vineyard, Lucy Margaux, Jauma Wine, and Commune of Buttons!Beers from Liberty Brewing Company, Garage Project, Kereru Brewing Company, Choice Bros Brewing and Hallertau Brewery!Also appearing: Tears for Spears, an asparagus pop-up! Wine and beer will be pouring from midday.  Facebook event is here.#HazeFest #NaturalWine #YouDriveMeHazy #CloudyBeer#TheGodsMustBeHazy #SetHazersToStun #NotJustEastCoastIPAs #PetNat#WitBier #HazeOfOurLives #Unfiltered #TheseAreTheSaladHaze#HazyWees
Sunday, 17 September 2017 15:49

Big, Bought, Boutique - Beer Tasting

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Join Craft Beer College for a blind beer tasting series. Big beer, Bought beer, Boutique beer will challenge your assumptions about "craft beer", "beer" and its owners. Four beer styles will be presented, with a "big" brewery beer, a "bought" brewery beer and an independent "boutique" brewery beer. Four styles, three beers presented in each style, all presented blind. Let your senses be the judge. The "big" will come from…
Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:57

You came in like a Cannon Ball

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It is just over a week until the 2017 General Election in New Zealand. To say this campaign has been a rollercoaster is to deeply misunderestimate rollercoasters. It has been more akin to Richard Hammond trying to parallel park a rocket car while high on LSD. Let’s recap for those who have not been following events as closely as this political tragic 
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 09:40

Heed the Siren’s call

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Malthouse is hosting an impromptu mini tap takeover this weekend (8 and 9 September 2017). The Featured Brewery is the highly decorated Siren Craft Beer from Berkshire. Actually, it is hard to know exactly how “impromptu” this tap takeover really is given the beers had to come all the way from the United Kingdom and there is already a Facebook event page. Still, the beers are well worth checking out…
Thursday, 31 August 2017 13:22

A loving ode to unsung heroes

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While stars, celebrities and politicians are constantly showered with accolades – some of which may even be deserved - there are many unsung heroes out there doing fantastic work out of the limelight.
Ah, Beervana. A two day craft beer festival preceded by a week packed with beer and food events now known around the world as the Road to Beervana. I attempted to be moderate but – as the famous saying allegedly goes – “moderation in all things, including moderation.”