Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:10

Richard Emerson: The Spirit in the Sky

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March was a somewhat rocky month for this blog. I was forced to write solely about sour beers on no less than two occasions. However, I also got to post the 400th Malthouse blog which is right up there as an absolute career highlight. April is already promising to be much better with the impending arrival of Hopstock – a now annual Wellington-wide celebration of fresh, green hopped, beery goodness. [1]
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 18:45

Hopstock 2017

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Hopstock: A celebration of fresh hop beers and Welly’s “globally unique” craft beer scene The fifth annual Craft Beer Capital Hopstock Festival takes place from 19-24 April, with 22 bars and breweries taking part in 2017’s celebration of fresh hop beers. Hopstock is a beacon in the calendars of Wellington craft beer drinkers, which sees breweries and Wellington craft beer venues exclusively paired up to showcase the breweries’ “green hop…
Monday, 03 April 2017 18:19

X.P.A. - Xtra Pale Ale 4.8%

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We bring together the best bits of an IPA and an APA to form a golden brew which oozes distinctive tropical, passionfruit and citrus notes. To make this truly oru own style, instead of traditional US hops we have supported the NZ hop harvest by using locally grown Nelson hops.
Thursday, 30 March 2017 17:16

Golding's Turns Four

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Four years already? Gosh it’s gone past quick! So many pizzas and bags of Cheezels, so much beer through the taps, and many good times with great people, both staff and customers!On Saturday first of April, we’ll be marking our fourth birthday in our traditional manner - by opening up our taps up to our staff to choose one beer each. There will be rolling beer specials, and best of…
Thursday, 30 March 2017 12:38

Enter the Dragon

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  News bulletin #384 March 30, 2017 Bottle Pour Saturday - Dragon Edition   Way back in Issue 383 of this email we talked about the latest releases of the two beers under the There Be Dragons label – Chasing Harvest Ale and Royal Blood. This Saturday we’re offering customers a chance to get them both by the glass. Chasing Harvest is a single batch of pinot barrel-aged red ale (with…
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 09:42

Issue 400: The Surprising Evolution of a Beer Blog

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In October 2008, I penned the very first Malthouse blog which was, appropriately enough, titled the “Pursuit of Hoppiness”. That was a phrase I first heard in the United States at the World Beer Cup. I really liked it, and there is the added advantage that it also reflects quite nicely my beer tastes, then and now. Here is the first paragraph in full: