The title of this post is a quotation from no less than the Dalai Lama himself. He wrote “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.”
Thursday, 15 June 2017 19:45

This Week's Testimony

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Smoke+Screen Regular readers will have noticed us talking up our plans for July 1, when Rugby’s most famous circus comes to town. In particular, we’re doing something totally unprecedented in our history - and unlikely to be repeated - by extending Hashigo Zake’s frontier upstairs. Naturally our plans include food, drink and entertainment. It’s time to elaborate a little on the entertainment.  Screen Earlier this week we stealthily arranged a…
Blogs about Malthouse’s now annual Darkest Days festival have always used a quotation as a headline. This one is absolutely no different... except that it is the first quote to appear on this illustrious site from Og Mandino.
It is no secret that I really like using quotations in the headlines for this blog. Highlighting the words of people far more clever and talented than I helps educate readers and saves me precious time. This issue, the quote is from the (late) Artist Formerly Known As Prince. [1]
Thursday, 08 June 2017 15:18

Oatmeal Stout 4.3%

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A blend of rolled oats and speciality roasted malts make this a pleasant, full flavoured and delicately smooth tasting.  With caramel, coffee, chocolate and nut like flavours dominant, the black hue and creamy head finish the beer off perfectly.
You might be familiar with one of the Americas largest craft breweries Lagunitas, Spanish for Small Lake, Brewing Co. Founded in 1993 by Tony Magee in Lagunitas, California, and moved a year later to nearby Petaluma, California, when they quickly outgrew their original location. Since the mid-2000s, Lagunitas has been one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the United States and is now coming to New Zealand. Next Tuesday the…