Thursday, 14 July 2016 23:03

Hashigo Zake's Road to Beervana

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Fresh 'n Fruity Wednesday Tickets are still available for our next new shipment tasting, featuring brand new beers from Modern Times, and super fresh IPA's from Speakeasy. We'll be tasting: Maui Pineapple Mana Wheat Modern Times Fruitlands Passion Guava Gose & Apricot Gose Modern Times Oneida Pale Ale Modern Times City of the Dead Foreign Extra Stout Speakeasy Vendetta IPA Speakeasy Double Daddy IIPA Remember, it's just $40 to try all seven…
Thursday, 07 July 2016 16:11

A New Zeelandt Beer

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New Zeelandt Zeelandt Brewery hasn't been seen in these parts very often, especially on tap. Since the brewery opened in 2012 they've been focusing on the local market and upper North Island. That's about to change this Tuesday, when we tap our first keg from Zeelandt: Negra Royale. Negra Royale (6.1%) is a blend of two Zeelandt beers: their Schwarzbier and London Porter. This blend has then been aged in a…
The old saying contends that "it is always darkest just before the dawn". [1] That is certainly true at Malthouse where the Darkest Days Showcase of Stouts, Porters and Dark Ales has finished and we anxiously await the rise of the radiant sun of the Malty beer calendar – the Malthouse West Coast IPA Challenge. Starting 2pm on Friday, 29 July 2016, the discerning drinking public will get the chance to…
Thursday, 30 June 2016 16:51

'Murica Day & Barley Wine(s)

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Smash 'n' GABS Seeing as we sent out a special email on Tuesday, this is just a quick reminder that the first six Smash 'n' GABS beers are on tap now! The lunch crowd had a good go at them, taking advantage of the 200ml Teku poursto try a wide variety. At the moment it's looking like the Biere Henri is going to be the first to go, so get…
Thursday, 23 June 2016 17:04

Double Vision Brewing Launch Party

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Double Vision Brewing are launching at The Hop Garden!  The two beers we'll be pouring are: RED RASCAL- RED IPA Our Red Rascal combines our favourite characteristics of a red ale with an IPA. We have used Nelson Sauvin for Aroma and a combination of Rakau, motueka and riwaka for flavour while having it end with a gentle bittering effect given by Southern Cross. It hits the tongue with full…
Thursday, 23 June 2016 16:54

Auckland Tasted Like Jaffas

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Auckland Tasted Like Jaffas Last weekend Auckland showed it has what it takes to be a great beer city, when the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular made it's way across the ditch for the first time. I was lucky enough to have been to the original GABS in Melbourne in May, so know how slick GABS is when run in its home town. I was very curious to see whether the magic…