Wednesday, 17 October 2018 09:31

McLeod’s Brewery – There can be only one

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  It is no secret that I am quite a fan of McLeod’s Brewery from Waipu, the beautiful shiny heart of plucky little Northland. That has probably been revealed by my previous expressions of devotion in print and on-line, and the fact that I am wearing one of my two McLeod’s t-shirts while writing this, and drinking a McLeod’s Tropical Cyclone Double IPA at the same time, though solely for…
The year 1993 – or the year MCMXCIII as us classical scholars prefer to call it – was a momentous twelve months indeed. One of the global highlights was the opening of a groundbreaking craft beer bar upstairs on Willis Street called The Malthouse.    
Thursday, 27 September 2018 15:19

Blazed Miyagi, From The Woods Update and Muscleman

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Misty Miyagi "In Okinawa, all Miyagi know three things: fish, Karate and Hazy IPAs"   A wise man once said that. Clearly the crew up at Deep Creek have been bingeing on the teachings of Mr. Miyagi, Daniel LaRusso, Takahama Kyoshi and others to draw inspiration for their new series of Hazy IPAs, for the uninitiated these beers are designed to be drunk as fresh as possible to show case…
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 17:12

Fork Brewing wins inaugural Champion Small NZ Brewery

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Inner city Wellington brewery, Fork Brewing, has won the Brewers Guild of New Zealand title of Champion Small New Zealand Brewery.   The New Zealand Brewers Guild Beer Awards were held in Nelson last Saturday, but Fork Brewing’s sole brewer, Kelly Ryan, was in Wellington watching the All Blacks’ narrow loss against South Africa. “We were walking back to the car when my and my partner’s phones just started blowing up…
September is a month of celebrations – Malthouse is celebrating 25 years in the business with twelve brewery events, it is Democracy Day in Tibet (actual results may vary) and Malty’s sister brewpub Fork & Brewer marks its own 8th birthday. It seems therefore fitting that the September Project Silver tap takeover will showcase Fork Brewing.
Monday, 10 September 2018 17:49

Soiree 5.6%

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SOIREE  5.6% Brewed in celebration of our Head Brewer, Tracy Banner's 35 years in the Brewing Industry, this Marzen Rauchbier displays smokey characteristics from the use of Bamberg Beechwood Smoked Malt and exhibits sweet toasted notes.
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