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Secrets can be powerful – Who poisoned the All Blacks at the 1995 Rugby World Cup? Are we alone in this universe? Who really shot JFK? Why is Dai Henwood still a thing? Is it true that JFK shot first? A person with those answers would be a force to be reckoned with.

The day of the Malthouse West Coast IPA Challenge is one of just seven dates to be written into my paper diary at the start of every year – Mum’s birthday, Dad’s birthday, Brother’s birthday, Lovely Partner’s birthday, Said anniversary, Wrestlemania Day, and the Challenge.

Friday, 22 June 2018 16:09

The Darkest Days

By my reckoning, New Zealand just endured its longest night of the year. This insightful reckoning was based on the actual calculations of experts in the field of astronomy who are much smarter than me, and the fact that I read about it on the internet so it must be true. In retrospect, the information was posted on the New Zealand Herald website which is frequently the exception to that otherwise inviolable rule.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:25

Project Silver - #6 Hallertau

It has been a wee while between drinks as they say, so we've got a super special lineup coming your way this weekend.

As a professional beer writer, I have visited a lot of breweries around the world (New Zealand, Australia, China, United Kingdom, and the Czech Republic) but few, if any, made a greater impression than Lagunitas Brewery in California, USA. I was there for literally two hours literally ten years ago, but I loved the place then and I still love their beers now.

Malthouse is celebrating 25 years in business with a yearlong series of monthly beer launches and tap takeovers from some of New Zealand’s finest breweries. This mammoth saga has been dubbed “Project Silver” after the metal traditionally associated with said anniversary. It has been described variously as “awesome”, “incredible” and “a little bit nuts, to be honest”.

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