What happens when you get Magic Dust in the Zeus Juice?

This is a most unusual blog post, both in terms of content and in process. Standard Operating Procedure sees me write an epic introduction which is often at best tangentially related to beer, and then cover the specified beers for the week.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 14:04

8 Wired's 8th Birthday Celebration

Just a wee reminder to all you 8 Wired fans out there. Malthouse will be hosting 8 wired’s 8th Birthday party this Sunday.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:30

Cos there ain’t no party like an 8 Wired party

I would like to claim that I vividly remember my 8th birthday party. In reality, my recollections of that event are even vaguer than those few memories of my 21st which was celebrated in some considerable bogan style on the balcony of a cricket club in suburban Tawa.

Malthouse, a craft beer destination bar, will perform its now annual miraculous transformation to Ciderhouse from 24 November 2017 to 26 November 2017. This event is a joyous celebration of cider. Just as cider is available at Malty all year round, craft beer will be around during Ciderhouse but the focus will be firmly on the apple-based beverage for a few days.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 17:01

It’s not a trap – so many pale ales

I write about beer a lot. For one non-Malty related publication, my last three column topics were sour beers, barrel-aged beers and then fruit beers. It is fair in the extreme to say those beer styles are not my favourites. Not even close.

This blog talks about pirates quite a lot, particularly in light of the distinct paucity of actual pirates actually making beer. In the early years the pirate posts were mainly championing the annual International Talk like a Pirate Day, which surprisingly often coincided with the world famous Oktoberfest. Coincidence? Absolutely.