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Just as it has every single year since the invention of the Gregorian Calendar (1582 – Patent Still Pending), April is upon us again. This month has already brought people millions of chocolate eggs and/or chocolate bunnies, erratic coverage of the Commonwealth Games and footage of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull caught live on camera butchering the famous but over rated Ozzie glam rock anthem “The Voice”.
Thursday, 05 April 2018 16:38

Hopstock Colouring In With Beer Baroness

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Join Beer Baroness for Hopstock at Golding's! We'll be pouring Fresh Hopped Lady Danger Red IPA. The Baroness herself, Ava will be joining us on Wednesday to pour beers with the Golding's crew! What's more, you can colour-in to win! Sweet prizes are up for grabs in our annual Hopstock colouring-in competition! Creativity is encouraged. Facebook event here.
I only follow cricket occasionally – but that occasion happens to be “pretty much whenever it is on.” Like millions around the globe I have been reading more and more details about “sandpaper-gate”, and the subsequent bans for two world-class cricketers, and Colin Bancroft.
Saturday, 24 March 2018 15:06

Hop Selection No.3 - White IPA 4.9%

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HOP SELECTION #3 - 4.9% abv This is the third (3rd) beer in our Hop Selection series. This White IPA has been brewed with a single hop variety called Taiheke which displays tropical fruit characteristics.  In keeping with the style of the current series, this is intentionally lighter bodied beer that ensures the citrus and grapefruit properties also shine through.  Finishing on the palate with a crisp dry bitterness it…
The title of this blog is an iconic quote from one of my role models – Homer Jay Simpson. He has been (among his at least 188 jobs according to the creator) an astronaut, food critic and, in one memorable episode, the Beer Baron of Springfield.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 13:16

Boneface – I go to Upper Hutt on purpose

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On Saturday 17 February 2018 I boarded a train and went to the Trentham station in Upper Hutt without it being a hostage situation. In fact, I did the journey entirely of my own volition and even paid some of my hard earned dollars for the privilege. [1]