I am often being asked to, “tell me about that new Whistling Sisters place”. So, here you go. I spent some time chatting with Bede Roe (part-owner and sales person) and Dale Gould (head brewer) for this piece. It was great fun. Bede has an infectious energy when talking about the brewery and its background, and the vision for the future. It is also great fun visiting Whistling Sisters on…
It is hard to believe that we are nearly 1/12th of the way through 2019 already. I literally know people who have not yet finished all their festive ham leftovers from Christmas dinner. That is not a problem in my household - obviously - given my penchant for grilled ham sandwiches. It should be noted that I only eat them at Breakfast, Second Breakfast, Elevenses, Luncheon, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, and/or Supper.   Putting…
Thursday, 17 January 2019 14:36

Planet Watson

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Planet Watson Darren Watson is an authentic champion of free speech. With apologies to anyone who knows this story well, in 2014 Darren came up with something that’s now quite rare – political satire in song form. Planet Key was recorded and released during the months before that year’s election, which is what you’d do if you’re an artist with political convictions, wanting to remind the populace of the faults…
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:42

Nitro - Smoked Bock 6.8%

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Nitro Smoked Bock 6.8% We’ve created a classic malty and toasty Smoked Bock.    This balanced and flavoursome all German style beer uses Bamberg smoked malt to create a perfect balance between the smoky flavours and malty sweetness, all with the creaminess of a nitro. 
Thursday, 10 January 2019 17:05

“Gin is the New IPA” – Malthouse is Ginhouse

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Wow - “Gin is the New IPA” – my word, what a bold prediction to begin the Malthouse Blog in 2019.   Except that this phrase was actually written by Luke Nicholas of Epic Brewing Company in July 2014. Seriously. He was absolutely right about this - albeit way ahead of the rest of us who have only recently jumped onto the hot power couple bandwagon of craft beer and…
Thursday, 10 January 2019 14:17

Theoretical Refreshment

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Welcome Back Yes, returning to regular work patterns can be a challenge, especially when the sun is shining (and the road outside is being dug up). To ease the pain we’re making a rare and very special offer with nearby workers in mind. Those discounts that we offer from Sunday until Wednesday to certain categories of valued customer, such as SOBA members, will be extended until 6pm tomorrow (Friday the…