Tuesday, 09 April 2019 17:07

Ginhouse Returns

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I’ve only had one official noise complaint in my life, and I’m proud to say it was while I was playing In a Silent Way by Miles Davis. Gotta love some irony. Ironically I wasn’t playing Ironic by Alanis Morissette. Well, it’s not really ironic, because I never play Alanis Morissette, never ever. As Irishman and honorary Kiwi Ed Byrnes famously said, “The only ironic thing about that song is…
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 08:11

Selling the delicious

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It may be a surprise to some people that Garage Project employs sales staff but, indeed, it does. Hannah White is their sales representative across the South Island and Wellington region. She moved into the role from a job at the cellar door. Hannah visits supermarkets and bottle shops, and restaurants and bars around the regions. But, she’s probably familiar to most from all the events she coordinates and runs.…
Friday, 29 March 2019 16:39

The power of sour - SourFest 2019

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It’s a problematic term, sour beer. Vague, undefined, contradictory and divisive. Some brewers avoid using it altogether, while still producing delicious, refreshing beers in the lower pH range. Let’s take a closer look. First, ‘sour’. Most literally, this covers any beer with a low pH, typically around three or four. Now, while different beers can share similar pH readings, it does not follow that they share much else. They can…
Tuesday, 26 March 2019 16:43

It's Choice Bro

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Like many of our brewers, Kerry Gray, Head Brewer of Choice Bros Brewery, found his true love of beer while travelling in the United Kingdom and Europe. He drank English cask ales, refined German lagers and an amazing range of Belgian beers. And, like many, when he came home, the local selection of New Zealand draughts and lagers no longer satisfied his tastes. Kerry’s return to New Zealand coincided with…
This week we meet another new face in the Malthouse Class of ’19 – Corrina McAtee. Corrina’s from South Bay, Los Angeles, right in the heart of the West Coast IPA scene. Five weeks ago she arrived in Wellington and took up a job in the WCIPA Challenge’s home at the Malthouse. Corrina brings years of beer experience with her, having worked in Arrowtown’s craft beer oasis, the Fork &…
I am proud to present the latest episode of the Malthouse blog feature titled “Staff Profiles in Courage”. Yes, I have blatantly stolen the concept and title from my Malthouse Blog mentor Neil Miller, but, in my defence, he stole the title from John F Kennedy. The format is almost ludicrously simple, because I like things to be simple, almost ludicrously so: sit down with a worthy Malty staff member…