The summer celebration of food, wine, craft beer and cider that is the Wellington Wine & Food Festival will return to Waitangi Park for 2018. The festival, which features pop-up menus from a hand-picked selection of top local restaurants, wineries from across the country, along with craft beer and cider, is scheduled for Saturday 27 January at the popular waterfront park. Organisers Arada Promotions are excited to be able to…
In this world there are many mergers of basic elements that just simply work wonderfully well together. For example, bacon and eggs, Bert and Ernie, law and order, or motherhood and apple pie. This blog is about one of my more favourite alcohol based elemental combinations. Yes, we are talking Boilermakers.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 09:41

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

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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

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Just a wee reminder to all you 8 Wired fans out there. Malthouse will be hosting 8 wired’s 8th Birthday party this Sunday.
Monday, 27 November 2017 14:23

ParrotDog Microflora Launch

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Be among the first to try Parrotdog's latest beer series on tap. Microflora is a series of kettle-soured beers brewed to celebrate those invisible but indispensable organisms crucial to so much in ecology, health — and cuisine. Here, they’ve created a clean acidity that gives us a canvas on which to experiment with flavour. Beers hit tap 5pm November 29. Specimen ASpecimen A begins with a very pale malt base…
Thursday, 23 November 2017 22:57

Basin beer festival set to be a hit

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Wellington’s brand new beer festival, Beers at the Basin, is already proving to be a hit with punters before it has even begun. To be held at the iconic Basin Reserve on Saturday 9 December, organisers say ticket sales are steadily climbing and expected to reach 4,500-5,000 by event day, a number that the participating breweries are excited about. Event Manager Thomas Buchanan knows that the crowds are in for…