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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 09:30

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

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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.
Monday, 20 November 2017 11:27

Belgium Pale Ale 5.2%

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Belgian Pale Ale  5.2% Belgian Pale Ales were first brewed to compete against Pilsners around the time of the WWII.  Spicy characters are typical of this style which derives from the use of Belgian yeast; we’ve added a bucket load of hops to compliment and balance the aroma and flavour of this wonderful style of beer.
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

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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.
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 12:31

Hop Selection No.1 4.9%

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We feel privileged to have been offered the opportunity to brew with a hop that Plant and Food in Riwaka have trialled and are very close to making a commercial decision about. We have intentionally brewed a light bodied beer using 50/50 wheat and barley so that the beer will showcase the hop character.  This beer displays an abundance of fruits with tropical, peach and tangerine at the fore.