Wednesday, 21 November 2018 11:50

A Parrot and a Dog Walk Into a Bar – Project Silver

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To celebrate 25 years in the business, Malthouse will be hosting the penultimate Project Silver beer launch and tap takeover on Saturday 24 November showcasing our old friends ParrotDog Brewery.   Award winning beer scribe Michael Donaldson noted in his recent “A Beer Lover’s Bucket List” article that “ParrotDog is the most reliably good brewery right now. As a go-to six pack I can’t go past their Falcon APA. Check…
Thursday, 15 November 2018 16:13

Golden Jubilation

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Start of the Golden Weather A whole nine years ago, shortly after Hashigo Zake first opened, we purchased a keg of a pale ale by a little known brewery based in Mapua, near Nelson, called Golden Bear. Everyone on our side of the bar thought it was quite tasty and the longer it remained on tap, the faster it seemed to sell. We didn’t know much about Golden Bear except…
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 09:31

McLeod’s Brewery – There can be only one

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  It is no secret that I am quite a fan of McLeod’s Brewery from Waipu, the beautiful shiny heart of plucky little Northland. That has probably been revealed by my previous expressions of devotion in print and on-line, and the fact that I am wearing one of my two McLeod’s t-shirts while writing this, and drinking a McLeod’s Tropical Cyclone Double IPA at the same time, though solely for…
The year 1993 – or the year MCMXCIII as us classical scholars prefer to call it – was a momentous twelve months indeed. One of the global highlights was the opening of a groundbreaking craft beer bar upstairs on Willis Street called The Malthouse.    
Thursday, 27 September 2018 15:19

Blazed Miyagi, From The Woods Update and Muscleman

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Misty Miyagi "In Okinawa, all Miyagi know three things: fish, Karate and Hazy IPAs"   A wise man once said that. Clearly the crew up at Deep Creek have been bingeing on the teachings of Mr. Miyagi, Daniel LaRusso, Takahama Kyoshi and others to draw inspiration for their new series of Hazy IPAs, for the uninitiated these beers are designed to be drunk as fresh as possible to show case…
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 17:12

Fork Brewing wins inaugural Champion Small NZ Brewery

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Inner city Wellington brewery, Fork Brewing, has won the Brewers Guild of New Zealand title of Champion Small New Zealand Brewery.   The New Zealand Brewers Guild Beer Awards were held in Nelson last Saturday, but Fork Brewing’s sole brewer, Kelly Ryan, was in Wellington watching the All Blacks’ narrow loss against South Africa. “We were walking back to the car when my and my partner’s phones just started blowing up…