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I only follow cricket occasionally – but that occasion happens to be “pretty much whenever it is on.” Like millions around the globe I have been reading more and more details about “sandpaper-gate”, and the subsequent bans for two world-class cricketers, and Colin Bancroft.
Saturday, 24 March 2018 15:06

Hop Selection No.3 - White IPA 4.9%

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HOP SELECTION #3 - 4.9% abv This is the third (3rd) beer in our Hop Selection series. This White IPA has been brewed with a single hop variety called Taiheke which displays tropical fruit characteristics.  In keeping with the style of the current series, this is intentionally lighter bodied beer that ensures the citrus and grapefruit properties also shine through.  Finishing on the palate with a crisp dry bitterness it…
The title of this blog is an iconic quote from one of my role models – Homer Jay Simpson. He has been (among his at least 188 jobs according to the creator) an astronaut, food critic and, in one memorable episode, the Beer Baron of Springfield.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 13:16

Boneface – I go to Upper Hutt on purpose

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On Saturday 17 February 2018 I boarded a train and went to the Trentham station in Upper Hutt without it being a hostage situation. In fact, I did the journey entirely of my own volition and even paid some of my hard earned dollars for the privilege. [1]
While a surprising number of New Zealanders took at least a passing interest in the Winter Olympics in Peon... Peony... Chang... the Winter Olympics in South Korea, it did not make much of an impact in my household.
I suspect there are many gentle readers of the Malthouse blog who secretly and not so secretly enjoy or even revel in reading me having to write about sour beers – particularly for two weeks in a row. It happens once a year for Sourfest, a celebration of piquant, pungent and frankly sour brews at Malty.