Thursday, 06 December 2018 15:20

Bar The Dot Rock

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Rock Dots Earlier this week Hashigo Zake was delighted to learn that our booker hadn’t actually made a typo on, and this Saturday’s music comes from someone with an umlaut in his name. We don’t care that Baron Oscar Lavën’s music is some distance from rock ‘n roll and that the performer in question was born with said umlaut. All that matters is that our act this Saturday has…
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 16:41

Pushing the Boundaries – That is Just Epic

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The dictionary definition of Epic is:   “Noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centred upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style: or   Heroic, majestic, impressively great: or   Slang: Spectacular, very impressive, awesome.”   My definition of Epic is:   “My favourite brewery in New Zealand,”   This is a big call as the country has…
Thursday, 22 November 2018 16:10

Guaranteed Emoji-free News

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How to Crash Nick Granville's Birthday Nick Granville is one of Wellington’s most respected and in-demand musicians. He doesn’t do a lot of pub gigs, but often tells us that he likes playing in our lounge so much that he not only makes an exception by playing here, he entices high profile guests to come here and play alongside him. This Saturday Nick and his band are our guests in…
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…