Tuesday, 21 April 2020 14:14

Southern Weisse 5%

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Our brewers have paired together a Bavarian Weissbier and a NZ Pale Ale to deliver this aromatically fruity blonde beauty.  A blast of fruit hits you with flavours of pineapple lime and citrus with some subtle notes of banana.
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 17:24

Ginhouse Returns 2020

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2020 Vision It’s a tradition here at Malthouse Blog Publishing Ltd. to start January with predictions for the coming year. But this is a special occasion – we open a new decade, with the opportunity to make predictions for the next ten years. The responsibility weighs heavily upon my weary shoulders. Prediction 1 – this year, just about every industry conference or business convention will make predictions for the next…
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 17:15

Malthouse’s Epic Birthday Party Friday 13th

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You know that one friend who always misses your birthday? He’ll post on your Facebook page: “Hoppy bthdy Mate 4 ystaday!!! Hope it a good1!!!” And he’ll do that four days after your birthday. Every year. Missing a friend’s birthday is embarrassing, and so it should be. So it’s perhaps a bit ironic that the most famous birthday in the history of the world is missed every year. I’m talking…
Saturday, 30 November 2019 17:36

Fortune Favours the Bold

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Fortune Favours the Bold The Duke of Wellington was an extraordinary man. He had two extremely successful careers – the first in the military, the second in politics – and he invented the gumboot. He received six – count them, six! – knighthoods, and not one of them was for the gumboot, which is surely worth a knighthood in its own right. Arthur Wellesley was born in 1769 in Dublin,…
Friday, 22 November 2019 16:42

Give me Liberty or give me ping pong!

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The game of table tennis has a long and noble history. It began, as ‘ping pong’, as an after-dinner entertainment for upper-class Brits. And while most of us know it as a wet-weather school-holiday diversion in the garage, it is also a highly-competitive professional sport that played a small but influential role in easing Cold War tensions. It’s 1971. The Vietnam War is at its height, with the communist North…
Friday, 25 October 2019 16:17

Boo! It’s Halloween

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We have a funny old relationship with Halloween here in New Zealand. It’s often seen as a commercial event, and Americanism forced down our throats and not a part of Kiwi culture. But it is much more than that – it is a very old, pre-Christian celebration, and it is certainly not American. Before it was sponsored by The Warehouse, Halloween was celebrated as the Christian festival of All Saints…