Tuesday, 06 February 2018 16:43

A taste of Belgium – from Paraparaumu

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The traditional metal associated with 25 year anniversaries is silver. Not that many couples or business reach that figure these days. Malthouse has. 2018 marks the 25th year of Malthouse. To celebrate, Colin the Handsome yet Softly Spoken Scottish Proprietor has unveiled a truly ambitious schedule of beer launches. There will be one every month and it will feature the country’s best brewers.
Monday, 05 February 2018 16:21

British Best 5%

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British Best 5% British Best   5% Brewed as an English Best Bitter style, the combination of five malts gives Sprig & Fern's British Best the ideal balance of malt sweetness. The addition of Crystal and Caramalt provides well rounded toffee and biscuit characteristics. Great & Proud, Champion British Ale - Brewers Guild Beer Awards 2016
Monday, 05 February 2018 14:07

East Coast IPA 5.5%

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EAST COAST IPA – 5.5% abv Following on from our successful West Coast IPA last summer, we've brewed an East Coast IPA.   With a more complex malt flavour our East Coast IPA is still packed with aroma hops so the beer jumps out of the glass at you.
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 08:26

Hop Selection No.2 - White IPA 4.9%

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This is the second (2nd) beer in our Hop Selection series. This White IPA has been brewed with a new hop selection called Hort9909 that has been bred from a European hop in the Plant & Food hop breeding programme Like Hop Selection #1, we have intentionally brewed a light bodied beer using 50/50 wheat and barley so that the beer can showcase the hop character.  This beer displays citrus,…
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 17:11

Lift Yer Kilt – Cooler than a unicorn

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As noted in last week’s blog, Malthouse is celebrating the great Scottish bard by hosting the second annual Robbie Burns Day festival which is sensitively titled “Lift Yer Kilt” on Thursday 25 January 2018 (tomorrow). It will feature close to a dozen beers from the Tempest Brewery in Scotland, and a Scottish food option of Lorne Sausage sandwiches.
Thursday, 18 January 2018 09:34

Lift Yer Kilt – A Malthouse celebration of Scotland

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I am proud to be Scottish. I was born in Broxburn, the knife fight capital of Europe, but raised in nearby Bathgate, a lower middle-class suburb with a much lower murder rate.