The Malthouse Blog
“Mmmm... Beer. My one weakness. My Achilles Heel, if you will.”
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:32

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.

Boneface – I go to Upper Hutt on purpose
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 12:14

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]

Emerson’s turns silver into gold – The Silver Project
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:50

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.

“The sour quality is set opposite to the bitter and the sweet, and is a good temper to all” – Sourfest 2018
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:17

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.

Any note, no matter how sour, sounds like a song if you hold onto it long enough – Sourfest 2018
Thursday, 15 February 2018 17:46

Punishment takes many forms. For me, it includes watching John Campbell conduct an interview, witnessing a Canterbury sports team beat a Wellington sports team in a final (again), and pretty much everything on TV with Dai Henwood in it.

A taste of Belgium – from Paraparaumu
Tuesday, 06 February 2018 15:41

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.

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