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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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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Lift Yer Kilt – Cooler than a unicorn
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 16:04

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.

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Lift Yer Kilt – A Malthouse celebration of Scotland
Thursday, 18 January 2018 08:33

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.

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