The Malthouse Blog
Here Be Monsters – Hop Monsters
Thursday, 01 July 2010 09:53

They are, according to the Made from New Zealand website, “the hottest and most unusual brewing company in New Zealand right now.”  The Yeastie Boys have just released their latest pair of beers, Yakima Monster and Motueka Monster.

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The Encyclopaedia of Beer
Wednesday, 23 June 2010 16:50

The Encyclopaedia of Beer

The ostensible purpose of any blog is to keep readers completely up to date with what is happening.  The topics covered can include the political (daily commentary on Ministerial credit cards), personal (who likes who the most), trivial (the exact composition of breakfast), commercial (sale starts tomorrow) and the sensible (innovative ways of silencing those wretched vuvuzelas forever).

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Launching a true Craftsman of the Renaissance
Monday, 14 June 2010 10:11

For a writer, brewers are generally a joy to interview.  There are three primary reasons for this – brewers are passionate about their beer, they love to tell stories and joke, and they often insist the interview is conducted over a couple of frothing pints of ale. 

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Crouching Tiger, Secret Vicar
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 11:09

Croucher Brewery first came to my attention because they had created a problem.  After commercially launching their beers in January 2006, Croucher had entered their fledgling Pale Ale into the BrewNZ Beer Awards.

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Outlaws and Knights – Bridge Road Brewery
Wednesday, 02 June 2010 13:19

At the height of the Victorian gold rush in the 1850s, the high country town of Beechworth was the boisterous home of around 42,000 residents who were amply watered by 61 hotels.  The gold gradually disappeared and so too did most of the people. 

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Craft brewers win more medals than Winter Olympics team
Thursday, 27 May 2010 10:10

The Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) were held in Melbourne last week with 1170 entries from 243 breweries across 34 countries.  One of those 34 countries was New Zealand and a number of local brewers, directors, writers and plain old beer fans were in attendance at the rather opulent Palladium Ballroom in the Crown Casino.

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