The Malthouse Blog
Beervana 2017 – “This is awesome” (clap, clap, clap)
Friday, 18 August 2017 12:22

Ah, Beervana. A two day craft beer festival preceded by a week packed with beer and food events now known around the world as the Road to Beervana. I attempted to be moderate but – as the famous saying allegedly goes – “moderation in all things, including moderation.”

The first step on the Road to Beervana is to say you can
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 14:50

I have taken my first steps on the Road to Beervana - they were glorious and smelled like bacon. Last night I had the privilege to run the second Baconation event at Fork & Brewer, Malthouse’s sister establishment. The concept is simple yet fiendish. [1]

The path to the office is short, but it is raining. The Road to Beervana is long, but I will be careful
Thursday, 03 August 2017 12:29

At the risk of unacceptable misunderstatement, it has been a tumultuous 36 hours in New Zealand politics. So tumultuous that President Donald Trump has been knocked off the front page and relegated to only (negative) articles on page 2, page 4, page 7, three letters on page 9, a cartoon on page 10, two articles on page 14 and, somehow, at least one derogatory reference in the rugby section.

WCIPA Challenge – “I must learn to be content with being hoppier than I deserve”
Thursday, 27 July 2017 14:54

Since the earliest days, humans have craved awards and trophies which recognise their achievements in life. From the winner’s olive wreath at the ancient Olympics through to the kind of gold Olympic medals today, people understandably enjoy being recognised for their talent, work and/or genius.

WCIPA Challenge - “Hoppiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it”
Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:32

It is Accepted Beer Wisdom (ABW) that every fundamental problem facing the world can be solved at the pub if people just drink beer and talk about the issue very loudly and for a duration usually in inverse proportion to the participant’s knowledge of the subject matter. Here are some real world examples from Malthouse:

Even if you cross the Deep Creek, a major Challenge awaits
Thursday, 13 July 2017 16:33

I have been writing about beer for so long that I was there when Tap Takeovers started to become a Certified Thing in New Zealand. [1] At the time, they were described as revolutionary, controversial and just a little bit naughty.

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