22 Feb 2017

“No need for an Apocalypse, can’t we all just find some Common Grounds”

This post was originally published on this siteSo, Donald Trump is the President of the United States
15 Feb 2017

“Dude, the Magic Rock is back”

This post was originally published on this siteOn balance, I quite like traditions – after all, I do still use a cheque book (well, technically three chequebooks), buy DVDs and vote for the National Party. My default
8 Feb 2017

“Dude, this is going to be Epic”

This post was originally published on this siteI began last week’s blog with some considerable gloating about favourable rugby results and, as I should have expected, fate immediately slapped me firmly on my ample derriere. I was
3 Feb 2017

Mountain Ales Festival Returns to New Plymouth!

This post was originally published on this siteSOBA’s New Plymouth beer festival is returning for its third year on April 1st! Tickets and further details are available now over at the webstore. Mountain Ales sold out in
1 Feb 2017

Send the last Scottish beer homeward – tae think again

This post was originally published on this siteNow, everyone knows that I am not one to gloat when I am right – partly because it happens so rarely – but I was about the Wellington Sevens last
26 Jan 2017

You may delay our beer – but you’ll never take our freedom!

This post was originally published on this siteLast night (25 January 2017), the “Lift Up Your Kilt – Scottish Session” started at Malthouse and runs through to Sunday (possibly longer if supplies last).
26 Jan 2017

You may delay our beer – but you’ll never take our freedom!

This post was originally published on this siteLast night (25 January 2017), the “Lift Up Your Kilt – Scottish Session” started at Malthouse and runs through to Sunday (possibly longer if supplies last).
26 Jan 2017

Island Life

This post was originally published on this siteShortly before Christmas we ventured into new territory for our spontaneous fermentation program. Up until now our program has used the wild microbes of our brewery environment to inoculate our
20 Jan 2017

2016 SOBA Award Winners Announced

This post was originally published on this site While Wellington breweries continue to shine nationally, New Zealand witnessed a continuing nationwide surge in appreciation for good beer in this year’s Society of Beer Advocates Awards. Designed to
19 Jan 2017

Oh Flower of Scotland (in which I get all patriotic and want to punch an Englishman)

This post was originally published on this siteNext Wednesday (25 January 2017) is Robbie Burns Day, a hugely important day on the Scottish calendar as right-thinking Celtic people around the world celebrate the epic poetry of Mr