Monthly Archive:: May 2008

30 May 2008

Firefox 3 Guinness World Record

All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours – it’s that easy. We’re not asking you to swallow a sword or
29 May 2008

Captain Cooker NOW ON TAP @……

Captain Cooker from the Mussel Inn has made its way out to a number of outlets around the country. The Malthouse – ON TAP NOW Hallertau – ON TAP NOW (well it should be. Steve said it
29 May 2008

Beer Haiku Friday – Tuimato Sauce

In a first for Beer Haiku Friday, today’s poem was not written by the immortal Captain Hops. Rupert Morrish wrote “Tuimato Sauce“: Just like a barbieWhere someone already spilledBeer in the ketchup Glass Tip – Beer Haiku
29 May 2008

Speight’s Summit Lager. Don’t mess with nature

Speight’s is proud to introduce Speight’s Summit Lager, an exciting new addition to the iconic Speight’s brand. SPEIGHT’S SUMMIT LAGEROne of NZ’s purest beersBrewed with only natural ingredients and no artificial additives or preservativesSmooth flavoured golden lagerEmbodies
28 May 2008

Beerly Writing: Salient Points

From Victoria University’s student newspaper Salient, my beer column on Tui: My historical research suggests a somewhat different course of events. The surge in Tui’s popularity was caused by clever marketing and aggressive sponsorship. It actually occurred
27 May 2008

Sample Glasses left at Hallertau by Jay Brooks

A quick video of the sample glasses we used at Hallertau when Jay Brooks came to visit. A Blog by Jay Brooks
27 May 2008


THE New Zealand Government has announced its annual adjustment to the excise and excise-equivalent duty on alcohol products, with the new rates coming into effect at the end of next month. The new excise duty rates are
27 May 2008

Chimay on tap at the Malthouse

Colin – you are a bad bad man!!!!
26 May 2008

Beer on the edge

When the smart international lifestyle magazine BellaOnline discovered Mata beer, they apparently also discovered New Zealand. Mata’s Manuka was described by Bella’s Beer and Brewing editor as a topaz wonder but the serious adjectives were saved for
26 May 2008

Seeing New Zealand the Right Way

I recently met a very cool American guy called Kurt who was touring New Zealand in search of adventures and good beers. He has been keeping a bit of a journals of his travels: headed north and