Monthly Archive:: January 2009

29 Jan 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and Saving the World with Beer

Today’s haiku is from Captain Hops and makes a cogent plea for sensible economic policies towards a better world. It is called “Fair is Fair“: Beer costs much more thanit did just a year ago.I need a
29 Jan 2009

Brew recalls drop which spruced up Cook’s crew

During a visit to Dusky Sound in Fiordland I found the creek from which Captain James Cook’s crew drew the water for the first beer made in New Zealand shortly after the Resolution sailed into the sound
28 Jan 2009

The star spangled banner

This post was originally published on this siteWith Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20 2009, the US have entered a new era in politics. By association, so has the rest of the Western World. We are watching,
26 Jan 2009

Brew Day – Anniversary Day Porter

This post was originally published on this siteIt was Anniversary Day here in Auckland today so I got a day off which I decided to use to lay down a Robust Porter. One of my aims for
26 Jan 2009

Yeast Washing

This post was originally published on this siteFor a while now I’ve been using liquid yeasts from Wyeast. These yeasts are imported from the USA and therefore they are fairly expensive. One way of reducing the impact
22 Jan 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and a new Beer Blog

One of the highlights of the sporting year is the Super Bowl but few would have predicted Arizona and Pittsburgh would be fighting out the final. I will be supporting the Cardinals which will probably ensure the
21 Jan 2009

The Empire Strikes Back

This post was originally published on this siteThe story begins with my good friend and fellow beer aficionado, Donfardz64 a.k.a Professor Greg Mason visiting my base of operations in Dunedin, New Zealand.Me and Greg were out for
21 Jan 2009

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…

This post was originally published on this siteAlthough Christmas has well and truly been and gone, my favourite bottle store did not receive their Christmas order until last week. So I decided to celebrate the season again,
19 Jan 2009

How Fringe is Becks? (love the irony)

There is little more an artist loves than to see their work plastered all over the city and there’s a chance they can do so with this year’s Fringe Festival. But wait, there’s more! The winner also
18 Jan 2009

Brew Day – Electric Landlord

This post was originally published on this siteAn exciting brew day for me yesterday, and one that went fairly smoothly. The beer I brewed takes its name from this blog, but its heritage comes from one of