Monthly Archive:: May 2009

31 May 2009

Castle Macadam and Rodenbach Grand Cru

This post was originally published on this siteYesterday I made the 40-minute walk from my house to Castle Macadam. It is not, as it’s name suggests, a castle. It is a beer store, a genuine, mouth-watering (at
29 May 2009

Emerson’s, Bottling Part II, and Beervana

This post was originally published on this siteI would like to begin by welcoming anyone who happened upon my blog as a result of Real Beer NZ ( the online craft beer community for new zealand) which
28 May 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and American Craft Brewers Ponder

The weather in Wellington and indeed most of New Zealand in the last week has been, to use a meteorological term, “utter pants.” There was sunshine yesterday which I note began at almost exactly the same time
28 May 2009

Farmhouse Lager?

This post was originally published on this siteMoa Brewing Company is doing an interesting thing up in Marlborough (The epicenter of New Zealand’s wine culture). It was founded by the son of a wine making family, who
28 May 2009

In the land of giants (thoughts on being a midget)

This post was originally published on this siteSomeone should have told me that New Zealanders are giant people. I may have not gone on this adventure if I knew that my pride would be damaged every time
27 May 2009

Shoveling

This post was originally published on this siteI don’t know why I haven’t posted about this activity yet, but it is something I have done twice at the brewery and which I quite enjoy. The activity is
27 May 2009

Beerly Writing – Winter Warmers and Beer Talk

The May Cellar Vate beer tasting looked at “Winter Warmers” in appropiately wintery conditions: The theme of this beer tasting – Winter Warmers – was selected as the last vestiges of autumn still lay snugly over the
27 May 2009

Moa Original

This post was originally published on this siteI should probably reveal now that I review all of the beers I have been drinking three times. First in he journal I am keeping, then on the website beeradvocate,
27 May 2009

Nature

This post was originally published on this siteI went on a nature excursion on sunday. It was exciting to go on my first outdoors adventure in this country known for its outdoor experiences. Day was a bit
25 May 2009

Alcopops maker looks at pulling production back to NZ

New Zealand’s Independent Distillers Group says it is looking at moving its Australian manufacture of popular alcohol mixed drinks such as Vodka Cruiser and Woodstock Bourbon to this side of the Tasman. Founded in Auckland in 1987