Monthly Archive:: August 2009

31 Aug 2009

BrewNZ/Beervana Part 1: Funking bar steward

This post was originally published on this siteThis is the first of (hopefully) several blog posts covering my time in Wellington over the last week at BrewNZ and Beervana. I volunteered to assist with the stewarding at
27 Aug 2009

Armageddon Another Trophy for Epic Brewing Company

At the BrewNZ New Zealand Beer Awards last night at the Duxton Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand, the newly release Epic Armageddon IPA won a Gold Medal and Best in Class trophy. Epic Brewing Company is no
25 Aug 2009

Brewing Adventures – Part I

This post was originally published on this siteThis first post is just to outline some of the beers I have made (along with brewing partner, Piet), since we started home brewing in April.Over the last 5 months,
24 Aug 2009

Cheers, Louis.

This post was originally published on this siteRecently, whilst scouring the fermentation section of the science library, I stumbled across a thin, pamphlet style book, on the cover of which was a stamp; “Inaugural Professorial Lecture –
21 Aug 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and From Russia with Beer

Today’s Beer Haiku just appealed to my inner pop-culture geek. It is called “Believe it or Not“: A six pack of beerAn obscure ’80s sit comI’m walking on air The latest Malthous blog covers political economies, Baltika
20 Aug 2009

A week of beer!

This post was originally published on this siteOn Sunday I will be flying down to Wellington for the biggest week in the NZ beer calendar. From Sunday to Wednesday a panel of highly-respected judges will be sniffing,
20 Aug 2009

Southern Clams

It is being hailed as a “heavenly match” which gives “hints of vanilla and ocean briny characters” and the combination of stout and clams is believed to be a world-first. Dunedin’s Emerson’s Brewery launched its new southern
19 Aug 2009

Cider house rules again

An old name in Nelson brewing is back and reviving an even older name in cider making. The engine is rumbling again in a Stoke factory, waiting for the green light to revive a product that was
19 Aug 2009

John Minto: Booze barons rule in liquor review

The Commission’s 279 page report points to the high social and economic costs of alcohol and the growth of youth binge drinking. It doesn’t say so bluntly but we drink in an effectively unregulated market where the
17 Aug 2009

Tui’s Nick Rogers: The ‘Yeah, right’ stuff

Tui is the most explosive brand in New Zealand beer. Nick Rogers is the man behind the marketing. He talks to about making over Mangatainoka, courting controversy and those famous billboards. The best billboard story Nick Rogers