Monthly Archive:: September 2009

24 Sep 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and Beervana Blogs

It is a busy time for beer tastings at the moment so this Haiku seemed particularly apt. It is called “Flavor“: That sublime momentWhen someone realizesBeer’s about flavor Beervana is over for another year but already the
23 Sep 2009

A wee celebration

This post was originally published on this siteThere was a wee bit of good news in the beer world recently, when DB announced they were relinquishing their ‘Saison’ trademark. The press release read: DB Breweries is in
22 Sep 2009

Beer history and the future of beer

From the Wellingtonian, the debate over the country’s oldest pub rages on and a retracing of a historic pub crawl reveals how much Wellington has changed. The full column is titled”Historic Thistle Inn claimes challenged“: It was
21 Sep 2009

12 Beer Events in 10 weeks

Looking to get involved in some beer festivals and beer tastings. Now is a fantastic time to do it in New Zealand. In the next 10 weeks there are 12 beer events on, right across the country
21 Sep 2009

Lion Nathan to market and distribute Budweiser® and Staropramen® in New Zealand

Lion Nathan today announced that it had entered into an agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev to distribute and market the Budweiser® group of brands in Australia and New Zealand towards the end of the year. Czech beer Staropramen®
20 Sep 2009


DB Breweries is in the process of cancelling the registration of its Saison trademark with the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ). The company has held the trademark since April 2002. DB Breweries’ general manager marketing
20 Sep 2009

Must be Awards season…

Every year, the Capital Times asks readers to vote in their extensive “Best of Wellington” survey. Obviously, there are some rogue results (Blanket Man described as a character again) but the beer related placings were: Best Beer
18 Sep 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and Making Love in a Canoe

Today’s haiku combines three of my favourite topics (beer, poetry and Homer Simpson) into just 17 glorious syllables. It is called “Homer Haiku“: Cause and solutionOf life’s infinite problemsPoured in a pint glass The latest Malthouse blog
11 Sep 2009

SOBA National Homebrew Competition 2009

This post was originally published on this siteLast year I did not have much success at the SOBA National Homebrew Competition. Over the last year I think my brewing technique has improved significantly, so I hoped for
11 Sep 2009

Beer Haiku and Beers from the Edge

Today’s beer haiku belatedly recognises International Bacon Day (September 6) which really should replace Labour Day as a public holiday. The poem is titled “Bacon Lattice“: Any recipeThat includes “bacon lattice”Has got to be good From the