Monthly Archive:: October 2009

30 Oct 2009

Brewery faces battle

The McCashins have owned the site, zoned suburban commercial, since 1980 when the family began brewing and manufacturing beverages. Brewery company Lion bought brewing rights to their Macs brands in 1999, and leased the site off the
30 Oct 2009

Trick or Treat

This post was originally published on this siteHalloween seems to be growing in popularity in New Zealand. News website stuff.co.nz has even changed their logo for the ‘holiday’, adding a jack-o-lantern and a cobweb in a google-esque
29 Oct 2009

return home

This post was originally published on this siteI have been back in the states for a while now, and am finally settled in ann arbor enough to write a new post. I had been on a big
29 Oct 2009

return home

This post was originally published on this siteI have been back in the states for a while now, and am finally settled in ann arbor enough to write a new post. I had been on a big
25 Oct 2009

Drinking Chocolate

This post was originally published on this siteIt is no secret that chocolate is a big weakness for most girls, and can soften even the most stubborn of women.Personally, I can get through almost a full block
22 Oct 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and Attaining Beervana

Today’s Beer Haiku Friday sums up most art exhibitions for me. To mangle a Homer Simpson quote, I like paintings to look like the things they are supposed to look like. Here is “Abstract Art“: An art
15 Oct 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and the New Yawk beer scene

Sometimes you just find the perfect Beer Haiku. In November, I’m doing a wedding speech so this poem, “Advice for the Best Man“, was timely: A good rule of thumb:When they try to tackle youYour toast is
15 Oct 2009

Putting Beer in Context and A Tasting Report

From the Malthouse blog, a post on “Beer in its proper context” which covers why Fiji Bitter tastes better in Fiji, (Sir) Jeremy Clarkson on Chinese beer and details of the new beers coming on tap in
14 Oct 2009

Retraining the Palate

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s been a while, but now you may again have the pleasure of reading what comes out of my head. My duties for Salient have finished for the year, so
11 Oct 2009

DB takes measures as changes brew

At the same time, the tough economic conditions meant the trend for beer drinkers to trade up to premium brands had slowed, and many had gone back to cheaper brews. And many consumers were saving money by