Monthly Archive:: November 2009

26 Nov 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and Mayhem Achieved, Boredom Relieved

From Beer Haiku Daily, a wonderful poem about a wonderful beer. It is called “Duvel“: Billowy white cloudLooms over splendid sunshineThe Devil smiles From the Malthouse Blog, this week’s post covers dictionaries, imps, hops, mayhem, more hops,
26 Nov 2009

Lion to close the Mac’s Brewery in Wellington

Lion Nathan has decided to relocate the Mac’s Craft Beer production capability from Wellington to the Canterbury Brewery, Christchurch and close the Mac’s Brewery in Wellington. The Wellington Brewery is a higher-cost facility relative to our other
24 Nov 2009

Beerly Advertising – Nelson Beer Fete

The next Nelson Beer Fete will be on Saturday Dec 5th, 5pm-10.30pm, at the Founders Park in Nelson. This will be the eighth beer fete organised by Dead Good Beer Events. The beer tasting bonanza features 22
23 Nov 2009

Cellared Beers in the Cellar

This post was originally published on this siteIt often surprises people when they learn that beer can be cellared and aged, the same way you do fine wine. As usual, I blame the megabreweries for portraying beer
19 Nov 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and Fizzy Yellow Beer Drinking Ninnies

A clever little poem for today called “The Perfect Hobby“: The perfect hobbyFor people that like to cleanMust be homebrewing Over at the Malthouse blog, my latest post covers the worst beer slogan in the world, Bud
15 Nov 2009

Beerly Tasting – IRD and MAF (The Acronym Sessions)

It has been a busy month of beer tastings. Here are the latest two reports including the results of the public vote for best beer. First up is the IRD’s ‘Movemberfest’ tasting: Every time I begin to
15 Nov 2009

Beerly Writing – The Wellingtonian: Craft beer defies the recession

My latest column in the Wellingtonian covers the state of the beer market in New Zaland and Tuatara’s debut on the Deloitte Fast 50 list. It is titled “Craft beer defies the recession“: Brewers are, in general,
12 Nov 2009

Beer Haiku Friday followed by Blog, Tweet, Repeat

In honour of Veterans Day, Beer Haiku Daily posted “Gratitude“: Many raised glassesGreeted the young veteransEntering the bar There is something quite post-modern about blogging and tweeting about blogging and tweeting. This week’s Malthouse blog covers the
10 Nov 2009

Big new IPA fit for a king – The Press, 11/11/2009

This post was originally published on this siteA selection of Carl Hadler’s thoughts on His Majesty in the The Press this morning: “…a wonderful texture.” “…a good challenging blend of bitterness and hop fruit.” “…the third big
5 Nov 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and Tasting at the Backbencher

Beer Haiku Friday exposes the best way to watch the fireworks with a poem called, unsurprisingly, “Fireworks“: at my secret spotwith a wagon full of beerwatching fireworks The October Backbencher beer tasting had the theme “Best of