Monthly Archive:: December 2009

30 Dec 2009

The Top Ten Beers of 2009 – According to Neil Miller

In what is quickly becoming an annual tradition, I have compiled a list of my top ten New Zealand beers of the year. It appeared first in the Wellingtonian newspaper and is titled “Top Ten Beers of
23 Dec 2009

Merry Christmas

This post was originally published on this site Merry Christmas, and all our best wishes for 2010. Thanks for your support over 2009 – a year in which we installed a new brew house and bottling system,
20 Dec 2009

Beer Tasting on the Water and the Year in Beer (USA)

The final beer tasting results for the year come from the session I ran for Jeff Gray BMW: December 2009 was the busiest month I have ever had for beer tastings. At the final count, I did
18 Dec 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and Beer with Sax Appeal

For many, it is the last day of work for the year. This Haiku – Stolen Happy Hour – may sum up how some of you are feeling: The meeting drags onThe boss steals more and more
10 Dec 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and A Long Hard Dispassionate Look At the Craft Beer Scene

Today’s Beer Haiku is called “A Frickin Miracle” and sums up the Friday mindset for many nicely: He left for the barAt exactly 5 o’clockAgainst all the odds In the latest Malthouse blog, I debate revolution versus
10 Dec 2009

Croucher Brewing Pale Ale named in Top 8 Beers In NZ

This post was originally published on this site In the annual 2009 Beer Necessities Awards, run by Wellington’s Capital Times, The Croucher Brewing Company’s flagship Pale Ale beer has been named in the Top 8 beers in
7 Dec 2009

More tastings with a view and Tactical Nuclear Penguins

At another beer tasting with a view, the MSO Design tasting last week generated the most extraordinary results in years: The usual vote was anything but usual. There was a clear winner on the first ballot but
3 Dec 2009

Guinness Pint Masters Crowned

The 2009 Guinness Pint Masters for New Zealand have been crowned. They are Dermot Murphy (middle left) and Finbar Clabby (middle right) from one of my favourite bars, D4 on Featherston Street. These cheeky chaps won their
3 Dec 2009

Beer Haiku Friday and Springing into a Summer of Mayhem

Today’s highly anticipated Beer Haiku is a simple yet touching ode to the wonders of brewing. It is called “Together“: Put them togetherOh the wonders they containMalt yeast hops water From the Malthouse blog, this post looks
3 Dec 2009

Beerly Promoting – Kapiti Food Fair

The Kapiti Food Fair is on Saturday and will showcase a range of great food, beer and wine from the region which is known as Wellington’s Food Basket. Over 5,000 visitors attended this event last year. The