Monthly Archive:: June 2012

25 Jun 2012

This is just a tribute

This post was originally published on this site“This is not the greatest beer in the world – this is just a tribute” – Jack Black, if he brewed beer.  Tributes. Before a book series made that word
23 Jun 2012

Awkwardness and respect

This post was originally published on this siteSo, I went to the local liquor store earlier this evening to pick up a couple brews. While it usually is a bit exciting, it all got a bit crazy
23 Jun 2012

Ain’t it pretty!!!

This post was originally published on this site I was going to finish a post about Yeastie Boys, but I got an awesome email today with these images attached  HLT, mash tun and kettle Yes, Chris Banks (the
18 Jun 2012

Of rooms and the elephants who dwell therein

This post was originally published on this siteI’ve been taking a break from blogging, and indeed writing in general lately. I don’t really know why. I’ve just struggled to find something that hasn’t already been said, and
18 Jun 2012

Buyers and sellers

This post was originally published on this siteFor the last few days I’ve been struck down by the dreaded lurgy. Because of this, any alcohol consumption has been limited to honey-ginger-lemon-whiskey drinks or swigging away on bottles
17 Jun 2012

Of rooms and the elephants who dwell therein

This post was originally published on this siteI’ve been taking a break from blogging, and indeed writing in general lately. I don’t really know why. I’ve just struggled to find something that hasn’t already been said, and
14 Jun 2012

The problem with being super

This post was originally published on this siteThose older than I will be able to remember a time when you couldn’t buy liquor at the same shop which sold your vegetables, meat and nappies. You either had
11 Jun 2012

A tipple for any time

This post was originally published on this sitePhil Cook – friend, former co-worker and owner of one of the best-kept beards I have seen – managed to impart many nuggets of wisdom, both spoken and demonstrated, when
7 Jun 2012

CT Column 11/04/2012 : Fusion (unedited)

This post was originally published on this siteLast week I had occasion to visit Taranaki St cult beer bar Hashigo Zake. After a couple of beers I ordered myself one of the bar’s fantastic Beef Rendang Pies. 
7 Jun 2012

CT Column 07/03/12: Destruction, Vitality and Rebirth (unedited)

This post was originally published on this siteLast week I travelled to Christchurch for the first time since the devastating earth quakes that have drastically changed the city. I visited the garden city to run a series