Monthly Archive:: July 2012

31 Jul 2012

Cock and Bull buyout kills real ale

This post was originally published on this siteIt is reported that the recent acquisition of the Cock and Bull chain of five pubs, which were distinguished for their Fuggles Best Bitter dispensed by handpump, will result in
26 Jul 2012

BEER NATION: The Art and Heart of Kiwi Beer

This post was originally published on this siteThere can be no doubt that New Zealand is one nation under Beer.  Since its very beginnings as a settled colony, Beer has been an essential part of our culture
16 Jul 2012

A beery weekend

This post was originally published on this siteFirst of all, this post took FOREVER for me to write. Why? Because I kept being distracted by awesome jams on YouTube. But sweet hops and funky yeast – what
15 Jul 2012

Being a Wellington in a Pint Winner

This post was originally published on this siteOk I say this all the time, but I should have written this ages ago. But really all these crazy/amazing things happened all at once and I have been well…. exhausted.
14 Jul 2012

Beer and Corporations

This post was originally published on this siteFor years some of us have been expecting New Zealand’s two big brewers – Kirin-Castlemaine-Emu-Lion-Nathan-National-Foods and Heineken-Tiger-DB-Radler – to react to the growing interest in craft beer by reverting to
12 Jul 2012

In Pursuit of Un-hoppiness

This post was originally published on this siteWhile I worked with a myriad of amazing people at The Malthouse, I learned the most from two people – Phil and Tom. While Phil has an amazing way of
9 Jul 2012

Now you see the violence inherent in the system!

This post was originally published on this siteUpon starting my workday, I really shouldn’t be scanning beer blogs. Unfortunately, the disturbingly nocturnal Phil Cook seems to always post an excellent read just as I am about to
8 Jul 2012

Now you see the violence inherent in the system!

This post was originally published on this siteUpon starting my workday, I really shouldn’t be scanning beer blogs. Unfortunately, the disturbingly nocturnal Phil Cook seems to always post an excellent read just as I am about to
8 Jul 2012

Galuszka Brewery (under construction)

This post was originally published on this site A shed – how bloody boring, right?! I’m very glad I decided to start home brewing when I moved back to The Swamp, rather than trying when I lived
4 Jul 2012

Yeastie Yankees

This post was originally published on this siteHappy 4th of July people! While plenty in America will just be waking up, those in the Shaky Isles have been either honouring, acknowledging or ignoring Independence Day for the