Monthly Archive:: August 2012

31 Aug 2012

BAR OF THE MONTH – August

This post was originally published on this siteNew Zealand Real Ale Bar of the Month for August is Cassels & Sons CBD Bar, Christchurch. Cassels Brewery is a real success in Christchurch’s recent times. Following extensive earthquake
29 Aug 2012

Cassels CBD Bar, Madras St, Christchurch

This post was originally published on this siteCassels & Sons Brewery CBD Bar, Madras St, Christchurch. See also BAR OF THE MONTH – April 2013 and August 2012. Cassels new CBD bar has opened up in a
29 Aug 2012

Dark Room, Christchurch

This post was originally published on this siteThe Dark Room, St Asaph St, Christchurch. The casual visitor may find the darkness of this establishment presents its difficulties in finding one’s way to the bar, and the unsavoury,
29 Aug 2012

Gorilla Bar, Ferrymead

This post was originally published on this siteGorilla Bar, Waterman Place, Ferrymead, Christchurch. UPDATE: Gorilla’s brief flirtation with hand-pulled beer was an unhappy one, and their handpump has since gone back to the Twisted Hop. The ‘craft
27 Aug 2012

Brew #1 – Epicish Pale Ale

This post was originally published on this siteSo after getting Beervana, work, finances and life in general out of the way, I was finally able to put down my first solo batch of home brewed beer on
26 Aug 2012

Beervana: The post-match analysis

This post was originally published on this site Wellington on a good day I started writing this the Monday after Beervana (yup, it’s taken me a while because I’ve been working), and I feel exactly like I
17 Aug 2012

The path to Beervana

This post was originally published on this siteSo here I am, sitting in a hotel room in our nation’s capital on a fine winter’s afternoon. My back aches a little from lugging glasses, but I’m not complaining,
16 Aug 2012

Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards

This post was originally published on this site   16 August 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2012 New Zealand Champion Brewery Winner Announced The Sutton Group Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards have been judged, with Harrington’s Breweries
16 Aug 2012

Wednesday is for Mashing In

This post was originally published on this siteEvery year things start to go downhill on Wednesday. It isn’t the ongoing challenge of trying all the new beers (this time it was the launch of the new Renaissance
15 Aug 2012

Beervana: Pre-game 2.0

This post was originally published on this siteSo, yesterday’s post was all about the North Island bars and the festive brews. Today’s shall be about the South Island beers which will be on display at Beervana. I’m