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23 Jun 2017

SOBA AGM 2017: Saturday 8 July, Wellington

This post was originally published on this siteSOBA AGM 2017 Saturday 8 July at 15:00–17:00 The Third Eye – Tuatara’s Temple of Taste 30 Arthur Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011   After a couple of years in
23 Jun 2017

Pursuit of Hoppiness June Edition Out Now!

This post was originally published on this siteThe June edition of our bi-monthly beer magazine is now winging its way around beer establishments of New Zealand. Keep an eye out for it, but in the meantime you
21 Jun 2017

“I find hope in the darkest of days”: Darkest Days

This post was originally published on this siteThe title of this post is a quotation from no less than the Dalai Lama himself. He wrote “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the
15 Jun 2017

“I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars”: Darkest Days

This post was originally published on this siteBlogs about Malthouse’s now annual Darkest Days festival have always used a quotation as a headline. This one is absolutely no different… except that it is the first quote to
10 Jun 2017

“There is a dark side to everything” – Darkest Days 2017

This post was originally published on this siteIt is no secret that I really like using quotations in the headlines for this blog. Highlighting the words of people far more clever and talented than I helps educate
1 Jun 2017

Treason

This post was originally published on this siteIt was really encouraging to get this news today from the Australian site Brews News. The TLDR is that a Melbourne law firm is enlisting breweries that want to be
1 Jun 2017

Malthouse adopts a Number 8 Wired mentality

This post was originally published on this site8 Wired Brewery has been on the Kiwi craft beer scene so long (since October 2009) that I have almost figured out whether it is spelled 8 Wired or 8Wired.
25 May 2017

Be There. Be Herd.

This post was originally published on this siteTo put the following rant in context, I’m looking forward to the Lions tour and at Hashigo Zake we’re putting out the welcome mat for Lions supporters. And local supporters
25 May 2017

Urbanaut Launch Party – Failure is not an option

This post was originally published on this siteThe New Zealand brewing scene is moving at light speed, if not warp speed.
22 May 2017

Auckland Beer Week Returns!

This post was originally published on this siteSOBA has once again catalogued the huge week of beer events from the 10th – 18th of June, in the lead up to the amazing Auckland GABS festival! See the huge