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Staff Profiles in Courage 6: Handsome, softly spoken, in charge
Thursday, 08 September 2016 13:17

Staff Profiles in Courage 6: Handsome, softly spoken, in charge

Welcome to the sixth instalment of the predictably popular Malthouse blog feature titled “Staff Profiles in Courage.” This semi-regular format involves me sitting down with a worthy Malty staff member at “my table” in the bar, figuring out how my voice recorder works, [1] drinking a hoppy ale (or two), and asking a number of subtly sculpted questions about their life and career.

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From the Beer Vaults: Attempt to clear my desk – ends poorly
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:39

From the Beer Vaults: Attempt to clear my desk – ends poorly

I am currently in week two of tidying my home office. If you don’t recall ever having read those words from me before, you are probably right. It has been an awfully long time. While by no means finished, this “winter clean” has made a noted improvement to my working environment, generated significant extra traffic for my apartment’s rubbish bins, and brought up a few memories.

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Yeastie Boys: “In which I talk about Stu’s pants – again”
Thursday, 25 August 2016 10:23

Yeastie Boys: “In which I talk about Stu’s pants – again”

My professional and personal study of beer over many years has generated a number of themes which reappear periodically in my writing and presentations. Most obviously there is my exuberant almost terrifying love of hoppy beer and my matching scornful disdain for fruit beer. Do not even get me started on sour fruit beers...

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“In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom”: Reflections on Beervana Week 2016
Friday, 19 August 2016 11:15

“In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom”: Reflections on Beervana Week 2016

The Road to Beervana - as it so eloquently promised - led directly to Beervana - which was awesome - and as soon as that festival was finished Wellington on a Plate started. This is not a good time to be in Wellington if you are on a diet, have high blood pressure and/or have a low credit card balance.

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“All roads lead to the same place”: The Road to Beervana
Friday, 05 August 2016 13:51

“All roads lead to the same place”: The Road to Beervana

The literal road to Beervana is Customhouse Quay (for motor vehicles) or the Wellington stadium concourse (by foot). [1] However, the Malthouse Blog literally does not do literal things well

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“The purpose of our lives is to be hoppy”: West Coast IPA Challenge results
Tuesday, 02 August 2016 12:54

“The purpose of our lives is to be hoppy”: West Coast IPA Challenge results

Judging 25 brand new hoppy West Coast India Pale Ales before noon on a Friday is a tough job but someone has to do it.

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