The Malthouse Blog
“Dude, this is going to be Epic”
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 16:46

I began last week’s blog with some considerable gloating about favourable rugby results and, as I should have expected, fate immediately slapped me firmly on my ample derriere. I was of course completely wrong. I falsely accused the All Blacks of coming fifth at the Wellington Sevens when in fact they actually finished sixth.

Send the last Scottish beer homeward – tae think again
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 16:36

Now, everyone knows that I am not one to gloat when I am right – partly because it happens so rarely – but I was about the Wellington Sevens last weekend. In recent McMalty blogs I had repeatedly touted the power of the current Scottish Sevens rugby squad, and pointed out their august place above New Zealand in the rankings – partly because that situation is even rarer than me being right.

You may delay our beer – but you’ll never take our freedom!
Thursday, 26 January 2017 10:53

Last night (25 January 2017), the “Lift Up Your Kilt – Scottish Session” started at Malthouse and runs through to Sunday (possibly longer if supplies last).

Oh Flower of Scotland (in which I get all patriotic)
Thursday, 19 January 2017 15:54

Next Wednesday (25 January 2017) is Robbie Burns Day, a hugely important day on the Scottish calendar as right-thinking Celtic people around the world celebrate the epic poetry of Mr Robert Burns with whisky, haggis, poems and beer. [1] Malthouse will be marking this august date appropriately with a massive Scottish craft beer tap showcase, some Lorne sausage, deep fried Mars bars and haggis. [2]

Neil’s Top Ten New Zealand Beers of 2016
Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:24

The once annual list of my top ten Kiwi beers for the preceding year always proved to be the most anticipated and controversial blog of the year.

The Year in Beer: 2016 – Reviewed Through the Bottom of a Pint Glass
Thursday, 22 December 2016 11:11

2016 has been a decidedly mixed year. If I was a trained historian – and it seems that I am and have a legitimate piece of paper to prove it – I would academically describe this year as “WTF.”

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