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“If only you knew the power of the Dark Side”: Darkest Days (and gin)
Thursday, 23 June 2016 17:06

“If only you knew the power of the Dark Side”: Darkest Days (and gin)

The month of June is the sixth month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is also Junk Free Food June, the home of the NBA playoffs, most of Ramadan, National Smile Month in the United Kingdom [1], the Summer/Winter Solstice (depending on location), National Oceans Month in the United States, June-iper ((a month long celebration of beer and gin at Malthouse), the majority of Bicycle Month in Canada [2], and Darkest Days (a showcase of stouts, porters and dark beers at Malthouse),

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Gin, Porter, Stout and Free Speech: So pretty much everything that worried Victorian England
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 15:22

Gin, Porter, Stout and Free Speech: So pretty much everything that worried Victorian England

In a near perfect storm of events at Malthouse, it is “June-ipur” (a month long celebration of beer and gin), the Darkest Days (a showcase of stouts, porters and dark beers), the Winter Solstice (for all those naked pagans out there), their first professional gin and beer tasting (hosted today by Maria Grau of Spiritus NZ and just twenty dollars), and, of course there is the rugby on Saturday night when the All Blacks will give the Welsh a reality check. [1]

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“Are you made of stone?” – Nomad and Stone tap takeover
Friday, 10 June 2016 16:49

“Are you made of stone?” – Nomad and Stone tap takeover

The title of this (bonus) Malthouse blog proves once and for all that it is not just those groovy hip cats at Yeastie Boys who can insert seemingly poignant song lyrics into virtually any beer related material.

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“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present”: Darkest Days
Thursday, 09 June 2016 09:54

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present”: Darkest Days

The next pipe wrench has been officially confirmed by the bare-footed, balsamic and basipetal Malthouse Unit Manager Ciaran. On Monday, the next edition of “June-ipur”, Malty’s new month long celebration of gin and beer, will see a match of River Rose Gin (40%) – from Iowa and bursting with notes of citrus, juniper, rose petals and cucumber, paired with Panhead Canhead Lola Deville Rosehip and Hibiscus Saison (7%) – think dried roses, citrus, tart notes and gently warming alcohol. I’m not a fan of “soppy flowers” but may have to make an exception for this one.

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“And in the darkness bind them”: Darkest Days
Friday, 03 June 2016 11:01

“And in the darkness bind them”: Darkest Days

It is now officially “June-ipur”, Malthouse’s inaugural month long celebration of gin and beer. Because I am a dedicated beer writing professional, albeit one currently writing in shorts with no shoes, I took time out of my busy schedule to visit Malty earlier this week (wearing pants) and try one of the very first “pipe wrenches” – a glass of craft beer, a (much smaller) glass of boutique gin and, this was apparently crucial, a twist of lemon zest. [1]

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Roll on June-ipur!
Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:34

Let’s face it. Gin is awesome!

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