The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005


To be Pacific, it’s Beer Expo time again!

by Joanna October 15, 2013

Getting to try lots of beer in a nice warm space that’s not a concrete tunnel sounds like a bloody good idea, which is why I’m looking forward to the Pacific Beer Expo which will be on Sunday October 27 at the St James Theatre. In typical fashion for organiser Dom from Hashigo Zake, he […]

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A new bru, whisky scones and L’Affaire au Chocolat

by Heather C October 7, 2013

The old Fringe Bar on the corner of Vivian and Cuba has morphed into Bru on Cuba. Calling it a craft beer bar would be a bit of an overstatement (albeit pleasant enough with dark wood decor and leather couches), it places comfortably in the chill out/sports bar space, with Boundary Road and Scottish Brew […]

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Crème brulee, a winning burger and the cancan

by Heather C September 16, 2013

This week I have to mention Hashigozake, Ti Kouka’s winning WOAP burger and Newtown’s Cancan. The first find was a long-sought New York Crème Brulee stout at Hashigozake, yippee!  After a year’s withdrawal from said nectar (yes you do need a sweet tooth), it went down nicely with goat penang pie and left one happily […]

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WOAP: Bitchinheat

by Joanna August 13, 2013

When the amazing people behind Wellington on a Plate offer you tickets at the last minute to the very popular and sold out collaboration between La Boca Loca and Parrot Dog  Brewery, you might be surprised at how hard it is to find someone to go along with you, because apparently there is a plague […]

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They Who Drink Beer Will Think Beer

by Herbertimo August 13, 2013

So Beervana is done for another year. Many beers were tasted, and some people throughout the city spent some of their weekend nursing their heads. But everyone who attended will surely have a beer that sticks with them, it may be because it changed the way they think about a style, it opened up their […]

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Beer what you want to beer 2013 Edition

by Herbertimo August 8, 2013

As almost everyone is aware Beervana kicks off tomorrow. It’s very exciting for someone like myself who makes homebrew & has a lot to learn and it’s exciting for people who like beer and it’s exciting for people who like Wellington businesses doing great things and it’s just all very exciting! Last year the Brewers Guild […]

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Winter Ales and the Celebration Thereof

by Hadyn July 16, 2013

It’s become a new tradition in Wellington: a mid-winter beer festival that bridges the gap before Beervana. This year the festival (once known as Matariki) is being held in Victoria Uni’s Hunter Lounge. The festival has moved to The Hunter Lounge at Victoria University to cater for increasing demand. Tickets have sold out well in advance […]

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Beer Belly Jellies

by Guest July 8, 2013

Another guest post from Heather at Foodie Gems of Wellington. We love guest posts.  For all you crafty beer fans out there, an innovative new product – Beer Belly Jellies. Inspired by a similar product in Canada some years ago, Lindy McLennan has partnered with the ParrotDog boys to hand craft these delights. So as […]

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Cerveja é boa

by Hadyn April 29, 2013

The educated palates of Craft Beer College professors Steph and Jonny, will be hosting a tasting of New Zealand craft beers at Newtown’s Brazilian bar, Bebemos, this Saturday. The tasting will take participant through some of the best beers New Zealand breweries have to offer.  They will learn about the history of the beer style, and […]

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Another craft beer bar for Wellington

by Joanna April 14, 2013

Opening this Friday is another craft beer bar called Golding’s Free Dive, at 14 Leeds Street. That’s right by Pizza Pomodoro, for those of you playing along at home, and they’ll be making full use of their location. Golding’s Free Dive conveniently shares the courtyard with Pomodoro Pizza, which is just as well as Pomodoro will […]

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