Channeling your inner southern man (or woman)…

As if we aren’t fooded out at the moment with all the WOAP preps, the annual Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge starts on 1 July. Yep, next week. Check out the website here listing all your local outlets and options (but have a plethora of swear words ready for trying to navigate easily between the Wellington […]

Crafters brew corner

How to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear?  That was the question for the brothers who own the building just off the corner of Victoria and Vivian when their former tenants’ venture to open a bakery/café dissolved. So in true kiwi fashion, they decided they’d better jump in themselves and do something […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Crème brulee, a winning burger and the cancan

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 […]

WOAP: Bitchinheat

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 […]

They Who Drink Beer Will Think Beer

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 […]

Beer what you want to beer 2013 Edition

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 […]

Beer Belly Jellies

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 […]

Another craft beer bar for Wellington

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 […]