La nouvelle bière houblon verte est arrivé!

Today is the first day of Hopstock, a celebration of the Nelson Hop harvest. In what seems just a little bit like some craft beer version of the Beaujolais Nouveau madness, for a very short time twelve bars around town will be showcasing eight new beers brewed with fresh (rather than the usual dried) hops. This […]

Official Wellingtonista Unofficial Webstock Wednesday Warmup time again!

It’s that special time again! For the fourth year in a row, we’d like to invite you to come and have a drink with us before the Webstock conference. Once again,  we’ll be at the Fork and Brewer, upstairs in Bond Street, from 5.30pm on Wednesday February 13. Spot us by our Webstock satchels,  Instagramming […]

The city chocolate fix

Hurray, another guest post from Heather at Foodie Gems of Wellie Where to go in the city for a quality chocolate fix between usual excuses – chocolate festivals, Valentines, Easter, Xmas, national chocolate day, your birthday, your best friend’s birthday, White Day in Japan, Chocolate Dipped Fruit and Fondue day in the US (hmmm, any […]

Putting them away with JK: We attend an Event at Tuatara’s new brewery

It’s 9:50am and the glitterati of Paraparaumu are itching to get they drank on. Outside the brand-new Tuatara Brrry (or Brewery, as it’s known on paper), they huddle under the awning to escape a rain that never falls, hugging the outer wall of the benighted edifice — hoping, perhaps, to osmose their way to double-vision. […]

Beer what you want to beer

It’s Choice Beer Week here in Wellington and last night The Sutton Group Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards took place at the Michael Fowler Centre. Harrington’s Breweries of Christchurch took out the top honours and were named Champion Brewery in New Zealand for 2012. Wellington, being the self-claimed and now generally accepted Craft Beer […]

Wellington in a Pint (or four)

“Would you like to come and drink free beer?” the message asked. What does a self-respecting barfly say to that? ‘No’? And so the Fly found itself buzzing around the advertising types at the Fork & Brewer last night for the launch of Clemenger’s new Wellington in a Pint campaign. Advertising types are not the […]

It was a very good beer

After having a great evening at Fork and Brewer last week for the Official Wellingtonista Unofficial Webstock Wednesday Warmup, where large numbers of local beer and large platters of delicious nibbles were placed before us like the Web Royalty we wish/pretend/believe ourselves to be, I was extremely excited to hear about the event they are […]

My highlights for 2011

I had a busy year, which shows in my poor posting record recently. Despite the manifold reasons to be cheerless, there were also plenty of good things happening in Wellington: on the waterfront, up Cuba St and all over town.

No poison at this PoissonHead afterparty

We know that you are gutted (like a fish!) that you can’t party with us at the TAWAs this year (so gutted you couldn’t even comment, apparently). Luckily, we DO have a way for you to get your party on with some fabulous Wellington media types anyway! Presenting: the FishHead magazine afterparty! This Thursday December […]

All your beers are belong to us

It used to be that if you wanted a good selection of independent and craft beers, your options were limited: Malthouse, perhaps Bar Bodega back in the day, or a bus out to Newtown for Bar Edward. But since the arrival of Hashigo Zake, it seems that boutique beer is in, and there’s a sudden […]