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Don’t feed dogs chocolate – put it in beer instead

by Joanna July 27, 2019

Guest post by Krystle, thanks Krystle! Coffee, chocolate, and beer…these are a few of Wellingtonians’ favorite things – and thanks to a collab, you can now drink a fusion of all three. Local legends Black Dog Brewery and Wellington Chocolate Factory have teamed up to produce the Bean Me Up Mocha Stout. You may be […]

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Saint Fabiola fabulousness

by Joanna June 11, 2018

Last Friday we had a lovely time at the opening of St Fabiola on Lombard Street (you may have seen us tweeting about the pies from Pickle and Pie, because, you know, priorities), so this week, we caught up with the owner Kirsten for a chat over email. What’s your background before the shop? I’m an […]

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Chasing the Black Dog with beer

by Joanna April 5, 2018

Last night we went to the opening of the new Black Dog brewery on Cuba Street, and, spoiler alert, it was bloody delightful. All pics were supplied by the publicist because if you follow us on Twitter, you’ll know I can’t photograph for shit. A confession: I had never been to the old Black Dog […]

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The Hour/Week of Beer is Upon Us

by Herbertimo August 10, 2016

Beervana kicks off on Friday with four sessions over two days and there’s a LOT of beer related activities on before then. The Road to Beervana began on Sunday and there are events taking place in bars all over the city and even further afield in Auckland and Christchurch. I’m not going to attempt to tell […]

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Win a VIP double pass to the Wellington Wine and Food Festival

by Joanna March 11, 2015

Wellington is a city overflowing with good restaurants and fine drops to drink. It seems ridiculous that we haven’t had our own day-of-food-and-wine-and-oh-okay-fine-beer yet. Luckily, that’s about to change with the cunningly named Wellington Food and Wine Festival. The Festival brings together the best of local food, wine, beverages and restaurants, outdoors on the waterfront […]

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Just spotted….

by Heather C November 28, 2014

Beer-[and Firetruck, Goose Shack and Tommy Millions]-a-licious… (for those without microscopes – food stalls, live music, beer and other nice stuff at the Brewery on Vivian Street 12noon-8pm on Sat 6 Dec, Sat 31 Jan, Sat 21 Feb)

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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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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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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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La nouvelle bière houblon verte est arrivé!

by Alan April 10, 2013

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 […]

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