Thursday, October 3, 2013

October 3, 2013

Pacific Beer Expo Update... Kimchi... New Release Tuesday... Saturday Music... Ramen Friday... Stop Press...

Pacific Beer Expo Update

Somewhere between here and California is a 40ft refrigerated container with, among other things, our latest order from Ballast Point Brewing. In that order will be a number of the highlights of this year's Pacific Beer Expo. For instance we're expecting kegs of a batch of their Black Marlin Porter that has been infused with cocoa nibs, chipotle chillies and orange peel. We're also bringing over some Fathom India Pale Lager, one of ratebeer's highest rated Imperial Pilsners.

Also this month we're expecting supplies of another offshore collaboration by Yeastie Boys. This time their co-conspirators were Massachusetts brewery Pretty Things. The result is Pretty BoysOur Turn Your Turn, a hoppy pale wheat ale, with added Lindenflower.

Tickets for the Pacific Beer Expo are on sale now. They cost $50 each, and that gets attendees a souvenir Spiegelau glass (that doesn't resemble a sex-toy), programme and a significant number of starting tokens to spend on food and beer. We have a few for sale here at Hashigo Zake or you can get them from Ticketek here (or for mobiles here).


We're on a mission, that in all likelihood will never end, to develop the perfect menu of beer-friendly snack foods. The latest addition is the classic Korean appetiser, seasoning and general miracle food - kimchi. And a bowl of this spicy, stinky deliciousness costs just $4.

To celebrate its arrival we also have a Venison, Beef and Kimchi pie available for a limited time.

New Release Tuesday

On Tuesday we're going back to the well of fine beer that is our recent shipment from Adelaide's Lobethal Bierhaus. This time it's their India Pale Al. Yes you read that correctly - India Pale Al is partly named after its own brewer, Al. It's a very traditional English style of IPA in marked contrast with their delicious Double Hop IPA.

India Pale Al goes on tap at 5pm next Tuesday.

Saturday Music

We apologise to anyone who was inconvenienced by our last minute change in musical act last Saturday. Blues stalwart Darren Watson had to cancel on Saturday due to illness. Our booker and some of Wellington's most dedicated musicians scrambled, and a replacement act was improvised at the last minute. And it was great! Many thanks to Chris Armour, Neil Billington, Richard Te One and Richie P.

This Saturday's act is a new one for us:- Reece McNaughten & Justin Firefly Clarke, featuring "Eastern European-influenced new and old school Jazz grooves and loops". From 10pm in the lounge.

Ramen Friday

Tomorrow the Ramen Shop return to combine their freshly made noodles, delicious broth and various toppings into the nicest lunch on offer. To make things even easier we'll make sure we're open by 11:30am tomorrow. And we'll be offering some kind of ramen+beer special.

Stop Press

Gravity pouring is back! Tonight and maybe tomorrow we have a firkin of Garage Project Cockswain's Extraordinary Ordinary, sitting on the bar, dispensing cask-conditioned session beer.


Smut Clyde said...

I came across this Beer Wall Chart (at Boing Boing)
and feel obliged to call it to your attention.

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