Thursday, September 27, 2018

September 27, 2018

Misty Miyagi

"In Okinawa, all Miyagi know three things: fish, Karate and Hazy IPAs"

A wise man once said that.

Clearly the crew up at Deep Creek have been bingeing on the teachings of Mr. Miyagi, Daniel LaRusso, Takahama Kyoshi and others to draw inspiration for their new series of Hazy IPAs, for the uninitiated these beers are designed to be drunk as fresh as possible to show case the literally absurd amount of late hop additions, contributing to the trade mark pungent fruity aroma of the style. Follow this link for some in depth geekery about the style.

We have teamed up with Deep Creek to launch the first in this new series of seasonal releases, Misty Miyagi, Which we will be tapping TONIGHT at 5pm. You too can channel your inner Mitsuhashi Takajo, and try your hand at writing a Haiku.

To complement the Haze and the focus on seasonality we also welcome Plant Blazed to Hashigo tonight, they will be cooking up a storm of plant based deliciousness in the kitchen from 5pm

Eagle vs Shark Pies

No, it's not that film that everybody you know claims to have been in. It's the Australian Football League Grand Final. West Coast Eagles will be facing off against Collingwood Magpies. Nobody really knows the rules, it's just some guys wearing tank tops and questionable facial hair peacocking around a cricket oval as a few men in fluorescent green throw the ball back  into play in the most elaborate fashion imaginable, apparently there are actual rules which can be found here and a more simple over view can be found here. 

It's bound to be a highly entertaining game, even for non fans. 100,024 'strayans can't be wrong, can they?

Kick-off is 4:30 pm NZ time, we will be screening it in the Red Room, with sound, and as usual we will be serving Aussie Mince Stadium pies (with or without needles).

Rock The Cash Bar VII

It's just been, but we have already locked in a date for Wellingtons favourite music quiz, October 29th, be sure to book a table over the bar, It will be frightfully good fun. Costumes are always encouraged. 

An Update From The Woods

Brought to you from the same team behind The Pacific Beer Expo, this one off festival is designed to showcase beers that have spent some time in contact with wood.

The team has cast the net far and wide, beyond the usual reach of the Pacific rim to bring you some truly spectacular Barrel Aged beers from foreign shores.

The curating of the beer list has begun and we are about ready to launch ticket sales. Check here from Saturday morning, when sales go live.

This is one festival you DO NOT want to miss.

On Tap Now

  • SouthCider  - Crisp Apple - Apple Cider
  • Brewaucracy - Tax Evasion  - Table Beer
  • Hallertau - Porter Noir 2018 - Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Porter
  • Brew Moon- Czech Please - Pilsner
  • Fitzpatricks - American Brown Ale  - American Brown Ale
  • Brewaucracy  - Smoko - Bamberg Style Rauchbier
  • Hallertau  - Lemon Curd - Lemon Sour Ale w/Lactose *NITRO*
  • Kereru - For Great Justice - Coconut Porter
  • Fitpatricks - Pale Ale - NZ Pale Ale
  • Hallertau - Maximus - IPA
  • Kereru - Moonless - Dry Stout  (handpull)
For those of you unaware we can now download our custom designed app from the WindowsGoogle Play and  App store

New Release Tuesday

Something of a double whammy this week, not only is it a new beer, but it's also the first time this brewery has been on tap here at Hashigo Zake.
Based in Karori, Bassline Brewing is about combining a love & passion for music with a love & passion for beer.

After deciding that their core range APA, Banned in DC, didn't have enough of a punch to live up to the album it's named after they have remixed it - adding a delicious amount of Calypso Hop Oil to the brite tank. Calypso has a crazy-cool unique flavour & aroma that adds a massive punch of stone fruit and pear, backed with a touch of tropical fruit


Like a Goth Mumford and Sons

Fortunately not, we wouldn't do that to you, this weeks musical offering comes in the form of dark-country-infused indie rockers Muscle Man

Muscle Man plays slacker-rock to goth-hearted indie kids, Muscle Man writes songs about violent tenderness, Muscle Man sleeps in empty bedrooms, listening to Beefheart, The Fall, The Replacements and The Wedding Present.

Good dudes, even better tunes. 10pm Free Entry, what could be better?

Pumas Vs All Blacks

If you happen to find yourself up and about on Sunday morning, we will be opening from 11:30am in time to screen the Argentina vs All Blacks game, which, if the test in Nelson is anything to go by, should be decent game. With Argentina hoping to build on a over Australia and the All Blacks hoping to get back to winning ways after a narrow defeat to South Africa.

Cult Film Basement

1972, '73 and ;'74 were great years for William Friedkin, Bagging himself an Oscar for Best Director an one more nomination (The French Connection and The Exorcist) an Outstanding Directorial Achievement award from the Directors Guild Of America and a BAFTA nomination too.

The '80's rolled around and his form took a wee dip, earning himself 2 Razzie Nominations for 1980's Cruising. So old William was due a comeback, and comeback he did.

1985's To Live and Die In L.A. was that comeback, garnering a Festival du Film Policier de Cognac Audience award and wide praise.

"The movie is also first-rate. The direction is the key. Friedkin has made some good movies ... and some bad ones. This is his comeback, showing the depth and skill of the early pictures".

The Digital Fix called the film "A sun-bleached study in corruption and soul-destroying brutality, this film by the notoriously erratic but sometimes brilliant William Friedkin is nasty, cynical and incredibly good."

The film was voted as the 19th best film set in Los Angeles in the last 25 years by a group of Los Angeles Times writers and editors with two criteria: "The movie had to communicate some inherent truth about the L.A. experience, and only one film per director was allowed on the list"

Pretty good come back I'd say, the only slightly troubling thing is that last review "some inherent truth about the L.A. experience".... A handy Synopsis describes the movie as

"Two cops in Los Angeles try to track down the vicious criminal Eric Masters . Then, one of them is killed by Masters and the other one swears revenge no matter what the cost. After that, the hunt becomes an obsession and the law he once swore to uphold becomes meaningless to him."

If that's the inherent truth about the L.A. experience I'm staying in Wellington. Unless the L.A. Experience is meeting Willem Defoe, That would be rad.

Come and find out if Wellington is better than L.A.

There will be the usual free Hop Salted Popcorn, just to lighten the mood a bit. See you at 7pm.


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