The latest post on the Malthouse blog is now up and is titled “All Hail Pale Ale“. It is a balanced look at why pale ales rule.
Of course, New Zealand’s most famous self-proclaimed East India Pale Ale is Tui. It is also on tap at the Malthouse if you absolutely insist. Now, there is no such style as East India Pale Ale and Tui is not an India Pale Ale. It is not a Pale Ale. It is not even an ale. It is a lager.
I was recently asked by Chef Martin Bosley what Tui had in common with real IPAs. My considered reply was “they are both liquids.”
Speaking of which, Martin Bosley’s restaurant has unveiled it’s new beer list. The chef became a real fan of craft beer after running beer and food matching session at this year’s Brew NZ. The craft beers on his list are:
Three Boys Wheat
Epic Pale Ale
You can read about Martin’s conversion to craft beer here.