Richard Emerson and Paris Hilton

Last week’s column in the Wellingtonian newspaper continued the southern theme by covering Emerson’s Brewery – “a craft brewery with big brewery production.” Reprinted as always with kind permission.

Home made beer from first time brewers rubbed shoulders with classic Trappist ales at the latest beer tasting at M-co. It was a two-part tasting – a standard commercial beer tasting and the grand finals of the M-co personal beverage production competition.

The final Salient column of term one was an exposition on Beer Wisdom.

And finally, a random question: Paris Hilton was the face of Bondi Blonde Low Carb beer. Will her going to jail (twice) push sales up or down?

Visit the website to vote on whether Paris should serve her sentence in Australia because (in their words) it is the world’s largest penal colony and confirm that the beer’s motto is “nothing goes down like a bondi blonde…”

I can’t make this stuff up.