THE THIRSTYBOYS are a mob of Wellington beer enthusiasts often seen at local beer events, usually tucked away in a corner composing Haikus. This is the post I wrote for them as a guest blogger.
Reviewed by guest blogger: Dylan Jauslin
I was quite surprised when Malice from the Thirsty Boys asked me to review this book for their blog. On reflection though, it made sense: none of them had read it or owned a copy. Talking to a few more people in the beer community, something became very clear: damn near nobody has read it.
This really is a shame because both as an introduction to and a history of New Zealand beer, I can’t recommend it enough. Surprisingly little has been written about the New Zealand Beer industry, particularly in recent years and the beer community has been in need of a book like this.
Donaldson takes the reader through the history of beer in this country, starting in the nineteenth century and tracing…
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