The Malthouse

Mayor: beer-yum (70) | Taps: ~29 | Bottles: ~150
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Beer entered at The Malthouse

Baylands Glasgow Slasher12%2/6/2016
Townshend Aotearoa Pale Ale5.5%2/6/2016
Panhead Supercharger American Styled Pale Ale5.7%2/1/2016
BrewDog Pumpkinhead5.1%1/13/2016
Moor Hoppiness6.5%1/9/2016
ParrotDog Pandemonium4.8%1/2/2016
Moor Nor’Hop4.1%1/1/2016
Moor So’Hop4.1%1/1/2016
Rocky Knob Oceanside Amber5.6%12/26/2015
Funk Estate "Oh Lordy!"5.5%11/29/2015
Raindogs Wee Bairn Bitter3.8%11/29/2015
Croucher Pale Ale5%11/20/2015
Epic 1991 IPA6%11/10/2015
Liberty Knife Party IPA7.1%11/10/2015
Beavertown / Boneyard Power of the Voodoo10%11/3/2015
Renaissance Marlborough Pale Ale (MPA) (2013 & Onwards)8.5%11/1/2015
Beavertown / Bellwoods Moose Fang8.6%10/31/2015
Baladin Super Bitter8%10/25/2015
Baladin Super Baladin8%10/25/2015
Baladin Open7.5%10/23/2015
Baladin Nora6.8%10/23/2015
Baladin Isaac5%10/23/2015
Epic Imperium9%10/13/2015
Behemoth 6 Foot 5 IPA6.5%10/6/2015
Hallertau Resurgence6%10/6/2015
Invercargill Pitch Black Real Stout4.5%10/6/2015
Hop Federation Red IPA6.4%10/6/2015
Beavertown Bloody ’Ell7.2%10/6/2015
Fork Brewing Pitch Fork5%10/4/2015
Epic No Agenda7.5%10/4/2015
ParrotDog / Two Birds Double Stout9.2%10/3/2015
Liberty Yakima Scarlet6.9%9/30/2015
8 Wired Wireless NZ Pale Ale5.5%9/28/2015
Tuatara APA5.7%9/27/2015
Tuatara APA (Aotearoa Pale Ale)5.8%9/27/2015
ParrotDog RiwakaSecret8%9/25/2015
Renaissance Craftsman (2014 & Onwards)4.9%9/21/2015
Townshend Blue Shadow Stout4.7%9/21/2015
8 Wired Tall Poppy India Red Ale7%9/20/2015
Hopmonger Back in Bakula6.2%9/19/2015
BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%)5.6%9/18/2015
Fork & Brewer Murder of Crows9.8%9/18/2015
Funk Estate Afrogato 8.5%9/18/2015
Tuatara Tu-Rye-Ay Midnight Rye IPA7.5%9/17/2015
Liberty Halo Pilsner5.4%9/11/2015
Liberty Yakima Monster6%9/9/2015
Liberty / Brothers Oh Brother Pale Ale5.1%9/9/2015
Epic Hop Zombie8.5%9/5/2015
Liberty Citra Double IPA9%9/5/2015
Tuatara Double Trouble9%9/5/2015
Schipper’s Hopricot6.4%9/5/2015
BrewDog Alice Porter (5.2%)5.2%9/5/2015
BrewDog Alice Porter (6.2%)6.2%9/5/2015
Boneyard Notorious IPA311.5%9/4/2015
Beavertown St Clements Phantom4.5%8/28/2015
BrewDog Cocoa Psycho10%8/17/2015
Garage Project Rosé de la Vallee9%8/16/2015
Epic Lupulingus9%8/15/2015
Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne6.2%8/9/2015
Thornbridge Jaipur X10%8/9/2015
BrewDog Jack Hammer7.2%8/8/2015
Wild Beer Millionaire4.7%8/7/2015
Wild Beer Evolver IPA5.8%8/7/2015
Green Flash Hop Odyssey 30th Street Pale Ale6%7/15/2015
Beer Baroness Madame Brown5.6%7/11/2015
Renaissance Tribute Barley Wine (2012)11.8%7/11/2015
Garage Project API 3.06%6/27/2015
Garage Project Hops on Pointe6.7%6/27/2015
Garage Project Death From Above7.5%6/15/2015
Joppa Stout5.5%6/13/2015
Hallertau Deception5.1%6/13/2015
Townshend Scissor-Jacks Brewer’s Reserve6.5%6/13/2015
Black Dog Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse0%6/13/2015
Behemoth / Deep Creek S&M Yin Yang Fresh-Hopped IPA6.5%6/4/2015
Behemoth Hopportunity Cost IPA7.2%6/3/2015
Mikkeller Funky (e)★ (Sauternes Edition)9.39%5/30/2015
Hop Federation Rakau IPA5.7%5/27/2015
Thornbridge Jaipur5.9%5/2/2015
Thornbridge Halcyon7.4%4/24/2015
Beavertown Heavy Water (Sour Cherry and Sea Salt)9%4/23/2015
Beavertown Holy Cowbell India Stout 5.6%4/23/2015
Behemoth Iron Harvest Farmhouse Saison6%4/19/2015
Liberty Sauvignon Bomb7%4/6/2015
Epic Equinox 6.3%4/6/2015
Tuatara Bohemian Pilsner5%4/3/2015
Beavertown Black Betty7.4%3/18/2015
Beavertown Gamma Ray 5.4%3/18/2015
Beavertown Neck Oil (2013- )4.3%3/18/2015
Garage Project Touch Wood9%3/10/2015
Renaissance Empathy2.4%3/3/2015
Tuatara Sauvinova5.2%3/3/2015
Tuatara Nui7%3/3/2015
Croucher Brewing / Lenny’s Artisanal Ales Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Porter7%3/2/2015
Weezledog Hopster6.7%2/21/2015
Liberty Citra Junior4.5%2/14/2015
Croucher Patriot American Black Ale5.5%2/11/2015
Renaissance Enlightenment Series Bloody RIPA7.8%2/10/2015
Fork & Brewer Dark Vader0%2/10/2015
Bach Brewing Hopsmacker Pale Ale5.8%2/10/2015
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
KapitiCritique  (35) Kansas City, Missouri | August 8, 2011
Using an international comparison (if this were New Zealand only, I’d give it another 20 points but that is the standard in NZ, it is not a very high bar) AMBIENCE: Physically this is an attractive place (and without the ubiquitous sports bar loud and large big screens). During the off hours, quite pleasant to plunk a few down with friends or go on line. When it starts to get busy the atmosphere is typical for NZ, noisy, and not what I would call friendly. Not all the bar staff are that accomplished at their trade either: The good natured, knowledgeable publican is nearly an extinct breed in New Zealand. SERVICE: Adequate and relatively prompt but these people get paid squat and the sort of service you would expect in a tipping society that prizes good hospitality (like Dallas or New York or Paris) is just not there (NZ hospitality in restaurants is often almost as poor as Muscovian government restaurants). The staff at Hashigo Zake are far more amenable. Having said that, Malt House is head and shoulders above many places in Wellington. (Like the Back Bencher where the wait staff are just plain unprofessional and arrogant – it is laughable.) SELECTION: Beer selection is far better than most pubs. Hashigo Zake has a bigger selection but this is fine. FOOD: Never disappointed, good pub tucker. VALUE: You pay for it, small portions and overpriced beer is the norm in New Zealand. New Zealand craft beers sell for less in Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City - no idea why. OVERALL: Head and shoulders above the norm. That said, they are a long way away from world class - but that is the way it is in New Zealand. There are some great places in New Zealand, usually small out of the way wine and vineyard restaurants, so they know what they need to do.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor  (153) Perth, Australia | August 6, 2011
Bloody busy place. Selection didn’t wow me after hearing everyone talk about it at Beervana. Prefer Hashigo zake. Nice enough though
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Vas  (17) , New Zealand | December 5, 2010
The range is awesome and the staff are knowledgeable, if not always friendly (or even polite). The neo-brutalist concrete architecture does nothing for me, a big disappointment after the comfortable Willis Street location. Still I have to take my hat off to The Malthouse for nurturing decent beer in Wellington long before it became borderline trendy.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
carlinmike  (7) Wellington, New Zealand | November 15, 2009
Popular, yet relaxed bar on busy Courtenay Place. Excellent beer range on draught, including 1-2 cask ales, with many local & imported bottled beers. A little disappointing to see Monteiths, which have their own chain of pubs, but a minor quibble. Staff are helpful & know their beers and friendly punters make for a pleasant atmosphere. Pizza & fries are available if you’re hungry and the loos are clean. Definitely worth more than one visit.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
thirstystirrer  (4) , New Zealand | September 19, 2009| Updated September 29, 2009
My favourite beer bar in Wellington, if not NZ! Nice atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff (Scott is particularly good). Great range of NZ and European beers and have seen some Aussie craft beers on tap recently too. Alsways guest beers on- think they now have 29 taps... Heaven!
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
boogey  (5) Auckland, New Zealand | June 4, 2009
wellingtons no 1 spot! great selection and around 15 beers on tap! a definite must-go!
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | March 24, 2009| Updated October 27, 2014
The Malthouse was a well embraced relief from the rain and wind cutting through the streets outside. Around 15-20 taps available and 100+ bottles. Of course, you’ll find a nice selection of NZ micros with seasonals and one-offs making an appearance, but there are taps of run of the mill boring stuff too.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
DonBirnam  (2) Wellington, New Zealand | February 5, 2009| Updated May 25, 2011
The atmosphere is great and the beers are fantastic. The giant fridges behind the bar look like beer bookshelves, and the staff have to use a ladder to reach the top ones. Almost like a beer library. One minor note: the taps and handpumps are too cold. The food is the biggest let-down. The pizza and snacks are good, but over priced (appart from the fries).
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
sdk  (2) Island Bay, New Zealand | August 1, 2008
I may be slightly bias as I work just above the Malt House, but this does make for a pleasurable Friday liquid lunch. Everyone in the office was jumping for joy when they moved from Willis Street to Courtenay Place in late 2007. We were more devastated when they stopped the bar food. The chiefs Fish and Chips (very deserving of the capital letters) was to die for. The range of beers is large even though the move has half the bar size. Like donfardz64 said, you need to get in early but people are polite enough to make room at the bar when you want a beer. My favorite place when I want a quality beer.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
TheGrandMaster  (105) Auckland, New Zealand | July 2, 2008
Would have to be the best beer bar in New Zealand. The ’new’ Malthouse is a good mix of minimalist at the front and loungey at the back. And the selection - impressive in the fridge, and ridiculously good on the taps. If it coudl relocate to Auckland, it would be even better...

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