Fritz and Maria's Beer Column
FRITZ KUCKUCK AND MARIA GRAU - © Fairfax NZ News
Although the proverbial pint and a whisky chaser have been around as long as there have been barkeeps to serve them, pairing whisky and beer is relatively new in New Zealand.
We are just back from a week in Christchurch, and what a great week it was. We haven't been down for two years, and the change is glorious. Before, we found ourselves whispering, and choking up at every turn. It was a city being torn down, leaving only rubble, dust and confusion.
We have begun playing with Twitter over the past few months. Nelson, being a smaller city and moving at a slower pace, doesn't have the deepest Twitter penetration.
We've said it before, but March is when the Silly Season for beer begins in New Zealand. We could go festival to festival around the country well into April.