Panhead 150 Years Dominion Post (2L Gift Pack)
EARLE'S REVOLVER: Smoked ale
During the great strike of 1913, The Dominion's first editor Charles Westwood Earle, reflecting the new paper's conservative philosophy, cheerfully made an enemy of protesting workers by colluding with police and backing the Massey government's crackdown to the hilt. The struggle seemed to have turned him slightly paranoid as he kept a loaded revolver in his desk in the event the "reds" came after him.
TAR AND FEATHER: Sweet stout
Tarring and feathering was unknown in New Zealand until an incident in Lower Hutt in 1885 involving a romantic rivalry between a prominent local businessman and a member of the Legislative Council. The firebrand editor of The Evening Post, Edward Gillon, was summoned to court to reveal the information he had obtained on the case but he refused to reveal his sources, a line he maintained all the way to the Supreme Court.
QUIET RIOT: American special bitter
In April of 1943 The Evening Post ran a brief item in the news about a young man hauled before the magistrate on charges of being drunk and disorderly after a disturbance in town the previous Saturday. What actually happened was a full-on brawl between 1000 Kiwi and American soldiers. The legendary "Battle of Manners Street", which would be a front-page sensation today, never made the papers thanks to wartime censorship.
CULTURE VULTURE: Salted Gose (sour German beer)
After the 1987 stockmarket crash and epic Sesqui failure of 1990, Wellington was at a low. Ian Wells, general manager of Wellington Newspapers, got together with ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi to lift spirits with the Absolutely Positively Wellington campaign, which used The Evening Post as its launch pad. It's done much to make Wellington the cultural mecca and craft beer capital it is today.
American Pale Ale
American Pale Ales are light in color, ranging from golden to a light copper color. The style of this beer is defined by the American hops used. American hops typically have high bitterness and aroma.This is a perfect beer for big fare like grilled burgers or combination pizzas, as well as lighter fare like sushi and green salads.