#248 Golden Ticket – Champion Malky

Golden Ticket Champion Malky Name: Champion Malky
Brewery: Golden Ticket Brewery (Chch, Brewed at Invergargill Brewery)
Style:  Golden Ale
ABV: 4.7%
Source: GT Brewery

If like me you’re in Auckland, then finding beer from this Christchurch micro-brewery is a bit like finding a Golden Ticket in a Wonka bar.

I’ve been reading tweets from and about the Golden Ticket brewery (and in particular one fabulous-sounding beer they made called Empire Strikes Black) ever since I started this blog, but it’s taken until now for any of their beer to make its way into my hands.

I drank this after a full day spent unpacking my Mum’s new house, while flopped onto the couch with a plate of fish ‘n’ chips. Probably anything would have tasted good at this point, so this actually far-exceeded my beverage requirements.

It had a lovely fruity aroma (lemon, pineapple and passionfruit), which became sweet and juicy in the mouth before the hop bitterness cut through toward the finish. There was a satisfying cracker-like flavour from the biscuit malt, and the finish was crisp and dry.

This would be a perfect brew for enjoying in the unseasonably warm Auckland Autumn, but it will probably be almost impossible to find any more. Of course if you do happen to get your hands on a bottle, then run for it, Charlie! Run straight home and don’t stop ’til you get there!

PS – I’m not quite sure why, but there’s something about the world “Malky” that I really, really like. It makes me think of both milk and chalk, which shouldn’t be appealing but it is. Of course, given that one of their beers was named after a Star Wars movie, it’s quite likely that Malky refers to a character in the God Emperor of Dune. Full geek points to them if it is.

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Published in: on April 22, 2012 at 4:58 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Its on tap at Pomeroy’s as we speak 😉


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