Friday, 15 March 2013

Beer O’Clock: Kauri Invalid Stout


As a thank you to all  the beer historians who passed on information about Woodville’s Kauri Brewery and its Kauri Pale Ale, my painter friend Mark Woollerwho was particularly interested in the Gauguin connection—has painted a bottle for us, which now hangs proudly on my wall.


Sadly, however, it’s empty.

Still, since my photos of the small paintings are a bit lacklustre, by the magic of technology I can immediately double the number of bottles. Take your pick.



  1. A modern object painted in a primitive style. Very postmodernist.

  2. Not so modern. The brewery closed just after World War II--and Gauguin was apparently drinking it between 1897 and 1903.

  3. Oh, and if you're paying homage to Paul, it would seem only natural to paint in a primitive style, no?

  4. Are you really unaware of the postmodernist aesthetic device of primitivizing contemporary iconography?!!! Apparently you've been successfully affected by it without realizing what you're experiencing, or why.

  5. No, I'm not.

    No, I haven't been.

    Anything else you'd like to say?

  6. You're such a typical Rand-follower. Oblivious.


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