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Panhead Go Hard on Bright IPA

Friday 12 July 2024

Panhead Custom Ales has one of the most iconic core ranges on the market, with beers such as the super-classic Supercharger APA and the indomitable trophy machine Port Road Pilsner. …

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Panhead Batch 206

Thursday 11 July 2024

A couple of years ago I visited Panhead brewery, the jewel in the crown of Upper Hutt’s Brewtown.  As with all such visits, when it came to the taproom, I…

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Recommended

Beer Baroness Double Danger

Thursday 11 July 2024

Beer Baroness Double Danger, an Imperial Hoppy Red Ale (7.9%abv) is the first from their upcoming range of barrel-aged limited releases. Lady Danger (one of the all-time classics from the Christchurch…

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Hop Federation Deep Space IPL

Monday 1 July 2024

There’s been quite a few beers bouncing around recently that have showcased trial hops from the NZ Hops Ltd’s Bract Brewing Project.  They’ve run the usual gamut of quality, but…

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Derelict Brewing Exit In Style

Tuesday 25 June 2024

One of New Zealand’s most loved and respected breweries, Derelict in North Canterbury, has shut up shop. But as owner-brewer Sam Cottier is quick to point out, while it’s a…

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Features

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Mythica — An Auckland Hidden Gem

Wednesday 5 June 2024

Tucked away in a light industrial area on Auckland’s North Shore is one of the hidden gems of the Auckland craft beer scene. Many of the readers of this fine…

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Features

Glory To Desperate Glory — NWBCA Supreme Winner

Friday 24 May 2024

Desperate Glory, this year’s Supreme Winner at the New World Beer & Cider Awards is a genuine beer-lovers beer but it’s also the kind of beer that everyone should try…

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Features

Head To Head: Hazzy Hunter Vs Laughing Bones

Wednesday 15 May 2024

In the first of a new series, Joshua Lee aka Hazzy Hunter goes head-to-head with John Morawski from Laughing Bones. Hazzy Hunter: John tell me how Laughing Bones came to…

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Features

Twofold Sure To Draw Beer Fans to Parnell

Thursday 25 April 2024

Twofold — one of Auckland’s most anticipated new brewpubs — opened its door this week, bringing craft beer to Parnell’s famed restaurant strip and continuing a surge in recent openings…

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Features

Craft Beer Version 3.0 — What’s The Future

Wednesday 17 April 2024

I was in my local coffee spot buying beans when a friend stopped to say gidday. “What’s new in craft beer?” he asked. When I paused for just a moment,…

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Recommended

Recommended

Panhead Batch 206

Thursday 11 July 2024

A couple of years ago I visited Panhead brewery, the jewel in the crown of Upper Hutt’s Brewtown.  As with all such visits, when it came to the taproom, I…

Read More
Recommended

Beer Baroness Double Danger

Thursday 11 July 2024

Beer Baroness Double Danger, an Imperial Hoppy Red Ale (7.9%abv) is the first from their upcoming range of barrel-aged limited releases. Lady Danger (one of the all-time classics from the Christchurch…

Read More
Recommended

Hop Federation Deep Space IPL

Monday 1 July 2024

There’s been quite a few beers bouncing around recently that have showcased trial hops from the NZ Hops Ltd’s Bract Brewing Project.  They’ve run the usual gamut of quality, but…

Read More

News

News

Panhead Go Hard on Bright IPA

Friday 12 July 2024

Panhead Custom Ales has one of the most iconic core ranges on the market, with beers such as the super-classic Supercharger APA and the indomitable trophy machine Port Road Pilsner. …

Read More
Cover StoryNews

Derelict Brewing Exit In Style

Tuesday 25 June 2024

One of New Zealand’s most loved and respected breweries, Derelict in North Canterbury, has shut up shop. But as owner-brewer Sam Cottier is quick to point out, while it’s a…

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Cover StoryNews

Panhead Founder Buys Boneface

Friday 7 June 2024

Panhead founder Mike Neilson and his wife Anna are set to be the new owners of Boneface Brewing. The couple will formally take over on or about July 1, depending…

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Friday Night Beers 

Opinion

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Fermented Culture — Verrity’s Wake

Friday 14 June 2024

The first column in a series about beer and culture by Kieran Haslett-Moore. Verrity’s Wake It’s the hottest day of the year, tomorrow will be even hotter. Ted has come…

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Opinion

What’s In Your Glass — Shapes Or Adjectives

Thursday 30 May 2024

How do you feel about ordering shapes or adjectives? What am I talking about? Ordering a tap beer. In New Zealand, there is little to no transparency on poured beer…

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Opinion

Instagratification: Dusty’s Fresh Hop Picks 2024

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Photographer, beer-lover and Instagram influencer Dusty, picks his highlights from the Fresh Hop season of 2024.

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Travel

Cover StoryTravel

Mr Goodbar — Matakana

Thursday 13 June 2024

Funny that urge you sometimes get to head out of town for an interesting beer. And, really, it’s one of those urges you should just surrender to. Which is how…

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Travel

The Beer Project — Shining Peak

Tuesday 21 May 2024

I arrive at Shining Peak on a hot, sunny Taranaki morning in January. New Plymouth has just lost the crown of NZ’s sunniest town to Tekapo, after two years on…

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Travel

Altitude Brewing’s Year of Growth & Change

Friday 22 December 2023

On Queenstown’s picturesque Frankton Marina, you’ll find beer institution Altitude Brewing. It’s been a cracker of a year and they’ve been kept busy as they expand the brew team, celebrate…

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