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A beer with your best friend

Wednesday 17 August 2022

A beer with your best mate is always great fun. But what if your best friend is a dog? Wigram Brewing has the answer.

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A Mixed Six with Badass beverages

Tuesday 16 August 2022

We’re going a bit meta on this one. Regular readers will know that Dave Pearce of Badass Beverages usually writes the Mixed Six, but in the wake of Badass winning…

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Yeastie Boys Lazy Slam Hazy Pale Ale

Tuesday 16 August 2022

Yeastie Boys are back and the first beer of their four available that caught my eye was a blue 330ml tin which featured a dude swimming on the label and…

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Opinion

Style Corner: Grisette The Little Grey One

Tuesday 16 August 2022

Grisette (meaning ‘little grey one’), emerged in the Hainaut province of Belgium during the 18th century, just as the Industrial Revolution was picking up steam.

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Features

Diary of a Hop Farmer: Surviving winter

Tuesday 16 August 2022

In the second part of his Diary of a Hop Farmer, Josh Lewis details how life plays out on a hop farm during winter.

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Features

Features

Diary of a Hop Farmer: Surviving winter

Tuesday 16 August 2022

In the second part of his Diary of a Hop Farmer, Josh Lewis details how life plays out on a hop farm during winter.

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Features

Kainui back to the big time

Monday 8 August 2022

Far North cult favourites Kainui Brew Co have returned to the big time with an outstanding performance at the NZ Beer Awards.

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Features

Malthouse WCIPA Challenge: Let’s go do the hop

Thursday 21 July 2022

What does your favourite brewery's entry to The Malthouse West Coast IPA Challenge say about their musical taste

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Features

CASSELS DELIVER TRIPLE TREAT OF SWEET STOUTS

Tuesday 5 July 2022

Milk Stouts first became popular in England during the 1800s with blue-collar labourers as a nutritious complement to morning or midday meals. As with many older beer styles, milk stouts…

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Features

DUSTY’S BEERS OF INSTAGRAM JUNE 2022

Tuesday 5 July 2022

Instagram influencer Dusty snaps his favourite beers from June, 2022

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Recommended

Recommended

Yeastie Boys Lazy Slam Hazy Pale Ale

Tuesday 16 August 2022

Yeastie Boys are back and the first beer of their four available that caught my eye was a blue 330ml tin which featured a dude swimming on the label and…

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Recommended

Brothers Beer Welcome to Cryoville IPA

Monday 15 August 2022

The can art of Brothers Beer Welcome to Cryoville, a Cryo Hop Hazy IPA, is giving off big Sims energy... does anyone still play The Sims?

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Recommended

Isthmus Figaro Imperial Stout

Sunday 14 August 2022

Isthmus Brewing’s Figaro, a fig and chocolate imperial stout (9% ABV) is intensely dark in colour, crowned by a coffee crema head. The aroma begins with notes of cocoa powder…

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News

News

Monkfish New venture for Hargreaves

Tuesday 16 August 2022

If you’re a craft beer fan in Wellington there's a high chance you’ve been handed a pint by Dan Hargreaves.

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News

Trans-Tasman Blind Date Beers

Sunday 14 August 2022

Like any good business idea, the concept of a Tinder-style hook-up of trans-Tasman brewers for a special box of beer came from being stymied on another project.

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News

Emotional night for Behemoth

Tuesday 2 August 2022

Behemoth are not shy of success and have won plenty of trophies and gold medals for individual beers over the years, but it was an emotional night for founder Andrew…

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Opinion

Opinion

Style Corner: Grisette The Little Grey One

Tuesday 16 August 2022

Grisette (meaning ‘little grey one’), emerged in the Hainaut province of Belgium during the 18th century, just as the Industrial Revolution was picking up steam.

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Opinion

Why big breweries matter

Thursday 14 July 2022

In my previous article, I set out to discuss definitions of a craft brewery. Based on insights from craft brewers here in New Zealand, I concluded that craft breweries were…

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Opinion

Have a “go at” Doppelbock

Wednesday 6 July 2022

Looking for something different? Hazy beers not quite hitting the same? Perhaps you’re considering trying something maltier, but you’ve never ventured beyond stouts and porters. Might I suggest a beer that…

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Travel

Travel

TARANAKI’S BOOMING BEER SCENE

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Kelly Ryan from Boneface and Joe Wood from Liberty have a lot to answer for. Strike up a conversation with a few current contributors to the Taranaki beer scene, and…

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Travel

A cat, a caravan and classic beer at Emporium

Monday 7 March 2022

The new Emporium bar is somewhere between festival taproom and shearing shed, constructed with recycled materials including the wide doors that open the building right up onto the nearby farmland.

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Travel

Bay of Islands beer

Tuesday 1 March 2022

There is a healthy craft beer scene emerging in the Far North as well as some fantastic heritage pubs to visit.

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