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Double Vision’s Fresh Hop Triple Treat

Monday 8 April 2024

Double Vision Brewing are taking fresh hop season to a new level, with a triple treat of collectible, glow-in-the-dark cans, designed to be drunk in a specific order and preferably…

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Brothers Beer Gamma Daydream

Friday 5 April 2024

Fresh hop season is upon us, and with it, Fresh Hop Watch 2024 begins… Feedback from Nelson indicates an exceptional growing season, so I’m expecting big things from this year’s…

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Southfarthing Girdly Fine Grain Amber Ale

Tuesday 2 April 2024

I was recently brought back a souvenir from a trip to Hobbiton, and uniquely amongst souvenirs, this one was perfect.  A bottle from the range of beers (and ciders) served…

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Thief Brewing Steal the Show

Tuesday 2 April 2024

My recent visit to Thief Brewing could hardly be called travel, situated practically on my doorstep amongst the hills and farmland of Tai Tapu, in rural Banks Peninsula.  But nevertheless,…

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8 Wired For Sale

Wednesday 27 March 2024

8 Wired Brewing is up for sale. But fear not, there’s good reasons for it, with owners Soren and Monique Eriksen wanting a change of pace in their lives and…

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Features

Features

Profile: Tuatara Head Brewer Paul Roigard

Monday 25 March 2024

Paul Roigard should really brew a Radler — the Tuatara head-brewer is a mad keen cyclist and what’s more, it was a cycle trip from Cape Reinga to Bluff in…

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Features

Saint Leonard’s Bring Fresh Attitude

Tuesday 19 March 2024

“We’re not really brewers.” I’ve come to Saint Leonards Brewing Co in Kingsland to speak to Vlad Petrovic and Rory Clarke about their journey from homebrew set-up to popular brewpub…

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Features

First Look: Turtle Pizza & Pints

Monday 18 March 2024

The brewing company with the big name just got a bit bigger. Behemoth has opened a new type of venue that could be the first of many. Called Turtle: Pizza…

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Features

Lion Celebrates a Century

Friday 8 March 2024

Lion NZ is celebrating 100 years in business and the irony is: the reasons behind Lion’s creation are as relevant today as they were a century ago. Admittedly, Lion are…

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Features

Bean Bag Brewery Dreaming Big

Thursday 11 January 2024

Picture this: It’s a Tuesday night, I’ve just walked in the door after a big day in the office, I kick back on the sofa, and I’m casually scrolling through…

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Recommended

Recommended

Brothers Beer Gamma Daydream

Friday 5 April 2024

Fresh hop season is upon us, and with it, Fresh Hop Watch 2024 begins… Feedback from Nelson indicates an exceptional growing season, so I’m expecting big things from this year’s…

Read More
Recommended

Southfarthing Girdly Fine Grain Amber Ale

Tuesday 2 April 2024

I was recently brought back a souvenir from a trip to Hobbiton, and uniquely amongst souvenirs, this one was perfect.  A bottle from the range of beers (and ciders) served…

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Recommended

Thief Tropic Myopic West Coast Pilsner

Thursday 15 February 2024

‘West Coast’ pilsner is still something of an emerging style, with the first few examples popping up at the tail end of last year.  While its attributes are yet to…

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News

News

Heyday Win Rare Beer Challenge

Friday 15 March 2024

Heyday Beer Co. clinched their second consecutive Rare Beer Challenge win at Fortune Favours last week, taking out the title with their Jockey Club Mint Julep Reserve Ale in what…

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News

Parrotdog Betting On A Bright Future

Friday 15 March 2024

The allure of West Coast IPA is fading, clear definition lost in the continuous polishing and reinvention of the “style”. Hazy IPA has peaked. It seems. What’s next? A few…

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News

Hashigo Zake to Close Down

Monday 4 March 2024

Wellington’s iconic craft beer bar, Hashigo Zake, is closing down. It’s fair to say the cult Wellington bar is responsible for incubating any number of Wellington craft beer brands, not…

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Friday Night Beers 

Opinion

Opinion

Mystic Martin’s Magical Beer Predictions

Monday 18 March 2024

I don’t think many beer drinkers will be sad to see the back of 2023. Last year was a bit of a mixed bag, with at least as much bad…

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Opinion

Instagratification: Dusty’s Picks March 2024

Thursday 7 March 2024

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

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Opinion

Goodbye Hashi — Farewell To A Friend

Monday 4 March 2024

A few years ago, Parrotdog celebrated their 10-year anniversary by relaunching Bitter Bitch in the same bar where it all started, Hashigo Zake. As the first pint was poured ceremonially…

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Travel

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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Travel

Whangamatā’s First Craft Brewery — Salt District

Monday 18 December 2023

Whangamatā is a sleepy, bach-filled surfer’s paradise on the Coromandel Peninsula that comes to life in summer, its population swelling ten-fold. And for self-described “brewer, delivery guy and shop manager,”…

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Travel

Hop Federation Settle in to New Digs

Tuesday 12 December 2023

The irony is not lost on Simon Nicholas — the day we’ve pencilled in for a chat about Hop Federation’s new home in Motueka is just two days after Deep…

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