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Emerson’s Once Upon A Time In The west

Friday 14 June 2024

Of the emerging styles seen over the last year (or two) West Coast Pilsner looks to be the one gaining the most traction.  Whether this new style is outpacing the…

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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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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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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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Garage Project X Alvarado Street Nelson Sun Club

Wednesday 5 June 2024

Nelson Sun Club Fresh Hopped IPA (6.6%) is No.14 in Garage Project’s Hāpi Sessions series of collab brews with industry luminaries from across the globe. This West Coast-style IPA is inspired…

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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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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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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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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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The Beer Project Summer Roadie

Monday 15 April 2024

The Beer Project was conceived in July 2009 as a two-year project to document the 50-odd breweries in New Zealand. Obviously, I missed my deadline, not photographing my 50th brewery,…

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Emerson’s Once Upon A Time In The west

Friday 14 June 2024

Of the emerging styles seen over the last year (or two) West Coast Pilsner looks to be the one gaining the most traction.  Whether this new style is outpacing the…

Read More
Recommended

Garage Project X Alvarado Street Nelson Sun Club

Wednesday 5 June 2024

Nelson Sun Club Fresh Hopped IPA (6.6%) is No.14 in Garage Project’s Hāpi Sessions series of collab brews with industry luminaries from across the globe. This West Coast-style IPA is inspired…

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Wanaka Beerworks X Beers Garstonstein

Thursday 16 May 2024

You thought you were safe.  You thought fresh hop season was over, but it just keeps on going… This one really is special though, I promise.  Garstonstein is joint release…

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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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News

Boneface Brewing, Brothers Beer In Liquidation

Tuesday 28 May 2024

New Zealand’s craft beer industry suffered another setback today with both Boneface Brewing and Brothers Beer going in to liquidation. The good news for Boneface is that there is contract…

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New World Beer & Cider Awards — Highly Commended

Tuesday 21 May 2024

It’s incredibly difficult to get into the Top 30 at the New World Beer & Cider Awards so any beer or cider that gets a highly commended gong is effectively…

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Friday Night Beers 

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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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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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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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