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Designing eye-catching beer labels

Thursday 16 December 2021

Mikaela Merrilees is the creative talent behind this year's winning GABS label design: Ladies of Dogtown,…

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Garage Project Chance, Luck & Magic  

Thursday 16 December 2021

Garage Project's Champion European Ale, Chance Luck & Magic, is an intrinsically individual beer, and as…

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Kereru Amberine Whisky Barrel Quadrupel

Thursday 16 December 2021

Kereru Amberine is a Belgian-style quadrupel aged in New Zealand whisky barrels and it's magnificently full-flavoured.

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Beer Baroness Dare To Diva Mixed Berry Sour

Wednesday 15 December 2021

Beer Baroness Dare to Diva is a scintillatingly ruby sour is brewed with blackberries, boysenberries and…

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Three Sisters Roses & Rivets Red IPA

Wednesday 15 December 2021

Joe and Sarah Emans, the husband and wife team behind Three Sisters brewery, envisioned a beer…

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Behemoth Get Busy Hopping IPA

Wednesday 15 December 2021

Behemoth's trophy-winning Get Buys Hopping is a classic old school IPA for classic old school IPA…

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Travel

In Search of NZ’s best beer

Monday 13 December 2021

It took a road trip to Tekapo to find New Zealand's best beer and discover the…

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Features

Ground Up going up and up

Saturday 11 December 2021

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Speight’s Mid Ale

Friday 10 December 2021

Speight's Mid Ale was a somewhat controversial winner of the speciality and experimental class at the…

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Travel

Travel venture built on a busload of faith

Friday 10 December 2021

Brewbus is a beer tasting and tour company, which takes punters around local bars and breweries…

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Waitoa Afterglow Hazy IPA

Wednesday 8 December 2021

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Opinion

Capital dairy November 2021 – The Return of Beerhunting

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Given the challenges of in-house drinking at alert level 2, much of my November was spent…

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