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Travel

Pilgrimage to Nelson spiritual home of NZ beer

Tuesday 22 February 2022

Nelson is full of beer institutions, brewing legends and hops. We take a trip to New…

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Features

A throughbred beer and the power of memory

Saturday 19 February 2022

Every now and then a beer comes along and takes you on a journey — back…

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Recommended

Epic Cryopop IPA

Thursday 17 February 2022

The Cryo-Pop blend lacks a bit of lift and zing, but a big, bright and bitter…

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Opinion

Book review: Drunk (how beer made us human)

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Drunk — How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization, by Edward Slingerland argues…

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Opinion

Haiku Reviews Vol 2

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Beer is like poetry — Stephen Gallagher applies the haiku form to beer reviews.

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News

Shortjaw: beer for Westport first

Tuesday 15 February 2022

Luke Robertson explains why he went from writing about beer in Melbourne to buying a brewery…

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Recommended

Steinlager 0.0

Tuesday 15 February 2022

The increasing growth of the zero alcohol beer category is reflected in the fact Lion is…

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News

Parrotdog Bitterbitch makes Untappd list

Monday 14 February 2022

Parrotdog Bitterbitch had a few fans in 2021 with the beer making its way on to…

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Bach Brewing Wandering IPL

Sunday 13 February 2022

The polar opposite of hazy on the India Pale spectrum, the India Pale Lager is a…

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News

West Auckland loses much-loved brewery

Friday 11 February 2022

Weezledog, one of Auckland's most loved little breweries is shutting shop after effectively merging with fellow…

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News

Clayton Hops huge investment in future of industry

Wednesday 9 February 2022

New Zealand’s largest hop grower, Clayton Hops, is investing millions of dollars in a new hop…

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Opinion

What would minimum pricing look like in NZ?

Tuesday 8 February 2022

Minimum pricing on alcohol applied here using the recently introduced Irish model would see a huge…

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