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Zeelandt Close Their Doors For Good

Friday 23 February 2024

A year after Cyclone Gabrielle destroyed his home, business and almost took his life, Chris Barber…

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Tuatara Moving To BrewTown from Kapiti

Friday 16 February 2024

DB-owned Tuatara are moving from Paraparaumu, with a plan to relocate to Upper Hutt’s Brewtown. The…

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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…

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Pacific Coast Chop Hazy Double IPA

Wednesday 31 January 2024

In my experience, hazy IPAs are one of the worst offenders when it comes to losing…

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Behemoth X Block 15 Something Big & Resinous

Wednesday 31 January 2024

This Double IPA was originally brewed State-ide by Block 15 Brewery in Corvallis, Oregon, using Clayton…

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News

Farewell to Beer Legend Ted Verrity

Friday 19 January 2024

Ted Verrity, long time champion of New Zealand craft beer, died in the early hours of…

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Rising Beer Prices — $20 Pints Are Coming

Wednesday 17 January 2024

New Zealand’s craft beer sector is having to operate in a difficult space at the moment…

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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…

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Small Gods Hark! Gingerbread Imperial Stout

Monday 8 January 2024

The annual Christmas series of seasonal one-offs from Small Gods took a decidedly dessert stout turn…

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Features

Batsmen Brewing — Tapping Into Diversity

Monday 8 January 2024

In the craft beer’s challenging climate — with rising costs, a slowing market and familiar names…

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Opinion

The Hoppiness 100 Beers of the Year

Wednesday 3 January 2024

Every year we ask the Pursuit of Hoppiness writers to come up with their beers of…

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