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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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First Look — Saint Leonard’s Brewing

Friday 15 December 2023

In the heart of Auckland’s craft beer mecca, Kingsland, an inconspicuous newcomer has emerged, bringing sunshine,…

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Punky — The Little Distribution Team that Dreamed Big

Wednesday 13 December 2023

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural (and long delayed due to covid…

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Liberty Diversify Into Burgers & Gin

Friday 1 December 2023

Liberty Brewing are diversifying at speed, today launching their gin range under the banner Liberty Distilling.…

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Powerhouse Collab Launches Swifty

Tuesday 28 November 2023

A new beer is not usually enough to justify a story but when you’re talking powerhouse…

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Brothers Beer Back In Business

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Brothers Beer are back in business and aim to pay off all their creditors by the…

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Police Defend Dunedin Festival

Friday 17 November 2023

Police are happy with behaviour at the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival earlier this month…

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Free Glass Flagon Scheme Launches Nationwide

Thursday 9 November 2023

Dozens of high-profile breweries around the country, including Garage Project, Parrotdog and Emerson’s, are today launching…

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UPDATED: Deep Creek Owes More Than $4m

Wednesday 8 November 2023

Deep Creek Brewing went into liquidation last week owing more than $4 million. The first report…

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Wanaka Beer Fest Puts the Focus on Local

Monday 6 November 2023

The Wanaka Beer Fest, set for the first weekend in December, is a real showcase for…

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Paddy Gower-Inspired IPA Concentrate

Thursday 26 October 2023

Wellington-based craft soda maker Six Barrel Soda has entered the realm of non-alcoholic ‘beer’ with the…

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Blokequet — A Beer For Mental Wellbeing

Thursday 19 October 2023

­­Once upon a sunny Thursday afternoon in Morningside, a group of people gathered at Yeastie Boys’…

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