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Alasdair Cassels: farewell to a force of nature

Wednesday 20 April 2022

Alasdair Cassels, who died last week of prostate cancer, was quite the force of nature.  …

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Tiny craft operator buys brewery off Lion

Thursday 31 March 2022

Christchurch brewery Two Thumb has reversed a recent trend in craft beer circles by buying a…

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First fresh hop beers brewed with Wānaka hops

Monday 28 March 2022

Otago is known for its sprawling vineyards and big stonefruit orchards but could soon be known…

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Non-alcohol beer boom suggests responsible drinking

Monday 28 February 2022

The rise in popularity in alcohol-free beer is reflected in the latest data from Stats NZ,…

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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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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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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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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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Editor’s Pick: 21 beer stories from 2021

Friday 7 January 2022

Take a look back at 21 of our favourite stories from 2021, from the trends (cans!…

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Fighting for change, one beer at a time

Thursday 23 December 2021

“I think what became really evident really quickly, is that we need some framework within our…

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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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Lakeman goes lakeside in Taupō

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Lakeman brewery has put aside the idea of a farm-based taproom and opened a waterfront pub…

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