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Why big breweries matter

Thursday 14 July 2022

In my previous article, I set out to discuss definitions of a craft brewery. Based on…

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Have a “go at” Doppelbock

Wednesday 6 July 2022

Looking for something different? Hazy beers not quite hitting the same? Perhaps you’re considering trying something maltier,…

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What is a craft brewery?

Thursday 26 May 2022

In New Zealand, we don’t do a great job of defining a craft brewery; there is…

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Light beers that punch above their weight

Thursday 12 May 2022

What are the best tasting beers under 2.5 per cent? The Pursuit of Hoppiness team put…

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Diary of a Hop Farmer

Wednesday 11 May 2022

In the first of a new series, hop farmer Josh Lewis takes us through the life…

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Low Carb Lowdown

Monday 2 May 2022

It's one of the fastest growing segments in the beer market so we review the best…

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Beer Haikus Vol 3

Wednesday 20 April 2022

Clown Shoes Pineapple Space Cake It’s bitter and bold I dreamt of flying through space With…

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No Can Do: How’s the quality of your beer?

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Karl Hayes asks if the quality of craft beer dropped since the proliferation of canned beer…

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How to save hospitality, a brewer’s perspective

Thursday 17 March 2022

Hospitality is an asset to our society, says Ralph Bungard of Three Boys, and we should…

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When you’ve had all the beers, Pale Ale will rescue you.

Thursday 3 March 2022

I found myself looking at shelves full of all the beers wondering “what is the point…

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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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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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