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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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State of the Hazy Nation Revisited

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Luke Nicholas talks about what makes a great hazy IPA and why he believes so many…

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Editor’s choice: 10 best beer moments of 2021

Thursday 13 January 2022

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Capital Diary December — Festive Bevvies

Wednesday 12 January 2022

December beer drinking kicked off with the Summerstock festival where 31 Wellington venues each showcased a…

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The best of 2021 in beer: Tim Newman’s top-10

Monday 3 January 2022

Some of my top 10 for 2021 is going to be reflective of the Brewers Guild…

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State of the Hazy Nation

Monday 27 December 2021

The sheer volume of hazy beers spread like, well, some kind of virus in 2021. Martin…

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Capital dairy November 2021 – The Return of Beerhunting

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Given the challenges of in-house drinking at alert level 2, much of my November was spent…

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Capital Diary – October: The Level 2 Effect

Thursday 11 November 2021

Alert level 2 dinking in Welly this October meant event cancellations continued, while table service created…

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A glass half-full view on glasses

Tuesday 9 November 2021

Philip Walter puts a series of glasses to the test

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Instagram unfiltered

Wednesday 3 November 2021

His handle is Hazzy_Hunter and he's always chasing the newest hazy. Here he explains how to…

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Witches and magic: women reclaiming their rightful place in beer

Thursday 28 October 2021

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Belgian beauties: a dozen classics

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Belgian beers are often called gourmet beers due to their complexity, diversity of flavours and affinity…

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