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Lager — The Rebirth of Cool

Tuesday 1 November 2022

I love lager. I wish that more people did, because then there might be more of…

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Wines for the beer Lover

Tuesday 18 October 2022

The New World Wine Awards have just been announced and we asked one of the judges,…

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Salt in the Malt: It Gose All Right

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Beer styles come and go, but few have survived for as long as the Gose. Brewed…

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Haiku Beer Vol 6

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Green beers, marshmallows, smoke and blueberry, Stephen Gallagher is pushed to Haiku poetry by his latest…

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Knots and Squats — Diary of a Hop Farmer

Monday 17 October 2022

In his latest diary instalment, hop farmer Josh Lewis writes that springtime on the farm is…

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An ode to New New New, an Old Friend

Monday 3 October 2022

The decision to close New New New brewery in Dunedin on October 1 reasonated around the…

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Year of the Saison at NZ Beer Awards

Tuesday 27 September 2022

It was the year of the Saisons at the New Zealand Beer Awards announced in June.…

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Aussie pride — How Lion Gambled and Lost IN UK

Wednesday 7 September 2022

On the August 8, 2022, Lion, the Australia-based global beverage company, announced the sale of multiple…

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Haiku Beer Vol 5

Thursday 18 August 2022

A round up of poetry in haiku form dedicated to beer.

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Style Corner: Grisette The Little Grey One

Tuesday 16 August 2022

Grisette (meaning ‘little grey one’), emerged in the Hainaut province of Belgium during the 18th century,…

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What not to say at a beer festival

Monday 15 August 2022

So you're going to a beer festival and are worried about saying the wrong thing. Don't…

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Three Boys win for all of Christchurch

Tuesday 2 August 2022

Three Boys winning the Champion Exhibitor Trophy at the NZ Beer Awards was a win for…

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