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Beervana 19 things about the 19th edition

Beervana 19 things about the 19th edition

To celebrate Beervana’s 19th year, here's 19 highlights. Huge congratulations to brewer Brayden Rawlinson and the team at Choice Bros for taking out the trifecta of top beers in the People’s Choice – it is unheard of in Beervana history. Three of their four Chocolate...

Art For Beer’s Sake

Art For Beer’s Sake

With the growing popularity of craft beer in New Zealand, we have also seen a change in the way our beer fridges look. No longer are beer fridges shades of green and brown, they now resemble the walls of art galleries full of delicious pieces of art waiting to be...

What came first? The Hipster or the beer

What came first? The Hipster or the beer

At some point in recent years, craft beer became a pillar of hipster culture. The adoption of craft beer by the hipster is a contentious issue for some people, who claim that craft brewing is under siege from a group of snobbish, insatiable, self-proclaimed...

Dry, with a cool change

Dry, with a cool change

Dry July is cool and good now, because I did it. In years past, being a brewer, I was a Dry July hater, lumping it in with Movember as a private school activity for smug, condescending goody-goods who I am unable to criticize because they are raising money for...

Best in the west

Best in the west

The Malthouse West Coast IPA Challenge is one of the most hotly anticipated events on New Zealand’s beer calendar, attracting beer geeks from across the country. I’ve been attending the annual event since way back when it was...

Hop Legend

Hop Legend

When people look back on the history of New Zealand’s beer renaissance over the past 30 years, many of the key figures will be brewers – and for good reason. They are the people who gave drinkers choice on the shelves and on tap...

Freestyle going swimmingly

Freestyle going swimmingly

You know a person has a connection with a place when their surname is the same as the road they live on. So it is with Annette Eggers – the marketing and exports manager for Freestyle Hops, located at 32 Eggers Rd, Upper Moutere....

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