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Beyond the Beer: Conversations about Diversity

Beyond the Beer: Conversations about Diversity

A conversation has started in New Zealand about inclusion and diversity within the beer industry, sparked by a global #MeToo movement. Denise Garland spoke to two prominent women in the sector, Brewers Guild Executive Director, Sabrina Kunz, and the Chair of Pink Boots NZ, Nicola Kay, who are helping to lead that discussion and encourage change.

Little Beer Quarter Turns 10

Little Beer Quarter Turns 10

In 10 years’ serving Wellington drinkers, Little Beer Quarter has survived a fire, a flood and now a pandemic, to become one of the capital’s favourite bars. On Saturday, July 23, 2011, LBQ opened its doors to friends and family in a soft opening, welcoming in the...

Hazy Days Here To Stay

Hazy Days Here To Stay

On a vanilla Wednesday afternoon I was at my desk working (aka thinking) about the next beverage I should review and out of the blue my craft beer loving colleague Jamie appeared at my desk and immediately muttered the words: “I hate to say it mate but the haze craze...

Townshend Brewery the Ultimate Survivor

Townshend Brewery the Ultimate Survivor

“It’s fair to say I did have the rug pulled under my feet a few years ago but I only had myself to blame – but we survived. And then Covid smacked us in the teeth and still, we survived. I like to think that when push comes to shove – until this point – I’ve been a survivor and that’s really exciting.”

Canned Heat: Why Cans are so hot right now

Canned Heat: Why Cans are so hot right now

There's an unstoppable surge in cans, and there many reasons why brewers, retailers, and drinkers alike are all on board. A glance at the fridge in your local bottle shop or grocery store reveals a sea of aluminium, and this edition’s episode of number nerdery...

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