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.
Parrotdog are celebating their 10th birthday this month. Hadyn Green talks to the founders, Matts Kristofski, Warner and Stevens, about the journey so far.
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...
At 29 Charlotte Feehan is head brewer at Abandoned Brewing. She talks about her journey from anthropology student to beer student … and how she came to the job via furniture removal.
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...
Deep in the heart of the South Island, one hazy at a time, Sebastian Burke is slowly weaning locals off Speight’s.
“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.”
As more and more breweries switch to cans, and consumers grab them off the shelf, some breweries are staying steadfastly in glass.
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...
Phil Hamilton meets the husband and wife team behind the Greymouth brewery pitting themselves against Monteith’s