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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...

Where the Wild Beers are

Where the Wild Beers are

Tim Newman explores the wild side of beer in Christchurch From the outside it’s a three-car garage like any other, but inside you’ll find one of the world’s most unlikely barrel halls, where racks of barriques full of spontaneously fermented beer are gradually...

Hopping mad or genius?

Hopping mad or genius?

Urbanaut’s decision to make not one, not two, but six fresh hop beers for a mixed 6-pack is either mad or genius. Michael Donaldson talks to Bruce Turner about the process and the beers.

It’s Yeast Captain But Not As We Know It

It’s Yeast Captain But Not As We Know It

No one knows exactly how long ago Kveik (it’s pronounced “kvike”) rose out of the glacier-scoured valleys but we do know that Norwegians have been brewing since misty prehistory, and that, to no one’s surprise, Vikings had a taste for beer.

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