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
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...
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.
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.
In the first in a series on women in beer Denise Garland talks to Lee Ann Scotti the woman behind Craftwork Brewery in Oamaru.
A dozen music-related beers, and a bonus track, all named after cracking bands, tunes or albums, from Bowie to Black Sabbath.