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A brand new BrewDay

A brand new BrewDay

A new BrewDay is coming to Wellington. BrewDay is a keystone event in the Wellington’s annual beer festival calendar, and for the past two years it was held at Brewtown, the craft beer village in Upper Hutt. Before that it was hosted in Martinborough and Trentham....

A Dunner Stunner in the 09

A Dunner Stunner in the 09

Auckland, finally, you did it – you made a downtown beer festival that rocked. Actually, that should read Dunedin, you did it …  That’s because the brains behind Dunedin’s superb annual beer festival brought some southern smarts, and a few cheese rolls, to the big...

Hop Aboard The Nectaron train

Hop Aboard The Nectaron train

New Zealand Hops Ltd are making a concerted push into North America on the back of the in-demand Nectaron. Last year the co-operative hired Meagen Anderson as business development manager in North America, her appointment coinciding with the release of Nectaron and a...

Lockdown love for Craft beer

Lockdown love for Craft beer

Preface: A slightly different version of this article appeared in the print version of Pursuit of Hoppiness (out now), using the previous round of data from Stats NZ with the 12-month period from Oct 2019-Sept 2020.  As your humble correspondent learned the hard way,...

Epic Brings LA Experience To Taproom

Epic Brings LA Experience To Taproom

Luke Nicholas will celebrate his 50th birthday in style with the opening of the long-awaited Epic taproom in their Onehunga, Auckland, warehouse tonight. Reaching his half-century means Nicholas has spent half his life working in beer … and it probably felt like it...

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