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Home brew boom

Home brew boom

When a slightly off-beat idea went “nuts” Tim Ward knew he was on to a winner. Ward, the brewer-owner of Lower Hutt’s Abandoned Brewery, has created a unique home brew competition in which brewers are given the same set of ingredients work with – in this case his New...

Can design  awards come to NZ

Can design awards come to NZ

The Pursuit of Hoppiness is rapt to be part of the inaugural NZ GABS Craft Beer Design Awards. After a hugely successful Aussie version of the awards, won by Little Bang Brewing's Face Inverter, the team behind the poll are thrilled now to be bringing the initiative,...

Parrotdog Return to Beervana

Parrotdog Return to Beervana

Beervana’s Covid-19 enforced move to late November brings some added advantages – not the least being the proximity to summer. And, as we’ll find out, being close to the American Thanksgiving holiday has some relevance as well. Hopefully the November 20-21 dates will...

Benefits of a centrifuge

Benefits of a centrifuge

Looking to improve the efficiency of your brewery, increase yield and decrease waste – think centrifuge. If we look at the Pay Back Period (PBP); PBP=total cost of investment / annual cash flow we can get a general idea of how long the machine will take to payback....

Keep swimming and Winning

Keep swimming and Winning

Paul Finney hopes the last setback for his business will be just that: the last. Finney and his wife Laura run Emporium Brewing in Kaikoura – a dream that’s flipped over to nightmare more than once since they started five years ago. The first shock came with the big...

What the Froth

What the Froth

A missing part of the New Zealand beer puzzle is about to fall into place with the launch of Froth Technologies – this country’s first yeast laboratory. New Zealand’s hops are rightly world famous and our barley is of the highest...

Māori is a culture, not a beer style

Māori is a culture, not a beer style

The United Kingdom might be half a world away from New Zealand, but it hasn’t stopped at least three British breweries from using the term ‘Māori’ to describe and promote their beers. Tiny Rebel, Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) Brewery – which are both based in Wales – and...

Cultural Confusion

Cultural Confusion

The growing popularity of New Zealand beer styles and ingredients has led to a growing problem overseas—the inappropriate use of Māori images on beer labels. Denise Garland reports. Worldwide, the beer industry is coming under increasing pressure to be more inclusive....

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