Our Writers

Bringing you news, reviews, features, opinions and travel writing from around the country.

Dusty

15 posts

Dusty hails from Taranaki an has been into craft beer close on a decade. He can…

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Ashley Cassin

1 posts

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Brett Atkinson

8 posts

During his work for Lonely Planet and other publishers, travel and food writer Brett Atkinson always…

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Cameron Burgess

2 posts

Cameron Burgess has been head brewer and co-owner of Southpaw Brewing Company in Christchurch for four…

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Carla Bragagnini

1 posts

Carla Bragagnini is a Peruvian-Canadian freelance writer and storyteller, whose writing is driven by an appreciation…

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Colin Hogg

1 posts

Colin Hogg is a legendary figure of New Zealand media who has worked as a journalist…

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Dave Pearce

10 posts

Dave Pearce’s day job is Purple Sneakers, a one-man marketing freelancing business. Before that he worked…

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David Barrington

3 posts

David is a journalist who has been making his own beer since 2014 and runs a…

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Denise Garland

26 posts

Denise Garland is a journalist and winner of the Brewers Guild Beer Media Award 2019. She…

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Geoff Griggs

1 posts

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Hadyn Green

1 posts

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James Beeson

1 posts

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Jamie O'Hare

4 posts

Jamie fell in love with the New Zealand craft brewing scene shortly after moving here from…

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Jessica Allen

3 posts

Originally from Australia, I first completed a Bachelor of Communications at Western Sydney University in 2016.…

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Jono Galuszka

4 posts

Jono Galuszka’s beer enlightenment involved jugs of Tūī at The Fitz in Palmerston North, bottles of…

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Josh Lewis (Diary of a Hop Farmer)

6 posts

I was born in Auckland, raised in Yorkshire, England and have been back home for since…

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Joshua Lee aka Hazzy_Hunter

26 posts

Joshua Lee, aka Hazzy_Hunter, loves a good hazy IPA. He reviews hazy and not so hazy…

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Kathleen Kuehn

1 posts

Kathleen is a recovering academic with a PhD in Media and Communications, now working as an…

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Mark Gower

40 posts

Mark Gower ‘aka Crafty Mark’ had his passion for beer ignited with selection to the New…

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Matt Eats

21 posts

Matt Eats is the curator for online beer store and subscription service Beer Jerk. He's also…

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Matthew Curtis

2 posts

Matthew is an award-winning beer writer, podcaster and photographer, and co-founder of Pellicle Magazine. Based in…

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Michael M

8 posts

Born in Germany Michael's two passions are football and beer. After growing up drinking Pils and…

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Michael Donaldson

248 posts

Michael Donaldson is the publisher and editor of Pursuit of Hoppiness. He is also the chair…

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Nathan Turner

1 posts

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Neil McInnes

26 posts

Neil McInnes is one of the oldest of New Zealand’s first wave of craft beer writers.…

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Neil Vowles

1 posts

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Steph Coutts

1 posts

Steph runs CraftBeer College, a beer tasting and tour company in Wellington, New Zealand. When she…

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Stephen Gallagher

15 posts

A Wellingtonian who spends most of his time talking about sport and beer. Enjoys a good…

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Dylan Jauslin

6 posts

The Bottleneck is run by Dylan Jauslin. He's the manager of Golding’s Free Dive in Wellington.…

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Tim Newman

197 posts

Tim Newman is a A Wine and Spirits Education Trust graduate who has been gradually fermenting…

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Will Ziebell

2 posts

Will Ziebell is an award-winning journalist at Australia's home of craft beer, The Crafty Pint. When…

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