Issue 52 April 2020

Hop Legend

Hop Legend

When people look back on the history of New Zealand’s beer renaissance over the past 30 years, many of the key figures will be brewers – and for good reason. They are the people who gave drinkers choice on the shelves and on tap...

Freestyle going swimmingly

Freestyle going swimmingly

You know a person has a connection with a place when their surname is the same as the road they live on. So it is with Annette Eggers – the marketing and exports manager for Freestyle Hops, located at 32 Eggers Rd, Upper Moutere....

Nelson: NZ’s spiritual home of craft beer

Nelson: NZ’s spiritual home of craft beer

For me, Nelson is the spiritual home of craft beer in New Zealand. It is where Mac’s first kicked it all off, and it is also where our tasty hops come from. I had a family Christmas in Nelson this summer, so I took the opportunity to re-acquaint myself with the craft...

Reviews: Apr 2020

Reviews: Apr 2020

LAKEMAN Hopadelic IPA 7.5% Never too late for an Austin Powers reference… I guess? This groovy IPA has sharp, distinct berry aromas on its nose. Uncommon notes of blackcurrant and blueberry over grapefruit and gooseberry. Lush...

Scooters, pints and pubs in paradise

Scooters, pints and pubs in paradise

  Jono Galuszka’s four days in Christchurch were a mix of bold, busy and plain bonkers. Here's his diary: Friday, noon: There is something about the flight from the North Island to the South which always makes me incredibly thirsty. The frothy clouds above the South...

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