Issue 56: Summer 2020-21

Aces of Arts: Label Design Award winners

Aces of Arts: Label Design Award winners

Who amongst us hasn’t bought a beer based on looks? Are you sure? One of the beauties of the beer industry is the huge investment many breweries make in artwork. It makes browsing the shelves an experience in its own right. To celebrate the creativity of the breweries and the artists they employ, GABS this year created the first New Zealand Label...

Across the Great Divide

Across the Great Divide

How can a beer go from being the best in New Zealand to one that’s pilloried on social media as “crap”? The beer in question is Moa Southern Alps – a multi-award winning White IPA. If you’re a member of the Facebook group, Saving The World With Couch Beers, you’ll have seen this for sure. (Some background: the page set up by Andrew Childs of...

The battle between Haze & Clear

The battle between Haze & Clear

There has been a lot of digital ink spilled on the rise of the Hazy IPA. Whether you love them or hate them, everyone must admit that they have stormed the beer scene like no other IPA variant (Imperial, Black, Red, White, Session, Grapefruit, Milkshake, Glitter, Brut) before or since. Personally, I tend towards drier beers which rules out a lot...

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