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Legalised Bootlegging

Legalised Bootlegging

Hands up who remembers the Dukes Of Hazzard? I’m not talking about that horrendous Johnny Knoxville remake from a few years back either. I’m talking about the original Good Ol’ Boys, Bo and Luke Duke. Remember their cool-as-hell Dodge Charger called the General Lee?...

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Mountain Dues: A Beer Trip to New Plymouth

Mountain Dues: A Beer Trip to New Plymouth

While living in the craft beer capital of New Zealand, I don’t have to go far to get a healthy beer experience. From my place of work in Wellington, there’s Garage Project, Whistling Sisters, Choice Bros, Heyday, Fork & Brewer, Mean Doses, and Fortune Favours all...

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Know Alibi

Know Alibi

After discovering Alibi Brewing in a pint glass at 16TUN on Auckland’s waterfront on a thirsty Friday afternoon I was on a mission to find the source of the creamy golden haze that I could not get enough of. The following week I grabbed my AT Hop Card and boarded the...

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Lime zest the flavour of Marchfest

Lime zest the flavour of Marchfest

Lime is the flavour note for Marchfest – the annual Nelson festival held during hop harvest. The festival, under new ownership this year, will be held at the historic Founders Park on Saturday, March 20 and is one of those events you have to put on your bucket list....

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Hop aboard an E-bike beer tour

Hop aboard an E-bike beer tour

Two on-trend pastimes come together perfectly in Nelson this summer with the country’s first multi-day electric bike beer tour. The idea of cycling around vineyards has a certain romantic quality but really, it’s way more fun to do that sort of thing with a brewery,...

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Brave New Frontier

Brave New Frontier

"Good things take time" (as the proverb goes) but sometimes great things just take off. Even owners Matt and Gemma Smith are surprised by the speed at which Brave Brewing  has evolved from humble beginnings of a brewery set-up in a backyard shed to outgrowing their...

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Adventures in Beer

Adventures in Beer

Adventure sports, the great outdoors and craft beer. It's a winning combination from Colorado to Canada, and across the Tasman in Bright and Mt Buller in Victoria's High Country. And while New Zealand's borders remain closed, Queenstown's exciting beer scene is...

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Search is over

Search is over

Along with half of Auckland, I recently escaped the hustle and bustle and made my way down to picturesque Queenstown.   People usually associate Queenstown with snow-capped mountains, Instagrammable hot tubs and burgers, but I was determined to uncover another layer...

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