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Tag: Beer Will Be Beer

October 10, 2011

Some of you may have read in the Dom Post about a severe shortage of hops emerging in the great nation of the United States of America. This comes at a terrible time for Wellingtonians who are just beginning to discover the magical flavours with which US-grown hops can imbue a beer. Local breweries which […]

October 2, 2011

Everyone knows Germany is famous for its beer. However, in New Zealand, the chances are that if you pick up a green bottle with an umlaut in its name, it’s probably a bad imitation made in Auckland. Fortunately, this deficiency of actual German beers was noticed by an enterprising local beer guy called Dave (a […]

September 19, 2011

Aussie beer unfairly gets a bad rep over here, but it’s not all VB, XXXX and Toohey’s. While the craft beer movement isn’t as advanced as in New Zealand, it’s most certainly growing. The recent Beervana beer festival brought a rare opportunity to try beer from little heard of breweries from across the ditch. Oft-hailed […]

September 12, 2011

Hi, my name is Dylan: beer-geek, former Victoria student and bar-guy at Hashigo Zake. Brendon was busy making beer so I’m pitching in a column this week. Late on a stormy night in July, Dave the Beer Guy and I met in an obscure alleyway. We had one purpose: a new bar was opening and […]

September 5, 2011

When I headed to Rarotonga for a recent holiday I expected a pretty grim beer scene, but my expectations were very misguided. Upon arrival I learned that there are two breweries on the small island of 14,000 inhabitants—not a bad ratio. These two breweries were Cook’s Lager Brewery and Matutu Brewery, and I visited both. […]

August 8, 2011

Once upon a time, two Victoria University students had a dream—to sell their homebrew commercially in New Zealand. And that dream has recently come true—despite the fact they’re still studying. A few months after starting home brewing myself, I met Matt Warner and Matt Kristovski, who lived down the road from me. They came over […]

August 1, 2011

Harrington’s Brewery of Christchurch is an institution that has now been providing quality beer to the locals for 20 years. The family business, with three generations of the Harrington family involved in the brewing, celebrated the milestone recently with a few quiet drinks after the normal business of brewing, bottling and selling beer. A family […]

July 25, 2011

“Needs More Hops” is a commonly heard phrase around beer bars. And every year the Malthouse holds a celebration of this phrase—the Annual West Coast IPA Challenge. Traditionally, this challenge has involved two beers—Epic Armageddon and Hallertau Humulus Lupulus Maximus. But this year, neither beer was present. Instead, the competition was opened up to all […]

July 11, 2011

I’ve been home brewing for almost two years now, but the catalyst for my entry to the home brew world was meeting a man named Jo Wood. I ran into him at the bar, where I expressed my intention to get into all-grain home brewing. Jo replied along the lines of: “mate, I’ll whip you […]

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