Odds and Ends

  • Hawke's Bay's craft beer explosion "But the region has recently been making a name for itself because of its craft beer offerings, with several taprooms opening just in time for summer."Goodness, that sounds worth ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2021, 12:58 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Pursuit of Hoppiness Online The paper version is great to peruse, but the whole shebang is now online. 
    Posted Nov 6, 2020, 12:04 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • The Haze-Craze is Not All-Encompassing "I have a theory: All things being equal, Hazy IPA is not substantially more popular than other IPA styles. The question is, how do we test this hypothesis? How do ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2020, 5:24 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Brewer forecasts death of bitter beers after IPA competition Kelly Ryan, head brewer at Fork Brewing and one of New Zealand’s leading beer judges, said the bulk of the entries he tasted were “off the mark”.“Around 80 ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2020, 10:03 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Coronavirus: Kiwi brewers come together to back the hospitality industry "Kiwi beer lovers can raise a glass in the safety of their own 'bubble' while also supporting their favourite watering hole thanks to the global 'All Together' project"Read more ...
    Posted May 8, 2020, 8:02 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • NZ Beer Exchange brewing idea to help hospitality industry "In a bid to help others thrive, Bungard and Muz Moeller, of Ghost Brewing, have teamed up and launched the New Zealand Beer Exchange on Thursday."Read more of the ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2020, 10:55 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Coronavirus: Small breweries feeling the pinch despite being an essential service "Small breweries operating during the coronavirus lockdown are getting inventive to stay connected to customers, but industry leaders say closures are inevitable." Read more of the Jono Galuszka article (and ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2020, 8:09 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Shaun Hill: Beer dream of world's top brewer started in NZ "Revered brewer Shaun Hill believes a trip to New Zealand in 2004 set the wheels in motion for a career that has made him a global beer star." Read more ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2020, 2:18 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Biggest San Diego beer news stories of 2019 Ballast Point re-sale, 8000 breweries in USA, the production of Hard Seltzer by breweries. Yes you better read more. 
    Posted Dec 29, 2019, 7:32 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • US craft brewers chase unique Kiwi hop flavours "New Zealand hops are in demand in the United States as craft beer brewers compete to achieve a point of difference."Lots of numbers, read more here. 
    Posted Sep 30, 2019, 12:25 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Beer drinkers are living in a golden age of affordability "Sure, it's more expensive than mainstream beer, but good beer is cheaper now (in supermarkets and bottle shops) than it's ever been, as intense competition compresses price bands ...
    Posted Jul 1, 2019, 1:59 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • How Wild Is Your Beer? "One of the best breweries I know is so obscure and out-of-the-way that most people living an hour and a quarter away, in Portland, don’t even ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2019, 1:11 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Pacific Brewing Company (Tonga) Wellington craft beer consumers and brewers, if you're in Tonga then check out the Pacific Brewing Company and their beers. Currently a brewery and hoping to become a brewpub ...
    Posted May 23, 2019, 2:14 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Behemoth's larger-than-life brewer trades one bar calling for another "Andrew Childs lowers his 195cm frame on to a bar stool and pops the top off one of his irreverently amusing Behemoth beers.Apart from being New Zealand's tallest ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2019, 1:22 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • NZ startups flourish with rising beer tourism "‘Beer tourism’ is becoming big business in New Zealand with international visitors spending $242m last year on sculling and sipping the brew."Read more here. 
    Posted Apr 20, 2019, 2:46 PM by Andy McKenzie
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Wellington News

  • Garage Project listed amongst the top 100 beer brewers in the world "Wellington brewery Garage Project has created history after being ranked 59th in the list of the world's top 100 breweries by a popular American review site."Read more of ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2020, 10:46 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • From upstart pioneer to craft beer corporate: the Tuatara Brewing story "From a rural shed to a multimillion-dollar acquisition by DB, with a few legal battles thrown in for good measure, Tuatara’s two decades in the business have been ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2019, 7:58 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Waitoa Social Club (and the number of breweries in the Wellington region) "Waitoa Social Club in Hataitai fits the mould. General manager Mark Davey, 31, opened the suburban brewery bar in 2017 with three friends he knows through playing in brass bands ...
    Posted Sep 29, 2019, 10:01 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Funk Estate Fillery Opening Day! 12pm Friday 13 September at 124 Vivian St, Wellington."We're working hard to get our little shop open for Friday the 13th of September. We'll have 9 taps ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2019, 11:38 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Local brewer wins big at New World Beer and Cider Awards "It's fair to say George Duncan made the most of the university chemistry paper he enrolled in back in 2011."To right he did ... read on. 
    Posted Jun 4, 2019, 11:23 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Wellington’s Craft Beer Scene Is Worth Crossing the Equator "Tourists visit New Zealand for its incredible landscapes made famous by the Lord of the Rings and to seek out its grassy sauvignon blancs, not beer—but that’s about ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2019, 1:28 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Kieran Haslett-Moore of North End Brewing. "Located in Waikanae, on the Kapiti Coast, North End is known for producing beers that represent a Kiwi take on traditional European beer styles."Listen here for the podcast interview
    Posted Apr 5, 2019, 12:39 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Selling The Delicious "It may be a surprise to some people that Garage Project employs sales staff but, indeed, it does. Hannah White is their sales representative across the South Island and Wellington ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2019, 12:26 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • It's Choice Bro "Like many of our brewers, Kerry Gray, Head Brewer of Choice Bros Brewery, found his true love of beer while travelling in the United Kingdom and Europe."That's the ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2019, 11:25 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Wellington: How crafty moves put Wellington on the map "The Southern Hemisphere's best beer city is our capital, writes Michael Donaldson."Read more here. 
    Posted Jan 29, 2019, 10:19 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • An ale of two cities brought together by beer "We covet their prime minister and their fly-half. They love our pay rates and our weather. But could it be beer that finally calms the Trans Tasman rivalry between ...
    Posted Oct 17, 2018, 10:45 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Government and industry join forces for hop venture "Wellington craft brewers Garage Project and Nelson hop growing business Freestyle Farms have joined forces in an enterprise called Hāpi Research, which aims to develop the hops to create beer ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2018, 11:33 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Hawk turned dove: war-mongering beer reinvented with love "Love not war. Finger on the pulse rather than the trigger."What's all this about? Something to do with Garage Project. 
    Posted Aug 10, 2018, 10:28 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • ParrotDog Wins Again! 2018 West Coast IPA Challenge winners are ParrotDog. Other results attached. 
    Posted Jul 27, 2018, 11:09 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Mean Doses: New Brewery and Fillery "A brand new brewery and fillery is open in the Wellington CBD!! Mean Doses opened its doors to a lucky (& hopefully appreciative) public on 30 June, at 130 Tory Street ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2018, 11:56 PM by Andy McKenzie
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Tastings ‎‎‎(see the Calendar as well)‎‎‎

  • The (Wellington) Road To Beervana Tasting, debates, quizzes, witches, lots of great beer! Check it all out. 
    Posted Nov 5, 2020, 3:28 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • November’s Bar at the Brewery (Tinker Taylor) 2pm - 7.30pm Saturday 23rd November. "Bar at the Brewery. Beer, barbecue, and good times. Bring for friends for an afternoon in the sun (fingers crossed) at your local craft ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2019, 12:50 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Dia De Los Muertos Street Fiesta 2019! From 2-7pm outside Goldings on Saturday 2nd November. "Join Golding's Free Dive, Garage Project and the (extended) Hannahs Laneway Crew for the SIXTH Annual Day of the Dead ...
    Posted Oct 10, 2019, 8:27 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Brewtown: Oktoberfest Saturday 26th October at Brewtown (Upper Hutt). "You asked, we listened…Brewtown is becoming Bräutown for our first-ever Oktoberfest party! Look out your lederhosen, don your dirndl and join ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2019, 11:56 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Zwanze Day 2-5pm Sat 12th October at Garage Project Wild Workshop. "We are so stoked to once again be hosting Zwanze Day 2019, the only location in New Zealand, chosen by ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2019, 12:32 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Choice Bros Takeover 4pm Thursday 24th October at The Hudson. "To celebrate the arrival of HUSK and Choice Bros Brewing into our little Yugroup family, we are hosting the lads from Ghuznee Street ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2019, 11:17 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Lagunitas Halloween Tap Takeover & Party Starting 4.30pm Thursday 31st October at The Malthouse"On Thursday 31st October join us for a spoooooky night with Lagunitas Brewing Co. There will be 16 Lagunitas beers on ...
    Posted Oct 3, 2019, 1:11 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • The Road To Beervana (Starting in ... Wellington!) A bunch of tasting and events before and during Beervana. 
    Posted Jul 15, 2019, 2:12 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Tuatara Re-Evolution and Tap Takeover 3pm Saturday 4th May at The Malthouse"On Saturday May 4th we have the official Tuatara Brewing Re-Evolution party!!From 3pm on May 4th we will have 5 brand ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2019, 9:44 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Octopump Four Moon bar. 1st-2nd June 2019 (Sat/Sun). "A festival for traditional and experimental ales served impeccably by handpull" See the attachment.
    Posted Apr 24, 2019, 1:18 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Hopstock 2019 Fresh hops! Fresh hops!"The seventh annual Craft Beer Capital Hopstock festival will soon be upon us, taking place across Wellington's best beer venues over May 1-6 2019 ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2019, 10:55 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • SOBA Winter Ales Festival 2019 Saturday 6th July at The Hunter Lounge (Victoria University). "The 10th Annual SOBA Winter Ales Festival is back again to celebrate good beer, good food and good company in Wellington ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2019, 3:10 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Hāpi Festival & Symposium International hops (Hāpi in Maori) festival being organised by Garage Project:Hāpi Festival - 6th April 7:30pm till midnightLocation: Te Papa, WellingtonTICKETS WILL GO ON SALE 12 FEBRUARY ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2019, 11:44 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Regional Wines Beer Club Wednesday 21 November (6pm) at the Fortune Favours Bar, Leeds Street - $25ppSix new release beers fresh off the shelves from Regional Wines to taste, plus the re-launch of ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2018, 10:56 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Project Silver: Operation ParrotDog Fri-Sat 24th/25th November at The Malthouse. "This month we are showcasing Parrotdog (This year's West Coast IPA Winners). We will have a stunning lineup showcasing a special ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2018, 1:23 PM by Andy McKenzie
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