Odds and Ends

  • 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
  • “What’s the point in hopping the shit out of a beer if you’ve lagered it for 10 weeks?” "Probably the most entertaining sight in modern British beer is watching Thornbridge head brewer Rob Lovatt struggle to overcome commercial reality. Lovatt, who has a frequently-expressed preference for traditional ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2019, 1:49 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • It's beer, but not as we know it: the rise of beer-wine hybrids "Pete Gillespie of Garage Project calls it an illicit tryst. The Ministry for Primary Industries asked about its legality. Other people just call it lunacy."It's delicious fun! Read ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2019, 11:47 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • NZ Per Capita Champions "With a population of roughly 4.8 million, the antipodean nation has more breweries per capita (4.56 per 100,000) than the UK (3.04), Australia (2.10) and ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2019, 11:02 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Lion's $20m craft beer gamble at Hobsonville Point hangar "An old Air Force hangar at Catalina Bay, Hobsonville Point is about to be reborn as a craft beer hall and eatery.The cavernous, 1500sq m Little Creatures craft brewery ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2019, 1:00 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Mike's Brewery moves into New Plymouth CBD "The owner of New Zealand's oldest craft brewery has said goodbye to rural life and moved his business into the city, bringing with it 16 jobs."Read more here
    Posted Dec 27, 2018, 4:42 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • A quick ride through a hazy year in beer "Here’s a quick run through some of strongest beer memories of the past year. I can never claim this is a definitive list of everything beer-related in New ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2018, 2:56 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • NZ's first craft beer diploma - in the heart of wine country "Kiwis love their craft beer and now they can get a tertiary qualification brewing it too. And while one might expect the new polytechnic course would be in the craft ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2018, 1:55 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • The best beer matches for classic barbecue foods "But when it comes to barbecue foods, not all beers are created equal. That 9 per cent double IPA might taste delicious, but if you have it with sweet sticky ...
    Posted Nov 30, 2018, 4:09 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • The Kiwi scientist dedicating to making better beer Dr Ron Beatson is a man happy to talk about hops."Oh, I could talk about hops all day," says the plant geneticist who has headed up the Plant & Food ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2018, 8:23 AM by Andy McKenzie
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Wellington News

  • 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
  • Double Vision To Open Brewery in Miramar "We also discuss how they decided to add a cream ale to part of their core range, the rather unusual workplace that brought them all together and make them squirm ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2018, 4:14 AM by Andy McKenzie
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Tastings ‎‎‎(see the Calendar as well)‎‎‎

  • 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
  • Introducing Kinn Bryggeri Tuesday November 6 at 6:30pm. At Hashigozake. "A shipment of beer from Kinn Bryggeri in Norway has arrived in New Zealand. We've had a preview and were so ...
    Posted Oct 21, 2018, 11:41 PM by Andy McKenzie
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