Odds and Ends

  • New Zealand's oldest craft beer brewery is far younger than you think "Beer expert and author Michael Donaldson has attacked Dominion Breweries for perpetuating a "myth" around its Monteith's craft beer.Under a photograph of a billboard showing a new Monteith ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2018, 5:59 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Michael Donaldson counts down the beer drinking top 10 "Riffing off Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's Spotify playlist for New Zealand Music Month, and inspired by friends on Twitter, I've come up with the top 10 of music ...
    Posted May 18, 2018, 4:41 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Craft beer or bust "Many in the craft beer industry say the bubble is bursting. Are they just being sour?"Find out more here. 
    Posted May 9, 2018, 4:08 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Lion withdraws application for 'dank' trademark "Brewing giant Lion says it has withdrawn its trademark application for the word "dank".The company caused a stir in the craft beer world last week with the move, which ...
    Posted May 7, 2018, 6:36 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Crafty Lion seeks trademark for 'dank' beer "Corporate giant Lion has caused a stir in the craft beer world with a move to try to trademark the word "dank"."Read more about this corporate skulduggery. 
    Posted May 5, 2018, 4:39 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Craft Beer Is the Strangest, Happiest Economic Story in America "Corporate goliaths are taking over the U.S. economy. Yet small breweries are thriving. Why?"Very informative article to read. 
    Posted Apr 29, 2018, 1:54 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Taranaki's beer-brewing chemical engineer "A chemical and materials engineer is taking his skills to a whole new level - he's opening a brewery. Douglas Eng is an engineer by trade but after realising he ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2018, 12:49 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • For your health: a beer that's 96.3 per cent ethanol-free "Public service announcement: beer – or any alcohol for that matter – is not a health food.This is just in case you've been duped by the latest advertising campaign promoting ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2018, 3:52 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Philip Morris Tobacco Launch Beautiful Truth Campaign "Following the New Zealand Brewers Association's roll out of their “Beer the beautiful truth” campaign. Cigarette maker Philip Morris Tobacco has jumped on the health bandwagon by dispelling myths ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2018, 1:15 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • What Do You Do When Your Favourite Brewery Gets Sold To The Man? "But to many, craft brewing often feels like something more than just a business. It’s also a movement. Our favourite breweries often represent a set of principles and attitudes ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2018, 6:16 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Is the Kiwi dozen beer’s new battleground? "Independent brewers have elbowed their way onto supermarket shelves in the last decade, but the “dozen” remains firmly in the grip of the big breweries. Shane Cowlishaw looks at whether ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 2:17 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • A Diamond in the Flesh — Getting to the Heart of New Zealand Beer Fantastic overview of the NZ beer scene and its origin by Matthew Curtis. 
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 3:33 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Global IPA Domination - Not In New Zealand's Interests "Had your fresh-as Lagunitas IPA yet?If you have, you know it’s a really good beer. But is it good for New Zealand?Last year, Lagunitas went into ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2017, 5:40 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • 420: The Intersection of Beer and Cannabis "On this 4/20, I thought it might be worth looking at the history of the way beer has borrowed from cannabis in imagery and cultural signaling."Some interesting reading
    Posted Apr 21, 2017, 3:59 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • How To Talk Shit Like A Beer Geek "A short film by Good Beer Week and Bridge Road Brewers about the beer geeks we all know and love who might sometimes take their craft beer a little too ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2017, 3:08 PM by Andy McKenzie
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Wellington News

  • 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
  • Kererū Brewery wins big at Australian International Beer Awards "Kererū Brewing Company has kept New Zealand's dominant hold on a coveted international brewing title.Kiwi breweries have crossed the Tasman Sea five times over the last six years ...
    Posted May 22, 2018, 7:04 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Review: Heyday brewpub, Te Aro "As one of four new brewpubs to have miraculously popped up within a kilometre of each other on Te Aro Flat in just a matter of months, Heyday arrives very ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2018, 2:42 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Fortune Favours to open bar at Wellington airport "On Thursday 11th April, the Leeds St brewery opens a new bar at the airport, offering seven taps pouring Fortune Favours’ own brews as well as other Wellington breweries in ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2018, 3:33 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • The Occasional Brewer: Savings, Fun, and Brewing! "It's true that Kiwis love their craft brews, and the DIY approach has been steadily growing in popularity. At The Occasional Brewer, based in Wellington's Newtown, you can ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 2:51 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • ParrotDog Bar To Open! 11am Friday 13th April 2018"Bring your mates or bring your lover, bring your Mum or your Dad, bring your baby or your cat or just fly on in solo ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2018, 12:45 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Whistling Sisters the latest in Wellington's brewpub boom "They've called their pub The Fermentery and have set up shop in the old Salvation Army building in the heart of Te Aro."Read more here. 
    Posted Mar 16, 2018, 10:05 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • A $50 birthday beer – is it worth it? "I know people love to hate on the price of fancy beer so I'm honour-bound to admit I spent a shade under $50 for 650ml of 12.8 ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2018, 12:29 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • BrewDay landing in Upper Hutt Double Vision will be there. "We're so lucky because out of all the events we have done, BrewDay is our favourite," Drahota said.Part of that was because the ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2018, 2:13 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Rogue & Vagabond: Raise a glass for the workers "Rogue & Vagabond got accredited for the Living Wage late last year after manager Calum advocated for it."But what about the outside commercial cleaners, and what does Tom think? Read ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 8:44 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Yeastie Boys 2017: Trials; Tribulations; Achievements "2017 was not the year we’d thought it was going to be. It’s as simple as that.While the numbers will pretty much hit what we’d been ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2018, 4:47 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Tuatara's former shareholders in court battle over sale proceeds "The former shareholders of Tuatara Breweries are fighting over close to $1 million from the sale to DB.Malthouse Limited claims Rangatira Investments owes it contingent payments of $920,828 ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2017, 10:25 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Wellington Man's Shameful Admission “I drank the same craft beer two times in a row”. “I just wasn’t thinking, it was bloody stupid”This is indeed disgraceful, read on for the shameful details
    Posted May 15, 2017, 1:04 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Lonely Planet Says Wellington A Great Place To Have A Beer "Wellington is the best place in New Zealand for tourists to have a pint, according to a new Lonely Planet guide written specifically for beer-lovers.A worldwide network of ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2017, 1:49 AM by Andy McKenzie
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Tastings ‎‎‎(see the Calendar as well)‎‎‎

  • Wellington Road To Beervana Beervana warm-up events in Wellington. 
    Posted Jun 18, 2018, 1:53 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • SOBA Winter Ale Festival One of Wellington's best beer festivals! Dark, high-octane, barrel-aged beers to help you get through the winter. 2pm - 7pm Sat 7th July at the Hunter Lounge (Victoria ...
    Posted May 10, 2018, 2:44 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Regional Wines Beer Club At Fortune Favours Wednesday 28 March (6pm) at the Fortune Favours Bar - $25ppMitch from Regional Wines and the guys at Fortune Favours will be hosting a monthly beer club at the sexy ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2018, 4:34 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Craft Beer College: A Bunch Of Blind Tastings During October - December (2017).  "Faux" craft versus "Real" craft. Cheap vs Expensive. The World vs NZ. Some background here, and bookings from here
    Posted Sep 3, 2017, 5:45 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • To ØL invades HUSK 5pm Friday 20th Jan to 11pm 26th Jan at HUSK"The Vikings are coming!12 taps pouring the latest from To Øl in Denmark.Black Baal : Black Triple IPA with ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2017, 11:33 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • EuroZone Tap Unification Friday 20th January at Hashigozake"A deluge of European beers is upon us. Beer Without Borders' first shipment of 2017 is full of kegs from pioneering Eurobrewers Freigeist (DE) To ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2017, 11:34 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Greater Wellington Brewday 11.30am to 6.30pm Sat 18th February (at Trentham race course)"BrewDay is back for 2017 with a new, larger venue close to Wellington city and easily accessed by ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2017, 3:21 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • 8 WIRED, LIVE AND IN-STORE Free mini-tasting. 5-7pm Friday 8th July at Regional Wines and Spirits. "Join us at 5pm on Friday 8th July to taste a few new releases from Beer-nutters ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2016, 4:35 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • National Sculpin Day Friday 22nd July. At Goldings and Bethel Woods (for Wellington). Thats right!Ladies, gents, ladygents, gentladies and everyone in between!It's that time again!NATIONAL SCULPIN IPA DAY is ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2016, 4:38 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Wellington SOBA Events 2016 Update Whole of SOBA pre-Beervana get togetherFrom 4:00pm, Thursday 11 August, Basque Rooftop Bar, WellingtonFree with SOBA discount on drinks, delicious paella providedWe know lots of ...
    Posted May 29, 2016, 12:21 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Sourfest Starts Friday 11th March at The Malthouse"Don’t you dare be sour, Malthouse better feel the power – its SourfestThere are hop heads, malt monsters and, more recently, sour lollies ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2016, 6:55 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Fresh From The West 6pm Wednesday 9th March at Hashigozake. "Incoming!A fresh shipment of the good stuff is just about to arrive from the west of the US, and includes a bounty of ...
    Posted Feb 18, 2016, 11:12 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Welly Anniversary Day Tap Takeover (# two) 12pm Monday 25th January at The Third Eye (Tuatara Temple of Taste)"We'll be featuring five luscious beers from local breweries on our guest taps, as well as special ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2016, 4:42 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Head of The Cobra (Wellington Tap Takeover) Friday 22nd January to Monday 25th January. At Hashigozake"When we started doing the Welly takeover, it was a struggle to get just 8 locally brewed beers to fill our ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2016, 4:26 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Wellington SOBA January Summer Fun SOBA Summer Sun. 3pm Saturday 30 January. At the Salty Pidgin in Brooklyn. Free with a SOBA discount at the bar, and some free food!Come join us for the ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2016, 5:25 PM by Andy McKenzie
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