Odds and Ends

  • 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
  • A beginner's guide to sour beers (NZ style) "Sour beers are a beverage that furrows brows even as they puckers lips. The genre spans a kaleidoscope of colours, flavours and aromas, redefining expectations of what a beer "should ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 2:48 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Breweries To Benefit From Tax Benefit Previously Limited To Wineries "Breweries will be given a tax benefit wineries have had for the past 20 years under a new law being introduced to Parliament.Since 1996 wineries have had the freedom ...
    Posted May 18, 2016, 10:41 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Beer drinkers have evolved from 30 cans for 30 bucks to $30 a bottle "Epic Brewing Co. owner, brewer Luke Nicholas takes us on a journey through the mind of a craft beer convert in the latest instalment of The Beerhive's summer guest ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2016, 7:13 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Charlie Papazian Steps Down As President "When Charlie Papazian became president of theBrewers Association, Jimmy Carter was President of the United States. Papazian has held the position ever since. Yesterday the Brewers Association announced that ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2016, 10:50 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Kiwi Craft Beer: Possibly the most vibrant craft beer scene in the world. "When Captain Cook sailed into a tree-hugged New Zealand cove back in the 1770s, he became NZ's first craft brewer when he ordered his crew to rustle up ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2015, 11:50 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Lion crowned New Zealand’s best brewery for 2015 "Lion Breweries has been named New Zealand’s Champion Brewery at the 2015 Brewers’ Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards.Lion beat 93 other New Zealand breweries to be crowned ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2015, 7:08 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Something big is brewing in New Zealand’s craft beer industry "Wellingtonians love craft beer and the industry is bubbling, with strong growth expectations attracting investors, new research shows.ANZ's 2015 industry insight shows the craft beer business has grown ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2015, 12:20 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Vegemite Beer - Could It Be A Thing? "With Australians reportedly making home-brew from Vegemite, we asked experts if it could become the next big craft beer thing."Read on and ponder the tastes. 
    Posted Aug 12, 2015, 12:31 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • The Next Frontier in Barrel-Aged Craft Beer Once an obscure beer geek obsession, beers aged in unorthodox barrels—from mezcal and aquavit barrels to those that once held Tabasco or Boulevardiers—have become the new frontier. Aaron ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2015, 1:33 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Hawkes Bay Brewers "Whenever I go on holiday I try to photograph a brewery to add to my collection. I knew there were two or three in Hawkes Bay but when I did ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2015, 3:13 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Pursuit of Hoppiness is online (Winter 2015) Best in the paper version, picked up from your favourite craft venue while having a beer. But also online. 
    Posted Jul 24, 2015, 9:26 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Renaissance Brewing Plans Second Crowdfunding Round "A year after raising $700,000 through crowdfunding Renaissance Brewing is planning a second round to grow its export markets.Renaissance Brewing development manager Roger Kerrison said in about a ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2015, 11:45 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Blind-Tasting 116 of the Best American IPAs: We Have a Winner "Dear Paste readers: We are insane. Insane to conceive of a 100-plus blind tasting of American IPAs. Insane to put in the hours/days/weeks of emailing and phone ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2015, 4:44 PM by Andy McKenzie
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Wellington News

  • 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
  • The Famous Yeastie Boys In Action Nice outfits - watch the video here. 
    Posted Apr 22, 2017, 10:05 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Boneface boosts Upper Hutt's brewing hub "Boneface Brewing, a new player in the craft beer industry, will soon be joining Upper Hutt's beer hub.With a five-year lease of a 1000 sqm space at ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2017, 3:04 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Trains, Rains, and Brewday ’17 "This time last year, I was recounting three years’ of Brewday experiences over the hill in Martinborough, as I missed out on the festival’s fourth incarnation. This time last ...
    Posted Feb 25, 2017, 9:54 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • 2016 Year In Review (A Photographic Perspective) "Only one blog post (with photos from Greater Wellington Brew Day twelve months earlier), a Twitter account and a Facebook account created for The Beer Project that broadcast mostly radio ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2017, 1:15 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Garage Project’s Jos Ruffell on the Tuatara sale and the future of NZ craft beer "Are all the craft brewers going to be bought by the big guys? Garage Project’s Jos Ruffell tells Duncan Greive that, despite the sale of Panhead and Tuatara, they ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2017, 1:10 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Golding's Free Dive: An Amiable History Lesson "Proprietor/signwriter Sean Golding opened his bar four years back this April. Surrounded by smart apartment buildings, the lane to Golding’s is now a foodie hub, but it certainly ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2017, 6:42 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Plans for Upper Hutt to become a craft brewery destination "Plans for Upper Hutt to become a craft brewery destination for manufacturers and beer aficionados alike are coming together at pace.Wellington's Te Aro Brewing is moving to the ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2017, 1:14 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Young Entrepreneur of the year winner Jos Ruffel (Garage Project). "Jos Ruffel was crowned NZ's young entrepreneur of the year. So what are the secrets to his success?"http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/tips-from-nzs-young-entrepreneur ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2016, 3:20 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Lion buys Panhead! "It’s been a little over three years since Panhead started brewing. It seems longer doesn’t it? Yet in three years you guys have made us so damned successful ...
    Posted May 29, 2016, 12:32 AM by Andy McKenzie
  • Fork Brewing Judges At World Beer Cup "Its drawn both parallels to the Olympics and been accused of being a thinly disguised work jolly in the media, but the annual World Beer Cup is seriously intense stuff ...
    Posted May 2, 2016, 5:25 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • World Beer Cup An Actual Thing Insist Professional Alcoholics! "Hundreds of brewers and beer professionals are insisting to their partners that the World Beer Cup is an actual, real event and not just an excuse to go to the ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2016, 1:10 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • It’s Fresh Hop Season! "It’s all over the Twitterverse – videos of hops being scooped up by the bulldozer-load, and excited brewers fondling sticky fresh hop cones, diving in like Scrooge McDuck. The ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2016, 12:04 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Q&A With Mr Bottleneck "Name: Dylan JauslinBlog: The BottleneckEstablished: 2013Why do you do it?Having too many opinions with not enough outlets, I guess. I was writing for Salient, Victoria University ...
    Posted Jan 31, 2016, 8:06 PM by Andy McKenzie
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Tastings ‎‎‎(see the Calendar as well)‎‎‎

  • 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
  • Craft Beer 101 with North End Brewing Saturday 16 January, 3pm, Hashigozake"Interested in learning about the basics and getting familiar with the great craft beers on offer? Join us for our Craft Beer 101 tasting. Email ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2016, 4:23 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • The Road To Beervana Friday 7th August to Saturday 15th August. Piles of beer events at piles of places. All here. 
    Posted Jul 30, 2015, 7:12 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Renaissance Tap Takeover 4.30pm Wednesday 29th July at The Brühaus"Join Andy when we take over 8 taps and 1 hand pull with 1 new Enlightenment release. There will also be special ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2015, 9:29 PM by Andy McKenzie
  • Rangipur Launch: Double India Stout 6pm Thursday 16th July at The Fork & Brewer. "Come join Matt and Andy with Kelly and the awesome team for a double India stout a colab with Renaissance Fork Brewing ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2015, 2:15 PM by Andy McKenzie
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