Odds and Ends


The Haze-Craze is Not All-Encompassing

posted Aug 24, 2020, 5:23 PM by Andy McKenzie   [ updated Aug 24, 2020, 5:24 PM ]

"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 we make all things equal?"

Brewer forecasts death of bitter beers after IPA competition

posted Aug 11, 2020, 10:03 PM by Andy McKenzie

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 per cent didn’t fit the bill – they didn’t have the bitterness,” Ryan said.

Read more here

Coronavirus: Kiwi brewers come together to back the hospitality industry

posted May 8, 2020, 8:02 PM by Andy McKenzie

"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 here

NZ Beer Exchange brewing idea to help hospitality industry

posted Apr 29, 2020, 10:55 PM by Andy McKenzie

"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 Vicki Anderson article. 

Coronavirus: Small breweries feeling the pinch despite being an essential service

posted Apr 1, 2020, 8:09 PM by Andy McKenzie   [ updated Apr 1, 2020, 8:09 PM ]

"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 sadly goodbye Funk Estate).  

Shaun Hill: Beer dream of world's top brewer started in NZ

posted Mar 10, 2020, 2:18 PM by Andy McKenzie   [ updated Mar 10, 2020, 2:18 PM ]

"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 here and wish you had the keys to his brewery. 

Biggest San Diego beer news stories of 2019

posted Dec 29, 2019, 7:32 AM by Andy McKenzie

Ballast Point re-sale, 8000 breweries in USA, the production of Hard Seltzer by breweries. Yes you better read more

US craft brewers chase unique Kiwi hop flavours

posted Sep 30, 2019, 12:25 PM by Andy McKenzie

"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

Beer drinkers are living in a golden age of affordability

posted Jul 1, 2019, 1:59 AM by Andy McKenzie

"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."

How Wild Is Your Beer?

posted Jun 13, 2019, 1:11 PM by Andy McKenzie

"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 know it exists. It’s named Solera, appropriately, after an equally obscure technique of nurturing wild ales."

Read more of the Jeff Alworth article. 

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