Wellington News

Wellington: How crafty moves put Wellington on the map

posted Jan 29, 2019, 10:19 AM by Andy McKenzie

"The Southern Hemisphere's best beer city is our capital, writes Michael Donaldson."

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An ale of two cities brought together by beer

posted Oct 17, 2018, 10:45 AM by Andy McKenzie   [ updated Oct 17, 2018, 10:45 AM ]

"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 Australia and New Zealand?"

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Government and industry join forces for hop venture

posted Oct 9, 2018, 11:33 PM by Andy McKenzie

"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 for high end markets."

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Hawk turned dove: war-mongering beer reinvented with love

posted Aug 10, 2018, 10:28 PM by Andy McKenzie

"Love not war. Finger on the pulse rather than the trigger."

What's all this about? Something to do with Garage Project

ParrotDog Wins Again!

posted Jul 27, 2018, 11:09 PM by Andy McKenzie

2018 West Coast IPA Challenge winners are ParrotDog. Other results attached. 

Mean Doses: New Brewery and Fillery

posted Jul 10, 2018, 11:55 PM by Andy McKenzie   [ updated Jul 10, 2018, 11:56 PM ]

"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, Wellington. "

Double Vision To Open Brewery in Miramar

posted Jun 14, 2018, 4:14 AM by Andy McKenzie

"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 by asking how they navigated the "Miramar mafia" during the hunt for a location."

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Kererū Brewery wins big at Australian International Beer Awards

posted May 22, 2018, 7:04 PM by Andy McKenzie

"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 with the Australian International Beer Awards Champion Small International Brewery trophy in their carry-on."

It's getting a bit like the Bledisloe Cup!  Read on for more

Review: Heyday brewpub, Te Aro

posted Apr 13, 2018, 2:42 PM by Andy McKenzie

"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 much in the thick of craft beer's heyday."

Fortune Favours to open bar at Wellington airport

posted Apr 12, 2018, 3:33 AM by Andy McKenzie

"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 its bottle range."

Read on thirsty airport traveller. 

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