After its distributor went into receivership recently, Liberty Brewing has had a win landing three hoppy beers in Top-30 at this year’s New World Beer & Cider Awards.
Major New Zealand craft brands Liberty and 8 Wired have been hit by the shock news their distributor Quench Collective has gone into liquidation.
Hill Farmstead’s Shaun Hill braved two weeks quarantine to be part of the NZ hop Harvest with the Hāpi Research Programme, which focuses on sustainable hop supply, precision farming and processing methods.
Oamaru nanobrewery Craftwork will this year undergo a significant expansion, growing its brewing operation by five times.
New Zealand’s beer industry experienced a downturn in 2020 – the only alcohol sector to do so, according to the latest figures from Stats NZ.
The Brewers Guild of New Zealand has successfully lobbied the US Brewers Association to add two New Zealand beer styles to its guidelines for the first time.
Moa announced to the New Zealand exchange that it has sold its brewing business with the listed company’s future firmly fixed in hospitality.
Lion NZ is closing Harrington’s Brewery in Christchurch, and moving production of the brand to its South Island breweries.
Scottish brewer BrewDog has confirmed it is searching for a site for a New Zealand bar, as well as opening its crowdfunding campaign to New Zealanders
Garage Project has entered the seltzer market with a product that co-founder Pete Gillespie describes as a coming together of various trends in craft brewing.