Shaken by the emergence of independent farms, New Zealand’s largest hop supplier is rebranding and reasserting its market dominance.
The popular Hop Federation brewery has been sold to the Māori-owned food and drinks company Kono.
New Zealand’s fledgling Ale Trail is getting high profile exposure in the country’s biggest city thanks to a “whole of industry” support initiative.
New Zealand’s Double Vision Brewery took a daring dive into politics with a Jacinda Ardern-themed beer and despite online haters and lost customers, the brewery is taking a double dip.
Popular New Zealand brewery Funk Estate will live on after distributor Brandhouse bought the brand as part of the liquidation process.
Urbanaut’s “novelty” blender series of paired 250ml cans is fast becoming serious business with Australian supermarket Coles taking a large export order.
A huge push to ‘buy local’ in post-lockdown New Zealand is benefitting brewers which have invested in being part of their local community.
As restrictions end in New Zealand, Michael Donaldson speaks to brewers to find what they have learned through the crisis, and what they will continue to do post-lockdown