Major New Zealand craft brands Liberty and 8 Wired have been hit by the shock news their distributor Quench Collective has gone into liquidation.
Australian and New Zealand brewers have said it is a ‘sad day’ as US importer Shelton Brothers is forced into liquidation.
Next up in this series is from Søren Eriksen of 8 Wired. Technically this is one of two beers he is involved in at this festival, as he is also an assistant brewer at Renaissance Brewery. He also happens to be one of 2012′s top 100 brewers according to website Ratebeer (the only NZ or… Read more →
Press Release: 8 Wired Brewing The country’s top beer honours, the Sutton Group Brewer’s Guild of New Zealand Awards, were the perfect stage for Blenheim-based 8 Wired Brewing to collect eight medals and take out Champion Brewery of New Zealand this week. Last year New Zealand’s second largest brewing company, DB Breweries, won the supreme… Read more →
A day after New Zealand’s largest brewery, DB Breweries, demonstrated it holds itself apart from the international community of brewers by defending its trademark of a beer style owned by all beer drinkers, three of New Zealand’s smaller brewers have shown the real fellowship of brewers. Media Release Blenheim-based 8 Wired and Renaissance Brewing companies… Read more →
A three-way collaboration between New Zealand’s hottest beer makers is hitting taps around the country this week and aims to boost Christchurch’s ravaged craft brewing community. Blenheim-based 8 Wired and Renaissance brewing companies have teamed up with Wellington’s Yeastie Boys to conjure up ‘Rescue Red Ale’ – an amber ale dedicated to all of the… Read more →