The Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards were announced last night. Watch out for a full write up about an excellent awards presentation dinner, but full results are below. Media Release The Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards were announced last night with 8 Wired Brewing taking out the top honours to become The Champion… Read more →
If you’re heading across the ditch this week for Beervana, here’s a sample of what you’ll be getting. If you’re not, you should be and this is what you’re missing… You can see more at NZ Craft Beer TV.
Beervana has announced the beer list and restaurant partners for the 2011 event, promising an unprecedented range of craft brews and matching food by award-winning chefs. Two hundred and eight beers from 86 breweries will be on show on 5 and 6 August at Westpac Stadium at the 10th anniversary event, which will be hosted… 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 →
After deliberating the arguments and counter arguments for the last few weeks the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has decided to uphold the registration of the term ‘Radler’ by DB Breweries. This is extremely disappointing for SOBA and represents a step backward for the New Zealand economy, setting as it does, a precedent… Read more →
The conversation started by Radio Brews News’ episode on contract brewing continues. Here Martin Craig looks at the New Zealand situation and wonders whether where a beer is brewed matter more than how it tastes…
If you’re heading across the ditch to visit Beervana – and we highly recommend that you do – you can score free tickets by volunteering to work on a session. Volunteers are still required for a number of sessions and in return for putting in a few hours at the event, Beervana volunteers get a… Read more →
It would have been difficult to miss the Independent Liquor’s ‘Chosen One’ campaign. Large newspaper ads and a heavily promoted website invite beer drinkers to register as one of 999 lucky beer fans who get to choose Independent’s new craft lager. Just for the record, I didn’t register. The sample pack arrived unsolicited, with a… Read more →
New Zealand’s Society of Beer Advocates held its second Matariki Beer Festival last Saturday. Matariki marks the winter solstice and Maori New Year, and at this time of year, the sun has set in Wellington by 5pm.
Beervana is looking for volunteers to work at one of the Southern Hemisphere’s best beer events…