Freshhop NZ is back for its second year with participating brewers this time using two varieties of hops: Motueka and Sauvin.
For the very first time a special “Taste of Portland” area is being offered at Beervana, New Zealand’s premier celebration of craft beer, being held in Wellington on 22 and 23 August.
A couple of weeks ago, the Local Taphouses – with the help of some generous brewers – added their weight to a New Zealand-wide night of drinking beer and fundraising. The results have been tallied and the two venues combines raised more than $4800 for charitable causes associated with the New Zealand earthquake relief. Generous… Read more →
Friday 4th March saw bars across New Zealand and Australia raising serious amounts of cash for victims of the February earthquake. At bars in Dunedin, Blenheim, Nelson,Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland, Kiwi drinkers raised a glass and emptied their pockets in a combined outpouring of support for the Garden City. Not to be outdone, across the… Read more →
Don’t forget the Beers for Solidarity gatherings in Sydney and Melbourne tonight. If you’re wondering what the fuss is about, take a few minutes to watch this video about the damage to Cassels and Sons Brewery. Get along to the Taphouses and Beer DeLuxe tonight and show your support. Even if you can’t get along,… Read more →
The local brewing community is getting together at multiple venues across New Zealand this Friday to mark the passing of the many victims of the earthquake and as a show of support for all that survived last week’s disaster. David Cryer, who penned last week’s poignant article about his experiences during and immediately after the… Read more →
Public relations would seem to necessarily involve hype, particularly in the beer industry where publicists need to try and differentiate between near identical lagers in order to make them seem special. This is even more so when you are one of the last on to a band wagon and need to make a me-too beer… Read more →