Articles by Jono Galuszka

Beer Travel: Christchurch

For a city with an extensive brewing history, Christchurch breweries are not as prominent in beer drinkers’ thoughts as those from Wellington and Auckland. But Our Man in New Zealand, Jono Galuszka, found a beer culture comfortable in its own skin.

April 3rd, 2018 by Jono Galuszka


Behind The Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers Of 2017

February 5th, 2018 by Jono Galuszka

There were plenty of stories within the second GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers countdown, from Panhead holding on to top spot to Garage Project supplying almost one in five beers and Liberty claiming the highest new entry. But we're going to tell three different ones.


Garage Project On Top At NZ Beer Awards

October 9th, 2017 by Jono Galuszka

Garage Project was named New Zealand's Champion Brewery at the weekend's NZ Brewers Guild Beer Awards. Other winners included names both familiar and unfamiliar to Aussie beer drinkers, while the Beer Writer of the Year went to a woman for the first time.


Beer Travel: Nelson-Tasman

October 2nd, 2017 by Jono Galuszka

While Wellington claims to be New Zealand’s "craft beer capital" and cities like Christchurch and Auckland occasionally stake a claim for the title, the Nelson/Tasman area feels like its home. Our Man In NZ Jono Galuszka recounts his weeklong road trip through the area,


Our Man In NZ: ParrotDog Surfs On

July 24th, 2017 by Jono Galuszka

From brewing in a toilet to trophy-winning rising stars of the New Zealand brewing industry, it's been quite the ride for the three Matts behind ParrotDog. Jono Galuszka joins them as they settle into their impressive new Lyall Bay home.


Our Man In NZ: Beer Camp Heads South

June 21st, 2017 by Jono Galuszka

Beervana has lined up a meaty exclusive, luring Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp outside the US for the first time. With more American breweries looking at the Australasian market, Jono Galuszka looks at what it means for the festival and the NZ beer scene.


Our Man In NZ: Kiwi Hops

May 24th, 2017 by Jono Galuszka

The New Zealand hop industry produces some of the most sought after varieties in the world. Jono Galuszka spent time with NZ Hops and one of the lead scientists behind the development of new hops to find out more.


Our Man In NZ: Spontaneity

March 6th, 2017 by Jono Galuszka

In his latest article on the New Zealand beer scene, Jono Galuszka talks to two of the men exploring beer's "final frontier". They are two of a growing number of brewers turning their attention to spontaneous fermentation.


Our Man in NZ: Moa's Changing Fortunes

January 23rd, 2017 by Jono Galuszka

​Our new Kiwi correspondent, Jono Galuszka, today kicks off his monthly feature series by sitting down with one of the most controversial figures in New Zealand beer, Moa's CEO, Geoff Ross.

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