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Beer Travel: Christchurch

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 3, 2018 by Jono Galuszka


Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers Of 2017: The Results

February 4, 2018 by Crafty Pint

The results of the second GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers poll are in and Panhead has made it two for two with Supercharger holding top spot. The now retired Death From Above takes a posthumous bow in second, joined by fellow Garage Project beer Pernicious Weed on the podium.


Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers of 2017: Analysis

February 3, 2018 by Nick Oscilowski

Is the "Craft Beer Capital" baton passing from Wellington to Auckland? Why are there so few beers from South Island brewers? Which styles dominated? And more as we cast an eye over the results in the second GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers poll.


Beer Travel: Nelson-Tasman

October 2, 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 24, 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 21, 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 24, 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: Brewpubs

April 4, 2017 by Crafty Pint

The brewpub model is growing in popularity on both sides of the Tasman. In his latest article for The Crafty Pint, Our Man In NZ, Jono Galuszka, chats to three people heading down that path in Wellington and Palmerston North.


Our Man In NZ: Spontaneity

March 6, 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 23, 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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