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Our Man In NZ: The Game Changer

There are plenty of far larger and higher profile beer competitions in New Zealand and Australia but, arguably, none as influential. Our Man In NZ travels back in time to trace the evolution of the annual West Coast IPA Challenge.

September 10th, 2018 by Jono Galuszka


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.


Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers of 2016 – Analysis

February 6th, 2017 by Nick Oscilowski

The first GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers countdown is complete. Panhead, Epic and Garage Project fill the top spots. But what, if anything, does the public vote tell us about the beer scene in New Zealand?


Aussie Exports: Brendan Without Borders

September 13th, 2016 by Kerry McBride

We head across The Ditch for our latest Aussie Exports feature. This time we chat to a familiar face from the Melbourne beer scene now working for Beer Without Borders in Auckland, Brendan Amos.


Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour IV Wine Country

August 11th, 2016 by Nick Oscilowski

In the final part of his Tiki Tour around the breweries of New Zealand's central North Island, Nick Oscilowski takes in the wine regions of the east coast before ending up in the middle...


Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour III Greater Wellington

July 26th, 2016 by Nick Oscilowski

Wellington may have the big name reputation when it comes to craft beer, but it’s being rivalled by what’s brewing in its outer regions, as Nick O discovers on the third of his four-part saunter through the North Island.


Wild Things

June 24th, 2016 by Kerry McBride

With a reputation for walking on the wild side well established, Kiwi trailblazers Garage Project are set to get wilder still. Kerry McBride joined them for a tour of their new Wild Workshop where they'll be working with barrels, foeders and a coolship.


The Evolution of Beervana

June 17th, 2016 by Kerry McBride

Wellingtonian expat Kerry McBride returned home and caught up with the woman tasked with driving New Zealand's leading beer festival, Beervana, as well as a local brewery making its debut, to find out what attendees can look forward to in August.


Beer Travel: Wellington

August 26th, 2015 by Kerry McBride

Wellington is without a doubt New Zealand's craft beer capital. Kerry McBride returned to her hometown for Beervana and asked those driving the city's scene what makes it so special.

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