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Nowhereman Aloha, F**kers Tropical Sour Beer

Where do you start with a beer name like this? Its aggressively playful title definitely evokes the sour yet sunshine in a glass beer, likewise the limited run of tiki glasses available at the brewery for its debut, but it could come in a little hot for the PC police. No matter, for most people it means…

Australian International Beer Awards Winners 2018 News

It was clear from early on that some of Australia's smaller brewers could be in for a good night at the Australian International Beer Awards. The likes of Black Hops, Beerland and Hope Brewhouse were racking up gold medals like they were going out of fashion, even if many of the early trophies went…

Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers of 2016 – Analysis News

Somewhat fittingly, it is the orange one that ended up winning.  When travelling around New Zealand in the middle of 2016, in the months shortly before Panhead Custom Ales ceded its ownership to Lion, you couldn't help but notice the prominence and popularity of Supercharger, the Upper Hutt brewery’s…

The Crafty Pint’s Top Stories of 2016 News

We've completed our look back at the year just gone via 2016's Best New Beers (according to our panels, at least) and had a look at what the year ahead may hold. But, as the craft beer world prepares to launch into another big year, we've got one more reflective post for you. This time, we take…

Aussie Exports: Brendan Without Borders News

After making the move from Melbourne to Wellington in late 2014, Brendan Amos landed on his feet in the beer world, scoring a gig at beer distribution company Beer Without Borders not long after his arrival. Since then, he has upped sticks again to make the move to Auckland, where the craft beer scene…

Now Is The Sour News

While some might have forecast the renaissance that beer has been enjoying globally, would many have predicted the rise of sours?  As part of a quid pro quo for Kerry McBride's recent Garage Project article, award-winning beer writer Michael Donaldson laps up the tsunami of sours breaking…

Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour IV Wine Country News

The Rimutaka Hill Road is a real bastard. When you look at it on a map, its winding route is like viewing a seismograph at the point when an earthquake hits, the solid line suddenly and rapidly jolting up, down and even back on itself. It’s steep too. When the railway first began running up this way…

Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour III Greater Wellington News

Waikanae is a nice place. It’s quiet, close to the beach and lush with bush. Perhaps that’s why so many people come here to die.  There’s nothing morbid about that. It really is nice. It just happens to have a lot of retirement villages. But, equally, it has been, and is increasingly, an…

Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour II West Coast, North Island News

From the street you can see the cross on the apex, the unmistakable religious symbol signalling a place of worship.  When you come here it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. There are people from all walks of life. Women. Men. Young. Old. The higher power here – the one…

Beer Travel: NZ Tiki Tour I Coromandel News

Māori call the island Te-Ika-a-Māui: "the Fish of Māui".  Māui was a a mythological figure who, among many incredible feats, hauled this piece of land up from the ocean. When you look at a map of New Zealand it does have the rough outline of a stingray caught in an evasive turn, so perhaps…

Kereru Tap Takeover at Harts Pub (NSW) Event

New Zealand has a lot of interesting brewers and one of the more interesting ones comes from the wider Wellington region in the form of Kereru. They've taken something of a 'local-first' attitude to a great many of their beers and, as such, have come up with some rather unique brews based on uniquely…

Waitangi Day at Forest Lodge Hotel with Kereru (NSW) Event

New Zealand’s mighty native wood pigeon, Kereru, will be landing at the Forest Lodge Hotel in February, just in time for a Waitingi Day celebration.  It’s the first time the Flodge will have had the pleasure of pouring the just-north-of-Wellington brewery’s beers so they’ve called…

Waitangi Day with Tuatara at The Quarryman’s Hotel (NSW) Event

If kiwi beers and kiwi burgers are what you’re craving on New Zealand’s national day, head to The Quarryman’s Hotel which is putting on both over a long weekend.  From February 4–6, the Pyrmont pub will be featuring the beers of Kapiti’s much-loved Tuatara brewery and the Q kitchen…

Beer Club at The Empire Hotel feat. Badlands and Kereru (NSW) Event

The Empire Hotel's low key and laid back Saturday afternoon Beer Club is all set to return for 2017 and they're kicking things off in some style, with a trans-Tasman showdown of sorts.  It will feature Jon Shiner heading east from Badlands Brewery in Orange alongside Chris…

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