The superpub and beer quality

There’s an argument to be made for a small-but-perfectly formed craft beer range

Wellington’s Big Beer Quarter

Wellington has a new craft beer precinct. Three new craft beer bars, with more than 100 taps between them, opened recently, all centred around Manners Street and all within a three-minute walk. The Taphaus is on the corner of Victoria and Dixon Streets. The site was a curry joint for years and the decor still […]

Craft beer census – draft results

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the craft beer census. We have had good returns from around the country, with an exceptional commitment from the Nelson crew. The results to date are available here: Draft beer census The craft beer industry is growing fast, and this census will give us a benchmark to track […]

I mashed-up 100 Hop Zombies

Last Friday night I created my own Hop Zombie army

NZBeerBlog Sunday Session and Craft Beer Census

The second NZBeerBlog Sunday Session will be on Sunday, 4pm, at The Malthouse in Wellington (48 Courtenay Place). There’s no need to book, just show up and enjoy good beer and good company. And thanks to all the Census volunteers. I will be back to you soon with details. I’ve had good coverage from all […]

Helpers wanted for craft beer census

I’m looking for people with a good idea of their local craft beer scene to get national coverage. There’s no pay, but I will owe you a beer or two.

Want to meet up and talk beer this Sunday?

If you are in Wellington this Sunday 17 April, meet me and other beer fans at 4pm at The Hop Garden, 13 Pirie St.

Craft beer industry goes another round

Some beer fans may be uncomfortable with craft beer taking on Auckland with a brash, new image, I think this next phase will be exciting and another step forward for the industry I love.

Giving up beer for Lent?

Giving up beer for Lent? No, not quite. Contrary to rumour, I haven’t given up my beer or my beerbloggery for Lent. I have been kept busy with real work and other things, but I have been enjoying some good beers, good bars and good company. I have also been working with passionate beer fan […]

There are times when beer blogging seems like a deeply shallow activity

This week has been one of those times. Last Tuesday afternoon I was exchanging e-mails with Craig Bowen from BeerNZ. We were setting up a meeting to discuss promoting New Zealand craft beer to the Rugby World Cup fans. I sent my last message at 12:50 and a minute later the quake hit. Christchurch has […]

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