Helpers wanted for craft beer census

OK, here’s the idea.

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the changes the New Zealand craft beer scene is going through at the moment. There’s a lot of new venues opening and craft beer is showing up at more and more outlets. There is also a lot of money and energy being invested in the industry right now.

So this is an excellent time to have a national craft beer census, to get an idea of the current state of the scene. Once we have an initial benchmark, we will be able to trace the changes in craft beer over the years to come.

That’s why I’m looking for your help. 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. The results will be made freely available to anyone interested, and we’ll repeat the exercise in future to get a measure of the industry’s changes.

If that sounds like you, e-mail me at and I’ll get back to you with the details.

Beer News – The Brewers Guild has sold the Beervana Festival to David Cryer, of Cryer Malt. The Guild will continue to run the BrewNZ Beer Awards. Cryer plans to expand Beervana “into a consumer-based category brand for craft beer lovers”. The next Beervana will be held in Wellington on 5 & 6 August, and Cryer says it will have a new look and direction. For more, click here.

Martin Craig


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