Harrington’s Tasting – book now

Next Wednesday Harrington’s Breweries is sponsoring the AGM for Wellington IT group, Unlimited Potential. I’ll be speaking about Harrington’s, its products and history. And, of course, Harrington’s has generously provided beers from its diverse range. Anyone is welcome to attend, and it’s free. Just register here. Unlimited Potential is Wellington’s leading network for IT professionals […]

Emerson’s Dark Beauties – 2011 Master Class

It is always good value for money and an entertaining afternoon, especially when Richard in is Willie Wonka mode and revealing an experiment or two.

Colonial Upstarts!

It may seem churlish to gatecrash Her Maj’s birthday by comparing British Pale Ales with their brash colonialist knock-offs. But there was no gong in my mail this morning, so churlish I’m going to be.

Black Emperor – Just the ticket

Extra points for naming a beer after Lee Scratch Perry.

Support your local beer store!

The United States has ‘Support Your Local Record Store Day’, which is on April 16 this year. Perhaps I should declare April 16 to be the Official NZ Beer Blog Support Your Independent Bottle Store Day.

Is dark lager our most under-rated style?

I was pleased to see Monteith’s Black won a trophy for European Lagers at BrewNZ last week. It’s good news for two reasons – DB is being upfront that Black is a lager; and dark lagers are something we do well in New Zealand. In many bars I’ve visited, Monteith’s Black is the best beer […]

Beervana Preview 2 – Yeastie Boys

Expected the unexpected from Yeastie Boys. This contract brew outfit has been surprising New Zealand craft beer fans for a couple of years now with its rockin’ attitude and giving the finger to established beer styles. Its Beervana launch will include two brews. One is the high-alcohol winter warmer Her Majesty 2010. The other, Punkadiddle, […]

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