James Halliday Article - Those Crafty Kiwis

September 8, 2014, by Crafty Pint

James Halliday Article - Those Crafty Kiwis

Given we’ve just filed our next feature for James Halliday’s Wine Companion Magazine, this time looking at the reevaluation of lagers in the craft beer world, it must be time to pluck another past article from the vaults.

Last time around, we revisited our piece on what we view as the Third Wave of Aussie craft brewers; this time it is our peek across The Ditch for a look at the Kiwi beer scene. The article features:

  • A chat with Ben Middlemiss, who was creating classic beers back in the early 1990s
  • The thoughts of Michael Donaldson, the newspaper journalist behind the book Beer Nation and 2013 NZ Brewers Guild Beer Writer of the Year
  • Stu McKinlay of the Yeastie Boys on recent trends

Pleased to see we highlighted Townshends as one of the breweries to visit (with Stu’s prompting) given they’ve just been named Champion New Zealand Brewery of 2014.

You can read the full article here:



Photo at the top is of Richard Emerson, copyright Jed Soanes.


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