Articles by Jono Galuszka

Craft Beer Heroes: Doug Donelan

From fermenting pumpkins at home and homebrewing with his brother via Malt Shovel to heading up New Zealand Hops, Doug Donelan has lived his life in beer. We sat down with him as he starts looking forward to retirement.

February 7th, 2020 by Jono Galuszka


Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers Of 2019: The Interviews

February 2nd, 2020 by Jono Galuszka

While Garage Project and Panhead continue to fight it out for top spot, Jono Galuszka looked elsewhere for stories amid the 2019 results. Here, he chats to the folks behind Deep Creek, Duncan's and Maiden Brewing.


Beer Travel: Auckland

October 30th, 2019 by Jono Galuszka

For years, Auckland's beer scene was left in the wake by Wellington and Christchurch. But that's all been changing in a city that even has its own Beer Mile. Jono Galuszka checked it out in the company of its beer-loving inhabitants.


Liberty Triumph At NZ Beer Awards

October 21st, 2019 by Jono Galuszka

It was a huge night for Liberty Brewing as they collected a swag of trophies, including Champion Exhibitor. Fork Brewcorp and Lion went back to back as champion breweries too, as Steam Brewing went five for five too.


Our Man In NZ: The Yeast Starters

August 5th, 2019 by Jono Galuszka

They've been mates since they were 12 and have brewed together for years. Now Simon Cooke and Ryan Carville are looking to change the NZ brewing industry via Froth Technologies.


Behind The Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers Of 2018

February 4th, 2019 by Jono Galuszka

The 2018 GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers countdown saw a big increase in hazy IPAs, a few debuts and a big presence for beers from the big man behind Behemoth. Here, Jono Galuszka chats to the people behind some of those stories.


Our Man In NZ: Liberty Brewing

October 3rd, 2018 by Jono Galuszka

Liberty Brewing is one of the brightest stars in the New Zealand beer scene and has recently started brewing some of its beers in Melbourne for the Aussie market. Jono Galuszka called in on founder Joe Wood to see what makes him tick.


Brewers Guild of NZ Awards 2018

September 16th, 2018 by Jono Galuszka

Large foreign-owned breweries took out almost half the beer style trophies at NZ's biggest beer awards last night. Elsewhere there was recognition for Tracy Banner of Sprig & Fern, who is approaching 35 years as a brewer.


Our Man In NZ: The Game Changer

September 10th, 2018 by Jono Galuszka

There are plenty of far larger and higher profile beer competitions in New Zealand and Australia but, arguably, none as influential. Our Man In NZ travels back in time to trace the evolution of the annual West Coast IPA Challenge.


Our Man In NZ: Craftwork Brewery

May 24th, 2018 by Jono Galuszka

Wizards, a tumble dryer, Belgian-inspired ales, porno beer, the tiniest of tasting rooms and a dark lord... Our Man In NZ heads to Craftwork Brewery and falls under the spell of Michael O'Brien and Lee-Ann Scotti.

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