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Postcard from NZ: Good George

Pubs and bars in New Zealand open for the first time since March today. Nick Oscilowski spoke to Brian Watson of Good George about surviving the lockdown and hopes for the future of beer and hospo across the Tasman.

May 21, 2020 by Nick Oscilowski


Craft Beer Heroes: Doug Donelan

February 7, 2020 by Jono Galuszka

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.


Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers Of 2019: Results & Analysis

February 1, 2020 by Nick Oscilowski

Garage Project and Panhead continue their hold over the top spots in the GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers, with the latter's Supercharger moving back to top spot as their Wellington peers claim second and third.


Beer Travel: Auckland

October 30, 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 21, 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 5, 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 4, 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.


Hottest 100 Kiwi Craft Beers Of 2018

February 2, 2019 by Nick Oscilowski

The results of the GABS Hottest 100 Kiwi Beers Of 2018 are in and it's another show of dominance by Garage Project, with Behemoth not far behind. Hazy IPAs are on the rise as formerly independent brands fall away.


Our Man In NZ: Liberty Brewing

October 3, 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 16, 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.

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