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Luke Nicholas
Brewing beer in New Zealand
Brewing beer in New Zealand


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Malthouse’s West Coast IPA Challenge outgrows venue @malthouse #IPA

One of the biggest events on the Wellington craft beer calendar, Malthouse’s West Coast IPA Challenge, is expanding due to a positive case of growing pains. Colin Mallon, Malthouse Operations Guy and WCIPAC organiser, says this year’s 9th Annual West…

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[WARNING] Craft Beer in Crisis? @sobanz @mjwd @beertownnz

Why don’t I hear more concern from craft beer drinkers about the recent purchase of Panhead by Lion? Are the warning signs from the US craft beer industry or even from history not being listened to?   This comment from Sam Calagione hopefully sums up what…

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Gin is the new IPA @ginzealand @A_Tale_Of_Gin @TheGinGuyNZ #GoodBeerWeek

I wrote the following in February 2015…. I like IPA. I like GIN. I thank my grandfather for beer and brewing, and my aunties for gin and tonic. Growing up and you get a sneaky little taste of something you aren’t yet old enough to have. It is something…

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Four Of A Kind – Epic Armageddon’s Winning Hand @epicbeer @newworld @mjwd

The trophies keep piling up for Epic Beer’s Armageddon IPA, which has claimed its fourth major crown in less than a year after it was named best in class at the New World Beer and Cider Awards. And to seal Epic’s position as this country’s leading…

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Who Are These NZ Breweries Entering World Beer Cup? @brewersguildnz #shareinfo #lovesomehelp #lazyweb

So I got a press release from the Brewers Guild of New Zealand today about the New Zealand Breweries that entered the World Beer Cup. I’d like to find out more about the following breweries, so if you know anything please share. I do know Williams Warn,…

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Hot Cross Buns VS Epic Beer @epicbeer @youtube #video #craftbeer #happyeaster #hotcrossbuns

Happy Easter. I did a tasting of some of the Epic beers to see how they would match with hot cross buns.

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Craft beer industry growth fuelling demand for skilled brewers @BrewersGuildNZ

MEDIA RELEASE 29 February 2016 Craft beer industry growth fuelling demand for skilled brewers Attracting and retaining highly-skilled brewers is the vital next step in continuing the growth trajectory of New Zealand’s brewing industry, says the Brewers…

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So there is a hop shortage? @nzhopsltd @nzstuff #hopcontracts

I can’t believe that this topic is being recycled yet again. Hop shortage could result in price rise for beer Another year another hop shortage story. I wrote about this two years ago. How many times is this topic going to be written about. Seems like…

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Brooklyn & Thunder - Two New EPIC Beers @EpicBeer @NZHopsLtd @StenThor86 #ThunderAPA #BrooklynHops #OneTrickPony

This week you should start seeing two new Epic beers arriving at your usual craft beer outlets. Epic Brooklyn OTP (One Trick Pony) is the next in a series of single hopped IPA’s. The Brooklyn hop is a brand new release from NZ Hops, and was made…

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[NEW BLOG] First they came ... Controlling Alcohol At Events and Venues. #BreathTesting #PlasticCups #FearMongering #Propaganda

It looks like 2016 kicked off with a focus on alcohol, and the reduction of how, when, where and how much is available. The follow are some articles of interest, and commentary relating to alcohol and events from the last week or so. How far are we from…
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