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October 4, 2010

Australia and good beer are words which are not often used together. While recently some of the craft breweries have started selling their beer in New Zealand, Australia is well behind in the craft beer renaissance we are experiencing here. One of the obvious reasons for that is the heat. With temperatures rarely reaching below […]

September 27, 2010

While most people are aware that the majority of wines can be placed into two basic categories—red or white—many people remain unaware that the same is true of beer. While beer styles range from various wheat beers to stouts, they can, for the most part, be categorised as either lagers or ales. Unfortunately, it can […]

September 13, 2010

On Saturday the 4th, I was one of countless New Zealanders who woke up to the news that a 7.1 magnitude earthquake had occurred in Christchurch. Having family in the Garden City, my first concern was to make sure they, the house and—more importantly—my darling cat were all safe and sound. Thankfully, they are one […]

August 9, 2010

Invercargill is one of those places that New Zealanders seem to know very little about. It has that outspoken guy who appeared in The World’s Fastest Indian as the mayor (Tim Shadbolt), the locals speak like pirates, and they are the proud (temporary) holders of the Ranfurly Shield. But my favourite thing about Invercargill is […]

May 31, 2010

It’s getting colder, wetter, and—somehow—windier here in the capital. Winter’s here. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Winter is the perfect season to enjoy many good things in life. Woollen socks, roast dinners and coffee all look or feel or taste better when it’s cold outside. And while beer is generally a cold beverage, […]

May 17, 2010

Wheat beer is, well, unusual to the say the least. It’s also a beer style which many people tend to overlook, because no one quite seems to know what it is. And let’s face it—wheat is a terrible name for a beer style. The word wheat reminds me of cereal or flour. But while the […]

May 3, 2010

I’m not quite sure why, but most people tend to think of dark beer as scary, or an old man’s drink. What’s more is that the vast majority of females who drink beer from time to time tend to go for light-coloured lagers. But what many people do not realise is that some dark beers […]

April 19, 2010

It may just the first week back at uni, but I bet you are missing the holidays already. For some reason, lecturers love to make the first week back the deadline for major assignments, and many of us spend that final weekend hoping another 1000 words will magically appear on our computer screens, or the […]

March 22, 2010

Sometimes—actually strike that—frequently, I enjoy drinking beer that showcases BIG flavours. Luckily, here in New Zealand there are numerous craft breweries brewing beers which do just that, and do it well. But there’s one brewery that has embraced this ‘big’ concept more than any other—Epic Brewing Company. Epic beer is just what it claims to […]

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