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The New Zealand brewing scene is moving at light speed, if not warp speed.

The term “hero” is bandied around far too often these days. However, Andrew Childs from Behemoth Brewing Company is one of my personal beer heroes. I often tell him so after a few Tasty Beverages.

Once every 12 years the best rugby players from England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland put aside their long-standing differences, pull on the hallowed red jersey and head south to try and beat the All Blacks, hands down the best team in the world. The British and Irish Lions (better known as the LIONS! LIONS! LIONS!) [1] will play ten matches here starting on 3 June 2017.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 17:37

Hold the phones – Hops in the Hopinator

I have many powers – and they are pretty sweet –

The Craft Beer Capital (CBC) people are wonderful. Every year they organise Hopstock, a Wellington-wide celebration of sticky, green hopped, resinous and, frankly, sensual fresh hopped beers simply to honour my birthday.

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 10:10

Richard Emerson: The Spirit in the Sky

March was a somewhat rocky month for this blog. I was forced to write solely about sour beers on no less than two occasions. However, I also got to post the 400th Malthouse blog which is right up there as an absolute career highlight. April is already promising to be much better with the impending arrival of Hopstock – a now annual Wellington-wide celebration of fresh, green hopped, beery goodness. [1]

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