Immediately below... X-Ale Old Scratch Avarice The Americans Are Here Baird Seasonals X-Ale New Zealand's newest and least predictable beer festival is just over a week away. Ten years from now those who had the foresight and the sense of adventure to come to the first ever X-Ale festival will be admired and respected. That's if their taste buds have recovered. The small (for a festival) but spectacular lineup will…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 16:39


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X-Ale After much planning - well, a little planning over a long period - we have a confirmed venue, a fearsome lineup of beers and an even chance of being granted a liquor licence. So it's time to announce New Zealand's newest and most rock-n-roll beer festival ever: X-Ale. Don't be fooled by the short notice - there have been months of planning and venue scouting for X-Ale, and we…
Thursday, 29 March 2012 10:56

Citrafest and Other News

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Immediately below... Citrafest Next Tuesday California Tasting Hallertau Drum Roll, Please On Tap Now or Soon Citrafest Tomorrow (Friday) is Citrafest, our celebration of the amazing, hoppy beers that have come our way recently and that rely on the Citra hop. From 3pm we'll dedicate no fewer than four taps to these beers: Liberty West Coast Blonde Citra Nøgne Ø Citra IPA Mikkeller Citra IPA Liberty C!tra Imperial IPA There…
Sunday, 25 March 2012 19:04

Epic Goes Greek-ish

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UPDATED..............Its here!  Stock is on shelf and plenty on hand. Hop heads looking for their next pint of U.S inspired craft can breathe a sigh of relief,  as soon to be released from the EPIC stable is the all new ZYTHOS IPA.  All going to plan we hope to have this first batch firmly in our grasp in time for Easter so watch our page as its status will change to 'in stock' the minute we see the truck pull in! …
Friday, 23 March 2012 23:09

Hashigo Zake News for Late March

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Incoming Anticipation is building over a couple of brand new import orders arriving over the next week or so. First of all we're expecting fresh beer from Asia's greatest brewery, Baird, very soon. This shipment is all about bottled beer. We're replenishing our stock of Baird's core range and picking up four recent seasonals. Those seasonals are Pacific Century Citrus IPA, a citrus juice-infused IPA that we've had before, Morning…
Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:17

Citra Four Ways and other news

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St Patrick's Day We like nothing better than helping expats of various countries celebrate cultural or sporting dates of significance from their home country, especially when those events go more or less un-observed by the rest of the community. But when celebrations of a milestone such as St Patrick's Day have obviously jumped the shark, forgive us for not feeling the love. We have as much fondness for Ireland and…