1st November 2023 Beer / Opinion
Tapping into the average person’s concerns over the environment may help spur collective action and beer could be a good test.
Sprig + Fern Brewing Co owner and master brewer, Tracy Banner, has marked forty years in the brewing industry.
Cassels Brewing Co Milk Stout has held onto the title of World’s Best Milk Stout at the World Beer Awards 2023 in London.
Warkworth’s 8 Wired Brewing took out the top gongs at this year’s New Zealand Beer Awards, hosted by Brewers Guild New Zealand.
Epic Brewing has gone into liquidation, with a sale process launched today.
Northland’s first Brew of Islands beer festival will be held in Kerikeri this month with an array of food, brews and drinks for locals and visitors.
The craft beer brewer secures a significant contract across the ditch and also strikes a deal to finally allow it to use its Behemoth brand in that market.
Nada Piatek’s reusable takeaway cup venture branches out from coffee to team up with Garage Project in a trial targeting the craft beer industry.
Nelson’s Sprig + Fern Brewing Co saw four of its beers find success at the Australian International Beer Awards, which were held in Melbourne last week.
More than 700 beers, ciders, and other fermented beverages are being judged this week at the 2023 New World Beer & Cider Awards in Christchurch.
NZ Hops has launched a new hop variety, Superdelic, which was developed over 10 years as part of the co-operative’s hop breeding partnership with Plant & Food Research.
The New Zealand brewing industry turned in sales of $3.3bn in the year to September 2022, up by $500,000 on the year prior, according to research from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research.
The Brewers Guild of New Zealand has joined forces with The Good Fight to fund twenty Guild Brewery members to complete the St John Mental Health First Aid course.
Craft beer supermarket sales are booming, so which Kiwi brand reigns supreme in the channel and who grew the most during the pandemic?
The new programme aims to reduce NZ’s $2.8bn brewing industry’s energy-related emissions.
Beer consumption has returned to pre-pandemic levels, but brewers are unlikely to see profitability gains given rising costs including alcohol excise and the proposed container return scheme, says Brewers Association Executive Director Dylan Firth.
Craft brewers increased production by 7.6% compared with the previous three months, the industry average for actual production time remains just 45%, according to new research.
Garage Project defends its champion large brewer title, with Behemoth, Three Sisters and Three Boys also taking home champion categories.
Moa adds another brand, this time taking a crack at the internationally-dominated lager market with a NZ-centric product.
The Great Australasian Beer Spectacular is returning to Auckland on 25 June.
The brewer is looking to tap into premiumisation and sessionability trends to drive craft beer sales at its Monteith’s and Tuatara brands.
The brewer plans to expand its team and broaden its current Auckland-centric focus.
The brewer is testing a no-alcohol hazy in bars before deciding whether to push for a retail release.
Andrew Childs’ and Hannah Miller Childs’ Chur brand is about to re-enter Australia after cutting ties with their distributor there last year.
Beverage makers report strong peak summer sales, although rising costs and event cancellations eat into performance.
The Brewers Association of New Zealand has called on the government to freeze excise on beer in Budget 2022 and introduce a new lower rate on keg beer.
Tekapo-based Burke’s Brewing has won New Zealand’s best beer accolade for its Unforgiven Porter at the 2021 New Zealand Beer Awards.
An increase in beer consumption because of lockdown will not be sustained and overall sales are in decline, says Brewers Association of New Zealand executive director Dylan Firth.
Brewers from all over New Zealand are rolling out their wares to the capital to take part in today’s trade show ahead of welcoming 16,000 thirsty punters for the 20th annual two-day Beervana beer festival in Wellington.
A year on from its purchase of Hop Federation, the Ticker talks to Kono’s CEO about the brewery’s integration, exporting during a pandemic and whether more acquisitions are on the cards.
The online craft beer delivery service says it has broken through the barrier of being “just another bloody e-commerce business”.
The brewer is making a big move into the no alcohol beer market, which is says will be worth $25bn globally by 2024.
The brewer is ditching its retail beer bottles in favour of cans alongside a plan to lift production by almost half.
The Christchurch-based brewer is mulling selling a stake to private equity investors to help drive expansion.
Eight of New Zealand’s top breweries are selling a limited edition range of beers brewed using freshly-picked hops.
DB Breweries has overhauled the packaging of its Export beer brand as it works towards a goal of halving its carbon footprint by 2030.
“This shows that New Zealanders are getting in behind the no alcohol category and following international trends in the beer market.”
Last year’s record wine result was in contrast to falls in each of the previous two years.
The Brewers Association has released its 2021 beer style guidelines, with NZ-style Pale Ale a new addition.
The company is jettisoning its eponymous brewing business to focus on its hospitality division under the new name Savor.
Craft beer company BrewDog will expand into New Zealand with the search underway for its first craft beer bar site.
The Auckland brewer only launched its capital raise on Snowball Effect last Monday.
The industry supported more than 7000 jobs and paid $470m in annual wages, says NZIER.
Moa Group Limited has reported an after tax loss of $415,000 for the six months to 30 September 2020.
It’s being held in March next year at Spark Arena.
Brothers Beer co-founder Andrew Larsen has teamed up with two former Air New Zealand employees to open a new micro-brewery and beer garden in Auckland’s Ponsonby.
The two Kiwi brands have released two new chocolate beer flavours.
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