Monthly Archive:: December 2005

21 Dec 2005

Bold micro brews fill beer pallets

Embarrassingly for the big brewers such as Anheuser, Miller Brewing and Molson Coors, craft brewers are booming as they profit from a demand for beers to carry bold flavours. One-third of the roughly 1,400 US craft brewers
19 Dec 2005

Last minute Parliamentary Bill excludes beer…

On the last day of Parliament a bill was slipped through the House and into Select Committee. It went unnoticed by virtually everyone – including me. I only picked it up when the Maori Party put out
16 Dec 2005

Cheaper liquor as chains keep growing

Liquor figures* Take-home liquor market is worth more than $1 billion.* Supermarkets sold $455 million in wine and $252 million in beer so far this year.* Traditional liquor stores sold $193 million in wine and $140 million
16 Dec 2005

Lion Nathan affirms growth in Australia beer, NZ flat

Australia’s second-largest brewer Lion Nathan Ltd affirmed yesterday that it expected earnings growth from its Australian beer business this financial year, while New Zealand earnings would be flat. “I think the main thing to focus on is
15 Dec 2005

Santa Drinking Game

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13 Dec 2005

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7 Dec 2005

Top 10 NZ Beers for 2005

Best in Class Gold Silver Bronze 1 C&B Monk’s Habit 2 3 0 0 2 C&B Fuggles 1 2 1 1 3 Emerson’s Taieri George 1 1 1 0 4 Emerson’s Old 95 1 1 1 0
6 Dec 2005

Cheers to a cherry beer

With a cherry beer just for Christmas and a new pale ale that carries a taste reminiscent of just the rim of a well-cooked fruitcake, this is a ripe time for the Invercargill Brewery. Full Story
4 Dec 2005

Binge-drinking an age-old problem

A culture of 24-hour drinking and bingeing on alcohol may not be unique to modern society, say historians. Experts have uncovered evidence that 12th century Londoners drank ale by the gallon, starting at breakfast time, due to
4 Dec 2005

Chemists Figure Out What Causes “Skunky Beer”

Many people think beer tastes bad all the time, while others, who enjoy the alcoholic malt beverage, believe it turns “skunky” only when it isn’t handled properly. Now chemists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel