Monthly Archive:: February 2006

27 Feb 2006 Forum Disabled

Due to an amazing surge of SPAM which hit the forum early this morning we have disabled the forum to stop the flow. We are looking at ways to clean up the forum and stop or reduce
27 Feb 2006

Happenings at the Hop

Normally when I am in Christchurch I absolutely always visit the Dux de Lux and the Twisted Hop. However, during a lightning visit last week I had to choose between them and ended up going to the
25 Feb 2006

Plans for southern whiskey distillery

Warren Preston, of the Bay of Plenty’s Mills Reef winery, has lodged a resource consent application to build a $5 million boutique distillery on the banks of the Kawarau River, near Queenstown. Barley would be sourced from
25 Feb 2006

Rotorua-U-Brew For Sale AGAIN

This ad has been in the NZ Herald Business for sale section for the last couple of weeks. It is the old Rotorua U Brew, and more recently Crater Brewing. Bar & Brewery (Rotorua) – manuf and
22 Feb 2006

Money for Mid-Strength?

The NZ Herald, in a typically infomercial style, has reported that Guinness are launching a new Mid-Strength version of their famous ale. The article states that the “new product will not cost any less, but its alcohol
21 Feb 2006

New Bottling Run – Monk’s Habit, Fuggles, Dark Star

Today we have run some special bottles of the Cock & Bull’s Monk’s Habit, Fuggles (carbonated) and Dark Star. They have the generic black & white labels but the beer still very good. This now gives you
21 Feb 2006

Mac’s Brewery Redevelopment – lays off nine staff

Mac’s Brewery have made 9 staff redundant as part of a restaurant and pub redevelopment, to their Stoke brewery site, that could see the creation of up to 40 new jobs. Full story
21 Feb 2006

US Craft Beer Growth Leads All Adult Beverages for Second Year; Volume Up 9 Percent in 2005

“Craft beer volume growth far exceeded that of large brewers, wine and spirits in 2005,” said Paul Gatza, Director of the Brewers Association. “And even though imported beer grew nicely in 2005, craft beer grew at a
21 Feb 2006

Funny TV ads – Budvar

See funny (British!) TV advertisement campaign videos for the czech beer Budweiser Budvar.
21 Feb 2006

Southern shine at Gore Festival

The legendary brew Hokonui Moonshine is the inspiration for the Hokonui Moonshiners’ Festival, to be held in Gore on Saturday. Hearty doses of Southern cuisine, beer, wine and whisky will be accompanied by a varied line-up of