Monthly Archive:: May 2007

31 May 2007

Lion Nathan Launches Steinlager Pure

Steinlager Classic, which remains New Zealand’s biggest selling premium lager selling over 22 million litres locally and 8 million litres offshore annually. Full Article Based on local beer sales of 320 million per annum that gives Steinlager
26 May 2007

Salient Points

Here are the links to my two latest columns from Salient Magazine: Discovering good beer – a look back on my beer drinking development: My beer drinking career got off to a rough start with my first
25 May 2007

The Wellington Food Show – A Beer Perspective

In a plan so cunning that Rowan Atkinson is considering suing me, I went to the Wellington Food Show at 3:45pm on Friday. The intention was to avoid the crowds, particularly that sub-set of crowds who think
25 May 2007

Land of Hops and Glory

There are few things in the history of the world more satisfying than a good beer festival. On the 5th May the Hops and Glory festival was held in Upper Moutere. It is the brain child of
24 May 2007

JOB – Speight’s – Production Brewer

Would you like the opportunity to be the best you can be, really make a difference and have a great time doing it? We are currently looking for a talented Production Brewer, based at Speights Brewery –
22 May 2007

Some Alcohol May Help Aging Brains

Drinking alcohol in moderation may slow the progression to dementia in elderly people who already have mild mental declines, new research suggests. One notable study – from Bordeaux, France – found three to four glasses of wine
22 May 2007

Wigram and Mata Beers Strike Gold

Press Release: Society of Beer Advocates (SOBA)May 22, 2007 The Society of Beer Advocates (SOBA) would like to extend a hearty congratulations to our award winning sponsor breweries, after some excellent results in the recent Australian International
18 May 2007

Bruce Holloway Wins Award For Beer Column

At the Qantas Media Awards function in Wellington last night, for the second time in three years, beer columnist Bruce Holloway has been recognised for his Saturday columns. He won the food/nutrition category for a piece titled:
18 May 2007


Has any one had a chance to use Home Brewing Beans before? I have tried getting a price list and spec sheet from Cryer Malt but have had no reply. HOME BREWING BEAN (SACKS) for sale –
18 May 2007

Monteith’s Doppelbock

Monteith’s Doppelbock Winter Ale is on sale in supermarkets and liquor stores from July 2. Monteith’s expects the tradition of winter beers to be as strong as ever this year, especially on tap at its 19 concept