Monthly Archive:: January 2008

31 Jan 2008

Beer Haiku Friday – Ouch

Today’s Beer Haiku Daily from the vaults made the cut simply because it made me laugh. It is about stupid behaviour while drinking which seems most appropiate given the Sevens kick off later today. The Haiku is
31 Jan 2008

BIG BREWERS LOOK AT MERGING

InBev, the world’s biggest brewer following the acquisition of Brazil brewer AmBev in 2004, has been linked to Anheuser-Busch and SABMiller, the other top two brewers in the world. All three companies are suffering from the increased
30 Jan 2008

Brewer secures $514m in debt funding

Transtasman beer and wine maker Lion Nathan has secured A$450 million ($514 million) in debt funding to refinance existing facilities. Lion Nathan said it has no further debt maturities until December 2008. The brewer, which recently acquired
30 Jan 2008

Enjoying beer the new way

Although an awareness of craft beer had “snowballed” in the last two to three years it has taken a while to gain momentum. He said the growth of the wine industry over the past few decades would
29 Jan 2008

Liquor giant plans expansion

Independent has appointed New Zealander Craig Cooper to head its Canadian operations, which McKay said had been unprofitable after being put on the backburner after founder Michael Erceg’s death in 2005. More
28 Jan 2008

Top 6 – Pseudo Imported Beers

It seems a shame that the large brewers of this country have had to license international brands to produce here because NZ’ers won’t drink the locally brewed beers. Is this a reflection of the recipes the local
26 Jan 2008

Top 6 – Pseudo Imported Beers

It seems a shame that the large brewers of this country have had to license international brands to produce here because NZ’ers won’t drink the locally brewed beers. Is this a reflection of the recipes the local
25 Jan 2008

Whisky Live – 16th February 2008 – Auckland, New Zealand

The Civic Theatre, Queen Street, Auckland12 noon – 8pm VIP TICKET NZ$110 (including one masterclass)TRADE TICKET NZ$60 (Entry from 12pm)STANDARD TICKET NZ$70 (Entry at 1.30pm) For further details and to book your tickets visitwww.whiskylive.co.nz
25 Jan 2008

Little Creatures Brewing – VACANCY – Brewery Engineer

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25 Jan 2008

Speight’s new sponsor of Ak Rugby, Blues

Lion Nathan New Zealand Managing Director Peter Kean says the sponsorship is a logical fit for the company. “Speight’s stands for mateship, generosity, loyalty and practicality. While the brand originated in the South, these values are New