Monthly Archive:: March 2008

30 Mar 2008

Its a real bottler for city brewery

Fans of Invercargill Brewery beers have long thought it a product worth bottling but demand this summer has exceeded capacity. Enter the custom-built American Maheen Merlin, which can tackle 2000 bottles an hour, washed, filled and capped.
27 Mar 2008

Beer Haiku Friday – Small Victories

This week’s Beer Haiku is by Captain Hops and captures perfectly the spirit of Fridays. It is called simply Small Victories: When problems are hardI try something easierBeer’s pretty easy Glass Tip – Beer Haiku Daily
25 Mar 2008

Fire destroys hop kiln

A fire, described as the worst in the town in three years, destroyed a hop kiln shed in Motueka on Sunday morning. No one was inside the shed at the time and firefighters took about 40 minutes
25 Mar 2008

Good for what ales you

Now they’re going even bigger with MarchFest, which will have enough food and craft beers on offer to keep 2500 people satisfied. “MarchFest will be the first New Zealand beer festival to feature nothing but brand-new Kiwi
21 Mar 2008

Monteith’s – gone from focus to greed

My issue is that the people at DB Breweries (Monteith’s owners) have gone from focus to greed. The brand seems to have done well as a ‘mass-boutique’, positioning on its authentic West Coast origins and its crafting
21 Mar 2008

Long Weekend Beerly Reading

The Southern Cross Tavern is a striking example of the change in attitudes to drinking and beer in New Zealand. This article – reprinted with the kind permission of the Wellingtonian newspaper – charts the evolution from
21 Mar 2008

Beer Haiku Friday – Sweet

Good Friday – the day that gives you the time to enjoy a beer in the afternoon but denies you the opportunity to purchase it. Today’s haiku celebrates a day when the beer flows freely and everyone
20 Mar 2008

Wyeast Deadline TODAY

A reminder that TODAY, Friday 21st March is the deadline for the current Wyeast order Please contact Tony with your orders P. 09 272 3995F. 09 272 2335E. tony at The current catalog is available at
20 Mar 2008

Top 6 – Best Beer Supermarkets in New Zealand

Yes it has been a few weeks since the last Top 6, and yes Neil you were right, a weekly post is harder than it seems. I think the Top 6 Beer Towns was too big for
19 Mar 2008

Top 6 – Best Beer Supermarkets in New Zealand

Up till now I hadn’t really thought much about supermarkets offering the best available selection of beer in New Zealand. As of late though with more of my time looking for the better supermarkets to get Epic