Monthly Archive:: April 2008

30 Apr 2008

The taste of winter is brewing – Monteith’s Dopplebock Winter Ale

Monteith’s is bringing back its Doppelbock Winter Ale to help banish the cold this winter. Monteith’s expects the tradition of winter beers to be even stronger than last year, especially on tap at its Monteith’s concept bars
28 Apr 2008

Alcopops Company Says Aussie Tax Hike Won’t Work

The boss of Australasia’s largest ready-to-drink (RTD) producer says a hefty hike in excise tax on pre-mixed drinks in Australia is unfair. Independent Liquor’s chief executive Doug McKay said the move would push the price of RTDs,
28 Apr 2008

RTDs Ban To Hit Grog Stocks

Under the tax increase, the level of excise charged on RTDs has been lifted from $39.36 per litre of alcohol content to $66.67. Investors in Pacific Equity Partners funds which bought Independent Liquor in New Zealand last
28 Apr 2008

Alcopop tax surprises alcohol industry

Alcohol industry groups say they are surprised by the Federal Government’s decision to increase tax on pre-mixed spirits. The Government announced a 70 per cent increase on tax for the drinks yesterday, saying a price hike in
27 Apr 2008

Sierra Nevada New Zealand Fresh Hop Ale

Sierra Nevada, the pioneer of fresh hop ales in America, has expanded its Harvest Ale Series with the release of another ground-breaking product introduction, Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale. This marks the first time in known history that
27 Apr 2008

Karl Strauss video by Luke

25 Apr 2008

Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego

[Photo: Tomme Arthur, from Port Brewing / Lost Abbey Brewing and Luke Nicholas, at the San Diego Beer Community Convergence, at Karl Strauss Brewing Company] Here are a few links of images of the recent Craft Brewers
25 Apr 2008

Beer Haiku Friday – I like hops

Having just returned from sampling a (very) large number of American IPAs, APAs, Double IPAs and Imperial Pale Ales, I could not resist this Haiku called “I like hops“: Neverending HopsFrolic across my taste budsDouble IPA Glass
10 Apr 2008

Designer Beer Crafted for the NZ University Games

For the first time in its 106-year history, the Uni Games will be held in a non-university town (Rotorua) from 14-17 April 2008. University Sport New Zealand (USNZ) has decided to take the games to Rotorua in
7 Apr 2008

Climate change could see pubs run dry – Niwa

A climate scientist is warning that climate change could affect beer production within 25 years. National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger said climate change could see a decline of malting