Monthly Archive:: November 2008

27 Nov 2008


This post was originally published on this sitePiracy has been headline news in the past few weeks as Somalian pirates continue to hijack a considerable number of vessels passing through the Gulf of Aden, also known as
26 Nov 2008

NZ Beer Festival Tickets On Sale Now

The event will take place at Waitangi Park in Wellington in February, before returning to its birthplace at Auckland’s Ellerslie Racecourse in March. The New Zealand Beer Festival is less about swilling the cheap stuff, than it
24 Nov 2008


The 6th Nelson Beer Fete at Founders Park on December 5th is a special Summer Beer Fete featuring 20+ craft beers and ciders, Jamaican cuisine and the massive vinyl reggae collection of acclaimed DJ Grant Smithies. Details
24 Nov 2008

Bottles vs cans

The news for longnecks gets even worse once you put them out for recycling. We recycle about 55% of our glass containers in New Zealand, some 200,000 tonnes a year. That’s more than double what can be
20 Nov 2008

The Liquorland New Zealand Beer Festival

It’s heartening to know that the Liquorland New Zealand Beer Festival is building a head nicely, just like a good beer should. Make that over 60 beers from more than 20 breweries! Pilsners, lagers, darks, organics, yep
20 Nov 2008

Hoppy Heaven

This post was originally published on this siteDespite a price rise in packaged beer looming, Lion Nathan’s Mac’s Brewery range was on special for $9.99 a 6-pack at my local supermarket this week. Taking advantage of the
19 Nov 2008

Beer prices to rise

This post was originally published on this siteAs the Western world is facing a period of uncertainty due to the unexpected “credit crunch”, currencies have weakened, food prices are rising and employment is becoming harder to find.It
18 Nov 2008

Lion toasts NZ’s beer drinkers

Despite worsening economic conditions the domestic beer market grew 0.3 percent for the year to September 30, with Kiwis consuming more than 171 million litres of Lion-produced favourites such as Lion Red, Speight’s and Steinlager. Beer operations
18 Nov 2008

DB warns of packaged beer price rise next year

DB Breweries says the price of packaged beer will “inevitably” go up by as much as 5 per cent from March 1 next year due to spiralling costs. Liquor is living up to its reputation as recession-proof
17 Nov 2008

Coca-Cola Amatil cool on Lion Nathan bid

Alcoholic drinks maker Lion Nathan says its proposed $8 billion takeover of Coca-Cola Amatil would yield as much as $130 million in annual savings. The soft-drinks maker, though, has given the scheme of arrangement a cool response.