Monthly Archive:: April 2009

30 Apr 2009

Beer lovers to take on DB Breweries over trademark

In response to the frustrations expressed by the Society of Beer Advocates (SOBA) Inc about DB Breweries trade marking and preventing others from using the generic term “radler” in relation to their beer, James & Wells Intellectual
29 Apr 2009

Epic Halcyon at Thornbridge Brewery (UK)

Although we are both from NZ, this was the first time our paths had crossed. You have to remember that everyone knows everyone else in NZ, so this was no mean feat! How can I describe Luke?
29 Apr 2009

The Thursday Pint – Tuatara’s New Drop and Ale Tasting

In big brewing news, Tuatara are launching their first new beer in several years at the Malthouse in Wellington tonight. The beer is Tuatara Helles and the details are in the latest Malthouse blog post aptly titled
27 Apr 2009

I Am A Craft Brewer

I Am A Craft Brewer from I Am A Craft Brewer on Vimeo. “I Am A Craft Brewer” is a collaborative video representing the camaraderie, character and integrity of the American Craft Brewing movement. Created by Greg
27 Apr 2009

Local brews proving a liquid asset

THE RECESSION may be slowing the rise of the premium boutique breweries, but it hasn’t killed growth in the most vibrant part of the beer market. New Zealand boasts an increasingly sophisticated range of beers and beer
24 Apr 2009

Dear “Sir” Geoffrey

*UPDATE* Please be aware that I do not write this as the secretary of SOBA. The views expressed in this post are my own, and do not represent the views of the Society of Beer Advocates (SOBA)
16 Apr 2009

Beer Haiku Friday – Rise and Resurrection

Let’s face it – the hugely popular Beer Haiku Friday has, of late, been as erratic as Lindsay Lohan on a bender and about as reliable as Windows Vista. However, it is now back on track with
16 Apr 2009

Beerly Writing – Beers that demand attention and Brewjolais

From The Wellingtonian, my column on (helping) to make Mac’s Brewjolais 2009. It is called “World First Wellington Beer“: I made a beer. Well, technically I helped make a beer by taking notes and snapping pictures while
15 Apr 2009

Busy Easter weekend!

This post was originally published on this siteAll been a bit quiet on the blogging front recently, although my brewing has been progressing well. However, I had a really busy extended long-weekend over Easter so I thought
12 Apr 2009

Beerly Writing – St George and St Greig

From the Malthouse blog, the latest post takes a look at England, Saint George, the Bottle of Britain, London Pride and Old Speckled Hen. It is called “A most quaffable ale, by George“: In keeping with their