The demise of the Hamilton Great Kiwi Beer Festival raises questions about the future of beer festivals as they evolve into broader events, as Michael Donaldson discovers…
Yeastie Boys has sold a 12.5 per cent stake in the business to UK drinks distributor KBE Drinks as it deals with post-COVID challenges.
The brewery at the centre of a storm over racism, Eagle Brewing and Port & Eagle Brewpub, is now Five Peaks Brew Co.
Deep Creek Brewing have handed back the trophy they won for Champion Large International Brewery at last week’s Australian International Beer Awards after discovering they accidentally entered the wrong category.
After its distributor went into receivership recently, Liberty Brewing has had a win landing three hoppy beers in Top-30 at this year’s New World Beer & Cider Awards.
Major New Zealand craft brands Liberty and 8 Wired have been hit by the shock news their distributor Quench Collective has gone into liquidation.
New Moa brewery owner Stephen Smith says “only time will tell” if the $1.9m he paid for one of New Zealand’s biggest craft brands was foolhardy or genius.
Garage Project has entered the seltzer market with a product that co-founder Pete Gillespie describes as a coming together of various trends in craft brewing.
Auckland-based Epic Beer is meeting the challenge of staying on tap in a quick change industry by opening its own taproom in its Auckland warehouse.
New Zealand Hops is hopeful the damage inflicted by a freak hailstorm last week will not leave brewers empty-handed this year.