• The so-called “land of the free and the home of the brave” is also home to 40% of the global hop supply, so hop heads around the world will be pleased to know that hop acreage in the United States of America is in its fifth consecutive year of growth. Hop production has increased by […]

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  • Business is booming for California’s Mad River Brewing, which aims to increase production by 300% with the installation of a new brew house. Alongside increased distribution in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and Alaska, Mad River’s new brew house will increase its capacity from 15,000 to 60,000 barrels annually. The brewery has also revamped its portfolio […]

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  • Sink the Bismarck! 41% ABV Beer Review

    22 September 2016 - Best Beer HQ

    Sink the Bismarck! 41% ABV Beer Review

    When a mate suggested we go out and try BrewDog’s Sink the Bismarck, a beer that boasts 41% alcohol by volume (ABV), I thought it must have been a typo. Surely he meant 4.1%? And then when the waitress at Auckland bar Brew on Quay said one 30ml serve of this infamous quadruple IPA would […]

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  • Moa St. Josephs Belgian Tripel Review

    20 September 2016 - Best Beer HQ

    Moa St. Josephs Belgian Tripel Review

    Often I like to tell you a little story about how I came to select the beer that I’m about to review. But in this instance I literally grabbed a bottle of Moa’s St. Josephs Belgian Tripel beer off the shelf at my local supermarket because I needed a new beer to write about. You […]

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  • The search is on for New Zealand’s next champion brewery as entries open for this year’s Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards. However, it must be said that the reputation of the awards, which are now in its tenth year, took a battering among craft beer aficionados when corporate-owned Lion took out the top […]

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