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  • Auckland #GABS2016: Winners & Losers

    22 June 2016 - Best Beer HQ

    Auckland #GABS2016: Winners & Losers

    If heaven is indeed a place of everlasting bliss, then for me it’d be something like the GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest, which came to Auckland for the first time this weekend. Featuring several hundred beers and ciders – including around 75 brewed specifically for the festival – Kiwi craft beer aficionados were like that […]

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  • Top 16 Beers I Sampled at #GABS2016 Auckland

    19 June 2016 - Best Beer HQ

    The 16 Beers I Sampled at #GABS2016 Auckland

    So it’s the day after the inaugural GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest in Auckland and, well, let’s just say I probably need to dry out for a couple of days after I packed about as much beer tasting into one four-hour session as I possibly could. That’s right. From about 1-5pm I managed to […]

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  • 23 February 2016 - Best Beer HQ

    Stone Brewing & Sierra Nevada unite for new beer

    Popular California breweries Stone Brewing and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. have teamed up to produce a limited edition beer. The new beer by San Diego-based Stone and Chico-based Sierra Nevada – Dubbed “NxS IPA” (North by South) – is a barrel-aged IPA blended with a fresh, dry-hopped batch of the same IPA. Specifically, batches of […]

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  • Organisers are calling on local and international brewers to get their entries in ahead of this year’s Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA). Attracting more than 1700 entries from close to 350 local and international brewers at last year’s event, the AIBA has grown to be the world’s largest annual beer competition that features both packaged […]

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  • 2 December 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Beer SpecTAPular coming to Auckland

    Auckland hop heads and beer fanatic rejoice – it’s just been announced that the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular (GABS) is coming to town in June 2016. Judged one of the best beer festivals in the world, GABS 2016 is set to showcase some of the best craft beer from New Zealand and all over the […]

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