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  • 18 November 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    ‘Zoo Brew’ craft beer to support Wellington Zoo

    Wellington craft brewery Garage Project has created a limited-edition ‘Zoo Brew’ beer in support of Wellington Zoo. The beer, made in conjunction with the zoo and online auction website Trade Me, will be released this Sunday 22 November at Southern Cross Bar in Te Aro, Wellington. From 2pm, there will be giveaways, auctions, a barbeque […]

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  • 4 November 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    UK micropubs driving real ale growth

    New research released to mark the launch of the Good Beer Guide 2016 in the United Kingdom shows that nearly 70% of pubs now serve real ale, compared to just one third in 1975. That’s not surprising, however, when you consider the rapidly growing number of micropubs in the UK – from zero ten years […]

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  • 15 October 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Mega beer merger: should craft brewers worry?

    The rapid rise of craft beer is allegedly one of the reasons behind beer behemoth Anheuser Busch InBev’s plans to acquire SABMiller and, with it, nearly one third of the global beer market. Belgium-based AB InBev – the world’s biggest brewer and the company behind international brands such as Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois – […]

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  • 22 September 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Lion tops 2015 New Zealand Brewers Guild awards

    Bigger really must be better. New Zealand’s largest brewery has this week been named the Champion Brewery at the 2015 Brewers’ Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards. Lion Breweries – owned by Japanese corporation Kirin – beat out nearly 93 other New Zealand breweries to scoop the big award at the gala awards ceremony in […]

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  • 2 September 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Australian beer captures the essence of New Zealand

    An Australian beer modelled on the classic Kiwi dessert the pavlova has been named the beer that best captures the taste of New Zealand. In a shocking upset that will further fuel trans-Tasman rivalry between the two nations, ‘Rusty Crowes Pavlova’ by Brisbane’s Newstead Brewery took out the top award in the ‘Flag Brew’ competition […]

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