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  • The 17 beers I sampled at #GABS2018

    22 July 2018 - Best Beer HQ

    The 17 beers I sampled at #GABS2018

    As a 33-year-old man with a penchant for good beer, GABS is about the closest I ever get to feeling like the proverbial “kid in a candy store”. The only trouble is, there are just so many beers and so little time to sample them all in. Still, I tried my best to imbibe a […]

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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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  • 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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  • Nelson craft brewery Townshend Brewery was named New Zealand’s best brewery at the 2014 Brewers’ Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards. The one-man craft beer operation beat out 670 other beers from 84 different breweries around New Zealand. Founder and brewer Martin Townshend commented: “Being named New Zealand’s Champion Brewery is a massive accolade.  It […]

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  • 27 August 2014 - Best Beer HQ

    Is Nelson New Zealand’s best craft beer city?

    It seems Nelson is to craft beer what Marlborough, New Zealand’s most famous wine region, is to wine. More than 10 craft breweries operate out of Nelson, a small city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay, near the top of New Zealand’s South Island and immediately west of Marlborough. You can follow the Nelson […]

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