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  • It seems thirsty Kiwis are crying out for more sessionable beers – and breweries up and down the country are scrambling to answer that demand. According to Brewers Guild of New Zealand president Emma McCashin low alcohol beer in New Zealand now accounts for about 5% of all total sales, which is twice what it was […]

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  • 16 March 2016 - Best Beer HQ

    Schipper’s Mistress Pilsner review

    ABV: 5% The bottle: On a recent trip to the bottle store for a new craft beer to try I was so overwhelmed by the number of choices of offer that I turned to my long-suffering wife, who was getting impatient with me for taking so long to decide on a beer, and said: “I […]

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  • 1 March 2016 - Best Beer HQ

    Harrington’s Classy Red beer review

    ABV: 5% The bottle: Harrington’s Breweries range of beers look rather underwhelming, to be perfectly honest with you. Stacked on the supermarket shelf alongside much more striking offerings from the likes of Bach Brewing, Garage Project, and Liberty (probably the top three Kiwi craft breweries with the best beer labels), Harrington’s range of beers look […]

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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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  • 10 December 2014 - Best Beer HQ

    New World’s best beers in New Zealand 2014

    The New World chain of supermarkets has teamed up with a panel of experts to crown the best beers and ciders in New Zealand. The first ever New World Beer & Cider Awards has crowned winners across a range of 14 different classes, including best pale ale, specialty ale, pilsner, New Zealand lager, ale, IPA […]

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