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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 4 August 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    North End Fieldway APA review

    ABV: 5.8% The can: I’m seeing more and more craft beers in cans these days, and I must say that I’m a bit of a fan: cans are quicker to cool, they let in no light, and I can fit more in the fridge. North End Brewery: We’re a small brewery on the Kapiti Coast formed by […]

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  • 27 July 2015 - Best Beer HQ

    Panhead Lola Deville craft beer review

    ABV: 7% The can: A scarred woman in a motorcycle helmet stares ominously at me from the front of this 440ml can of rosehip hibiscus saison from Panhead Custom Ales in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. Her name is Lola Deville and she looks like one bad motherf*&ker. This can of Lola Deville is one of four new […]

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