• 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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  • 29 July 2014 - Best Beer HQ

    Top 10 facts about Guinness

    Guinness is one of the most famous beer brands in the world, a legendary Irish icon brewed in nearly 60 countries around the world and enjoyed in countless more. But how much do you actually know about Guinness? Try these interesting factoids on for size… 1. It was named after Arthur Guinness Guinness was founded […]

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  • 22 July 2014 - Best Beer HQ

    Beer and breweries in New Zealand

    In spite of its reputation as a world-class purveyor of wine, New Zealand is in actual fact largely a nation of beer lovers. Beer accounts for more than 60% of total alcohol sales and, at around 75.5 litres of beer consumed per person per year, New Zealand ranks 21st in the world in terms of […]

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  • How authentic is that foreign beer you’re drinking? Does it even matter? While once upon a time it was a given that when you order a fancy foreign beer in the pub you would be getting the real deal – an imported beer with more air miles than you have – nowadays that beer mightn’t […]

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