The best way to sample the varied delights of the New Zealand brewing industry is to visit during their annual national beer festival, Beervana. Run sporadically for close to a decade, the event has really hit its straps since being taken over by the NZ Brewers Guild three years ago. Held in Wellington, the annual... View Article
Beer Travelers - Full Pints July 1, 2011 - Brian Yaeger
Memorial Day kicks off the summer grilling and road tripping seasons. Of course, a staycation soaking up rays in your backyard, drinking homebrew and grilling your own Hamburg steaks is a classic, but it’s always instructive to see what unique creations the experts are proffering from coast to coast.
Full Pints - Travel Features The Land of the Long White Cloud is starting to cast a shadow on the craft beer scene. July 1, 2011 - Matt Kirkegaard
New Zealand is small. It is small and it is a long way from just about everywhere. Its largest city, Auckland, is more than 1,300 miles from the nearest similar-sized city, making it the most remote major city in the world. Its capital, Wellington, is also the world’s southernmost capital city.
Beer Travelers - Full Pints May 1, 2011 - Brian Yaeger
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I― I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost must’ve known what he was talking about. In fact, the original draft of his poem likely could have ended, “And that ale has made the difference.”
Beer Travelers - Full Pints March 1, 2011 - Brian Yaeger
Nothing against a hot toddy nor mulled wine, or even hot cider for that matter, but it can’t be a coincidence that skier and beer rhyme (it may help if you have a Southern drawl). As craft beer lovers, we are drawn by the lure of the great outdoors no matter the season and mountain... View Article