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
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.
Full Pints - Travel Features May 1, 2010 - Bryan Harrell
It was July of 2000 and Bryan and Sayuri Baird had just finished completing their new Fishmarket Taproom across the street from the port in Numazu, Japan. They had already applied for a brewing license for their startup, Baird Brewing Co. While the taproom offered Hoegaarden White, Guinness and several other beers, the Bairds were... View Article