Sunday, 20 May 2012 17:31

Renaissance Craftsman 2012 Launch

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What's that you say? You have nothing exciting planned for your Thursday evening, the 24th of May? Never fear! We are happy to say we will be having the latest batch of the delectably scrumptious Renaissance Craftsman Chocolate Oatmeal Stout on tap from 5pm! And even better, the lovely Brian Thiel will be around for a pint and a chat! So come treat yourself (you deserve it), from 5pm this…
Held from August 15 to August 18 in 1969, Woodstock was a three day celebration of “peace and music” which came to define a generation.  The festival, which saw thirty two acts play to half a million people on a farm in the rain, was dubbed by the organisers as an “Aquarian Exposition”.  On May 1 2012, there will be Tuatara Hopstock – a celebration of “peace, love and pale ale.”  It…
Thursday, 26 April 2012 12:40

News Fresh from the Vine

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Immediately below... New Release Tuesday - Shunters' Yard Brewjolais™ X-Ale'd On Tap Soon Other People's News A Couple of Farewells New Release Tuesday - Shunters' Yard Shunters' Yard is a nano-brewery in Hamilton. We're told that the brewing equipment is fashioned from leftover dairy equipment by the brewers themselves, Dave and Pete. It also happens to be the home away from home used by Brewaucracy and 666 to brew their…
Friday, 20 April 2012 23:27

Brilliant Craic

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Immediately below... X-Ale Speaking of Festivals Hop Craic On Tap Soon Stop Press X-Ale There are just two days until the event we considered calling "The Incredibly Strange Beer Festival". We haven't said too much about what's on offer although a couple of brewers have tweeted some hints. So since the cat's out of the bag, here are a couple more of the beers we'll be serving: Liberty Summ!it Imperial…
Immediately below... X-Ale Old Scratch Avarice The Americans Are Here Baird Seasonals X-Ale New Zealand's newest and least predictable beer festival is just over a week away. Ten years from now those who had the foresight and the sense of adventure to come to the first ever X-Ale festival will be admired and respected. That's if their taste buds have recovered. The small (for a festival) but spectacular lineup will…
Wednesday, 04 April 2012 16:39


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X-Ale After much planning - well, a little planning over a long period - we have a confirmed venue, a fearsome lineup of beers and an even chance of being granted a liquor licence. So it's time to announce New Zealand's newest and most rock-n-roll beer festival ever: X-Ale. Don't be fooled by the short notice - there have been months of planning and venue scouting for X-Ale, and we…