Beer jobs, events & new releases 11 October

By BeertownNZ Tue, 11 Oct 2016 National

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Beer jobs

Good George Brewing - Sales rep, Lower North Island & South Island

You'll need to have a proven ability in to identify new opportunities, and be comfortable with cold-calling potential new customers. We're looking for somebody with solid experience in the FMCG and/or liquor industry, and we have a generous package. Closes 14 October.

Good George Brewing - Marketing & Events Coordinator

We're looking for a beer-loving, photo-filtering, party-starting over-achiever to join us as Good George's Marketing & Events Coordinator. Closes 15 October.


Events this week

Pirate L!fe New Zealand Launch - tomorrow Wednesday from 4pm, Volstead, 55 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch. 

SOBA Bus Trip - Saturday 15 October, Auckland. SOBA bus trip from Auckland CBD up to McLeods in Waipu, coming back via Tahi Bar and Birkenhead Brewing Company. If people are keen they should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beer Judging Showcase - 11am Saturday 15 October, Free House, 95 Collingwood St, Nelson. If you are serious about making great beer, then learning about beer judging is a key part of the process. Structured beer judging is great way to improve your own palate so you can understand your own brewing better. In addition, knowing how your beer will be assessed by professional judges is valuable information, that will help you get better scores in competitions. We are delighted to provide an opportunity for you to do both of these things, with a free event at the Free House in Nelson on Saturday October 15th from 11am to 12.30pm. Geoff Griggs will lead a live judging showcase designed to educate and upskill anyone who can join us.

Events next week

Beer & Cheese Evening with Melissa Cole - 7pm 20 October, Malthouse, 48 Courtenay Place, Wellington. Renowned UK Beer & Food journalist Melissa Cole is currently in NZ for various beer-related activites including this one-off beer and cheese tasting night at Malthouse! Melissa has been trying NZ cheeses during her stay, and will be pairing her favourites with Fork Brewing beers. $50 per person - only 25 places available. Book in advance by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pacific Beer Expo 2016 - 22 & 23 October, Boatshed/Rowers Club, Wellington

Later events

4th Birthday Beer Festival - 27-30 October, Twisted Hop Pub, 616 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch

Mike's Oktoberfest - 29 Oktober, Mikes Brewery, Urenui, Taranaki

Pomeroy's 15th Birthday Celebration - 29 & 30 October, Pomeroys, Kilmore St, Christchurch. There will be live music from 3pm until late, beer matched snacks from our kitchen team and last but certainly not least, 17 new beers on tap for the night! 

Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival - 12 November, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

South Island Beer Festival - 19 November, Ilam Homestead, 87 Ilam Rd, Christchurch

Rising Can Festival - 19 November, Hot Water Brewing, Whenuakite, Coromandel. Come and join us for a celebration of canned beer, good food and great music

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival 2017 - Saturday 28 January, Hagley Park, Christchurch


New releases

Valkyrie/Beltane Archibald the Kraken New Zealand Pilsner (4.8%) - chock-full of New Zealand malts and New Zealand hops, and seasoned with Himalayan Pink Salt and Mixed Spicy Peppercorns.  It’s intention is not to overpower with salt and pepper, they are used as flavour enhancers, effectively making the beer like a pilsner on steroids. The Kraken is unfilitered so has a nice hazy appearance, and brewed by Wendy Roigard (Valkyrie Brewing) and Vicki Purple (Beltane Brewing) as a one-off at the Twisted Hop brewery in Christchurch.  Only 800 litres were brewed so it won’t be around for long. Look for the Kraken at craft beer venues around the South Island.

By BeertownNZ Tue, 11 Oct 2016 National