Beer jobs, news, events and new releases 8 November

By BeertownNZ Tue, 08 Nov 2016 National

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Beer jobs

Brewery Assistant Superstar, Baylands Brewery, Lower Hutt

The job is a mixture of giving advice to home brewers, marketing and selling our beer across the country, packing orders, doing beer drop offs and making beer. Application close 15 November.

Head Brewer, Panhead Custom Ales, Upper Hutt

Requires University degree in Food Science Chemistry, Brewing, Distilling or another relevant field, or industry experience to compensate. Minimum three years’ experience in a supervisory position in a brewery or fast paced beverage environment. A track record of good team management, communication and staff training abilities. Applications close 17 November.

Casual Merchandiser, Good George Brewing, Auckland region

You'll be the face of our brewery while providing merchandising support to the Good George sales team, to ensure that potential product out of stocks are minimised, and key merchandising and ranging standards are maximized. You'll also assist in promoting Good George product by running tastings/samplings in our key FMCG customers' venues in the Auckland region.

Second Brewer, Tuatara Brewing, Kapiti

You will need to love craft beer, lavish care in making it and enjoy coming up with creative brews. Experience in commercial brewing is essential (minimum 2 years).

Sales Representative, Tuatara Brewing, Canterbury

This position is for a fixed term until March 2017.   There is a possibility of ongoing employment at the end of the fixed term.



Jamie McQuillan scores double at SOBA National Homebrew Competition

Dunedin's Jamie McQuillan won both the Champion Beer and Champion Brewer awards in the 10th SOBA National Homebrew Competition. Jamie's Berliner Weiss with Brettanomyces and Greengage Plums scored 49/50, and his overall medal count gave him the Champ Brewer award too. The 10th annual competition had 711 entries, an impressive 32% increase on last year. They were judged last Saturday at The Fine Wine Delivery Company in Northcote, Auckland. Like last year's winners Oli Drake and John Golics, Jamie has won the opportunity to have his Champion Beer brewed by Hallertau Brewery, along with another brew at Brewaucracy. Full results are available here.

Cider Festival a first for NZ

The first ever New Zealand Cider festival is on this Saturday at Founders Heritage Park, Nelson. The festival will be a celebration of the diversity of cider, including both traditional and New World varieties from around the country. Festival goers will have the opportunity to sample a range of ciders in a relaxed and friendly festival environment which will include great entertainmentThe event will feature regional cuisine from local artisan producers, a great kids activity area where kids can press their own apple juice as well as an array of the finest ciders New Zealand has to offer, making this a fantastic family friendly fun day out. Tickets available here.


Events this week

Almanac Beer Co. Sour Beer Showcase - 3-17 November, Lovebucketbar, 309 Karangahape Rd, Auckland

New Release Tuesday: Te Aro Brewing's Flanders Red - 5pm today, Hashigo Zake, 25 Taranaki St, Wellington

Beer & Food Matching with Carl Vasta - 6pm tomorrow, Volstead Trading Co, 55 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch. Come join us and Tuatara head brewer Carl Vasta for Tapas and beer matches. Two sessions available 6 & 8pm both at $25pp. Tickets available from the bar.

Trappist beer tasting - 7pm tomorrow, Malthouse, Courtenay Pl, Wellington. Hosted by Beertown.NZ agent provacateur Neil McInnes. Neil has been hosting ‘Beer Club’ for over 21 years. He loves a good yarn and generally brings crackers cheese and biscuits. This is guaranteed to be a fun evening.We will be covering most of the Trappist styles from five of the classic Belgian Trappist Breweries. Spaces are limited. 25 seats will be available at $50 per person. We recommend booking seats in advance. Payment on the night. The beers: Orval; Westvleteren blond;  Westmalle Tripel; Chimay Red; Rochefort 10

A Taste of the Bruery - 6.30pm Thursday, Emerson's Brewery, 70 Anzac Ave, Dunedin. Dominic & Ryan from Beer Without Borders are bringing a guided tasting of California's The Bruery, globally renowned for its avant-garde brewing style, involving plenty of challenging adjuncts, mixed fermentation and barrel aging.

Eagle Tap Takeover - Friday, Eureka Cafe & Bar, 116 Albany St, Dunedin

The British are coming! - 12 noon Friday, Brothers Beer, 90 Wellesley St West, Auckland. We've managed to secure an awesome shipment of UK beers shipped chilled and fresh from the UK thansk to Beertique NZ. We've got 10 kegs and dozens of new bottled beers from the likes of Brew Dog, Siren and Magic Rock. Come in all day to enjoy the fantastic lineup.

Epic Tap Takeover - 5pm Friday, Ombrellos, 10 Clarendon St, Dunedin. The perfect warm-up for the Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival. Come to Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar and see Luke & Sten - Little Thor may even make an appearance if you're lucky. The Stone Hammer Trilogy will be on tap, as well as Pale Ale.

Farmhouse Dinner with La Sirene and Craftwork - 7pm Friday, Portsider, 31 George St, Port Chalmers, Dunedin. 

Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival - Saturday, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin. The biggest beer party in New Zealand's biggest room!

New Zealand Cider Festival - Saturday, Founders Heritage Park, Nelson. Nelson is hosting the first ever New Zealand Cider festival at Founders Heritage Park! The festival will be a celebration of the diversity of Cider, including both traditional and new world varieties from around the country.

An Evening with the Bruery - 6.30 Monday, Little Poms cafe, 294 Kilmore St, Christchurch. Join Dominic from Beer Without Borders for a guided tasting of California's The Bruery. The Bruery is a boutique craft brewery located in Orange County, CA specializing in barrel aged and experimental ales. Dominic as he takes you through 7 of The Bruery's best including beers from their Wild & Experimental offshoot Bruery Terreux

Events next week

Winey Beers - 6pm 15 November, Cult Wine, 13 Murphy St, Wellington. There has been an explosion of beers that use wine, grapes or must (unfermented juice) as the central ingredient so we thought what better way to celebrate our love of beer than through these hybrids that bring the worlds of wine and beer closer together. We are going to taste through a dozen beers in a variety of styles: pilsner, porter, IPA, Belgian tripel, saisons, wild beers, sour beers and more. The beers on show will come from NZ, USA and Europe. This is a chance to try some truly top flight and extremely rare beers.

SOBA turns 10 - 17 November, multiple events. New Zealand's Society of Beer Advocates turns 10 this year. The Society is celebrating with a special beer brewed at DB's Black Dog Brewery. Look out for Anniversary events on SOBA's Facebook page. The SOBA anniversary beer will be on tap (make sure you bring your membership card for discount!) and there will be nibbles and general merriment. The beer - Buck to the Future - is in the Red Ale or American Amber style. It features substantial maltiness balanced with a goodly amount of an experimental research hop that doesn't even have a name yet. It also contains a small portion of our namesake grain, soba (buckwheat), for an added twist. 

Ciderhouse - 18-23 November, Malthouse, 48 Courtenay Place, Wellington. The hop heads retreat as cider takes over the Malthouse, with ten New Zealand ciders on tap. Line up will include: Sprig & Fern Berry; Good George Drop Hop; Good George Doris Plum; Zeffer Single Orchard Heritage: Zeffer Apple Crumble; Peckham’s Adrian's Blend; Peckhams Keeved; Three Wise Birds Bach Life; Three Wise Birds Gone Bush.

South Island Beer Festival - 19 November, Ilam Homestead, 87 Ilam Rd, Christchurch. The ninth edition of this award-winning day out will be at the Ilam Homestead on Saturday 19 November, 12 midday to 6pm. The format is the same as always: plenty of good beer and cider from all around the South Island, a variety of food vendors, and a relaxed atmosphere. The price is the same as last time: $40 gets you entry, a festival glass (half-pint or 284ml pours) to keep, and a coupon for 5 beers. Door sales only, and we recommend bringing some cash as although we do have EFTPOS available it's usually slower than handing over cash.

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

Later events

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


New releases

Sunshine Parauri Nui Pia (Big Brown Beer) Brown Ale (6.5%) - Lashings of American Columbus and Citra for a big bitter hop hit! Available at the Sunshine Brewery taphouse from Thursday.

Tuatara Tomahawk American pale ale (5.6%) - Taste: Up front palate of citrus with pine notes. Has nice malt sweetness and balanced hop finish. MALT: American Pale. Hops: Chinook, Amarillo, Pacific Jade, Zythos, Tomahawk. Bitterness/IBU: 50 Try with: Spicy mexican tapas.

Tuatara Amarillo American Dark Ale (5%) - Taste: Rich coffee and chocolate flavours, balanced with tangerine. MALT: Dark Chocolate, Dark Crystal. Hops: Goldings, Chinook, Motueka, Amarillo. Bitterness/IBU: 33 Try with: Chocolate Brownie

Eagle HillBilly Farmhouse (American) IPA - Aroma: sweet candy and clove. Flavour: Spicy clove, banana sweet apricot lime and peppery finish ...

Eagle Lil-Red Wanna Be Gosè - There's nothing quite as refreshing as a cold fruity beer on a hot summer day. Our Eagle gosè is deep pink and full-hazed effervescent. Full of real raspberries with a noticeable sour bready tart and saline finish. Aroma: light ready soured-dough with lactic yeasty character. Flavour: tart raspberry with noticeable sourness, ready and subtle saltines.

Eagle Heissen Weizen - Description: We took part of our Mr White IPA batch and fermented it with a German Hefeweizen yeast. The resulting beer has all the hallmarks of a Hefe - banana, clove and bubblegum with the American hops sitting in the background. Try out Mr White and Heissen Weizen side by side for a double dose of Walt mania!


By BeertownNZ Tue, 08 Nov 2016 National