Beer jobs, news, events & new releases 16 November

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Beer jobs

Sales Representative, Harrington's Breweries, Christchurch

We are seeking a skilled Sales Representative to join our growing business. Based in Christchurch and reporting to the Sales Manager and Management, this role encompasses grocery, traditional liquor and on premise sales throughout the South Island and may encompass regular trips to the lower North Island.  A strong knowledge within the FMCG industry alongside the ability to 'close the deal' are a must for the role.

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.



Earthquake update

Central New Zealand was hit by a severe earthquake just after midnight Sunday. Damage occured in the north east of the South Island and around Wellington. Two fatalities have been recorded. Damage to breweries and bars seems to generally have been restricted to broken bottles rather than damaged buildings or equipment. Transport connections between the Islands were cut with no Cook Strait ferries sailing, and road and rail connections severed near Kaikoura. Inter-island shipping is restarting today and alternative roads are available, so beer, malt and hop shipments are now available again. Little is known about the effects to Emporium Brewing in Kaikoura - the town remains cut off, and brewer Paul Finney's phone was smashed by a bottle of brandy during the quake. It is not known when the brandy will be replaced.  

Beer Nation: Another Round

Beer Writer of the Year Michael Donaldson is seeking crowdfuding for a second edition of Beer Nation. "Five years on, it’s time to retrace my steps and look back, not just at the 180 years of brewing, but to focus on the past five years and the enormous changes in that period. I like to joke that Garage Project merited a single line in the first edition of Beer Nation. At the time they were brewing their 24/24 series and were only just taking shape as a brewery. Now they help shape the industry. Then we’ve got: Moa’s listing on the sharemarket; the sale of Panhead and Emerson’s to Lion; growth of other 2011 upstarts such as ParrotDog and Liberty; trademark battles; the battle against sexism in the industry; the blurring of style boundaries; the rise of faux craft. There’s so much more to document about this fast-growing industry, which is why I’m about to embark on a second edition, Beer Nation: Another Round." Join the funding crowd here.


Events this week

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

SOBA turns 10 - Thursday, 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. UPDATE - some regional events have been postponed following the recent earthquake. Check SOBA's Facebook page for details.

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 - Saturday, 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 - Saturday, 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

Epic Loral Lager (5.5%) - Lager with the brand new Loral hop from the US previously know as HBC291. Of noble heritage, it straddles the fence between old and new world hop aromatics. We felt the characteristics of this hop would be best showcased in a lager style so we have brewed a smashy lager instead of the usual IPA. With a traditional malt base of German Pilsner malt, it leaves a clean malt cushion in the background, with a pleasant floral citrus and slightly herbal aroma, and a noble hop flavour and balanced clean bitter finish.

Sunshine Brewery Dubbel Vision (8%) - Belgian Style Dubbel. NZ, UK and Belgian Malts, Muscavado Sugar added to the ferment and dry hopped with Czech Saaz

New New New RUBUS COUTURE Raspberry Saison (5.6%) - A clean and beautiful red hued saison brewed with a gratuitous amount of NZ raspberries finished with champagne like bubbles.

New New New JET SET Coffee Pale Ale (5.0%) - A lighter balanced & hugely drinkable coffee beer, made with local Harpoon cold brew coffee.

New New New PEPPER PEPPER PEPPER Chilli Pilsner (5.2%) - Made with deseeded red chillis, crisp & refreshing capsicum like flavours with just a tiny touch of heat.

New New New SUPER RYE Rye Pale Ale (5.2%) - Fruity american hops blend seamlessly with the orange peel flavours of the 50% rye / malt backbone.

New New New FEAR NOT Smoked Eel Stout (6.0%) - A very smokey, dark stout with a deep undercurrent of NZ conger eel and manuka malt.

New New New POPPY Poppy Seed Ale (5.5%) - Brewed with poppy seed, this decadent ale has flavours of caramel and fruit with a creamy finish.

New New New HELLO, WORLD Belgian Yeast White IPA (5.3%) - A blend of NZ cascade and US Simcoe hops, a touch of coriander and a Belgian yeast on wheat create this juicy white IPA.

New New New BB LEMON Belgian Lemon Ale (4.4%) - A baby belgian, a touch of clove with a juicy clean finish of NZ lemons & zest.



By BeertownNZ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 National