News, events and jobs 24 April

By BeertownNZ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 National

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New releases

Sunshine Brewery Pre(H)emptive Strike East Coast Pale Ale (5%) - A collaboration with local hemp farmers Taipukenga Trust. Brewed with NZ Pilsner, oats and local hemp seed flour in the mash, and hemp seed flour again added late in the boil. The spicy character of the seeds is balanced out by generous hop additions of Chinook and Simcoe. Going on tap at the Sunshine Taproom from 3pm Friday.



Win a copy of Brewed: A guide to the craft beer of New Zealand (2nd Ed.) Go to the Brewed Facebook page and guess how many breweries were operating in New Zealand as at 1 January 2017. Closest answer as at 5pm Friday 28 April wins one copy of Brewed (1st Ed.) and a copy of the updated edition when it released later this year.


Events this week

SouthPaw Week - 25-30 April, Pomeroy's, Kilmore Street, Christchurch. Come along and meet Penny, Geoff & Cam from SouthPaw Brewing Co & try some of their amazing brews! 

New Release Tuesday: Te Aro's Concord East Coast IPA - 5pm tomorrow, Hashigo Zake, 25 Taranaki Street, Wellington. This Tuesday we're tapping something hazy from Te Aro Brewing Company. The Concord East Coast IPA is brewed with Victoria Secret, Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo hops with a malt base of American Ale, Vienna, Flaked oats and Wheat malt and fermented using an English Ale yeast.

Cellar Opening Tasting Night - 5pm Thursday, Beer Library, 363 Colombo St, Christchurch. We're breaking into the beer cellar for the first time on Thursday 27th April, and inviting you all to join us for a tasting night! We've been hiding away rare and vintage beers in our cellaring fridge, including (to name a few) barrel-aged beers, barleywines, imperial stouts, and's high time we cracked some open! We'll be opening 5 of our very best - there's limited stock of these bottles so don't miss out. Entry is free; tastings are purchased by the glass so you can try what you like. We can think of no better way to spend a cool April evening.

Head to Head - Six Auckland Breweries - 6.30 Thursday, Fine Wine Delivery, 42 Lunn Ave, Mt, Wellington, Auckland. 6 Auckland craft breweries & Gourmet Pies! – need I say more? These beer events always sell out fast, so make sure to secure your tickets today! $30 gets you 6 beer samples and 5 gourmet pies, plus insight and entertainment from the brewers themselves! There will be Fresh-Hop beers, brand new releases, Collab beers and an Imperial Barrel-Aged Porter. Be some of the first in the country to try these outstanding new brews… 

Garage Project Tasting: Beer Styles - 6pm Friday 28 April, Regional Wines, 15 Ellice Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington. This tutored tasting will cover some of the classic beer styles of the world, but in Garage Project's own inimitable way!

Epic Rocket IPA Launch & Massive Tap Takeover - Friday 28 April, Vultures Lane, Vulcan Lane, Auckland. Rocket IPA its brand new come try it !Also maybe try some Awakening, Armageddon, Apocalypse, Hop Zombie, Rooster, Lager, Lupulingus, Pale Ale, Son of Thor, St Luke, Stonehammer, Thunder, Danger Zone, Snow White & Roxanne

Wet Hopped Weekend - 28-30 April, Hamilton Beer & Wine, 856 Victoria Street, Hamilton. The Wet Hopped Beers are starting to trickle in, as the events take place in Auckland and Wellington... So we thought it's about time to start our own Hamilton Event!! It was a lot of fun last year, so this year we have lined up even more lupulin filled goodness! With over 20 kegs all lined up for your drinking pleasure!

Vastafarian Green Hopped IPA release - 1pm Saturday 29 April, Tuatara Brewing, 7 Sheffield Street, Paraparaumu. Back in the day, the Vastas were one of the first to brew a green hop beer made with fresh hops in NZ, and now the infamous Tuatara Conehead is a beer for the ages. Which is why this year, we decided to pay homage to the Vastas and the hop harvest with our new fresh hop beer, Vastafarian 5.6% Green Hopped IPA! We'll be celebrating the release at the Brewery Tasting Room on the Kapiti coast just like the Vastas used to when they brewed their fresh hop beer every harvest: with a BBQ, friends, family and, of course, a few pints. 

Events next week

Wild And Woolly Brewing wild and rare bottle release tasting - 6pm Friday 5 May, Regional Wines, 15 Ellice Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington. For one night only - Wild & Wooly brewer Llew Bardecki digs deep into the cellar to present some of his unique brews

Later events

Garage Project Tasting: Become a Brewer6pm Friday 12 May, Regional Wines, 15 Ellice Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington. Primarily looking at brewing from a commercial point of view, aspects will certainly be applicable for all you home brewers (isn't everyone a home brewer these days??) and indeed for those of you wanting to take it out of the home and make it a profession. Beer tastings will drive discussion on the key areas of brewing and their associated ingredients, highlighting the significance of malt, yeast, hops and water, from their basic application and significance to their deeper science!

Funk Estate turns 5! - 1pm Saturday 20 May, Funk Estate Brewery, 3/402 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland. We're 5 years old! And we would love for you all to come and celebrate with us at our brewery in Grey Lynn! We'll have a couple of brand spanking new beers for the event along with some of the regular mainstays. There'll be some tasty food courtesy of Guerrilla Grill and some chill, funky music. Hope to see you there!

Glengarry Craft Club: Yeastie Boys Are Back in Town - 7pm 24 May, 118 Wellesley Street form 7pm. At last the irreverent Yeastie Boys will be gracing our own Victoria Park store! Brewer Stu McKinlay has been a busy man over in the U.K. but is taking some time out to give us a run down of their most classic and inventive brews. We'll fight for our right to drink great craft beer!

2017 Okere Falls Strong Beer Festival - 5pm 3 June & 5pm 4 June, Okere Falls Store, 757a State Highway 3, Okere Falls, Rotorua. The Okere Falls Strong Beer Festival is back in true German style over Queen’s Birthday Weekend! Join us for two amazing nights of beer-tasting, bonfires, and live music. These beers were first produced during the ‘Strong Beer Season’ (Starkbierzeit), a tradition begun by 17th century Paulaner monks brewing what they called ‘Holy Father Beer’ (Sankt Vater Bier). Tickets prices, times & further festival details will be available on Eventfinda and our website from 1 May.

GABS Auckland - 16-17 June, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

Smiths NZIPA Competition - 22-24 June, Smiths Craft Beer House, Queenstown

A Mid-Winter's Ale Festival - Saturday 1 July, Rolleston Community Centre, Christchurch. Showcasing some exciting craft beers and delicious ciders from breweries around Canterbury and the North Island as well as a handpicked selections of beers from overseas. We also have an exciting line up of live entertainment throughout the afternoon plus some awesome food options to match with the amazing line up of beers and ciders. Ticket sales will be available from the 1st of March...

Beervana 2017 - 11-12 August, Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Brewers Guild Conference & Trade Show - Friday 6 October, Christchurch

Brewers Guild Gala Dinner (aka BGONZA Night) - Saturday 7 October, Christchurch


Beer jobs

Warehouse Operator, McCashin's Brewery, Nelson

This small but important team perform all warehouse functions and are responsible for control of inwards goods, outwards goods, order dispatch (both domestic and export), logistics and stock control. Applications close 1 May.

Manager, Roosters brewhouse and tasting room, Hastings

We are on the look out for a seasoned hospo professional, with the accent on HOSTing. We need you to manage our redeveloped bar and tasting room on a full time basis. The owners of Bay Espresso Coffee Company purchased Roosters brewery and brewhouse in January this year and want to breath new life into this iconic space. Send Chris an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.

General Manager, Sprig & Fern Brewery, Nelson

A new and exciting opportunity has been created to drive the continued growth of this successful business. As General Manager, your key role will be to develop strategic opportunities for distribution through different channels. You will have a hands-on role in identifying new opportunities, marketing and sales initiatives, as well as leading an enthusiastic, innovative and experienced team of talented individuals. You will need to be commercially astute, highly driven, have an in-depth understanding of sales and marketing and ideally a strong FMCG background. You will also need to be able to lead the team with an inspiring style and have exceptional relationship skills to work closely with the stakeholders, including Sprig and Fern Tavern owners and customers. Closes 26 April.

Duty Manager, Hop Federation, Riwaka

We're looking for a Duty Manager to work in our tap room in Riwaka on Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am - 6.30pm, with potential for a Thursday shift too. If you fit the bill and have a passion for craft beer, we want to hear from you! Apply by sending your CV to Nicki at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By BeertownNZ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 National