News, new releases, events & beer jobs 20 June

By BeertownNZ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 National

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Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp comes to Beervana

Earlier this month, world craft beer juggernauts Sierra Nevada Brewing released Beer Camp Across the World, a collaboration project with six American breweries and six international breweries - including New Zealand's Garage Project. Each brewery collaborated with Sierra Nevada to create a one-off beer to be sold across the US...or so we thought. For the first time ever, Sierra Nevada is taking their Beer Camp overseas, and not one to do things by halves they're coming all the way to New Zealand, and bringing all twelve of these incredible beers to Beervana this August. This will be your only chance to try these beers from impressive breweries such as Duvel, Fuller's and Mikkeller outside of the US! 

Full list of Beer Camp beers here


New releases

Steam Triumph – A 9% Belgian Dark Strong Ale (Quadrupel) brewed in the abbey style with 2 strains of Belgian yeast. Aged for 9 months before release, this delectable dark ale exudes a rich, malty aroma of dried raisins and banana bread dipped in treacle. Finishes sweet and rich with minimal alcohol that belies its strength.

Steam Resolution Barrel Aged – A 9% Belgian Dark Strong also aged 9 months, but with 4 months in 40 year old port barrels. Subtle oak and vinous notes on the nose call to mind red wine while the finish has dried out with a light tartness and mild oak tannins. A hit at the Wellington Food show.

Steam Powerhouse XPA – A 4.4% American hopped ultra-light pale ale. Hopped up with Citra and Amarillo, it is citrus forward and crisp - finishing like a pilsner. Approachable and hoppy, in other words, the perfect “lawnmower beer”.

Steam Intrinsic IPA – Showcasing the dankest, fruitiest hops the US and NZ have to offer, this 6.4% West Coast IPA is a new world explosion of flavour. Juicy and drinkable, we spared no expense on the hops: Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra, Sauvin and Riwaka. Tropical pineapple and lychee blend with more funky passionfruit and diesel in this homage to the dank.


Events this week 

NRT North End Visitation Belgian Quad - 5pm today, Hashigo Zake, 25 Taranaki St Wellington. Next week's NRT is a new brew from North End Brewing! Come down on the 20th to try their Visitation Belgian Quad. We expect strong, rich and fruity tasting notes with dark sugar and dried fruit aromas.

Imperial Oyster Stout Release - 5.30 tomorrow, Whet Drinking Room, 151 Cambridge Tce, Christchurch. Join us frm 5:30pm till 7:30pm at WHET Drinking Room for the release of this limited edition Cryermalt x Three Boys Brewery Brewers Reserve Imperial Oyster Stout! Double Oysters, Double Malt, Double Hops Double Trouble - 12% ABV

The Russians are coming! - 3pm tomorrow, the Beer Spot, 54 Northcote Road, Takapuna, Auckland. 

5 Years of Gunnamatta - tomorrow, Volstead, 55 Riccarton Road, Christchurch. This year Yeastie Boys celebrate 5 years of Gunnamatta. And to help we have five amazing beers on tap - Royal Tannin Bomb - Big Mouth - Pullyu - Pot Kettle Black - Gunnamatta

Smiths NZIPA Competition - 22-24 June, Smiths Craft Beer House, Queenstown. It's back! The second annual Smiths New Zealand India Pale Ale Competition. 20 + of the countries best and brightest stars come back to Queenstown to showcase their one of kind all New Zealand Hopped IPA. The event starts on Thursday the 22nd, we'll open the doors at noon with all 22 beers on tap ready go. The party only starts there. Winner announced Saturday.

Duncan's Juniper IPA Launch - 5pm Thursday, Hop Garden, 13 Pirie St, Wellington

Darkest Days - Friday 23 June, Malthouse, 48 Courtenay Place, Wellington. The time of the year has rolled around again - it's getting colder and darker.... And so are the beers. 

Events next week

Beer & BBQ- Sawmill Brewery and Fireworks Smokehouse - 7pm  Wednesday 28 June, Glengarry Victoria Park, 118 Wellesley Street, Auckland.  Ain't nothin' like beer and BBQ! We'll have Sawmill running us through a stunning range of their beers, and Fireworks Smokehouse providing the smoked meaty goodness. This will be one to get booked in early as limited tickets are available. Y'all best be fierce quick!

New Release Tasting - 7pm Wednesday 28 June, Brothers Beer, 90 Wellesley St West, Auckland. 

Zeelandt Brewery Cask vs Keg - 3pm Thursday 29 June, the Beer Spot, 54 Northcote Rd, Auckland. 

Beer Baroness Beer Dinner - Thursday 29 June, Pomeroys, Killmore Street, Christchurch. Get in early for this one folks! Beer Baroness Degustation Dinner. Delicious beers paired with mouth watering dishes served frrom Victoria's Kitchen here at Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn. Very Limited tickets available. $100 per person and available from the bar now!

Croucher Brewing Relaunch - Friday 30 June, Brothers Beer, 90 Wellesley St West, Auckland. Croucher Brewing have been making good beer for ages, now they're rebranding and bringing out some of their best in brand new bottles.Come down on the 30th to Brothers CWD and Orakei to check out the new designs!We'll have the new bottles of Patriot, ANZUS, Pale, Pilsner and Lowrider in stock plus a few choice kegs on tap.

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...

Later events

Make Beer Great Again - 4 July, Brew Union, 41 Broadway, Palmerston North

Fourth of July Tap Takeover - 4 July, Volstead, 55 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch

Winter Ales Festival - 22 July, Hunter Lounge, Wellington. We have had an awesome response from local breweries and distributors. We have over 30 beers on the list and it's still growing! Book your tickets here

West Coast IPA Challenge 2017 - 28 July, Malthouse, 48 Courtenay Place, Wellington

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

City of Ales - Saturday 14 October, Maritime Room, Quay Street, Auckland

2017 Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival - 11 November, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin. We’re turning five! And you’re invited to come and help us celebrate… Saturday 11th of November we'll be turning on some good old southern charm and welcoming you back for another round of goodtimes. Every year we strive to bring you a bigger, broader and bolshier range of goodies, and this year will be even more special being our fifth birthday. This is the ultimate friends-family-fiends day out - lock it into your calendars.


Beer jobs

Sales Rep, Sunshine Brewery, Auckland-based

We are looking for the person who wants to grow with us and help further Sunshine Brewery's position as a premium and innovative craft brewer in the minds of the licenced trade and consumer alike. 

Resident Brewer, Imake, Auckland

It's vital you have enough experience and knowledge of brewing and fermentation science principles to fill a 'keg'. You will understand features and key analytical parameters of the four essential brewing materials: malt, hops, water and yeast. You will have the ability to formulate beer and all grain spirit to produce various styles of beers and craft spirits.

Delivery Driver, Beertique, Auckland

Beertique is seeking a self-motivated, reliable, energetic Delivery Driver / Warehouse Storeperson to join our small, busy and friendly team. The position will be based in our new Onehunga Warehouse and we are looking for someone who can work full time Monday – Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Applications close 21 June.

Sales Professional, McLeod’s Brewery, Waipu, Northland

We are looking for a person to join our team and help us expand our sales and distribution nationwide, with immediate focus on supporting our current customer base and finding new customers.

Credentials: The ideal candidate will possess some if not all of the following:

  • A positive out look
  • Keen interest in beer
  • Basic knowledge about beer (i.e. how it is made and what signifies a quality product)
  • 2-3 years hospitality experience or a beverage sales background
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Maintains professional appearance
  • Own or lease your own vehicle
  • Experience working with Xero
  • A willingness to learn and be part of a small team

Job Role includes:

  • Work to become head of sales and distribution and our future sales team 
  • Maintain our current customer base and work with our media person to promote brand awareness
  • Take and process orders
  • Make occasional deliveries
  • Expand our current customer base
  • Work with our South Island distributor in expanding South Island sales
  • Represent McLeod’s at tap events, as needed and time allows
  • Work trade shows and events
  • Organise and attend in-store demonstrations
  • Some travel
  • Report to owners

Compensation is dependent upon experience. 

Please send a cover letter and your current CV Geoff Gwynne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No telephone calls, please. 

Brewery Assistant, McLeod’s Brewery, Waipu, Northland

No experience necessary, as we’ll teach you the ropes, but the ideal candidate needs a positive 'can do' attitude and an excellent work ethic (i.e. show up to work on time, every day rostered, ready to work).

If you intend to work in our brewery to gain experience and open your own brewery, don't bother applying. We are currently not set up as a training facility. We do, however, want a person who doesn’t mind a job that won’t pay the big bucks (but has potential) in a low-pressure environment. We’re looking for someone who takes instruction well, doesn’t mind cleaning obsessively, is passionate about organisation and attention-to-detail and wants to work with a small team in a small village in Northland NZ. This role includes being part of one of NZ's most exciting up-and-coming breweries. You’ll get a wage, exposure to travel, beer events, beer training, all things beer, as well as lots of free beer and pizza. Kitchen experience a plus.

Job Role includes:

  • Sanitation
  • Brewing process
  • General cleaning
  • Cleaning kegs
  • Cleaning tanks
  • Cleaning floors
  • Working on the production line during bottling
  • Filling kegs
  • Picking and fulfilling orders
  • Monitoring inventory levels
  • Working and attending festivals
  • Driving a forklift

You must be:

  • Able to lift heavy objects 65kg and under safely
  • Physically fit
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Able to legally work in NZ
  • Free from addictions to drugs or alcohol

Please send a cover letter and your current CV Geoff Gwynne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No telephone calls, please. 

By BeertownNZ Tue, 20 Jun 2017 National