Archive for the ‘Beer Events’ Category

NZ Craft Beer TV Visits Wellington

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

NZ Craft Beer TV are nearing the end of their epic circumnavigation of New Zealand. Luke Nicholas and Kelly Ryan of Epic Brewing, with the help of their film crew, Scott and Jacob, have visited and filmed most of the country’s breweries and many of the great beer bars in just eighteen days. This effort easily doubles the number of breweries I have managed to visit in as many months!

I missed catching up with Luke and Kelly in Golden Bay and Nelson due to some sad events but managed to snap a few photos of them at the end of the Wellington leg of their tour.


The unstoppable NZ Craft Beer TV crew, halted by missing campervan keys.


Jacob photographs Kelly, Stu (Yeastie Boy B), and Luke in the parking lot beside Hashigo Zake.


I call this one “Guess the Colour of Stu’s Pants”.

Check out the trailer for the South Island leg of their journey. I can’t wait to see the finished series.

[Update] By popular demand here is a picture of Stu’s butt pants in their full-colour glory.

Emerson’s Week at Regional

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

It is Emerson’s Week at Regional Wines and Spirits this week. One of the highlights is the release of Regional Special Bitter on Friday at 5pm. RSB was brewed by Kieran Haslett-Moore and Richard Emerson at Emerson’s Brewery in Dunedin based on an ESB recipe that Kieran brews at home in Brooklyn. It’s getting late so I’m just going to link to Kieran’s reports on the brew days: day one, day two, and day three. I promise there will be photographs tomorrow. In the meantime here is a movie of the brew day put together by Kieran.

I’m predicting that RSB is going to be tasting fine so get in quick with your half-Gs to the fill-your-own on Friday. It’s not going to last long.