Yeastie Boys win big in Hong Kong

Press Release – Yeastie Boys

New Zealand brewing company Yeastie Boys pulled off another big win in Asia, when their porter Pot Kettle Black beat more than 400 beers from around the world to be crowned Champion Beer at yesterdays Hong Kong International Beer Awards. Read more »

More action needed on alcohol law reform, says NZMA

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

An editorial in todays [29 August] New Zealand Medical Journal drives home the message that New Zealand has too many risky drinkers, and too little alcohol law reform, says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA). Read more »

Liquor Licencing 20 Working Day Deadline Strictly Enforced

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Bars, clubs and events needing a licence to sell or supply alcohol must strictly adhere to the legal timeframes required by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (the Act). Read more »

A night of celebration at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2014

Press Release – Bragato Wine Awards

A Hawkes Bay Chardonnay has been awarded Champion Wine of Show at this years Romeo Bragato Wine Awards. Read more »

TNZ and NZ Winegrowers sign MOU

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand and New Zealand Winegrowers have today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly promote New Zealand as a visitor destination and premium wine producer internationally. Read more »

Hardys wines Reaches a Century

Press Release – Accolade Wines

Hardys wines, Australias most powerful wine brand , is celebrating a significant milestone this week announcing distribution in over 100 countries around the world, with recent additions including South Africa and Mexico. Read more »

FSANZ to consult public on gluten free beer labelling

Press Release – Coeliac New Zealand

Coeliac New Zealand is delighted Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) will raise a proposal to change a rule which prevents alcohol, including beer, from being labelled as gluten-free. Read more »

Akarua Purchases Vineyards on Felton Road

Press Release – Akarua Winery

Akarua is delighted to announce a major vineyard purchase with the acquisition of vineyards located in Felton Road and Lowburn finalised on Friday 22 August 2014. Read more »

Moa raises $5.25 million in over subscribed rights offer

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 25 (BusinessDesk) – Moa Group, the unprofitable boutique brewer, raised $5.25 million in an oversubscribed discounted rights issue to shareholders to fund further growth plans. Read more »

Renaissance gets to $700k target early

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Blenheim boutique beer brewer, Renaissance, has wooed small investors to fill its order for $700,000 of new capital in just a week and a half, a quarter of the time the novel offer was open for punters to commit funds. Read more »

Beervana Media Brew competition winner announced

Press Release – Beervana

The winner of the 2014 Beervana Media Brew competition, announced at Beervana at 3:30pm today, is the Hallertau Brewery/Dish Magazine (Victoria Wells) Media Brew with their NZ Wild Ale with Horopito. Read more »

Emerson Named Honorary Fellow of the Guild

Press Release – Emerson

Last night, at the 2014 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards in Wellington, Richard Emerson was named an Honorary Fellow of the Guild. This is incredible recognition for Richard, who has made a significant contribution to the New Zealand brewing industry. Read more »

Cassels and Sons stoked – We’re all winners

Press Release – Cassels and Sons

Cassels and Sons are pleased with the outcome of the Brewers Guild Awards 2014 where the craft brewery, based in Woolston Christchurch won a bronze and two silver medals for Dunkel, Extra Special Bitter and American Pale Ale. Read more »

Townshend Brewery crowned New Zealand’s Champion Brewery

Press Release – BlacklandPR

Nelson based Townshend Brewery has been named New Zealands Champion Brewery. The announcement was made at the 2014 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards held last night (Thursday, 21 August) in Wellington. Read more »

Unlimited Liquor Stores in Northland Proposed

Press Release – Kaikohe Church Leaders Forum

Press Release Unlimited Liquor Stores in Northland Proposed Draft Local Alcohol Policy Does Not Go Far Enough to Reduce Alcohol Harm Read more »

Co-operative Business celebrates co-ops’ achievements

Press Release – Cooperative Business New Zealand.

At its AGM held in Auckland last Thursday (August 14), Cooperative Business New Zealand appointed its new board of directors: Jonathan Lee [Chair], David Shaw, Kim DeGarnham, Blue Read, Christine Burr and Russell Green. Read more »

kiwi CRAFT surpasses its Kickstarter goal

Press Release – Kiwi Craft

At 11.20 AM, Tuesday 19 August 2014 kiwi CRAFT , a Kickstarter project to publish a digital and print guide to New Zealand craft beer, reached its funding goal and will now be a reality. Read more »

Ludicrous Gluten-Free Rules Unfair to Brewers And Consumers

Press Release – Society Of Beer Advocates

New labelling rules set to come into force that will stop breweries from calling their beer gluten-free will hurt both brewers and consumers, the Society of Beer Advocates (SOBA) says. Read more »

NZ poised to be superpower of craft beer

Press Release – ANZ Bank

The thirst for New Zealand craft beer is expected to triple over the next decade but there are concerns that brewers might not be ready to capitalise on the demand. Read more »

Evidence of the dubious tactics of the alcohol industry

Press Release – Alcohol Action NZ

Nicky Hagers latest book Dirty Politics reports the alcohol industry works behind the scenes to actively try and smear the professional reputation of people who promote effective alcohol reforms in New Zealand, as well as other public health … Read more »

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