We are in Wellington for Beerana and its associated festivities. Friends are doubtful of our stamina – 4 days of beer, hours of standing, talking, writing and tasting.
Check out the Seminar Programme for Beervana! Our own Fritz and Maria will be hosting a rousing debate: Malt vs Hops with David Cryer of Cryer Malt and Doug Donelan of NZ Hops. Who wants to bet the result will be a vote for more of both?
About a year and a half ago we whined a little about not being able to try the best of Australian beers in New Zealand. We conceded that it was just a matter of time for craft beer lovers to start feeling familiar with all the great NZ beer and start peering across the ditch. And now it appears that day is dawning.
Beervana is introducing Live Brewing this year, and two of the four will be renowned top of the south beers. Andrew Dixon of The Mussel Inn will be brewing Captain Cooker in front of the masses during the Friday night session. Andy Deuchars of Renaissance will make Craftsman Oatmeal Chocolate Stout on Saturday night.