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The online sale and contactless delivery of alcohol (including spirits) is permitted under the following conditions: Licensees that had existing delivery operations before Level 4 came into effect can continue with their delivery businesses. Licensees that did not have existing delivery operations before Level 4 came into effect and now wish to start delivery should discuss their plans and licence type and conditions with their local licensing body before starting delivery operations. Licensees must meet the requirements for remote sales, including verifying the age of the buyer and that alcohol is not delivered after 11pm or before 6am (or any...

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Auckland Beer Week, GABS, hop zombie, Pizza -

It's that time of the week again for a summary of what's been happening and what is coming up. CHINA HOP ZOMBIE. Canceled Export Order. I am so grateful to everyone that came down on Friday and Saturday last week to pick up cases of Hop Zombie and Armageddon IPA. There were queues out the door and parking spaces were definitely at a premium there for a while on Friday afternoon. Which did upset the neighbours which we did resolve but will have to be smarter in the future. Saturday was a bit more relaxed but it saw Armageddon IPA...

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New Zealand now has a brand new Low Carb Pale Ale - Epic BLUE Epic Brewing Company launched in 2005 to the ultra successful Epic Pale Ale which won Supreme Champion Beer of New Zealand at its first competition in 2006. Epic Pale Ale has been called the defining beer that changed beer in New Zealand forever. It's the beer that inspired a generation of brewers and beer drinkers to embrace beer with big aroma and big flavour. Since then the achievements, accolades and firsts are unmatched by any other New Zealand craft brewery. First US style Pale Ale -...

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awards, luke nicholas, thunder APA -

At the recent GABS (Great Australian Beer Spectapular) awards in Australia, Epic Brewing was awarded a gold medal for Thunder American Pale Ale. Thunder has won four gold medals in a row in the three years since it launched. This continues chief brewer and founder, Luke Nicholas’s run of at least one gold medal every year for the last 21 years. Check out this article from 1999!

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armageddon, awards, epicurean coffee & fig, lager, sparks, stout -

Epic has two of the Top 30 winners in the New World Beer & Cider Awards. Epic Sparks and Epic Lager won the praise from a panel of expert judges while competing against more than 630 other entries from New Zealand and around the world. Epic also had another two beers in the top 100 list...

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