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In a recent online poll, we asked you what your favourite beer release of the last twelve months was. Well, the results are in and Magic Dust took the lead, closely followed by Stone Hammer IPA. Thanks to everyone that participated in May's online survey. If you missed the story behind Magic Dust IPA, this was a brand new brewing technique for New Zealand, where Mosaic LupuLN2™ from YCH Hops was used. In a nutshell, the vegetal matter has been removed from the hops via cryogenic separation, leaving the lupulin powder - the good stuff. It's this good stuff that...

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Armageddon IPA won a gold medal in the IPA category at last week's 2017 Australian International Beer Awards. This is its 11th gold medal since 2009!

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For this first time EVER, Epic Lager has picked up a Gold Medal at the Australian International Beer Awards. Year after year it has picked up multiple silver and bronze medals, so we are stoked that it has done so well in 2017. Here's an interesting fact for you - It was originally released 18 months after the Pale Ale was launched. Initial feedback on Pale Ale was that it was "way too hoppy". Luke brewed and launched the Lager as more drinkable beer for the masses positioned between mainstream green bottle lager and Pale Ale, and it has been an...

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The purpose of this blog is to essentially help you get the most out of your beer experiences; From buying, drinking or brewing. After all, life is too short for bad beer. Is there anything in particular that you'd like to know more about? Please comment below and we'll do our best to answer your question or add a feature for you. IMPROVE YOUR HOMEBREW WITH 3 SIMPLE STEPS Homebrewing is a pretty labour intensive exercise. After cleaning your equipment, the brewing, bottling and of course waiting for your beer to be ready to drink, it's more than disheartening if...

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Stockton Pale Ale This will the first of the South Island series. Luke's Dad's family were from the West Coast of the South Island where his Great Grandfather worked in the mines. This first beer is named after one of the mines he worked in: "Stockton". This beer is brewed in the South Island, using South Island grown malt, hops and the local water. It will only be available, you guessed it, in the South Island! Launch: Pomeroys, 12 May 2017.

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