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Issue 45 – 11 October 2000 - Growth For Spring


LIMBURG CONTINUES TO EXPAND After Limburg Witbier being the beer in the winning combination at the Culinary 2000 Food & Beer matching competition, it is now available in draught form. Recently Chris O’Leary of Limburg made available his Witbier on draught to Bar Bodega in Wellington. Those that want to experience this wonderful example of a Witbier head down to 286 Willis Street, Wellington

EMERSONS BREWERY NOW IN BIGGER BUILDING Over the last month Richard Emerson has been moving his brewery across the road into bigger premises. This in combination with some new equipment should see volumes increase to try and meet the ever-growing demand for his world-class beers.

MOUNTAIN GOAT TURNS THREE They have achieved some great goals in this short time - Hand labeled 65,000 stubbies Brewed 71 commercial batches of beer Electrocuted themselves twice Given away 1,000 litres of beer to the Goat Army Flight-tested 32 MGB Superhero Capes (only crashed twice) Won 6 awards in 2 years at the Aus Intl Beer Awards As well as becoming media stars with there ad with See

NZ GOVERNMENT TO VOTE ON WARNING LABELS The members of parliament in New Zealand will have a conscience vote today, 11th October about whether all alcoholic beverage containers should have warning labels on them. Result to be advised. SAIL & ANCHOR SPRINGFEST, WESTERN AUSTRALIA Sail & Anchor have available their new beer Oktoberbrau. This beer will be available at the annual 'Springfest' that commenced 1st October running through to 26th November, 2000. Venues involved are - The Sail & Anchor Pub Brewery, The Brass Monkey, The Como, The Foundry, The Captain Stirling, The Queens and The Lynwood. ’Springfest' is a celebration of hand-crafted beer. All the venues mentioned above are organising decorations and entertainment throughout the festival. In addition there will be a competition run with a grand prize of a trip for 2 to Octoberfest 2001 in Munich.

BEER SITE GETS MENTION IN GLOBAL PUBLICATIONS Beer Site, part of the Real Beer Network is a site that has index over 1600 sites related to beer. PCWorld

Appeared also in the September hard copy USA Today -

Also got a brief review in the latest issue of men’s magazine “Brass”, in New Zealand

The reason for the length of time between this issue and the last issue of Sparging Online is the fact that the editor has just become the proud father of a new baby girl. Apologies to all our readers.

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