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New Beers For This Summer

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Issue 48 – 1 November 2000 - New Beers For This Summer

MONTEITH'S BRINGS TASTE OF SUMMER TO LIFE Monteith's master, Keith Armstrong, believes interest in this year's limited edition Summer Ale will be even more intense than past years "Demand for our Summer Ale has steadily increased over the previous two summer's that we have been brewing it," he says. "I think this is due to the fact that it is an extremely refreshing beer which uniquely complements New Zealand's warm summer climate and outdoor lifestyle." http://www.brewing.co.nz/20001030monteiths.htm

LION LAUNCHES MUNICH BOCK Lion Breweries have released the third beer in the Brewmaster's Selection series, a bitter / sweet brew to celebrate the start of summer and the vitality of the season. It is available from the end of October in selected outlets. Named Munich Bock, it is a German-style malt beer with a prominent, fruity hop aroma which carries through into the taste. The fruity overtones are delivered through a blend of Pacific Hallertau hop and the unique Nelson Sauvin hop http://www.brewing.co.nz/20001025munichbock.htm

BEERWORKS EXPANDING PREMISES Just a few months after receiving the Supreme Award in the New Zealand International Beer Awards 2000, Wanaka Beerworks is expanding its premises and plant. Since the awards, it has installed a new bottling machine designed for boutique breweries which fills and caps 2000 bottles a hour. http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,443007a1940,FF.html

BELGIAN BEER DINNER – AUCKLAND 3 NOVEMBER If you enjoy fine food and beverages then our stylish Belgian Beer and Food-Matching Dinner is for you. This unique event will be staged in the Stamford Ballroom on Friday, 3 November from 6.30pm. Hosting the event will be Interbrew's Australasian brand champion, Robert Briers who is based in Sydney. Robert is a Belgian national with an extensive Belgian beer and food background. More information and booking details: www.realbeer.co.nz/search/eventscalendar/festivalofeurope/index.html

HEINEKEN EUROFEST STREET FESTIVAL 3-5 NOVEMBER Auckland's viaduct basin area will be alive with the sights, sounds and smells of Europe this weekend as it hosts the Heineken Eurofest street festival as part of the inaugural Festival of Europe celebrations. For three days Aucklanders will get the opportunity to polish up their European accents, indulge the taste buds with European food and beverages and be entertained by European performers. http://www.brewing.co.nz/20001101heineken.htm

HEINEKEN HOUSE http://www.brewing.co.nz/20000116heinekentennisopen.htm

HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE http://www.brewing.co.nz/dbbreweries/heineken/pour.htm

DB TO OFFER WIECKSE WITTE Something to watch out for – DB’s response to the burgeoning popularity of cloudy wheat beers. A quiet wander around the Viaduct last week turned up a restaurant-load of DB staffers busily acquainting themselves with a Dutch Wieckse Witte from de Ridder brewery in Maastricht. The word is that the beer will be launched mid-November and stick around until Easter.

Served with a slice of lemon, Wieckse Witte is a 5.2 per cent cloudy, very citric, yeasty and easy to drink loaded with spice, cloves and peel flavours, light in the mouth and finished before you can utter “half a Hoegaarden”.

Excerpt from The Ale File by Cameron Williamson

BEER TASTING Lovrich Wines & Spirits, Howick have a beer tasting 6:30pm 15 November. Interested in attending mailto:howick.tasting@realbeer.co.nz See the flyer – (this is a zipped pdf file) http://www.realbeer.co.nz/howicktasting.zip

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