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Top Ten Beers From The Experts

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Issue 49 – 17 November 2000 - Top Ten Beers from the experts **********************************************************
A new feature just released on the Real Beer Page Australia & New Zealand – Top Ten Beers.

A group of leading beer experts have rank their top ten beers, and from this we have distilled down the overall top beers available in New Zealand. Find out what the top beers are to drink in New Zealand based on what the experts say.

You can also check out what each of the individual experts top ten beers are. Most have also list reasons why or features about the beers that they enjoy. See if you agree.

What are your top ten beers? We want to compile a list of beers from our readers and want to know what your favorite beers are. Head to and list your top ten. 'BEER GUT' GENE? British scientists have bred rats with beer bellies and expect the rats may reveal whey middle-aged men accumulate fat around the middle. "We know that fat in the abdomen is associated with a range of risks including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and hypertension but we don't yet know why, and these rats may help us find out," said Professor Iain Robinson of London's National Institute for Medical Research.

"WIECKSE WITTE" INTRODUCED TO NZ MARKET DB Breweries is introducing a traditional European white beer to the New Zealand market. The Dutch-brewed beer, Wieckse Witte, is pronounced 'Week-sa Wit-ta.' It will be available shortly on tap at limited outlets throughout summer. Translated from Dutch it means, "white beer of the Wieck", which is where the De Ridder Brewery that makes Wieckse Witte is located. The Wieck is a part of Maastricht - Holland's most southern city. Wieckse Witte is a five per cent beer brewed with citrus and spices according to an old method and recipe. Being an unfiltered, white beer it has a slightly cloudy appearance which gives the beer its natural flavour and extremely.refreshing taste.

NZ HOP SPRING REPORT The New Zealand harvest from the March 2000 crop has been sold as the market firmed following a less than satisfactory European crop and hop warehouse fires in the USA this same year. At time of writing, the 2001 New Zealand crop has also been substantially sold with several customers firming up on contracts for upwards of five years forward. Two new cultivars Nelson Sauvin and Pacific Sunrise have been released from the New Zealand Hop breeding program in the past two years, which has been an outstanding result for Dr Ron Beatson and his team at the Hort + Research, Hop Research Station.

PLANNED IPO VALUES BELGIAN BREWERY ABOVE ANHEUSER-BUSCH Interbrew, the world's second largest brewer, plans to raise as much as 3.3 billion euros (US$2.8 billion) to fund expansion with its first sale of shares to the public after six centuries as a private company. The maker of Bass in England, Stella Artois in Europe and Rolling Rock in the U.S. said it will sell shares for between 30 euros and 38 euros each. At the high end, Interbrew would fetch 27 times operating profit per share, while Anheuser-Busch, the world's biggest brewer, trades at 18 times. The Belgian company, which has acquired 30 rivals since 1991, is pushing ahead with the sale before U.K. regulators have ruled on itsUS$3.3 billion takeover of the Bass brewing business.

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