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Issue 51 – 1 December 2000 - BID FOR A CHANCE TO BREW A BATCH @ CUB NORTHERN BREW SYSTEMS 30 Litre Kegs and 20 Litre Kegs available. Used in very good condition available from the port of your choice in New Zealand or Australia. We also have Pre-evacuation Bottling Systems (under 50 BPM) and Automated Kegging Lines. (Local sales Rep coming Soon) Contact: Northern Brew Systems, Victoria, Canada Website: E-mail: Tel: 001-250-472-2739 BEER FOR CHRISTMAS!! Looking for a Christmas gift for friends or family in the US this year? BLUES BREWS & BBQ’S – THE BEER FESTIVAL FOR THE SUMMER Blake Park, Tauranga – 11 January 2001 North Hagely Park, Christchurch - 27 & 28 January 2001 A&P Showgrounds, Blenheim – 3 February 2001 COCK & BULL TO OPEN NEW PUB The new pub will be located in the Botany Town Centre in East Auckland. Expected opening date will be around Easter next year.

EMERSON’S LAUNCH NEW SUMMER ALE Hot on the heals of opening their new brewery The Emerson Brewing Company have released Maris Gold

WANT TO BREW BEER IN WELLINGTON? A brewery has come on the market that has the capacity to supply the Wellington beer market. Walk in and start brewing tomorrow. Want more information contact

BEER DRINKERS DEMAND GOVT CUT BEER PRICES The beer drinkers of Australia have spoken and they don't want expensive beer. In what was described as the largest petition ever presented to Federal Parliament, 850,000 beer consumers called on Prime Minister John Howard to honor his promise that beer should rise by no more than 1.9 per cent. Brewers, hotel and club associations say the excise increase, imposed in conjunction with the GST, had already resulted in a three per cent fall in beer sales which could have implications for jobs. As a result of this tax grab, people are paying between 15 and 20 cents more for every glass of beer

MAKE A BID TO WIN A CHANCE TO BREW A WHEAT BEER AT CUB!! This is your chance to buy a piece of history - your own piece of Australia's most famous pub - Young and Jackson's - and at the same time support Victorian children and their families, living with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders.

Currently being restored for the enjoyment of future generations, Young and Jackson's will reopen in February 2001. The new look Y & J's will serve the best range, and freshest beer in town, while Chloë will oversee a contemporary Australian brasserie, serving the best and freshest seasonal dishes.

Prior to the restoration and refurbishment a large range of items was Removed from the hotel and unfortunately cannot be reused. It is our great pleasure to offer you the opportunity to buy public bar doors, historic "Chloe" engraved glass plate, Y & J's monogrammed mirrors, historic prints and photographs which once hung in the hotel, 30 squares of good condition Y & J's logo carpet (from the manager's flat), brass bar hand and foot rails there are more than 140 items at your bidding.

Also on offer is the very unique and exclusive opportunity to help brew a summer wheat beer at the experimental craft brewery of Australia's leading beer brand creator, Carlton and United Breweries. This item includes the right to name the beer which will go on tap at the hotel when it reopens, and to enjoy it there, free of charge for the duration of the brew batch.

Funds raised by this auction will be used to improve the quality of life for Victorian children and their families, living with cancer and other life threatening blood disorders through Challenge: a cancer support network. Challenge provides holistic care for the whole family, from the time of diagnosis, through the treatment period and beyond.

More than 6,000 Victorian children and family members receive support and recreational services from Challenge each year in hospitals, camps, activity days, and special events.

SPICE UP YOUR SUMMER by Geoff Griggs For summer 2000 both Lion (Mac's) and DB (Monteith's) have looked back into brewing history and have seasoned their latest offerings with spices.

In 1998 West Coast brewers Monteith's led the spiced beer revival with Summer Ale. A bright gold lager Summer Ale is made with a selection of spices and Rata honey. This year's brew offers a perfumy combination of sweet malt, ginger and pine needles in the aroma. The palate is strongly herbal at first, but a burst of mouth-filling sweet malt soon comes through and gradually gives way to a long, smooth, resiny finish.

The new beer is the second in the 2000 series of limited release speciality beers that began with the fruity, winey AroMac. Made with a proportion of wheat and flavoured with crushed coriander seeds and the peel of Curacao oranges Blonde Mac might sound like a Belgian white beer, but it isn't! For Mac's first ever wheat beer the brewers have chosen malted wheat, which gives smoother, cleaner flavours than the coarser tasting raw grain preferred by Belgian brewers.

MELBOURNE'S REAL ALE REVIVAL by Willie Simpson There's a real ale revival bubbling away in Melbourne right at this very moment. It's happening in the backstreets of Richmond, at a certain pub in North Carlton, and out Macedon Ranges way. Suddenly, ale is back and it never tasted better.

INTERBREW RAISES $2.5B The world's second largest brewer said its initial public offering -- Belgium's largest ever – was more than four times oversubscribed and had resulted in proceeds of 2.9 billion ($2.53 billion).

The Institute of Brewing - Symposium Auckland 26th & 27th March 2001 Waipuna Lodge, Mt Wellington, Auckland

29th & 30th Mar - Symposium Melbourne

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