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Export Of NZ Micro Beers To Germany

Issue 61 23 February - Export Of NZ Micro Beers To Germany
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Issue 61 – 23 February - EXPORT OF NZ MICRO BEERS TO GERMANY **********************************************************
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The Institute of Brewing - Symposium Auckland 26th & 27th March 2001 Waipuna Lodge, Mt Wellington, Auckland

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A special invitation is extended to non-members of the I&GB to attend as well **********************************************************
XPORT SHIPMENT OF NZ MICRO BEERS TO GERMANY Nelson export company, Duncan Schneider International has just sent a container of NZ and Pacific Island Boutique beers to Germany. In true ‘Coals to Newcastle’ fashion, NZ beers will feature in a German Specialist shop – House of 121 Beers, where it will be sold and distributed around Europe. The shipment gives small breweries opportunity and feasibility to export and feature their beers, by being part of this combination shipment. Included in the container are beers from: Founders Brewery - Nelson Bean Rock, Pilot Bay – Auckland Monteith’s – West Coast Harrington’s – Christchurch DB Mainland - Timaru Pink Elephant – Blenheim Royal Beer Company – Tonga Vailima Beer – Samoa Vanuatu Breweries - Vanuata

TOOHEYS LAUNCHES LO-CAL BEER "For beer drinkers out there watching their weight, Tooheys Maxim will provide them with a beer they can enjoy with their mates that also has less calories than regular full strength beers," Davidson said. The low calorie beer segment in Australia is sized at less than 1% of the beer market but Tooheys is encouraged by the category's success in the United States where it is accounts for more than 40%.

GUINNESS DENIES IT'S LEAVING DUBLIN The Irish government has bought the hop store and surrounding buildings on Guinness' 60-acre brewery site for £15 million, adding to speculation that Guinness is are planning to move out of Dublin city, where it has operated for the past 240 years.

HEINEKEN MOVES INTO GERMAN MARKET The Dutch brewer, the second largest in the world behind Anheuser Busch, will own 49.9% of the new company with Schörghuber unit Bayerische BrauHolding controlling the rest. The company, to be called BrauHolding International, plans to export Paulaner Weiss -- using Heineken's sales and distribution network to market the beer around the world.

BELGIAN GOVERNMENT BACKS INTERBREW Belgium will take the U.K. government to the European Court of Justice for blocking beer giant Interbrew's to buy the Bass brewing interest. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) last month ordered the Belgian brewer to sell all of Bass' U.K. interests in one package.

MICHAEL JACKSON’S LATEST ARTICLE – RODENBACH UPDATE The famous Belgian brewery Rodenbach is working on plans which, if they are successful, will surprise and delight devotees of its sweet-and-sour Grand Cru. I hope to have more news before the end of the year.

PRIDE OF THE SOUTH - AND EUROPE? by Geoff Griggs At last week's Wellington launch, Lion Breweries' Technical Director, Donald Nelson, proudly introduced Southern Cross Wheat Beer; the fourth in Lion's Brewmaster's Selection series of limited edition tap beers. The inspiration for the new beer clearly comes from the popular Belgian witbier (white beer) style. Spiced with crushed coriander seed and the bitter peel of Curacao oranges, beers like Hoegaarden White, Wieckse Witte and Limburg Witbier have become hot favourites around Wellington this summer. Such is this style's appeal Hoegaarden Witbier is now the biggest selling beer at Leuven, the city's specialist Belgian beer café.

APPEAL TO THE MASSES by Bruce Holloway When Heineken was recently voted "Auckland's Best Beer" by readers of Metro magazine, my initial reaction was one of derision. Was this just a case of Aucklanders being too embarrassed to admit Lion Red is actually the beer they consume most, I wondered. Nevertheless Heineken, once considered exclusively a posh, "uptown beer", apparently wiped the field in the 20,000 votes cast. So perhaps it's time to reassess the widening appeal of what used to be our premier "snob" beer.

BLUES BREWS AND BBQ’S – IMAGES A very dedicated beer lover has forwarded a couple of links for images he took while attending the Christchurch and Blenheim Blues, Brews and BBQ’s. The images really capture the mood of the day.

CHRISTCHURCH – Blues, Brews & BBQ’s

BLENHEIM – Blues, Brews & BBQ’s

Note: last weeks issue 60 should have been labeled as issue 59. There will be no issue 59 ***********************************************************

AUCKLAND The Beer Cellar, 158 Garnet Road, Westmere 6.30pm - Tuesday 27th February NZ$15.00 – 8 beers

CHRISTCHURCH Mainstreet Café, 840 Colombo Street 8.00pm - Tuesday 6th March NZ$10.00

Bitburger - from Germany XXXB - Ale from Batemans in England WeissBier - from Emersons in Dunedin Franziskaner WeissBier - from Franziskaner brewery in Munich, Germany Forbidden Fruit - A classic speciality beer from Hoegaarden brewery in Belguim Maris Gold - Finish with a refreshing fruity summer ale from the Emerson's boutique brewery in Dunedin. Nibbles towards the end of the night

Please register by 1st March (03) 365 8317 after 5PM on any evening. ***********************************************************

THE INSTITUTE OF BREWING Symposium Auckland 26 & 27 March Symposium Melbourne 29 & 30 March

NZ BEER AWARDS Entries close - 10 March Beer Awards Dinner - 14 April Brewers Brunch – 15 April

MONTEITH’S WILDFOOD CHALLENGE Auckland 8 – 23 June Tauranga & Hamilton 15 – 30 June Wellington 22 June – 7 July Christchurch 29 June – 14 July Dunedin 6 – 21 July

AUSTRALIAN BEER AWARDS Entries close – 9 April Beer Awards Dinner - 21 June Brewers Brunch – 22 June

BREWERY FOR SALE – WELLINGTON All equipment from the Copperhead Brewery is now available for sale as individual pieces. Includes 45 near new kegs.

BREWERY FOR SALE - QUEENSLAND Full mash brewery available to right buyer. Everything you need for immediate start. Well presented and easy to operate. Can arrange removal and recommissioning. Brew-length 200hl. Inventory available. Fraction of new price.

FOR SALE IN NZ 2 x 1200 litre s/s tanks. (1 with C.I.P) $600 3 x 600 litre s/s tanks. Slimline. (2 with C.I.P) $300

1 x 1200 litre vertical with CIP $600 + gst 1 x 1400 litre vertical with CIP $700 + gst

FOR SALE IN MELBOURNE Refrigeration condenser unit 1.5kw R12/68. Just reconditioned. A$990. Unit suitable for chilling brewing tanks or pub beer dispense system.

50 and 60 litre kegs for A$45 each


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