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St Patrick's Day - Are You Ready?

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Issue 62 – 16th March 2001 - ST PATRICK’S DAY – ARE YOU READY? ********************************************************** ADVERTISE WITH US Get your message out to the brewing industry and largest group of beer lovers in Australasia For more information mailto:ads@realbeer.co.nz ********************************************************** The Institute of Brewing - Symposium Auckland 26th & 27th March 2001 Waipuna Lodge, Mt Wellington, Auckland

More information at http://www.brewing.co.nz/20010214iob.htm

A special invitation is extended to non-members of the I&GB to attend Registration still open ********************************************************** HIGH-TECH BREWERY TOUR FOR BEER FANS Lion Breweries wants to share its passion for beer with its customers by developing a Heritage Centre in its Newmarket site for information-hungry beer lovers. The company's 78-year-old Khyber Pass brewery will undergo a $3 million facelift, starting next month. http://brewing.co.nz/news/businessherald/20010301lion.htm

BEER SALES SLIP BUT NOT THE HUMOUR The owner of Birds Liquorsave concedes he sold 9 per cent less beer last year after supermarkets were given the go-ahead to stock beer from December 1999. "Let's face it, the equivalent of 11 large-scale liquor shops opened on one day and only managed to capture 18 per cent of the town's business," said Mr Bird. Beer now accounts for about 35 per cent of his business – down from around 60 per cent four years ago. http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,702081a1601,FF.html

HOW YOU HOLD A BEER SAYS SO MUCH ABOUT YOU JUST when you thought it was safe to drown your sorrows at the pub, new research shows that even the way we hold our pints reveals our innermost secrets. From feeling libidinous to reflective, our grasp on the glass betrays our mood, according to a study. The report, by Dr Aric Sigman, a psychologist and biologist, and sponsored by the brewer Guinness, identifies six basic poses adopted by the average pint drinker. http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/uk.cfm?id=53042

BEER FLOWS IN SUPERMARKETS Beer was the main factor in pushing supermarket Christmas sales up 5 per cent on 1999, reports ACNielsen New Zealand. In its second Christmas in supermarkets, beer accounted for a quarter of the extra sales. Beer and wine accounted for 37% of the increase. http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,698680a1934,FF.html

***** SATURDAY, 17th March - ST PATRICK’S DAY *****

IRELAND: GREEN ISLAND, DARK BEER http://www.realbeer.com/spotlight/irish/

THE ALE FILE by Luke Nicholas St Patrick’s Day - Stout http://www.realbeer.co.nz/library/alefile/stout.html

SAINT PATRICK http://www.brewing.co.nz/20010317stpatrick.htm

IN CELEBRATION OF ST PATRICK http://www.brewing.co.nz/20010317celebration.htm

BIGGEST ST PATRICK'S DAY PARTY http://www.brewing.co.nz/20010316muddyfarmer.htm

GUINNESS - INTERNATIONAL FACTS http://www.brewing.co.nz/20010317guinnessintl.htm

GUINNESS - IRISH COCKTAILS http://www.brewing.co.nz/20010317guinnesscocktails.htm

GUINNESS - THE PREFERRED DRINK OF THE IRISH http://www.brewing.co.nz/20010317guinness.htm

THE WORDS TO DANNY BOY http://www.brewing.co.nz/20010317dannyboy.htm

ST PATRICKS DAY 2000 - LINKS http://www.brewing.co.nz/index_st_pats2000.htm

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OTHER IMPORTANT BEER DATES

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

NZ BEER AWARDS 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 www.beerawards.com

*********************************************************** 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 – New Zealand 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 20hl. Inventory available. Fraction of new price. Contact brewman@powerup.com.au

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 mailto:tanksforsale@realbeer.co.nz

More information mailto:breweries@realbeer.co.nz

*********************************************************** 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 http://upforit.tv/upforit_seasiderock_nz_feb.html

BLENHEIM – Blues, Brews & BBQ’s http://upforit.tv/Upforit_capn_ant_nz_blen.html ************************************************************ The Real Beer Page - Australia & New Zealand http://www.realbeer.co.nz

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