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REAL BEER NEWS - SPARGING ONLINE
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Issue 77 – 27 JULY 2001 – BEER OFFERED AS BOUNTY FOR MAGPIES

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DAVID CRYER MALT

Searching for Gold, we can help you find it. Our Premium Malts have contributed to numerous category and gold winners at the 2001 NZ International Beer Awards. Names such as the Shakespeare, Cock & Bull, St Arnou, Harrington’s, Dux de Lux.

We supply Premium Pale and Coloured Malts, Kegs, Processing Aids, Cleaning Agents, Gypsum and many other products. If there is a product we don't stock we can direct you to someone who does. More information mailto:david.cryer@brewing.co.nz

David Cryer Limited P.O.Box 78203,Grey Lynn 1002, Auckland, New Zealand Phone +64 21 440250 Fax +64 21 709543

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MORE MILLER GENUINE DRAFT - THANKS TO FOSTER'S

Foster's international NZ has taken over the New Zealand distribution rights for Miller Genuine Draft, effective 1 August. "Miller Genuine Draft is already the number one American beer in the New Zealand market but we believe there's plenty room to increase its presence, visibility and consumption," says Mr Bonner.

http://www.brewing.co.nz/20010719fosters.htm

AUSTRALIAN BEER CONSUMPTION FELL IN FY2001

Australian beer consumption fell 1.5 percent in the year to June 30 as drinkers switched to other beverages such as pre-mixed alcoholic drinks and spent more money on other leisure activities, executives at the brewers told an industry conference in Melbourne.

http://www.bloomberg.com/au/front_news2.html?s=AO1_epxTlRm9zdGVy

STELLA ARTOIS TO LAUNCH BRANDED BARS

It has spent the last year or so boasting how "reassuringly expensive" their lager is, now Interbrew, the Belgian brewing giant, is planning to launch Stella Artois-branded bars in a bid to extend the lager brand to new markets.

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?e22274715&e=6327

IN BEER'S NEW WORLD, THE NEWS IS GOOD AND BAD

by Michael Jackson

The Bad News - 'This is a new round of takeovers, on an unprecedented scale. The big brewers all now see their market as being the world' The Good News - 'While the big guys try with mixed fortunes to create worldwide brands, the most truly international reputations now attend a coterie of products from very small brewers' http://www.beerhunter.com/documents/19133-001567.html

BEER OFFERED AS BOUNTY FOR MAGPIES

Hunters are handing over dead magpies in exchange for jugs of beer at a Te Anau bar. Clint Tauri, owner of The Moose Cafe and Bar in Te Anau, was alarmed by attacks on Fiordland's native birds and decided to reward his customers with a free beer every time they brought in a dead magpie. Since the start of May he had given away more than 200 jugs http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,874452a1640,FF.html

WHAT'S IN A NAME? By Geoff Griggs

Following on from AroMac and Blonde Mac, the iconic Nelson brewery - these days under the guiding hand of Lion Breweries - has just released the third in its series of limited-release beers. Peated Malt Mac is named after its most unusual ingredient, a peat-dried malt similar to those employed by Scottish whisky distillers. At 6%, the beer is clearly intended as a winter warmer. Peated Malt Mac beer pours a reddish copper colour with a head that dissipates quickly; the aroma is of sweet fruity esters and hops, with a whiff of smokiness. Rich in the mouth (but not as full bodied as the label suggests), the palate is bittersweet with toasty, smoky notes followed by a hint of sweetish, spirity alcohol and fruit. The finish is long, mouth filling and fruity, with plenty of alcoholic warmth and hops. www.realbeer.co.nz/library/authors/griggs-g/200107whatsinaname.html

BEERS FOR A COLD WINTER'S NIGHT by Geoff Griggs

Two beers reviewed - Roggen Sunrise; the fifth in the Brewmaster's Selection series and Emerson’s Oatmeal Stout. www.realbeer.co.nz/library/authors/griggs-g/200106coldwintersnight.html

FOR PEAT'S SAKE by Carl Hadler

Whisky and beer are brothers due to this common base ingredient, and therefore it doesn't seem too outrageous an idea to make a beer with peated malt. Saying that, I haven't heard of it being done before and I was pleasantly surprised when Macs released their peated malt beer. http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,870433a3683,FF.html

BREWER FOR AUSTRALIA

Newly renovated pub in Australian rural location some 2 1/2 hrs from state capital city, is looking for a suitably qualified and/or experienced brewer to assist in the set up and ongoing management of a micro brewery to be constructed within the hotel. The successful applicant will have autonomy of the brewhouse but be expected to become involved in other functions of the hotel as appropriate. The salary package is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience, and there is an opportunity for some financial investment and/or part remuneration based on turnover.

Enquiries, further information and applications to Tony Pugh at mailto:cbcbeer@wn.com.au by Friday 10 August at the latest.

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IMPORTANT BEER DATES

7 AUGUST – SYDNEY

Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, Sydney. Beer Luncheon - 12.30pm. Mr. Glen Cooper of Coopers Brewery sampling range matched with food incl Vintage Ale and aged Stout. Bookings essential Ph 02 9251 4044.

9 AUGUST – AUCKLAND

6.30pm The Beer Cellar – Tasting the family of beers from The Emerson Brewing Company. Guest speaker – Richard Emerson. Ph (09) 360 7251

12 – 22 OCTOBER – AUCKALND

Oktoberfest Orewa Beach Times: 5.30PM - 12AM Admission: $ 45.- / $ 55.- / $ 65.- incl. Dinner Address: Orewa Beach Ph:(09)426 7624 mailto:mfg@happyman.co.nz

BrewNZ 2002 21st- 25th May 2002 – Wellington, NZ

AUGUST 2002

UK/EUROPE BEER TOUR

Including the Great British Beer Festival mailto:2002tour@realbeer.co.nz

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18 x 50ltr kegs

Selection of Stainless Steel Tanks 1 x 5300ltr ss 316 enclosed 2 x 5000ltr ss enclosed 4 x 4000ltr ss vats lids 4 x 1300ltr ss enclosed 11 x 700ltr ss enclosed

Stainless Pipe New with mill certs. A large quantity of 2" stainless steel pipe for sale and heavily discounted.

More equipment for sale here: http://www.brewing.co.nz/equipment.htm

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A beer importer in Germany, is looking into issuing a book: BREWING ALL OVER THE WORLD - an ADVENTURE ! which will be published in several languages.

If you want to contribute with e.g. personal events, authentic episodes, anecdotes, special experiences or even accidents or if you know of somebody who is willing to contribute please send Bernhard Schneider the manuscript on paper or as word attachment mailto:dsi@ts.co.nz

After the book is about to appear you will receive a copy thanking for your co-operation. Please note that the deadline is 30.08.2001

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