Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Global Warming Drives Santa Grab a Beer

Global Warming Drives Santa To Ditch The Suit, Grab A Beer

In a remarkable partnership, Santa is set to swap the velvet suit for a pair of stubbies, heavy toys for tickets to the New Zealand Beer Festival, On Sale Now and perfect for XMAS!

Auckland, Friday 7th December 2007 - Summer is hotter, arrives later and lasts longer. That’s the outcome of anecdotal research conducted by the two guys that run the New Zealand Beer Festival - a sentiment supported by the jolly fat man.

Environmental pressures are weighing heavily on the red-suited rogue. Reindeer came third in this year’s “Top 10 Polluters in Magic Flight” (attached) beating other forms such as the Magic Carpets and Broomstick and drawing heavy criticism from environmentalist Al Gore. “Santa needs to pull his weight in the global community,” said Gore.

Sick of the pressure Santa lashed out in a recent interview, saying he was “sick to death of the modern family, demanding heavy items from toy trucks to espresso machines.“ and prepared to lose the velvet suit in favour of stubbies.

Do the big man a favour this year; ditch the stale cookies and leave a couple of New Zealand’s finest ales on the mantlepiece – Santa is likely to take the hint and deliver tickets to the New Zealand Beer Festival. The tickets will bring the bearer a heap of joy come February and are a welcome change from over-priced, heavy alternatives.

The New Zealand Beer Festival celebrates our expertise in producing fine craft beer, not to mention its perfect accompaniments – great food, entertainment and blazing sunshine.

A roaring success in its first year, the 2008 event is shaping up to be an even bigger success with a killer music linup including Pluto, The Tutts and SJD, 24 breweries offering over 70 different beers and capacity for 10,000 people.

-----

Tickets on sale today, Thursday 6th of December!
Due to the phenomenal amount of interest surrounding this event and the high profile acts performing we suggest you book your tickets now before they sell out!

Over 24 breweries and 70 beers will be represented at the festival, featuring a wide range of New Zealand beers, with a few notable overseas visitors.

New stands in 2008; Amstel, Budvar, Challenge Super Brew, Gösser Lager, Green Fern, Hallertau, Harrington’s, Mac’s, Mexicali Fresh, Miller, Tiger and West Coast Brewing
Returning; Aotearoa Breweries, Carlsberg, Croucher Brewing, Epic, Foster’s, Grolsch, Haagen, Hofbräuhaus, Limburg, The Moa Brewing Company, Monteiths, Sunshine Brewery, Tuborg, Wigram Brewing
Allan Scott wines, the newly launched “good” water and other non-alcoholic alternatives available.
http://www.beerfestival.co.nz/drink

Eat
We’re blessed with an amazing range of quality food to compliment beer tasting, from traditional New Zealand fare to European, Asian and Middle Eastern. Calimero, East, Little India, Mexicali Fresh, Mussel Madness, Paella Pan

http://www.beerfestival.co.nz/eat

Listen
We’ve got an eclectic line-up of great summer sounds, from a chilled vibe during the day to energetic acts you’ll know the words to later on…
Including PLUTO, THE TUTTS, SJD, North Shore Pony Club, Sam Hill and Grant Marshall.
http://www.beerfestival.co.nz/listen

Be There
Ellerslie’s Fashions Lawn, Parade Ground and Horse Pavillion play host to this premium summer event with a tremendous festival atmosphere.
Sunscreen, sun umbrellas and blankets are welcomed, the festival will kick off at midday,

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Pick And Camera

Through the eyes of a miner – the photography of Joseph Divis: The occupations of miner and photographer are seldom combined. The conjunction must have been very rare indeed in the era before hand-held cameras, high-speed film and flashlights More>>


Howard Davis: Review - The Cosmic Dance Of 'String Theory'

Fly My Pretties sixth album is quite possibly their best yet - a concept album in the best sense, with superb arrangements, funky grooves, and some great vocalizing, all organized around the lyrical leitmotif of string theory. More>>

Non-Natural History: Dinosaur Eggs 'Discovered' At Auckland Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens plant curators have unearthed what are thought to be prehistoric dinosaur eggs in the Gondwana Forest section of the expansive garden in Manurewa... In fact, the “dinosaur eggs” are part of an innovative, larger-than-life dinosaur performance and display featuring a raptor, a crested therapod and a towering Tyrannosaurus Rex. More>>

For The Birds: Kōkako Crowned Bird Of The Year

The Kōkako has been crowned New Zealand's Bird of the Year after two weeks of close competition and heated campaigning. More>>

ALSO:

  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news