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Real Beer News - Issue 151 - 31 May 2004

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ISSUE 151 – 31 MAY 2004 – MAC’S HOP HARVEST ALE ********************************************************** * NEW BEER! - MAC'S HOP HARVEST PILSENER * LION/HEINEKEN DEAL COSTS DB * LION NATHAN MAY JOIN WITH HEINEKEN IN CHINA * BREWERS FLOCK TO CHINA WITH EYE TO FUTURE * SMALL BREWERIES CAN THRIVE IN THIRSTY NICHE * ONE BEER DAILY: GERMANY'S OLDEST MAN CELEBRATES 111TH BIRTHDAY * DRINK, MODERATELY, TO GOOD HEALTH * BREWNZ ON THIS WEEK * BODEGA - WEDNESDAY NIGHT * MAKE MINE A PINT by Cameron Williamson * BEER NEWS AND GOSS: MAY ALREADY... by Neil Miller * BEER IS THE NEW WINE by Bruce Holloway * REALBEER.CO.NZ - FORUM * DAVID CRYER MALT - ********************************************************* ********************************************************** NEW BEER! - MAC'S HOP HARVEST PILSENER Mac’s Brewery in Nelson has announced it will be releasing a unique Pilsener lager, brewed with Pacific Jade hop for Autumn and Winter 2004. This will be the first time a brewery has used this hop variety in a commercially available beer. Mac’s Hop Harvest Pilsener is the new seasonal release in the Mac’s Craft range and will be available 1st June, in time for the BrewNZ 2004 festival in Wellington. ORDER ONLINE NOW!

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LION/HEINEKEN DEAL COSTS DB While DB, which is part-owned by Heineken, will continue to brew and sell Heineken's product in New Zealand, the deal with Lion means DB loses a small but lucrative export venture. Last year, DB made about $800,000 in earnings before interest and tax from shipping kegs of Heineken to Australia, a business it has been involved in for five years. 7

LION NATHAN MAY JOIN WITH HEINEKEN IN CHINA "We've been having talks with Heineken beyond just Australia," Cairns said on Australian television. "As probably the most international brewer in the world, they're obviously ambitious to do something in China.",2106,2916459a6026,00.html

BREWERS FLOCK TO CHINA WITH EYE TO FUTURE But it is the smell of money that intoxicates the world's beermaking giants as they scramble to invest in China, where the average person drinks just 19 litres of beer a year, compared with about 50 in Japan and 84 in the United States.,2106,2918957a6026,00.html

SMALL BREWERIES CAN THRIVE IN THIRSTY NICHE Rothaus Chairman Norbert Nothelfer credited the successful “emotionalization“ of the brand for this performance. He also said that high production quality no longer guarantees success, but that only breweries with strong brands can survive, no matter what volume they produce.

ONE BEER DAILY: GERMANY'S OLDEST MAN CELEBRATES 111TH BIRTHDAY Hermann Doernemann celebrated his 111th birthday Thursday as the oldest German man, marking the event with his family, his daughter said. The daughter said her father's recipe for longevity includes avoiding sports and drinking one beer a day. Also, when he boils potatoes he drinks the water for their vitamins.

DRINK, MODERATELY, TO GOOD HEALTH Doctors in the Netherlands have found that moderate drinking may boost levels of a hormone that is believed to help protect against artery disease. "People consuming alcohol in moderate amounts may have a healthier hormone status," Dr. Henk F.J. Hendriks at TNO Nutrition and Food Research.

BREWNZ ON THIS WEEK The new BrewNZ website has been launched and includes a downloadable version of the BrewNZ Guide Book.

BODEGA - WEDNESDAY NIGHT To mark the launch of BrewNZ and Fraser's birthday there will be a beer quiz at Bodega this Wednesday night, starting at 8pm.

********************************************************** BEER WRITER – CAMERON WILLIAMSON ********************************************************** Cameron Williamson has started a weekly column for the Dominion Post in Wellington

MAKE MINE A PINT WHY BEER? Well, it’s the world’s best loved drink. More beer is consumed around the world than wine. It has more styles than wine, more complex flavours and aromas, and it’s about as nutritious as a glass of milk. With all that, and a democratic pedigree that flattens social barriers and bridges gender gaps, it’s not surprising beer is woven into the tapestry of civilization.

********************************************************** BEER WRITER – NEIL MILLER ********************************************************** BEER NEWS AND GOSS: MAY ALREADY... Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to try a couple of offerings from the Cock and Bull brewpub in Auckland. These beers are not often seen south of the Bombay Hills but I was able to lure Luke into sending me some in return for ... well, money really.

********************************************************** BEER WRITER – BRUCE HOLLOWAY ********************************************************** BEER IS THE NEW WINE That's the view of Luke Nicholas, the brains behind the Real Beer Guide 2004, which you can pick up free with beer purchases at discerning liquor outlets.

********************************************************* ********************************************************* REAL BEER SHOP – NOW OPEN After months of planning, and the last few weeks of long days and late nights we now have something to show for our efforts. The new Real Beer Shop offers a range of new features that you our customers have been requesting. Please take a look around to get familiar with the new functionality.

Over the coming weeks we will be stocking the shelves of the new shop with a greater range of beers than we have offered in the past. If you have any requests then please let us know.

REAL BEER E-MAIL NOTIFICATION: If you would like to maximize your Real Beer experience then please let use know what additional beer information and invitations we can send to you.

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