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New Zealand Beer Makers Invited to Hop the Ditch (Literally)

Proving to the Aussies that there's more to beer than VB, XXXX and Summer Bay Lager.
By Stephen Heard
April 14, 2015
By Stephen Heard
April 14, 2015

A host of New Zealand brewers will bypass the Duty Free stands at the airport this May, instead loading up suitcases with their own concoctions of cold ones, hoppy ones, malty ones and fruity ones.

A select number of Kiwi beer makers have been invited to hop the ditch to take part in Australia’s most celebrated and diverse craft beer festival, Good Beer Week. Every year the festival hosts more than 250 beer-centric events across 180 venues in Melbourne and Victoria. In addition to the focus on beer, there’s everything from degustations at celebrated Melbourne restaurants, a ghost tour in a prison, a gig on a children’s farm, doom metal, beer making masterclasses, comedy and more.

Proving to the Aussies that there's more to beer than VB, XXXX and Summer Bay Lager will be New Zealand beer-making heroes: Epic, Liberty, 8 Wired, Croucher, Tuatara, ParrotDog, Garage Project, Townshend and Yeastie Boys, many of whom are brewing brand new beers specifically for the festival.

The Pint of Origin New Zealand event will see our homegrown brewers take over 17 taps with more than 75 different brews over the course of a week at the Alehouse Project in Brunswick East.

The 2015 outing of Good Beer Week will also attract beer smugglers from five continents, big name internationals: Jester King, Evil Twin, Hitachino Nest, Baird Brewery, Rodenbach, Palm and Boon and Birra del Borgo.

Published on April 14, 2015 by Stephen Heard


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