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Thursday, November 30, 2017
A Guide to the Beer of New Zealand
The New Zealand beer industry is a dynamic one – full of
larger-than-life, passionate characters; from loveable rogues through to
budding mad scientists. Our beers are just as diverse. Bringing together
brewing traditions from all over the world and combining these with Kiwi
ingredients, ingenuity and creativity, we have a beer culture unlike any other.
Since the release of Brewed in 2015, the New Zealand
beer industry has continued to grow dramatically, which this revised edition
takes into account by featuring 45 new breweries, meaning over 160 commercially
operating New Zealand breweries are profiled. Additionally, the tasting notes
for over 450 beers have been revised and are now in a separate section, divided
into beer type, for easier comparison of beers produced by different breweries.
Brewed includes a style guide written
specifically for the New Zealand craft beer market and has all the information
needed to make the increasingly complicated beer world a lot more
Brewed will encourage experimentation among
engaged beer consumers, helping them to discover new breweries and, with the
use of the comprehensive tasting notes, benchmark them against old favourites.
It will also help emerging beer drinkers to identify beers they will enjoy,
starting them on a journey of discovery.
JULES VAN COSTELLO (née van Cruysen) is a Wellington-based
drinks professional. He is a partner in two restaurants, Hillside Kitchen and
The Ramen Shop, and wine director of Cult Wine. He has been working with wine
and craft beer for over 12 years.
Paperback, colour photography throughout
ISBN: 9780947503413 Potton & Burton