Fritz and Maria's Beer Column

Marchfest

Red tape threatens events

It would be a shame if great events like Marchfest, Taste Nelson and the Arts Festival were blocked due to limits designed to prevent Sevens-type excesses.

Whisky and beer can pair well

FRITZ KUCKUCK AND MARIA GRAU - © Fairfax NZ News

Although the proverbial pint and a whisky chaser have been around as long as there have been barkeeps to serve them, pairing whisky and beer is relatively new in New Zealand.

Destination Woolston

We are just back from a week in Christchurch, and what a great week it was. We haven't been down for two years, and the change is glorious. Before, we found ourselves whispering, and choking up at every turn. It was a city being torn down, leaving only rubble, dust and confusion.

Auckland brewers hop on board

We have begun playing with Twitter over the past few months. Nelson, being a smaller city and moving at a slower pace, doesn't have the deepest Twitter penetration.

Silly season for beer

We've said it before, but March is when the Silly Season for beer begins in New Zealand. We could go festival to festival around the country well into April.

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