Fritz and Maria's Beer Column


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.

Brewing obsession may grow from kits

There's no shame in using kits or fancy machines to make homebrew. Just be warned that brewing might grow into an obsession.

Apprentice turns master brewer

For a long time, 8 Wired Brewing and Søren Eriksen were synonymous.

Whisky and beer can pair well


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.

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