Fritz and Maria's Beer Column


Double hoppy; we're happy

Five exciting, delicious, medal worthy New Zealand Double IPA's - all available in the local supermarket. We got so excited, we bought them all.

Contest to showcase Nelson's beer

Nelson's craft brewers are holding a photo competition to find a new cover shot for its beer trail brochure.

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.

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