Altitude Brewing

Q’town chef goes on a roadie

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown chef who’s worked in top kitchens here and overseas for more than 20 years now has his own — in a food truck. Brad McWhirter and his partner Vanessa Hartnell launched The Lab Kitchen NZ at the...

Taking a plunge

By PHILIP CHANDLER Organisers believe swimming races they’re organising in Queenstown will be the first to run on Lake Whakatipu. Hardy lake swimmers Lucas Fornes and Richie Lambert, with support from Southern Lakes Swimming Club, are staging The Wakatipu Legend on...

Artful shredders

By MATTHEW MCKEW Old snowboards are being given a new lease of life as canvases for artists to get creative with and raise money for charity. For a third year running, NZ Shred has teamed up with the Queenstown Arts Centre...
A Queenstown brewer's named a beer, being launched in Arrowtown this Sunday, after the late publican who kickstarted his business. Altitude Brewing founder Eliott Menzies says he came to The Fork and Tap publican Keith with a sample bottle of...
SWAP your pinot for a pint – Queenstown's craft beer boom continues with two new breweries opening in as many months. Altitude Brewing partners Eliott Menzies and Eddie Gapper are expanding with their own lakeside brewery at Frankton Marina. The company,...

Beer plans crafted

Queenstown beer lovers are in for a treat. Local company Altitude Brewing has got a theoretical thumbs up from council to house a boutique brewery at Sugar Lane, Frankton. Tourism giant Real Journeys has applied to build a small brewhouse at...
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