beer

Winery gets the munchies

By PHILIP CHANDLER A gourmet deli’s opened in an historic Queenstown woolshed. Greg Hay, owner of Lake Hayes’ Wet Jacket Wines, has installed the deli, near his cellar door, in place of his cheese maturation room. It stocks a wide range of...

Dog day afternoon

By PHILIP CHANDLER Tomorrow's a day for the dogs at one pooch-propitious craft beer bar in Queenstown. Beech Tree, off Beach Street, is hosting a ‘Paws & Pose’ fundraiser for Dog Rescue Dunedin (DRD), a charitable trust which also operates in the...
By HUGH COLLINS An Arrowtown real estate agent’s slammed organisers of the Queenstown Mardi Gras for planning to run the event in the middle of the historic village. The festival’s scheduled to run on September 5 in the Ramshaw Lane carpark,...

Pop-up to replace Fishbone

By TRACEY ROXBURGH As a Queenstown eatery prepares to go up against 11 others, New Zealand-wide, in the 2020 Great NZ Toastie Takeover, it’s also preparing to pop up in the CBD. Love Chicken, which serves free-range, organic Bostock’s chicken, opened...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Wild business ideas dreamt up in lockdown and discussed over a beer between mates have the chance to become a reality, thanks to a new competition. Brand recognition company Fluid's partnering up with Cargo Brewery to realise somebody's ambitious...
By MATTHEW MCKEW An incredible response to a pop-up bar in Queenstown's Arthurs Point has seen Cargo Brewery commit to opening its pub in the historic Gantley's building full-time. Cargo first threw open the doors to customers in the subdivision at...

Run, mullet, run

A Queenstown ultrarunner last month equalled the record for what's touted as the world's longest 24-hour race. Adam Keen completed a mind-blowing 17 summits of Dunedin's Mt Cargill - and covering 145 kilometres and cumulatively climbing almost 1000 metres more...

QT beers turn heads

Queenstown breweries are celebrating major medal hauls at last Saturday's Brewers Guild of New Zealand annual beer awards. Altitude Brewing won gold for its strong pale ale, The Mischievous Kea, plus three silvers and three bronzes. Canyon Food & Brew Co....
Arthurs Point's new local, Canyon Food Brew Co., opened its doors last Wednesday. Tracey Roxburgh talks to the man behind the beer – a dancer, turned mechanical engineer, turned award-winning brewer HE'S fleet of foot and a vanguard with the...

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...
Two Queenstown breweries are about to make their debuts at New Zealand's biggest beer festival. Cargo Brewery and Altitude Brewing are Wellington-bound for Beervana this weekend. Cargo owner and self-confessed beer lover Malcolm Blakey is taking 16 kegs of booze, that's...
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