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Entries in nz craft beer tv (5)

Friday
Jul292011

NZ Craft Beer TV - Mash Up - Episode 6 - West Coast Brewery

Episode 6 - Continuing north through the amazing scenery of the South Island's West Coast, we arrive in Westport, and visit the West Coast Brewery. Brewer Dave Kurth shows us around the brewery, and gives us a taste of his great beers. Including the hoppy Pale Ale.

Tuesday
Jul052011

NZ Craft Beer TV - Mash Up - Episode 4 - Queenstown

Episode 4 - With an early start out of Queenstown we drive to Arrowtown to visit Darryl Jones and John Timpany of Arrow Brewing Company. We check out the brewery, fermentation, then taste the beers including possibly the worlds best spice beer, which is like drinking Christmas Cake.

A travel show, of a road trip around the craft breweries of New Zealand hosted by brewers Luke Nicholas and Kelly Ryan. We visit the breweries and interview the brewers, to capture their stories and their passion, with the resulting being the world's largest collaboration brew, involving 44 of New Zealand's craft brewers.

http://www.NZCraftBeer.TV
http://www.facebook.com/NZCraftBeer.TV
http://www.twitter.com/NZCraftBeerTV
http://www.flickr.com/NZCraftBeerTV

Wednesday
Jun012011

Mash Up - Episode 2 - Dunedin - NZ Craft Beer TV

A travel show, of a road trip around the craft breweries of New Zealand hosted by brewers Luke Nicholas and Kelly Ryan. We visit the breweries and interview the brewers, to capture their stories and their passion, with the resulting being the world's largest collaboration brew, involving 44 of New Zealand's craft brewers.

Episode 2 - we head to Dunedin, and visit the environmentally conscious brewery Green Man Brewery, and talk to Jeremy Seaman and Enrico. Then we sit down with Tom "the Pom" Jones of Crafty Beers and Vicki Purple of Beltane Beers at Eureka in Dunedin.

(this and future episodes will be more online friendly at around 10 minutes) 

http://www.NZCraftBeer.TV
http://www.facebook.com/NZCraftBeer.TV
http://www.twitter.com/NZCraftBeerTV
http://www.flickr.com/NZCraftBeerTV

Tuesday
May172011

Beer News: NZ Craft Beer TV and the decline of German beer

After days of driving, tonnes of talking, gallons of sampling and seven whole hours doing the voiceover for one episode, the boys of NZ Craft Beer TV, Luke Nicholas and Kelly Ryan, have proudly launched the first episode of their ground-breaking show into the beer universe.  For those that don't know, this project is described as:
Film crew in tow, they travelled the country by camper van, covering almost 4500 kilometres as they documented the current craft beer scene. Visiting breweries, sampling beers, discussing brewery history and the passion that had resulted in people from all walks of life choosing brewing as their occupation, the pair’s progress was captured on camera to be used in an online video series.
The first episode can also be viewed on YouTube here and here.  It is seriously good stuff.
Next up, a particularly insightful article about a beer market some tend to view with rose-tinted glasses - Germany.  Not only is is "Braueresisterben: The Sad State of German Beer Culture" hard-hitting and well-argued, it contains several memorable pieces of writing including:
While it's true that last fall's 200th Oktoberfest was bigger than ever, using Oktoberfest to measure the health of German beer culture is like using Disney World admissions to measure the health of American cinema.  Once a decorous wedding pageant, Oktoberfest is a hot mess, with cheesy carnival rides and hordes chugging cheap lager as if it were Hawaiian Punch.  Paris Hilton even showed up for the anniversary celebration.
Trouble is, the Reinheitsgebot is now working against the very industry it was supposed to preserve. For one, it puts a vise grip on innovation by demonizing flavor- or body-enhancing additions of any kind: oats, ancient grains (such as spelt, millet, and sorghum), spices, herbs, honey, flowers other than hops, and any other natural fermentable starches and sugars. This taboo rules out trying Belgian, French, and New World brewing styles, which often call for refermentation in the bottle with sugar in a manner similar to Champagne.
Glass Tip - Albanian agent Ana for the German beer story and the opportunity to use my favourite tag on this site...
Saturday
Feb122011

NZ Craft Beer TV - South Island Trailer

Luke Nicholas and Kelly Ryan of Epic Brewing Company have this summer embarked on a side project called NZ Craft Beer TV. The focus of the project is to interview all the craft brewers of NZ, capture their passion, background, get their history and what motivates them to craft beer. A series of episodes on the NZ breweries will be produced and likely available by the middle of the year.

But no need to wait till then, as the project is being updated live from the road as the content is being filmed. Check out the website http://www.nzcraftbeer.tv for photos, and live streaming video (where there is cell coverage), and then get the inside story with the blog posts.

At this stage the South Island has been filmed and Luke & Kelly hit the road again next week to visit and video the breweries around the North Island.

This is a trailer of the South Island breweries visited

Also an article from The Nelson Mail - On the road for an Epic trip