Further to Cheers to Beers, the word is out that hops are good for you, and someone is working towards making them even better. Research is underway to increase the antioxidant effects of the hops in your beer. Antioxidant effects? Here was me thinking it was the intoxicating effects that people were interested in.
And then, as almost a footnote in the same article, the announcement of CraftBrewers – a new cluster-marketing organisation launched to promote the interests of NZ craft brewers (well Nelson ones, for now at least).