15 years ago today, Monk’s Habit won Supreme Champion Beer of New Zealand at the inaugural (first) New Zealand International Beer Awards.
It wasn’t long from returning from a year in California in 1996 as an obsessed homebrewer, to starting as assistant brewer at the Cock & Bull brewpub in January 1997, then head brewer in September 1997, a bunch of awards at the Australian International Beer Awards in 1998 to this in March 1999. (more about awards)
My first appearance on national TV.
A younger me receiving the award from Tom Inglis, who was the head of NZ Hops at the time
How come the Pie Awards or Sausage Awards get bigger write ups?