You should check out the new blog BeerTown.nz by beer writer Martin Craig. He only kicked this off about three weeks ago, but if he keeps writing like this he definitely deserves to be the New Zealand Beer Writer of the Year 2015. His writing is informative, thoughtful and in-depth, and he is prolific. Sign up to receive emails.
It’s posts like Brewing hub plans for Upper Hutt that give you the scoop on what’s happening at a local level. Information like this you just wouldn’t know about, but thanks to Martin for writing about it.
About BeerTown.nz and Martin Craig (from his blog)
Beertown NZ is an enthusiastic, subjective, opinionated and independent celebration of New Zealand beer and brewing.
It’s managed by me, Martin Craig, a freelance business journalist and marketeer based in Wellington, New Zealand.
I wrote my first craft beer article in 1993, profiling Anchor Brewing in Porirua, NZ. Since then I’ve written for the Listener, North & South, Consumer, ProDesign, NZRetail, Fish & Game, Beer & Brewer, Pursuit of Hoppiness and others. I have also editedPursuit of Hoppiness and business magazines.
My personal beer career has involved indifferent home brewing and 20 years living within a short walk of the excellent Regional Wines in Wellington. I have judged for Consumer, SOBA, the West Coast IPA Challenge and other events.
All up, Beertown NZ is about good beer and good writing. Enjoy!
Contact me through Twitter @BeerTownNZ