NZ brewer going it alone

One of New Zealand’s top beer brewers is going it alone. Multi-award winner Luke Nicholas has bought the Epic Brewing Company and with it the Epic brand, from his now former employer the Steam Brewing Company.

Nicholas is planning to take Epic worldwide, after it won best in class at last year’s BrewNZ International Beer Awards. It also claimed a silver medal this year, behind another of his beers, Monk’s Habit, a Steam Brewing Company product. Epic Mayhem was awarded bronze.

Nicholas says he will be taking Epic to the world in measured steps. The first is the launch of Epic Lager in February next year.

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Speight’s Great Beer Delivery

Speight’s announces the Speight’s Great Beer Delivery Salvation on its way to desperate kiwis in the UK… via Samoa, Panama, the Bahamas and NYC

Speight’s announced this afternoon the greatest epic its ever attempted – the Speight’s Great Beer Delivery. At a launch in Dunedin, South Island Regional Sales Director Neil Hinton, outlined the plan to take a Speight’s Ale House to London. By boat.

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