Beerly Writing – As Salient as Ever

In a recent beer column for Salient magazine, I profiled the Founder’s range of beers:

Finding a beer which is environmentally friendly, certified organic, vegan, GE-free and kosher is not quite as hard as it may sound. The entire Founder’s range of beer from Nelson fit the bill perfectly.

There is also a survey of New Zealand’s growing Lager Frenzy:

While we may claim to have had “a few quiet ales” the night before, the chances are that most, if not all, of those “ales” were really lagers. Even Speight’s Gold Medal Ale and Tui East India Pale Ale are lagers.

Finally, a visit to the Wellington Show revealed several New Beers:

The Food Show was the first time I’d ever even heard of the Storm Brewery in Bali. While most Asian breweries focus exclusively on light lagers, Storm makes a wide range of ales, many of them are bottle conditioned. The Storm Pale Ale (4.2%) was surprisingly fresh, fruity and refreshing.

Beer News around the World

Some slightly off-beat news snippets from the world of beer today.

Nigerians’ taste for Guinness outstrips Irish from Stuff:

[Guinness] sales in Britain fell 3 percent and in Ireland by 7 percent in the year to June, while Diageo’s international region, which covers Africa and Asia, saw sales rise 15 percent. Nigeria pushed aside Ireland to be the beer’s No 2 market after Britain.

Beer firms rapped over adverts from Talking Retail:

InBev UK – the firm behind Belgian beer brand Stella Artois – has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority for implying that one family had brewed the lager for the past 600 years.

The watchdog has also rapped Miller Brands over an advert showing a roller-skating stuntman, which the ASA claimed would appeal to minors.