Winter Ale Festival 2016 SOLD OUT

Apr 30, 2016 No Comments by

Tickets for the 2016 Winter Ale Festival sold out in record time this year! It took less than a week to sell all available tickets to SOBA members and beer lovers across the country. We hope you got your ticket in time, if so head to the Facebook event for line-up updates. If not, make […]

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Pursuit of Hoppiness Autumn Edition Out Now!

Mar 16, 2016 No Comments by

The Autumn edition of our quarterly magazine Pursuit of Hoppiness is out now! You should be able to find PoH at most good beer establishments, or you can view it online now over on the Pursuit page.

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SOBA Mountain Ales Festival Returns to Taranaki!

Feb 15, 2016 No Comments by

New Plymouth’s Mountain Ales Festival is back for 2016! Once again it is to be held at New Plymouth Sportfishing & Underwater Club, on Saturday April 16th. Tickets are only $40, which includes four beer tokens and one food token. Last year’s event was a sell-out and tickets are limited so get yours now. Breweries to be […]

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2015 SOBA Awards Recipients

Jan 13, 2016 No Comments by

2015 SOBA Awards Recipients National Awards Beer of the year Panhead, Super Charger Runner Up Garage Project, Death From Above Brewery of the year Garage Project Runner Up Panhead Best Home Brew Shop Finney’s Home Brew Emporium Runner Up Regional Awards Auckland Brothers Beer – Best Auckland Bar Runner Up Vulture’s Lane Hallertau – […]

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Holiday Reading: Pursuit of Hoppiness Summer Edition Available Now!

Dec 24, 2015 No Comments by

Just in time for Christmas reading, the Summer edition of Pursuit of Hoppiness is out! Physical copies will be appearing around the country in the coming weeks, but will be delayed by the usual holiday disruptions. In the meantime head to the Pursuit page to view an on-line version. A huge thanks to all our contributors, […]

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Hamilton’s New Craft Beer Bar: “We are all about Flavour”

Oct 13, 2015 No Comments by

Our Waikato Regional Coordinator Gareth Guitry gives the low down on Hamilton’s new beer bar, CRAFT. The first of August 2015 was an auspicious day for craft beer enthusiasts in Hamilton, with the official opening of a brand new craft beer bar, appropriately and succinctly named “Craft”. Craft is found on Hood Street in Hamilton’s CBD, […]

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New SOBA Swag Available!

Oct 08, 2015 No Comments by

We’ve put together a  colourful new range of merchandise using the fantastic Head over to now to check out the full range of new t-shirt colours, singlets, tote bags and even hoodies! Don’t be afraid to show some colour in your support of SOBA

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Black Dog tasting with Dale Cooper- Saturday 10 October (SOLD OUT )

Sep 19, 2015 No Comments

Tickets are on sale now for our October tasting at Wellington’s Black Dog Brewery. Find out more and book your place here now!

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The 2015 SOBA National Homebrew Competition is Coming!

Aug 17, 2015 No Comments

Here we go again! The SOBA National Homebrew Competition for 2015 is launched. The judging will be held in Auckland this year on November 7th at The Fine Wine Company’s new Constellation Drive store. We’re sure this year is going to be the biggest yet, but whether it’s going to be better is over to […]

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September 12 SOBA trip to Kapiti – Book now!

Aug 02, 2015 No Comments

The SOBA Trip to Kapiti is on sale! Included in the trip: – transport to and from Wellington train stations – beer tasting (including a barrel tasting) at North End brewery – lunch and a pint at Longbeach Cafe (dietary requirements will be catered for) – brewery tour and a pint with Carl Vasta at […]

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