Black Dog tasting with Dale Cooper- Saturday 10 October

Sep 19, 2015 No Comments by

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 by

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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The Winter 2015 Edition of Pursuit of Hoppiness is out now!

Jul 21, 2015 No Comments by

You should have seen copies of the latest edition of Pursuit at your local beery spots… But if you haven’t yet – head to the Pursuit page to view an online version. A huge thanks to all our contributors, distributors, advertisers and our fearless editor Michael Donaldson.

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Winter Ale Festival Tickets On Sale Now!

Apr 25, 2015 No Comments by

Tickets to the sixth annual Winter Ale Festival are now available! WAF is one of the best value beer festivals around. Your ticket price includes EIGHT half glass beer tastings and a $5 food voucher. That’s $25 worth of tokens with your ticket. Head over to the store to purchase.  

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Pursuit of Hoppiness Autumn 2015 is Out!

Apr 08, 2015 No Comments by

You should have seen issues of Autumn Pursuit at your local beery establishments, but if not check out the on-line version now!  

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SOBA Mountain Ales Festival

Feb 17, 2015 No Comments by

SOBA is celebrating great beer in Taranaki with our first ever Mountain Ales Festival! Sample some of the best brews from Taranaki and around New Zealand on Saturday the 18th of April!   Brews from the likes of Mike’s Organic Beer, Tuatara Brewing, Brewaucracy, Brew Mountain, Kereru Brewing Company, Zeelandt Brewery, Liberty Brewing Company, ParrotDog […]

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SOBA Award Winners 2014

Jan 12, 2015 No Comments by

Society of Beer Advocates Award Winners 2014 The Society of Beer Advocates (SOBA) is pleased to again announce the winners of the SOBA Awards. These awards are intended to recognise, reward and encourage those who are providing excellent products and services to the beer community and industry. SOBA is a consumer-based organisation with a mission […]

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SOBA’s Grand Beer Tour of Nelson

Jan 10, 2015 No Comments

One space left! Going to Marchfest? SOBA is organising a bus tour around Nelson to coincide with Marchfest! We’ll be checking out the beery places that are a little further out. Friday March 20th Make your own way to Nelson Airport for bus pick up at 11am Visit to Hop Federation Brewery, Riwaka Lunch at […]

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Summer 2014-15 Pursuit of Hoppiness Out Now!

Dec 08, 2014 No Comments

The latest summer edition of our free quarterly magazine Pursuit of Hoppiness is out now! Look out for it in your favourite beer-y places, like pubs, home brew shops and bottle stores. If you know somewhere that might like to stock it, let us know. If you can’t wait to find a physical copy, you can read it […]

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New Zealand’s Champion Homebrewer Announced

Nov 03, 2014 No Comments

The SOBA National Homebrew Competition is over for 2014! See the full results here. Congratulations to all medal winners, especially to our new champion homebrewer: Karl Safi!   Organiser Greig McGill had this to say: We judged our way through 417 beers, and two things became apparent – there were a lot of first time entrants, and […]

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