SOBA Honoured Members

Nov 26, 2015 No Comments by

In 2013 SOBA began an awards programme that includes honours for individual SOBA members who have done great service for either SOBA or the wider beer community. SOBA’s Honoured Members: Grieg McGill for services to SOBA Alex McGill for services to SOBA Stephanie Coutts for services to SOBA Charles Swettenham for service to Canterbury SOBA […]

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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 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

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

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

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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