SOBA Winter Ale Festival Tickets Available Now!!

Apr 29, 2014 No Comments by

The Society of Beer Advocate’s Mid Winter Ale festival is back for 2014 and destined to be bigger than ever before.  Once again it is hosted at the Hunter Lounge at Victoria University’s Kelburn Campus. Tickets are now available over in our store for $45! SOBA Mid Winter Ale Festival Saturday, 14 June, 2pm – 7pm […]

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SOBA Awards 2013

Dec 26, 2013 No Comments by

Society of Beer Advocates Award Winners 2013 The Society of Beer Advocates (SOBA) is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural 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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Committee Update October/November

Dec 03, 2013 No Comments by

The last couple of months have been somewhat eventful the committee, here’s what’s been happening: – The committee realises that the SOBA membership is full of talented individuals, some of who might want to volunteer some of those talents one day to help SOBA out. You should have received an email recently asking whether you’ve […]

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September 2013 Committee Update

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments by

The new committee is now in full swing! It’s been an active month, here’s what’s new:   – The committee sent a submission to the Auckland council regarding their Local Alcohol Policy. Particularly in regards to the mention of restricting ‘single serves’ near liquor ban areas, and how that may affect craft beer availability. – […]

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Monthly Update for August 2013

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments by

August was a huge month for beer this year, with choice beer week, BrewNZ awards, Beervana and of course the SOBA AGM. – At the AGM some changes were made to the committee lineup, with Geoff stepping down as President and Steph & Martin stepping down from general committee. New to the committee are Shane […]

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ParrotDog Celebrate their first birthday!

Aug 04, 2013 No Comments by

ParrotDog and Stoked Pizza are getting together to celebrate a year at their Vivian St brewery! The event will be a showcase of all the beers ParrotDog have brewed in the in their first year of operation. Tickets are $40 each and include food prepared by Stoked Pizza on the night (they’re bringing their wood-fired oven […]

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SOBA Committee Update – June/July 2013

Aug 04, 2013 No Comments by

What’s the SOBA committee been up to in June & July? A SOBA committee member attended the MOA “Craft Beer Forum” in a monitoring role. Wrote to IPONZ on the Tribute trade mark and trade marking in general with resources for IPONZ. Planned the NZ premiere of the Michael Jackson: Beer Hunter movie. August 4th […]

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Screening of Beer Hunter The Movie

Jul 26, 2013 No Comments

SOBA and Wellington’s Roxy Cinema present a tribute to the life of late beer writer Michael Jackson. Sunday August 4th, movie starts at 8:30pm. $18 will get you a ticket and a beer during intermission. The Roxy have a great beer selection and offer a 20% beer discount for SOBA members in the grand lobby, so come […]

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SOBA Winter Ale Festival

Jun 27, 2013 No Comments

Online tickets are now closed for the 2013 Mid Winter Ale Festival on Saturday July 20th! Door sales are available.   We have moved to a new, large venue – the Hunter Lounge at Victoria University but will offer you the same great value and great fun. Tickets are only $55 and your ticket price includes […]

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SOBA Committee Update – May 2013

Jun 05, 2013 No Comments

Here’s your monthly SOBA committee update for May 2013. It’s just a few things this month as a fair chunk of the committee tripped off to Melbourne for Good Beer Week Here’s the major plot points this month: – Discussed engagement with big breweries and met with the Brewer’s Association – Started initial discussion about the […]

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