Summer 2014-15 Pursuit of Hoppiness Out Now!

Dec 08, 2014 No Comments by

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 by

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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The SOBA National Homebrew Competition is open for 2014!

Oct 15, 2014 No Comments by

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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

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

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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