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Winemaking Masterclass and Grapes

This may be of interest to your members. http://www.makewine.co.nz/categories/crushed-premium-syrah-grapes-masterclass – pickup date and masterclass is Easter Saturday 19th April at Matakana. Many thanks!

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AGM reminder 23 April 2014

Please find last year’s minutes here: AGWB-AGM-April-2013.pdf See you at the AGM

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AGWB Constitution Update

Updated July 2014; Here is the constitution ratified at the AGM 2014: AGWB Constitution 2014 ratified UPDATED 10 April 2014: The following is a page summary of the major changes that have been made to the constitution and will be presented

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Beer of the Year – Clone Croucher LOWRIDER IPA

For the September competition we have the following: Croucher LOWRIDER IPA (2.7%) Believe it… this is a lower alcohol beer with plenty of flavour! At only 2.7% alcohol, most would expect a beer that is watery and flavourless, but LOWRIDER

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Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner Malt

Guild members/brewers. We have just received a pallet of Weyermann Bohemian PIlsner Malt, which our supplier has asked us to move as they need the warehouse space.  These sacks unmilled are available to Guild members for $32 per sack. (Normally

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Syrah Wine Grapes

Justin Oliver Email: free.range.wine@clear.net.nz Subject: Syrah Wine Grapes Message: Hello, I am offering a unique opportunity to source premium Syrah wine grapes,. PYO from the vineyard in Matakana. I will then destem and crush the grapes into your own container.

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2013 Xmas BBQ and Prize Giving Results

Another great end of year party – a hearty thanks to all the organisers. Year end Competition Results: Novice Brewer Reuban Roundtree Most Improved Brendon Nash Champion Stout Brewer Rhys Williams Beer of the Year (Pot kettle Black Clone) Sam

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Pot Kettle Black – Beer of the year

How good are you beer cloning skills? See if you can re-create the Yeastie Boys’ Pot Kettle black. Who could impartially judge? – Why Yeastie Boy Sam Possenniskie himself! Details here

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The dangers of the home brewing

This is a post about a foot and an arse. My foot, but not my arse. Confused? Let me explain. I possibly nominated myself for the Darwin Awards during the last brew. All was going swimmingly. Forbes and I had spent the

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How to own your own Dales brewery

Two former school friends have teamed up to take over the business of their dreams – their very own brewery on the edge of the Dales. Aged just 23 and 22, beer fans Geoff Southgate and Carl Gehrman would otherwise

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