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Thread #15397   Message #973139
Posted By: Billy the Bus
27-Jun-03 - 03:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favourite brew/beer?
Couldn't find any reference to New Zealand beers, so thought I'd better contribute. Current favourite is 'Speights Old Dark'. It's the only dark ale we have on tap. The only problem is they keep it chilled to the same temperature as the lagers. Aaarghhh.. I have to train new bar staff to give my pint a quick 'nuke' in the microwave to make it drinkable. It's brewed by Speights Brewery in Dunedin NZ.

Like the rest of the world, NZ went from one or more breweries in each town, in the 50's down to about six for the whole country in the 80's. Fortunately things have improved. Here's a current NZ brewery list

Mumble, mumble, this thread has got me thinking about brews, and pubs I have known. Must start a new thread!

Cheers - Sam