DID YOU KNOW?
In 2010, the global consumption of beer was 182.69 billion litres. That’s the equivalent of 553.6 billion 330 millilitre bottles.
Imperial pints can be found at The Malthouse, Hashigo Zake, Khandallah Trading Company and Bar Edward.
Beer can go off when it’s exposed to light. This is known as skunking. Brown glass slows this process down better than clear or green glass.
Malted barley gives flavour and colour to beer. The darker the roast, the darker the colour. Hops give beer its bitter taste. It is a close relative of cannabis. Tamarillo, rata honey, rimu, chocolate, kawakawa and even pineapple lumps have been added to New Zealand beer.
DB and Lion Nathan make nearly 90 per cent of all the beer we drink in New Zealand.
The most of the kilojoules in beer come from the alcohol, not the carbohydrates. Therefore, it’s better to drink a low-alcohol beer than a low-carb beer.
The first commercial brewery in New Zealand was established in 1835 by Joel Samuel Polack in Kororareka, now Russell, in the Bay of Islands.