32 episodes

Listen in as beer writer and award winning homebrewer, John Oszajca, interviews some of New Zealand's most celebrated professional brewers, as they share brewing tips, recipes, and industry insight for home brewers and pro-brewers alike.

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Listen in as beer writer and award winning homebrewer, John Oszajca, interviews some of New Zealand's most celebrated professional brewers, as they share brewing tips, recipes, and industry insight for home brewers and pro-brewers alike.

    Slab Brewing – NZB Podcast Episode #32

    Slab Brewing – NZB Podcast Episode #32

    In episode #32 of the New Zealand Brewer Podcast we are joined by Zach and Nathan from Slab Brewing, in Tauranga. 



    Their slogan is "Big, Small, Local" because they brew beer with big flavours on a tiny brew system, chuck it in big ass cans, and share it with their local Tauranga community. 



    In this episode the guys from Slab Brewing also share the recipe for their Naked City IPA.



    We'll also catch up with Gary in another "what's going on in the brewery" segment, a little homebrew Q & A, and we'll crack into a few home brewed listener beers.

    • 2 hrs 10 min
    Richard Emerson – NZB Podcast Episode #31

    Richard Emerson – NZB Podcast Episode #31

    In episode #31 of the New Zealand Brewer Podcast we take a look at the life of Richard Emerson, a trailblazer who is often lauded as the godfather of craft beer in New Zealand. His story is told by Michael Donaldson, author of the new book "The Hop Father".



    In this episode our co-host, Gary Henwood from Kainui Brew Co also shares the recipe for his Gold Medal winning Summer Love Saison.



    We'll also catch up with Gary in another "what's going on in the brewery" segment, a little homebrew Q & A, and we'll crack into a few home brewed listener beers.

    • 2 hrs 36 min
    Froth Technologies – NZB Podcast Episode #30

    Froth Technologies – NZB Podcast Episode #30

    In episode #30 of the New Zealand Brewer Podcast we chat with Ryan Carvill and Simon Cooke from  Froth Technologies (aka FrothTech), New Zealand's only manufacturer of Brewer's Yeast.



    Until recently, New Zealand brewers have had no local yeast options, and have been forced to use yeast that is imported from far away places such as the USA and the UK (not always ideal). Froth Technologies has changed that by launching Aotearoa’s first commercial yeast lab! They also recently successfully raised more than $30,000 on Pledgeme, assuring that their expansion plans will come to fruition and home brewers will soon be able to get their hands on locally manufactured yeast.



    In this episode we've asked Ryan and Simon to join us on the New Zealand Brewer Podcast and share their story and give us insight into their different strains and the plan for their company.



    We'll also catch up with Gary in another "what's going on in the brewery" segment, a little homebrew Q & A, and we'll crack into a few home brewed listener beers, as well as a new one from Kereru Brewing Company!

    • 2 hrs 37 min
    Wellington’s Winter Ales Festival – NZB Podcast Episode #29

    Wellington’s Winter Ales Festival – NZB Podcast Episode #29

    In episode #28 of the New Zealand Brewer Podcast we are joined by Shiggy, Jordan and Dylan from Funk Estate.



    Funk Estate is a small brewing company based in Mount Maunganui. The company was founded way back in 2012 (which is nearly ancient as New Zealand's craft beer scene goes).



    In this episode Shiggy, Jordan, ad Dylan share their story, explain how the company transitioned from contract brewing to making their own beer in Auckland initially, and then ultimately in Mount Maunganui. They also give us insight into their brewing process, recipe creation, and their general approach to making great beer.

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    FUNK ESTATE – NZB PODCAST EPISODE #28

    FUNK ESTATE – NZB PODCAST EPISODE #28

    In episode #28 of the New Zealand Brewer Podcast we are joined by Shiggy, Jordan and Dylan from Funk Estate.



    Funk Estate is a small brewing company based in Mount Maunganui. The company was founded way back in 2012 (which is nearly ancient as New Zealand's craft beer scene goes).



    In this episode Shiggy, Jordan, ad Dylan share their story, explain how the company transitioned from contract brewing to making their own beer in Auckland initially, and then ultimately in Mount Maunganui. They also give us insight into their brewing process, recipe creation, and their general approach to making great beer.

    • 2 hrs 36 min
    Mangrove Jack’s – NZB Podcast Episode #27

    Mangrove Jack’s – NZB Podcast Episode #27

    In episode #27 of the New Zealand Brewer Podcast we are joined by Sam Loader, the resident brewer from Mangrove Jack's.



    Mangrove Jack's is New Zealand's own yeast company. And while their yeasts are gaining in popularity around the world, there is still not that much information out there about each of these strains.



    In this episode we aim to change that, and to help get  homebrewer's better acquainted with each of Mangrove Jack's yeast strains, and learn how each strain differs from other similar strains on the market. Sam also offers tips on how to get the best character from each strain, and sheds a bit of light onto the process of developing and manufacturing commercial brewer's yeast.



    In this episode Sam also shares the recipe for his own "Extra Best Bitter"; a bit of an ESB and XPA hybrid beer.

    • 2 hrs 38 min

Customer Reviews

Instagramuserforever ,

Fantastic show

Hilarious, John and Gary both obviously know brewing intimately.

Their relationship seems to get slightly more antagonistic when they’re drinking (tasting) beers with entertaining results.

The fact that John manages to get well known NZ brewers to give up recipes for some of their best known brews is a huge bonus!

otahuhukiwi ,

Great show

Really enjoy this podcast. Lots of good info...

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