35 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.

The New Zealand Brewer Podcast – New Zealand Brewer The New Zealand Brewer Podcast – New Zealand Brewer

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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.

    Three Sisters Brewery – NZB Podcast Episode #35

    Three Sisters Brewery – NZB Podcast Episode #35

    In episode #35 of the New Zealand Brewer Podcast we are joined by Joe Emans Brewery from Taranaki. Three Sisters Brewery is a husband-and-wife team ...

    • 2 hr 18 min
    New Zealand Draught - with Special Guest, Kelly Ryan

    New Zealand Draught - with Special Guest, Kelly Ryan

    In episode #34 of the New Zealand Brewer Podcast we thought we’d take a crack at our first “Style Profile” episode! For this episode we’ll ...

    • 2 hr 29 min
    Paynter's Cider

    Paynter's Cider

    In episode #33 of the New Zealand Brewer Podcast we are joined by Paul Paynter from Paynter's Cider in Hawke's Bay.



    Paynter's Cider is producing some of the very best cider New Zealand has to offer, and Paul Paynter is the man behind it all.



    In this episode Paul talks about what it takes to make great cider, the state of New Zealand's cider industry, and he shares some details about the many incredibly exciting new apple varieties they are currently working with, such as the red fleshed apples you see in the image above, and an apple variety that clocks in at a mind blowing 26 brix. .



    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 another home-brewed listener beer.

    • 2 hr 22 min
    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 hr 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 hr 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 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

grademiest ,

Educational AND fun

Great job of providing enough details for the beer nerd in me, but fun and easy to listen to while learning. John never fails to make me want to sit down and enjoy a beer. Highly recommend!

Microphobik ,

Great beer podcast!

Love the podcast. It's full of laughs, helpful homebrew tips, and great clone recipes from New Zealand breweries.

sjamison ,

Excellent

John knows beer. I've learned a lot from him. Great podcast.

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