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The T-shirts of Beervana…2014 edition

It’s Beervana time again in New Zealand, and just like last year and the year before that, we thought we’d give you an insight into the culture of New Zealand’s beer geeks at Beervana through their T-shirts.

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This selection is from the first session of day one, I only photographed T-shirts on punters. My personal favourite is the boxing bear image…I’d buy a poster or statuette of that! Many thanks to all the T-shirt wearers for participating. To follow the Thirstyboys beer blog by e-mail notification please click follow at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. Cheers…

You may also like the T- shirts of beervana 2012  or the T-shirts of beervana 201s

You may also like The Great Pacific beard (I mean beer) Expo 2012

or check out the BEERVANA 2013 STYLE FILE

 

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Secret Santa’s Thirstyboy surprise 2013

This personalised coaster turned up under one of the Thirstyboys (karori fry up) Christmas trees a few months ago. Nice job…unidentified designer-person, nice job.

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FIVE BEER LABEL DESIGNS WE LIKED IN 2013

There is some amazing effort going into presenting and marketing craft beers. Beer label design is getting as artsy and crafty as the brewers and the beers they sell. Among the growing local and international beer selections in your local store or bar, awesomely designed labels have the job of making you see the beers, buy the beers and then drink the beers.

In no particular order, here are five tap/bottle labels that impressed the Thirsties and friends in 2013…

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Speakeasy Prohibition Ale (Speakeasy Ales and Lagers)

an American style amber ale

“Look at it…it has all the elements right there…” The proprietor

Remedy Deebles Pale Ale (Remedy Brewing Co.)

The 2012 SOBA National Homebrewing Competition- Champion beer ( we consumed it, haiku-ed it and enjoyed it in Sept 2013)

“Evocative old time theming – it’s for the hop deficient and apparently guaranteed to be absolutely genuine…” Malice

Hops on Pointe (Garage Project)

Brewed to celebrate the world’s first ‘Beer Ballet’ called Bier Halle performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet

“simple and elegant, the font has some of the sinuousity of the dance” jesuit

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Pinky and the Grain (Funk Estate)

This 8.8% Saison is brewed with pink peppercorns…

“the great naming, the cute design…” unnamed hospitality worker

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Wendy (Yeastie Boys/Lobethal)

a Belgian tea stout – haiku-ed

“I like dogs…I like the combination of a cute little dog and a stupid name…” ladypiemaker

“It makes me smile inside..”GLB

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ZINE REVIEW: YEASTIE BOY’S BIG MOUTH 5TH BIRTHDAY ZINE

Reviewed by guest blogger: Sam Whitney* with Hayley Adams.

BIG MOUTH Yeastie Boy’s Turns 5…
Published by Yeastie Boy’s (NZ) Sept 2013
Format:  Zine 34 pages (photocopy)

So I was asked to write a “review” of the Yeastie Boy’s Big Mouth 5th birthday zine edited By Stu McKinlay’s talented partner Fritha.  I was inspired by the combination of her drawings, hilarious photos, and even funnier cut n’ paste collage aesthetic.  The content is a super friends collaboration with heaps of local, off beat artists and writers contributing.  In this spirit of deconstruction, and reconstruction I decided to go for a “remix” version. With the assistance of some home-brew, a Beastie Boy soundtrack and  the lovely Hayley Adams we sliced up the  images and text onto a chunk of cardboard. It’s free form and strange just the way it should be.

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*Sam Whitney is a bar manager and tasting specialist at Hashigo Zake Cult Beer Bar in Wellington, New Zealand.

ZINE: A zine (/ˈzn/ zeen; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier. (Wikipedia.org)

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BEERVANA 2013 – Session #1 : the T-shirts of Beervana (mega edition)

It’s Beervana time again, and this festival has so much going on that we will post three or four review type blogs over the coming week. Like last year, we thought we’d give you an insight into the culture of beer geeks at Beervana through their T-shirts.

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This year in the first session of day one, there were a few familiar and old T-shirt designs out there, but many more new or re-imagined ones, worn by many people. I guess this says something about the vitality of the craft brewing scene but also the people who attend Beervana…what they like, where they come from, where they’ve been and what they drink. Marketing beer through products like T-shirts appears to be a popular strategy. It was interesting to note the brewers/products that were most visible and those that were not as visible as you might expect. Several Australian and international breweries were represented on T-shirts in the crowd. I photographed three members of a visiting Canberra based beer club, each with a different shirt and a few Englishmen too. A highlight for me was the beer and pop culture mashups. Witty quotes and wise words of beer wisdom were in abundance.  There was even a T-shirt stall this year…a bloody big one, but I only photographed T-shirts on punters. Many thanks to all the T-shirt wearers for your cooperation. Here is a mega- selection of the T-shirts at Beervana via slide show…comment about your favourites. To follow us by e-mail notification please click follow at the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

You may also like the T- shirts of beervana 2012

You may also like The Great Pacific beard (I mean beer) Expo 2012

or check out the BEERVANA 2013 STYLE FILE

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