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Cityscape The Scoop
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Is it the weekend already? Well, we’re not complaining! Let’s have a look at the musts in the city this time around:Uncaged is an exhibition of new work by Chch artists opening on the corner of High and Tuam Sts (above C1). It kicks off tonight at 6.45pm with live music by Sparkle Kitty, and DJs Misfit Mod and Instant Fantasy. Viewing times on Saturday and Sunday are 10am-4pm.You’ll want your designated driver sorted out for Saturday to get you out to Rolleston for A Mid-Winter's Ale Festival, a regional craft beer celebration of Canterbury’s best brewers – look out for Cityscape favourites Golden Eagle Brewery and top tasting tips from The Beer Library, as well as the likes of the The Twisted Hop, Harrington's Breweries, Wigram Brewing Company, Fiasco Brewing, and more. Grab tickets at the festival website. Get to the opera! We did, so we know what we’re talking...
Cityscape The Drinks List
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Cityscape talks to some of the city’s brewing craftspeople about the reasons for the craft beer boom, their motivations, and a few of their drops to watch out for. Jumped on the craft beer/boutique beer appreciation train yet? With the number of craft breweries in the country increasing from just 3 around 1980 to closer to 80 today, it’s fair to say our beer horizons have massively expanded, and with increasing numbers of bustling brew-pubs, beer-focussed bars/cafes/restaurants, boutique beer stores and local craft breweries popping up, Christchurch might just be getting ideas about giving Wellington and Nelson run for their money in the contest to be the nation’s craft beer capital. Local brewers all agree that New Zealand is part of a worldwide surge of interest in craft beer at present, perhaps spurred on in particular locally by the sense that there’s a bit of catching up to do. “I think...
Cityscape The Drinks List
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Situated on Colombo St, along side Sydenham hot spot The Colombo, The Beer Library is Christchurch’s only craft beer bottle store. A relaxed atmosphere, an outstanding selection, and knowledgeable staff providing excellent service ensure that this is the perfect place for everyone to find their perfect beer, from the biggest ‘hop-heads’ to craft beer novices.The first thing you'll notice when walking in to The Beer Library is the wall of chillers that ensurethe stock stays as fresh as the day it left the brewery. With well over 300 different bottles and five constantly rotating taps for rigger fills, The Beer Library curates the largest selection of craft beer available in the South Island. The Beer Library stocks beers from local Christchurch breweries, further afield in New Zealand, and hard to find beers from around the globe. You’re sure to find something you’ve never had!As if the selection alone wasn’t enough,...