Peter McLennan

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Meet the Women Behind Craft Beer: A Look At How The Industry Is Changing

Once again, the New York City Craft Beer Festival served up good times to more than 2,500 beer enthusiasts during its Autumn Harvest last weekend in …

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Disco Inferno ‘79

I lost my disco virginity at the hottest club in town, the same night a wild crowd tried to burn the genre down<p><b>Riding the Bolt Bus</b> to Baltimore this …

My life as a northern soul boy: rebellion on the dancefloor in the 1970s

The scene is a packed school gym full of shy, ungainly people shuffling around to Gary Glitter. It is 1974. At the front are a group of perennial delinquents – the only black kid in our town, his tough Italian mate, others we’ve lost sight of since the 11-plus. They don’t dance; they mock the other …

'Pathetic' marketing idea quickly stubbed out

Blenheim's Moa brewery has been forced to backpedal on a marketing idea linking the Marlborough region to Marlboro cigarettes' famous advertising …

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Paul Casserly: Radio fumes with Stinky Grooves

<b>Paul Casserly pays tribute to local radio institution Stinky Grooves as it nears its quarter century on air.</b><p>On <i>Stinky Grooves</i> - a radio institution …

It Takes Submarines, Hashish, and Volcanic Rocks to Make a Good Beer

Garage Project is a New Zealand company that pushes the envelope with every batch of beer—counting superheated volcanic rocks, submarines, and hashish made from hops among their brew-making toolkit.<p>Could this be the strangest brewery in the world?<p>Garage Project is a New Zealand company based in …

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All Havana Broke Loose: An Oral History of Tropicana

In the decadent jet-set heaven of 1950s Havana, the only place to be was Tropicana, a pleasure dome where the shows (and showgirls) were dazzling, the gambling was high-stakes, and the revelers included Marlon Brando, Ernest Hemingway, Rita Hayworth, and J.F.K., to name a few. With an oral history …

The rebirth of canned beer

<b>Beer in a can. It has a decades-old image problem - bland, mass-produced and metallic-tasting. Now craft brewers are trying to do for canned beer what New World winemakers did for screwcaps more than a decade ago, writes Megan Lane.</b><p>Order a craft beer in one of the modish American-style eateries …

How Cool Are These Beer Cans That Show The Pantone Color Of The Brew Inside?

Graphic designers, beer-lovers and package design aficionados will love these minimalist beer cans and bottles created by Spanish designer Txaber. …

Budweiser’s Backyard Under Attack From Craft-Brewery Hub

Brew Hub LLC, the craft-beer venture that’s majority owned by billionaire investor Ron Burkle, is taking its attack on traditional brewers straight …

Aphex Twin on New 'Syro' LP: 'I'm Feeling Really Horny About It – and Very Smug'

Not long ago, Richard D. James was swimming in the creek near his house when his next-door neighbor made an unexpected request. "I'd never talked to …

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Our final conversation with Sharon Jones

<i>Sharon Jones at Radio NZ Auckland. Photo by Dru Falkner</i><p>When it comes to the modern-day soul and funk revivalist movement Sharon Jones is First Lady. …

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Interview with BrewDog’s James Watt

<i>I and some other beer writers were recently invited to BrewDog’s Ellon plant, where we took a tour of the ever-growing new brewery and new onsite bar</i> …

“Walter Gibbons: Jungle Music”. Strut, 2010.

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The Idris Muhammad interview

I met Idris through Jimmy Lewis. I needed a drummer. We’d had a drummer on <i>Hair</i> when we were doing it downtown. He’d gone out of town, but he wasn’t …

"Love Money" was erroneously attributed to drummer Tony Williams

The article you read here came about by mistake. In “12 x 12” in Wax Poetics Issue 4, Louie Vega chose twelve of his favorite dance classics. One …

Avant-garde cellist Arthur Russell deconstructed disco

Arthur Russell at Gull Lake at the family summer home in Minnesota.<br>Photo by Charles Russell Sr. and courtesy of the estate of Arthur Russell/Audika …

Nas is at the top of the list of MCs, lyricists, and who's the illest

Nas witnessed the conception of hip-hop. He watched it gestate in park jams near Queensbridge, Queens, where guys would plug up their equipment and …

The Soul of Stax Records

Al Bell at the Stax offices. Photos courtesy of Stax Records.<p>“Show us the master tapes,” a steely voice said, stealing all the air from the room.<p>Al …

Craft beer guide gets its kickstart

Although craft beer still makes up only a small proportion of the total beer market here, our craft beer makers are outstripping their traditional …

Well-crafted move to cans catching on

Craft beer in a can is a growing international trend that is already finding traction in the Kiwi market.<p>Beervana festival director David Cryer …

Big call for small beers

<b>NZ craft brewers have a chance to cash in, says bank, but they’ll have to lift production.</b><p>Export demand for New Zealand craft beer is expected to …

5 Beer Trends You'll Be Seeing This Summer

Your know-it-all beer geek friends may be a little annoying. But man, do they have great tips on what you should drink!<p>Here are some trends and hot …

Recycling Bin Bingo

My last photo-based bloooooog post was a roaring success. So much so that I’ve begun collecting more bottle shots for a follow up. I might even one …

Gazing into my beer-filled crystal ball

As you may be aware, the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards are coming up soon - really soon.

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