The rise of New Zealand craft beer
New Zealand brewed craft beer has become very popular both on the domestic market and for export. Jules van Cruysen began his career as sommelier in Wellington and writing about wine, then the 30 year old became more interested in beer and all it's varieties and tastes. He has written a comprehensive guide to the amber liquid Brewed - a guide to the craft beer of New Zealand. His book profiles individual breweries and their history, the people behind the product and includes some tasting notes. Jules van Cruysen is a drinks writer, and he is also the co-owner of Hillside Kitchen in Thorndon.