Winner of competition wins big at Beervana

Published: Thu 11 Aug 2011 02:00 PM
Winner of competition wins big at Beervana
The online jobs board were excited to find out that Matt Warner and his co-founders of ParrotDog Beer won the Peoples Choice Award at the iconic beer festival Beervana over this past weekend in Wellington.
Matt Warner was the first winner of the ‘Choice Job’ competition held late last year. These competitions ran until early 2011 offering winners the chance for a day in the life of their ‘Choice Job’ – Such as the Pilot with HELiPRO, the Fashion Editor with Lucire, Event Organiser with HeapsLoose (Ft Dizzee Rascal) and the very first competition – ‘The Brewer’ with Epic Beer in Auckland. winner Matt Warner was the obvious competition choice – already playing around with and testing brews in his flat in Te Aro, he knew his facts about New Zealand Beer and was obviously passionate about it. sent Matt up for a day at Epic Beer with founder Luke Nicholas who showed him the life behind a successful brewing company - the hard work, the industry and figuring out what kiwis like in a beer. (Check out the day at Epic on the blog) were there at Beervana to see Matt and his crew pick up the prestigious award for their new brew ‘BitterBitch’, and got the chance to speak to them about their win, and how the trip to Epic Beer helped fuel Matt’s passion:
“The day up at Epic was a fantastic opportunity to gain a useful insight into one of the biggest players in the craft brewing industry. Luke Nicholas was a great host who managed to pass on some very helpful knowledge regarding not only craft brewing itself, but also about the how the industry operates as a whole”
The boys from ParrotDog couldn’t believe they had come so far in such a short amount of time (being newcomers to Beervana), and were absolutely stoked at the great response from the crowd.
“Tips on both of these avenues [craft brewing & the industry] have been valuable in helping ParrotDog have its successful launch over the past few weeks. A huge thanks again to both and Epic for providing me with that choice opportunity!”
If you’re interested in trying ParrotDog, and the winning brew BitterBitch - it can be found on tap now at all good craft beer bars around Wellington.
New Choice Jobs competitions are in the brew at and will be looking for release soon – so, aspiring jobseekers keep an eye out! Check out the blog about Matt’s win at Beervana to find out more.
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