The life and times of the man who built the modern beer scene in New Zealand, an iconic brewer and businessman - Richard Emerson of Emerson's Brewery.
Michael Donaldson is an Auckland-based freelance writer and editor.
A former sports editor and deputy editor at the Sunday
Star-Times, he has been a journalist for 30 years, specialising
in sport and more recently beer ... that is, pretty much the dream
job. He is the editor of a specialist beer magazine, The Pursuit
of Hoppiness, contributes to DrinksBiz magazine, and his
beer writing is regularly published in North & South, the
New Zealand Herald and Stuff. He blogs about beer at
Michael's books include Beer Nation- The Art and Heart of Kiwi Beer, The Big Book of Home Brew- A Kiwi Guide, Lydia Ko- Portrait of a Teen Golfing Sensation, Richard Emerson- The Hopfather, and he was co-author of Steve Williams' autobiography Out of the Rough.