Portland comes to Auckland
It's like a mini-Beervana all over again! Four Oregon breweries at four Auckland craft bars this Friday only. The bars are Brew On Quay, Lumsden Freehouse, Brothers Beer and Vulture's Lane, the breweries are Crux Fermentation Project; HUB, Base Camp and Ecliptic.Serving starts as soon as the bars open, with just one 20L keg of each beer. Once they're gone, they're gone for good! Here's the line up:
Brew on Quay, 102 Quay St from 11am
Crux Fermentation Project Better Off Red (Flanders Red Ale); HUB Survival Stout; HUB Organic Hopworks IPA
The Lumsden Freehouse, 444 Khyber Pass, Newmarket from 11:30am
Crux Freak Cake Bourbon BA Oud Bruin; Base Camp In Tents IPL; Ecliptic UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale
Brothers Beer, 90 Wellesley St West from midday
Base Camp Bretta Livin' Apricot Wild Ale; Crux Better Off Red (Flanders Red Ale); Ecliptic Zenith Grapefruit Gose; HUB Noggin' Floggin' Barley Wine
Vultures Lane, Vulcan Lane from midday
Base Camp Ultra Gnar IPA; Ecliptic Orbiter IPA; Ecliptic Zenith Grapefruit Gose; HUB Organic Hopworks IPA
Events this week
Home Brewers' Tap Meeting - tomorrow Thursday 6pm, Baylands Brewery & Brewing Supplies, 22 Victoria St, Petone, Lower Hutt. Bring your beer along for a group tasting session and feedback on your beers from your peers and professionals. Learn tips and tricks to improve your brewing and take advantage of instore discounts during the meeting. Meeting kicks of at 6pm. Snacks and nibbles provided.
Beer meets Bread with Sparks Brewing and Amano Bakery - Friday 4pm, Vultures Lane, Vulcan Lane Auckland
La Sirene's Christchurch Debut - Friday 6pm, Punky Brewster, 22B Tyne St, Christchurch
Pink Boots/Three Boys/Cryer Malt White IPA launch - Tuesday 30 August, Whet Drinking Room, 131 Cambridge Tce, Christchurch. This is the Chch launch of the modified Three Boys White IPA that was brewed for the United Colours of IPA bar at Beervana. Come and support this collaboration between some remarkable Chch breweries, craft beer sellers and industry suppliers. Light nibbles are provided. Special thanks to Cryer Malt, Three Boys Brewery, Beervana, whet Drinking Room and Red Kegs.
Meet the Brewer with Moa - 8pm Wednesday 31 August, The Hop House, 297 Mt Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui
Firkin' Fest! - 1-4 September, Twisted Hop Pub, 616 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch.
Beer & Dessert Night - 5pm 3 September, The Beer Library, 363 Colombo St, Christchurch. We're teaming up with our neighbours The Cake Eating Co. for a night of sweet eats and delicious beers meticulously chosen for their flavour explosion possibilities.
Zeelandt Brewery 4th Birthday - 5pm, 9 September, Westshore Beach Inn, Napier.
Pacific Beer Expo 2016 - 22 & 23 October, Boatshed/Rowers Club, Wellington
Mike's Oktoberfest - 29 Oktober, Mikes Brewery, Urenui, Taranaki
The Great Kiwi Beer Festival 2017 - Saturday 28 January, Hagley Park, Christchurch
Epic Brewing Snow White White IPA (6.5%) - Brewed with wheat malt for the pale hazy appearance. The noticeable orangey citrus character comes from the marriage of crushed coriander seeds and the Citra, Cascade and Centennial hops. The fruitiness comes from the really warm fermentation with a special ale yeast.