Events this week
Aged Belgian Beer Tasting - 7.30pm Today 14 September, Third Eye, 30 Arthur St Wellington. Infamous Wellington beer bros/aficionados Fraser and Neil McInnes will walk you through the aging process of each beer, whilst you taste the comparisons between a youthful Belgian beer and an aged one (including a couple of very special, limited drops you will not find elsewhere).
Our Belgian Beer line-up is:
- Aged & non-aged Ardennes 6.5% Belgian-style Blonde Ale
- Aged & non-aged Belgian 7.5% Dubbel
- Aged & non-aged Belgian 8.5% Tripel
- Aged XI 10.5% Belgian Black Ale (this was brewed to celebrate 11th birthday - meaning this baby has been reposing for five years when it hits your palate!)
- Barrel-Aged Saison
The Third Eye "Glory Awaits" Quiz Nite - 6pm Thursday 15 September, Third Eye, 30 Arthur St Wellington.
Limited Session IPA Hop Oil Release - 4pm Thursday 15 September, Vultures Lane, Vulcan Lane, Auckland with Sawmill Brewing. Our brewers have been playing around with 3 varieties of hop oils, adding them to 3 kegs of our already delicious Session IPA. Hop oil is all about delivering an all-out aroma top note and offering next to no bitterneess, so expect these beers to jump out of the glass and be super sessionable. We will be releasing 1 beer each Thursday afternoon for the next 3 weeks and we have only made 20 litres of each, so an extremely small supply! Get in quick. Try it along side our Session IPA and taste the difference. Keg 1 Thursday 15th September - Uncle Sam - Oil isolated from an amazing selection of American origin hops.
Session Beer Session - 16 & 17 September, Malthouse, Courtenay Place, Wellington. This showcase is available until the beers run out on tap - get in while it lasts! The Session Beer Session Tap Line-up:
- Fork and Brewer/Fork Brewing Low Blow (4.7%)
- Fork Brewing Draft (3.8%)
- Fork Brewing Sourbet (3.7%)
- Croucher Brewing Downshift (3.5%)
- Good George Brewing Amber (3.7%)
- The Mussel Inn Captain Cook (4.4%)
- MOA BEER Session Alps (4.3%)
- Raindogs Brewing Co Wee Bairn Bitter (3.8%)
- The Sawmill Brewing Company Session IPA (3.7%)
- Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn Golden Bitter (3.8%)
McLeods Brewery Tasting & Meet the Brewer - 7pm 21 September, Pomeroys, Kilmore St, Christchurch
Beer & Cheese featuring McLeod's - 6pm 22 September, The Beer Library, 363 Colombo St, Christchurch
McPunk: McLeod's at Punky Brewster - 5pm 23 September, Punky Brewsters Craft Beer Fillery, 22B Tyne St, Christchurch
The Winners That Were - 27 September, Pomeroys, Kilmore St, Christchurch. In light of the NZ beer judging for the Brewers Guild of New Zealand 2016 awards we will be remembering the Winners That Were from Tuesday 27th of September onwards. We will be filling up to 12 taps of medal winning beers, the best in the land from last year.
Pacific Beer Expo 2016 - 22 & 23 October, Boatshed/Rowers Club, Wellington
Mike's Oktoberfest - 29 Oktober, Mikes Brewery, Urenui, Taranaki
Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival - 12 November, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
City of Ales festival - 13 November, Auckland
South Island Beer Festival - 19 November, Ilam Homestead, 87 Ilam Rd, Christchurch
Rising Can Festival - 19 November, Hot Water Brewing, Whenuakite, Coromandel. Come and join us for a celebration of canned beer, good food and great music
The Great Kiwi Beer Festival 2017 - Saturday 28 January, Hagley Park, Christchurch
Sunshine Brewery Electron IPA (6%) - The Electron rocket is a cracker as is this IPA, which we developed to celebrate the East Coast joining the space race. A god lashing of English pale ale malt provides a mild but flavoursome backbone to which we have added HOPS! Six different American hop varieties were added at multiple stages to give this big tasting beer a deep complexity - Chinook, Columbus, Mosaic, Amarillo, Simcoe and Centennial.
Fork Brewing Alternative Germanic Pale Ale (5.8%) - This Pale Ale is a bit of a hybrid between the North German/Dusseldorf-style Altbier (using fresh German hops) and a great English drinking beer called Extra Special Bitter (or ESB). Rich and malty without being oversweet, Alternative has wonderful fruit characteristics, bursting with citrus goodness. It also has the honour of trialing Gladfield Malt's new variety of malt (as yet unamed, but identified by the codename Gabriella), which imparts caramel flavours to the beer without the sweetness, giving an alternative option to balance the beer without sacrificing flavours. Kelly was approached by Gladfield to trial this new malt in one of his brews, and give Gladfield a bit of feedback on how it performs in a brew. He's the only brewer in the North Island to have brewed a beer using this new malt - so here's your chance to see how it hits the palate!