Events & new releases 1 June

By BeertownNZ Wed, 01 Jun 2016 National

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This week

Tuatara Tap Takeover – 5pm Wednesday, One Fat Bird, 162 Karori Rd, Wellington

Brew Beer Club – with Mata Beer. 6pm Wednesday, Brew Craft Beer Pub, 1103 Tutanekai St, Rotorua

Meet the Brewer with Baylands Brewery - 4pm Thursday, Brewers Co-operative, 128 Victoria St West, Auckland

Northend Brewing tasting - 4.30pm Thursday, Glengarry Wines, 250 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland

The Beer Spot Gose Off – Thursday 4pm, The Beer Spot, 54 Northcote Rd, Takapuna, Auckland

The Wild Beer Showcase - Fresh from the UK. Three Taps and a few bottles from the always amazing Wild Beer. 5pm Thursday, Volstead Trading Co, 55 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch

Beertique Presents Magic Rock Brewing – Friday, Vultures Lane, Vulcan Lane, Auckland. Join Vultures & Beertique as we bring you a selection of great beer all the way from Yorkshire. We will be pouring Cannonball IPA, Highwire West Coast Pale Ale, Grapefuit Highwire, Dark Arts Stout, Ring Master South Pacific Pale Ale. Just one keg each so don’t miss out.

Borderstop Pop Up Craft Beer Shop – we'll be swinging open the Coolstore doors offering all kinds of awesome beer deals. 3-6pm Friday, Beer Without Borders, 24 Abel Smith St, Wellington

Queen’s Birthday Beer Fest – Sunday, The Hop House, 297 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui. Featuring beers from Ballast Point, Maui, Garage Project, Epic, Deep Creek, Good George, Beer Baroness, Eagle and more on tap.


Next week

A Palate Trip: 8 Wired Tap Takeover – 5pm Wednesday 8 June, The Lumsden Freehouse, 444 Khyber Pass Rd, Newmarket, Auckland

Learn to Count with Rogue Ales – 6pm Wednesday 8 June, Hashigo Zake, 25 Taranaki St, Wellington. Features Rogue’s new hop series of IPAs that show off the hop varieties they have developed on their farm: Rogue 4 Hop IPA, Rogue 6 Hop IPA, Rogue 7 Hop IPA, Rogue 8 Hop IPA, Rogue 19 Colonies mead, Gigantic The Business Pale Ale, Gigantic /Magic Rock Holy Oak Boubon Sour, Gigantic MASSIVE! barley wine.

Fresh Off The Boat Freigiest Bierkultur Tasting - Range of traditional yet non-traditional German beers from Sebastian Sauer. 6.30pm 9 June, Vulture's Lane, Vulcan Lane Auckland

Behemoth Brewing Pop Up Bar at Punky – 5pm, Friday 10 June, Punky Brewster Craft Beer Fillery, 22B Tyne St, Christchurch

SOBA Winter Ale Festival – 2pm Saturday 11 June, The Hunter Lounge, Victoria University Kelburn, Wellington. SOLD OUT



Galbraiths & Beertique Present the Best of British – 16-19 June, Galbraith’s Alehouse, 2 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland. With five rotating taps you will see 15 different beers from five different British breweries. For this event you will see some beers seen in New Zealand before as well as some very special one off kegs that will only be poured at this event.

Gigantic Takes Over Vultures – 3pm Thursday 16 June, Vultures Lane, Vulcan Lane, Auckland

Beer & Oysters at The Lumsden – 3pm Friday 17 June, The Lumsden Freehouse, 444 Khyber Pass Rd, Newmarket, Auckland

IPA Party! – 5pm Friday 17 June, Brothers Beer, 90 Wellesley St West, Auckland

Blackout: Dark beer tap takeover – 17-19 June, Twisted Hop, 616 Ferry Rd, Christchurch 14 taps of porters, stouts and deliciously dark beer delicacies! None of these beers have been seen in the Twisted Hop before, and some of them haven't even been seen in New Zealand

GABS 2016 Beer, Cider & Food Fest – Saturday 18 June, ASB Showgrounds, Epsom, Auckland

Meet the Brewer with Garage Project – Wednesday 22 June, The Hop House, 297 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui. Part of Garage Project June at The Hop House.

Mid-Winters Ale Festival – Saturday 25 June, Rolleston Community Centre, Christchurch

Beer & Food Match Degustation – 6pm Sunday 26 June, McCashin’s Brewery, Kitchen and Bar, 660 Main Rd, Stoke, Nelson. This full and unique experience includes: beverage and finger food on arrival, brewery tour through the iconic McCashin’s Brewery, five course matched degustation menu featuring 3 guest brews and 2 of our very best presented by the extremely knowledgeable Geoff Griggs - beer commentator, writer and world class beer judge.


New releases

Fork Brewing Parallel Importer porter (4.8%) - Our second-ever batch! P.I. was an international collab with Matthew Clarke from Hawkshead Brewery (UK), and is a Kiwi take on his award-winning Brodie's Prime Porter. This deliciously balanced hoppy, brown porter has enough chocolate-y malt to tickle the tonsils of dark beer lovers and a cornucopia of juicy berry hop notes to please hop fans. Available today.

Sunshine Brewery Never Mind the Bollocks IPA (6.5%) – Available from the taproom tomorrow. 50L only, kia hohoro!

Good George Coffee IPA (6%) - Using a nice malt base that incorporates a small amount of rye we have added Biftu Gudina Ethiopian single origin coffee by Rocket Coffee. This coffee adds nice floral citrus and berry notes which integrate nicely with the citrus, grapefruit and pine flavours and aromas of the hops. At 54 IBUs it has a nice bitterness on the finish that will leave you wanting more.

Sprig & Fern Kohatu pilsner 5% - This is our 2nd fresh hop pilsner release for 2016. Brewed using a single hop variety called Kohatu. This hop delivers tropical fruit and piney characteristics. True to a pilsner style, this beer has a wonderful crisp aftertaste.

Sprig & Fern Black Tyre stout 4.2% - A traditional cream stout, also known as a milk or sweet stout. A blend of specialty roasted malts followed by an addition of lactose makes this dark beer delightfully creamy and full flavoured.

Cassels & Sons Milked Stout kegged version (5.2%) – carbonated, filtered version of the old favourite. First batch was out four weeks ago, next batch due next week.

Cassels & Sons Heart of Darkness black IPA (6.1%) – a great balance between IPA hoppy flavours and dark roasted malt flavours.

Cassels & Sons Queenstown IPA – Smiths Craft Beer Bar home brew IPA champion, commercially brewed at Cassels & Sons 600L wood fired brewery. Extremely hoppy/fruity.

Behemoth Tasty Beverage extra pale ale is now available in rip lid cans.

By BeertownNZ Wed, 01 Jun 2016 National