Events & new releases 8 June

By BeertownNZ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 National

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This week

Rogue Hop Deluxe launch - today, Volstead Trading Co, 55 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch. Celebrating 25 years of independent brewing from Harringtons witth a reworking of the ever--popular Rogue Hop pilsner. 25% more hops, 25% more alcohol, 110% more Harringtons!

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

Learn to Count with Rogue Ales – 6pm today, 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.

Nutmeg Nut Brown Ale Launch - 5pm tomorrow, Third Eye, 30 Arthur St, Te Aro, Wellington

Eva Beva Pub & Eatery Grand Opening - 5pm Thursday, Eva Beva, 32 Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington

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

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

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


Next week

Staffie Series #6: Tasi Laga's Plummy the Elder Porter - 5pm, Tuesday 14 June, Hashigo Zake, 25 Taranaki St, Wellington.

Meet McLeod's Brewery Tapas and Taste - 7pm Wednesday 15 June, Old Stone Butter Factory, Whangarei. $15 entry.

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.

Five Tasty Taps: McLeod's Brewery at the Lumsden - Thursday 16 June, The Lumsden Freehouse, 444 Khyber Pass Rd, Newmarket, Auckland

Darkest Days: a showcase of stouts, porters and dark beers - From Friday 17 June, Malthouse, 48 Courtenay Pl. Wellington

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.

Best of the USA: Craft beer and American food - Wednesday 29 June, Fine Wine Delivery Co, somewhere in Auckland


New releases

Third Eye Nutmeg Brown Ale (6%) – brewed to support Lokomotiv Beer Quarter Football Club, a brown ale with nutmeg, Fuggles and East Kent Goldings. A symphony of nuts, toffee and toast with grassy, earthy hop notes. Launches tomorrow at Third Eye.

Zeelandt Fields of Clover Irish Dry Stout – Black in the glass. Full malt aroma slight aroma from Goldings hop, coffee-like which translates onto the palate. Medium-light body, dry finish with no lasting sweetness. Hop bitterness is followed by black malt bitterness. Available from Friday at Westshore Beach Inn, Napier on the hand pull, tap and nitro tap. 1 beer, 3 taps.

Sunshine Sauvin Sour (4.5%) – Kettle Soured with Lactobaccillus – Acidopholis - Delbrruckii....that’s Yoghurt! Fermented with our strain of Lager Yeast, late hopped and dry hopped with copius amounts of Nelson Sauvin. 50% Wheat Malt. Refreshingly acidic. Available at the brewery tomorrow.

Harrington’s Breweries 25 Rogue Hop Deluxe (6.3%) – to celebrate 25 years of Harrington’s we have taken our popular Rogue Hop New Zealand pilsner and pumped it up by 25%. An abundance of extra hops really brings those gooseberry flavours to party in a 25% stronger beer.


SOBA Winter Ale Festival - 31 beers from 28 brewers, including: 

North End Oud Bruin 7% - A Flemish style brown ale combining a gentle lactic acidity with rich malt and dark fruit flavours.

Eagle Brewing Something Old Something New 6.5% - This Old Ale is a collaboration with Trade Aid combining their Peruvian Muscovado sugar with NZ Malts and hops to drag this style kicking and screaming into the New World.

Townshend Brewery HM’s Black Strap Porter 4.5% Rich dark and complex, this delicious Porter is creamy, chocolaty and malty, with a hint of espresso.

Te Aro Brewing Boysen Da Wood 6% - Boysenberry Saison, aged with Brett Lambicus in Chardonnay barrels.

8 Wired/Modern Times Halfway to Whangarei 5.5% - Inspired by the coal miner’s beer of choice in 1800s Wallonia. Fermented with our saison strain followed by secondary fermentation by Modern Times’ house strain of brettanomyces. New Zealand hops elevates it from the coal mines and makes it Modern.

Lord Almighty Rum Oaked Ursus 13% - 18 month aged Ursus on 18 year old rum drenched oak. This’ll keep even the most adventurous bears out of your beard!  

Wild Beer III 9% - Imported by Beertique. A juicy, sweet barley wine from the Wild Beer Co. in Somerset, packed to the brim of fruity deliciousness.

By BeertownNZ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 National