New releases, events and jobs 21 March

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Tuatara summons your senses

Tuatara's Temple of Taste brewpub is releasing a series six of beers emphasising six key tastes - sweet, sour, salty, bitter, umami, and (just for luck) bready. A different beer has been brewed to profile each flavour - including a crab bisque-infused APA (umami!), a chocolate milk stout (sweet!), and a blueberry muffin-inspired wheat beer (bready!). The Summon Your Senses beers were brewed by Carl Vasta and the Tuatara team at Third Eye, and will be released together as a tasteful tap takeover. Available from 25 March at Third Eye, coming later to The Lumsden, Craft Hamilton, Dodson St Beer Garden, Volstead and Smiths Craft Beer House.


New releases

Sunshine Brewery Good Riddance Gose (5.5%) - Grapefruit Zest, Himalayan Rock Salt and Nelson Sauvin Cone Hops added to the Boil, and Pink Grapefruit Juice in Ferment. Tart, Fruity, Salty, and Refreshing.


Events this week

Nelson Beer Week - 18-26 March, various venues, Nelson and Tasman. Nelson Beer Week is a chance for you to explore beyond normal ‘beer experience boundaries’ and sample a wide range of craft beers and beer-matched cuisine not normally available. 

McLeod's Meets Marlborough - 3.30pm tomorrow, Grovetown Hotel, Blenheim. It's an unofficial MarchFest pre-party as McLeod's takes over six taps at our fave Marlborough haunt, The Grovetown Hotel! Damian and the crew will be pouring five core range beers plus our latest - Drought Breaker 4.9% ABV Kolsch-style conditioned w/kiwifruit.

Weezledog New Branding Launch + Meet the brewer - 5pm tomorrow, 16 Tun, 20 Jellicoe St, Auckland. Weezledog Brewing Company have just launched their new branding across bottles and taps. Pop down to have a taste and meet the brewer Mark Jackman. We'll have the range in either bottles or on tap for you to sample

Boneface Brewery Launch - 5pm Thursday, Malthouse, 48 Courtenay Pl, Wellington. Malthouse is stoked to be hosting the launch of Wellington's newest brewery, Boneface Brewing Company! We'll be pouring four of Boneface's beers from 4pm, and Nanny's Food Truck will be there, serving up Wellington's most notoriously pimped-up burgers from 3:30pm. Boneface head brewer, Matt Dainty, will also be hovering about (it'd be remiss not to on your own launch night), so you can give him a pat on the shoulder for a job well done! 

F#(< ART: Drink Beer! - 6pm Thursday 23 March, The Beer Library, 363 Colombo St, Christchurch. Here's your chance to sample some brand-new beers from the Danish dynamic duo. We'll be pouring 6 of their beers on Thursday 23 March at 6pm, so come on in to kick off happy hour in true Viking style. To Øl Brewery has consistently been voted one of the top 100 breweries in the world and is known for their uncompromisingly bold flavours. Don't miss out!

New Zealand Homebrewers Conference - 24-26 March, Founders Park, Nelson

MarchFest Nelson - Saturday 25 March, Founders Park, Nelson

Tuatara's Summon Your Senses Tap Series - 25-31 March, Third Eye, 30 Arthur St, Wellington. Tuatara has created a series of six beers, brewed straight from The Third Eye - Tuatara's Temple of Taste to test your taste buds!

Events next week

Brew Talk with Tuatara Brewery - 7.30pm, Thursday 30 March, Old Stone Butter Factory, 8 Butter Factory Lane, Whangarei. BrewTalk is a place for beer lovers to come together, and get to know NZ producers of fine crafty beverages. This time we welcome Carl Vasta, founder of Tuatara Brewery in Wellington. Carl will bring a number of samples for us all to taste, talk about each of them & answer any questions you have.

Mountain Ales 2017 - Saturday 1 April, New Plymouth Sports Fishing Club, Ocean View Parade New Plymouth. The third installment of Mountain Ales brings you 10 breweries (almost all new to the festival) and more than 20 beers plus the usual great catering. Get in quick - this event sells out.

Hop'n'Vine Craft Beer Festival - Saturday 1 April, Old Southland Times Building, 67 Esk St, Invercargill. Some of New Zealand’s top craft breweries will be at Hop’n’Vine including Tuatara, Garage Project, EPIC, Liberty, Behemoth, 8 Wired, South Paw, Ground Up and, of course, Invercargill Brewery. Several other guest breweries, Central Otago wines and Zeffer Cider will also feature. Includes a home brew competition and a guest DJ from Auckland.

Craft Beer Fair - Saturday 1 April, Plimmerton School, Porirua. Due to popular demand and unprecedented success Plimmerton School are hosting another Craft Beer Fair!! 11 breweries and a homebrewing competition.

Later events

Battle of the Beers - 6.30 pm Friday 7 April, Frederics, 34 Egmont St, New Plymouth. NZ vs USA Join us for a superb evening of five courses, each matched with a beer from NZ and USA. What matches better? Which country will take out the Battle Of the Beers and be named the Champ.

Rare and Wild Ticketed Tasting - 7pm Wednesday 19 April, Brothers Beer, 90 Wellesley St West, Auckland. Brothers Beer have paired up with Beer Without Borders, one of the country's best importers of incredible international beers to bring you a tasting like no other. Our Rare and Wild tasting will feature amazing rare and sour styles for lovers of some of the funkiest, hardest to find beers anywhere. Including: Baird Ganko Oyaji; Almanac Grand Cru White; Almanac Grand Cru Red; La Sirene Wild Tripelle; Freigeist Kopenickiade Vineyard Peach 

Hopstock 2017 - 19-24 April, various venues, Wellington.

Freshtopia 2017 - 19-26 April, Volstead, 55 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch. 

2017 Fresh Hop Homebrew Competition Grand Final - 3pm, Friday 21 April, Fork & Brewer, 14 Bond St, Wellington. The final round of judging for the Annual NZ Fresh Hop Homebrew competition. Preliminary judging will take place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch - the top beers that show case the Fresh Hop character will then be judged against each other for the chance to take out Champion 2017 Fresh Hop Homebrewer. Anyone is welcome to come along and watch as our offical judges taste and judge the homebrew enteries. 

Fresh Hop NZ 2017 - Saturday 22 April, various venues, Auckland

GABS Auckland - 16-17 June, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

Smiths NZIPA Competition - 22-24 June, Smiths Craft Beer House, Queenstown

A Mid-Winter's Ale Festival - Saturday 1 July, Rolleston Community Centre, Christchurch. Showcasing some exciting craft beers and delicious ciders from breweries around Canterbury and the North Island as well as a handpicked selections of beers from overseas. We also have an exciting line up of live entertainment throughout the afternoon plus some awesome food options to match with the amazing line up of beers and ciders. Ticket sales will be available from the 1st of March...

Beervana 2017 - 11-12 August, Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Brewers Guild Conference & Trade Show - Friday 6 October, Christchurch

Brewers Guild Gala Dinner (aka BGONZA Night) - Saturday 7 October, Christchurch


Beer jobs

General Manager, Harrington's Brewery, Christchurch

As part of their growth strategy the Board of Directors are seeking a General Manager to lead this organisation and to take overall responsibility for the operational performance and success of Harrington’s Breweries. You will drive senior level decision making and will contribute to the strategic planning and direction of the business. Skills & experience required include:

  • Leadership experience at general management level
  • Reporting to a company board and/or family business exposure
  • Proven ability to drive and execute a strategic plan and deliver results
  • Solid business acumen ideally within the exporting/manufacturing sector

This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative, commercially savvy leader with the ambition to drive this organisation to reach its strategic goals.  An attractive remuneration package is on offer for the right person.  To apply, please forward your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for further details, a position description or a confidential discussion contact Trudy Harrington on 039290107.

By BeertownNZ Tue, 21 Mar 2017 National