Fork Brewing Zeus Juice Mythological IPA (6.6%) - Flavour: Sparkling and luscious on the front palate with a hint of nuttiness. Resinous hop oils throughout with hints of pine needle and preserved peaches. Mouth coating bitterness with firm malt texture at the back and a warming, tingling after-bitterness. Aroma: Candied stonefruit, juniper and a hint of kaffir lime. Peach melba. Look: Light amber with a subtle, hop-polyphenol haze.Hops: Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus(CTZ), Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe. Malt: Pilsener, Yeast: Fork House Strain Warm fermented. IBU: 60
Sunshine Brewery One Man Mosh Pit East Coast IPA (7%) - Lots of Hops Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin and Citra. Hazy, juicy and delectable. Available at the taproom from Thursday.
Epic Roxanne red IPA (6.5%) - Sailors take warning. Eric the Red our humorous nautical adventurer had much success with his travels. Now we launch Roxanne, leveraging off the rule of thumb “Red sky at morning, sailors take warning”. Roxanne is Persian for Dawn. Possibly a warning for drinking beer for breakfast. IBU: 30. Hops: US Centennial, US Simcoe. Malt: Pale ale, Speciality malts. Flavours & aromas: The malt delivers a sweet caramelly malt note that marries perfectly with the fruity hops, and highlighted with the piney character from the Centennial hops.
Events this week
Ballast Point Beer Tasting - Cake and Hops - 6.30pm tomorrow, Brew on Quay, 102 Quay St, Auckland. A new shipment from Ballast Point has landed in Beer Without Borders' magical beer filled cool room, so we thought why not give these new brews a test run with 15 of our Auckland friends! Therefore, join us to drink some hops and drink some cake! Cake you say? Yes! Included in this tasting is the brand new and very much anticipated Red Velvet Nitro Stout - truly a beer to experience! Tickets - $30 from Cult Beer Store
Velvety Tart - New Ballast Point + Almanac Tart Beer - 7pm tomorrow, Brew Union, 41 Broadway Ave, Palmerston North. Ticketed event. We're back and bringing you 3 brand new Ballast Point Brewing Company beers fresh off the boat from San Diego plus some Supersonic Sours from San Francisco's Almanac Beer Co Hosted once again by the man with flan Jonathan Galuszka this tasting will Include one of the two Almanac 2016 Grand Cru beers.
Rare Beers Final Edition - 8pm tomorrow, Hop House, 297 Mt Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui. Here it is...the final cut, the best of the best, beers so rare they will never be seen again. Our Rare Beer tastings have been the best, the most popular and the most memorable so we thought we would deliver one more tasting going back over the best beers to take the stage here at The Hop House. Join us for a great night of beer tasting from 6.4% abv thru to 15.4% this is NOT for the faint hearted. Of course some nibbles will be provided but safe transport is essential. Tickets are on sale now at $30 and only a very limited number are available.
Glengarry Craft Club: Up Deep Creek With a Beer Paddle - 7pm Thursday, Glengarry Victoria Park, 118 Wellesley St, Auckland. Deep Creek have been getting up to some crafty business, so we'll be trying some old classics from their range as well as some whacky new brews, as always, with a slice of pizza in hand.
The Lounge Pop Up Bar - 4pm Friday, Two Thumb Brewing, 352 Manchester St, Christchurch. Be the first to try the 2017 vintage "Fresh Hop" small batch brew... Green Thumb - Fresh Hop Pale Ale ! We decided to focus all our attention on just one hop... The effervescent and world famous...Nelson Sauvin Scoundrels & Rogues will be there with a Corruption Station so you can try all 5 Barrel Aged Ciders that will melt in your mouth... then blow your mind. Evan from Heisenburger is returning... Grilling up the burger goodness he does so well!
Kekulé's Dream - 5pm Friday, Vultures Lane, Vulcan Lane, Auckland. Kekulé's Dream is one of our proudest creations. This beer took the proverbial 'village' to create: We had help from Vultures' Lane Craft Bar first making this beer; Adobe Australia and New Zealand sponsored the label creation and believed in this little beer company; the talented Sam Bunny that created this design and most of all - you - those who drink our beer!
Battle of the Beers - 6.30pm Friday, 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.
Events next week
Beer Quiz - 7.30pm Monday 10 April, Hop Garden, 13 Pirie St, Wellington. This month we welcome Jane Street of Te Aro Brewing and Stacey Jane Walsh of Little Beer Quarter to guest host our quiz. Who knows what to expect? What will the rounds be? Either way, it's sure to be an interesting night and a welcome break for our much maligned host Jacob.
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. http://craftbeercapital.com/hopstock/about
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
Sales Rep and Social Media (part time), North End Brewery, Kapiti Coast
Your role will be to grow sales and build brand presence within key on and off trade customers across the Central North Island. This will involve working with our existing trade and wholesale accounts and building on these relationships, together with finding new sales accounts. This is a flexible role for the right candidate.