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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 18:45
Dunedin's experimental New New New are coming to The Hop Garden for a tap takeover. Founded by Ian McKinlay with head brewer Brendan Bransgrove, we'll be pouring:
The Hop Garden
Saturday, 23 July 2016 21:49
We are holding three events this year to celebrate Road to Beervana in what is shaping up to be an exciting week.
First up on Wednesday 10 August from 3pm onwards, New Zealand brewing legend Richard Emerson is parking his Mini in The Top Garden for The Emerson's 'Mini' Tap Takeover. Richard will be pouring several of Dunedin's finest ales which we'll be matching with whiskey. James is also going to be cooking up some tasty BBQ treats to match the beer and whiskey.
On Thursday 11 August from Noon it is The East Coast IPA Challenge. A tip of the cap to our favourite event in Wellington, the iconic West Coast IPA challenge at the Malthouse, it’s simply a celebration of East Coast New Zealand breweries who don’t make it down to Wellington so often. There is no East-West coast feud and it promises to be a day of fun. Special guests Colin Mallon and Ciaran Duffy from Malthouse will be joining us at Noon to judge the beers...
Other East Coast breweries such as Hawkes Bay Independent Brewery and Zeelandt will also be featured. We're stoked to have so many involved and excited to try the beers they've brewed for us. Note: not all will be IPAs.
Finally, on Sunday 14 August from 10.30am, hungover SOBA members can come down for The post-Beervana SOBA brunch. For just $30, breakfast, juice or coffee and a pint will be provided and shuttle buses should hopefully be provided to Wellington Airport for your flights home.
Tickets are available from the SOBA website: http://www.soba.org.nz/product/post-beervana-soba-brunch-at-the-hop-garden/
See you all over the Beervana week.
The Hop Garden
Thursday, 23 June 2016 17:04
Double Vision Brewing are launching at The Hop Garden!
The two beers we'll be pouring are:
RED RASCAL- RED IPA
Our Red Rascal combines our favourite characteristics of a red ale with an IPA. We have used Nelson Sauvin for Aroma and a combination of Rakau, motueka and riwaka for flavour while having it end with a gentle bittering effect given by Southern Cross. It hits the tongue with full body and flavour with fruity notes and a gooseberry tart that take it from savory to refreshing at the same time. Red Rascal is the silver tongued devil that will talk you into staying for one more.
The EXPATRIATE comes from an APA that left the motherland in exploration of something more. Home is safe and so are mainstream American hops... We were ready for some adventure and exploration but had no idea we would find this new world. We have managed to take our dependence on the mainstream US hops for a traditional APA and keep the flavours by blending NZ and US in harmony. The EXPATRIATE is a kiwi convert with residency to stay.
We're hoping for some nice weather so we can launch on the rooftop however living in Wellington, we all know this might not be possible!
See you on the 1st.
The Hop Garden & Double Vision Brewing.
Thursday, 26 May 2016 18:46
8Wired Brewing Co and Trail Fund New Zealand are teaming up to raise money for mountain bike trails all over NZ. Come down to The Hop Garden (or Top Garden if the weather is nice) and support this worthy event. We'll have 8Wired Flat White on Nitro(!) plus heaps of other beers available. Cheers to Bikes and Beers!
Coming up tomorrow, we have Last of the Summer Ale(s).
We've saved some fresh hop beers and we'll be pouring them over the weekend. Come down and see how these not-so-fresh hopped beers taste a month on from Hopstock. On the Taps we'll have:
Cheers, The Hop Garden
Thursday, 07 April 2016 15:54
After the best summer in what seems like years, The Top Garden is finally ready to open!
For Hopstock, we're pouring 'Kermit's Revenge' from our friends at Te Aro Brewing Company, mere staggering distance from Pirie St. To celebrate both Hopstock and the opening of The Top Garden, we're hosting a Te Aro Tap Takeover.
Available for your pleasure will be:
Grapefruit Pale Ale, 6.3%
Summer Session Stout, 4.0%
American Pale Ale, 5.5%
Kermit's Revenge Fresh Hop NZ Pale Ale, 4.7%
In addition to this, we'll have Harringtons Kermit's Revenge Pork Sausages on the BBQ and a host of other food specials. Oh, I forgot to mention, seeing as though it's a bit of a party, Te Aro pints will be $9 on the day!
Come on down (or up the stairs!) and join in the fun, on Sunday 17th, from 2pm onwards.
The Hop Garden
Friday, 27 November 2015 19:17
Come down to sample the latest offering from our friends at 8Wired! Tropidelic is a brand new NZ Pale Ale and we'll be selling it from 5pm onwards.