Tuesday, 27 November 2012 08:46

Garage Project Bottle Release!

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It's been quite a while since I first met Pete Gillespie of Garage Project, I was impressed by the launch of his brewery/brand & he was taken back by the range of beers available here at Thorndon. The conversation quickly led to the possibility of bottling....Well here we are! RED ROCKS RESERVE!  Check out the video of this amazing creation here. 650ml bottles on shelf & ready to be enjoyed by Wellington!
Monday, 26 November 2012 10:45

Kelburn Village Pub

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Back Porchin’   Sunday 2nd December sees Laura Collins and her Back Porch Band back on the Back Porch at Kelburn Village Pub with some ballads, some blues, a little Sass, sweet lap steel, some blisterin' solos and a warm acoustic sound.To celebrate our final back porch for 2012 we have Kiwi Icon Wayne Mason on the Porch as special guest playing some of his great tunes ably assisted by…
Friday, 23 November 2012 19:09

Poor students, good beer

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Like David Shearer and David Cunliffe, Palmerston North and I have never really gotten along.  The town slogan may be “Knowledge City”
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 15:41

Hop Pilgrims, Malt Puritans

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Immediately below... Breaking With Tradition Garage Project Releases Craft Beer College "Exam" Live Music The 2012 Santa Session Breaking with Tradition We're breaking with a tradition dating back to the end of the first decade of the 21st century by sending this email on a Wednesday. This is to correct a grievous omission from last Thursday's email. On that day we failed to draw attention to an event of some…
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:10

Amiria Grenell LIVE Sunday 25 November

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Whilst not strictly a beer related story, who can resist the sweet combo of live music, crafty beer and sunshine? The Hop Garden is proud to host Amiria Grenell for a cheeky Sunday afternoon session this Sunday 25 November, from 3pm til 6pm. Hailing from one of New Zealands most talented musical families, Amiria picked up the Tui at this years NZ Music Awards for her brilliant folk album 'Three Feathers' , and…
Monday, 19 November 2012 11:10

US APA Re-launch

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It's been several months since we could last get our hands on the quantities of American hops needed to brew our flagship American Pale Ale. The last time it was brewed was for the Hopstock event which took place at Fork & Brewer on May 1st. Although it was tasting great at Hopstock (Cheers Carl & Mike!), it's re-appearance was somewhat overshadowed by the limited release of our Mayday! Imperial…