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…
Thursday, 15 November 2012 16:28

Unfiltered News

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Immediately below... Fresh Baird Beer The First Hashigo Zake Smartphone App The 2012 Santa Session Other Things To Look Forward To Fresh Baird Beer It has been a while since we took delivery of any kegs from Japan's Baird brewery. But they recently made a switch to using plastic key kegs for exporting and we put in an order. When that shipment turned up at our warehouse last week with…
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:16


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A quick hello and general update from the Little Beer Quarter. Time flies when your having fun, it's almost four months since our first birthday and we're rocketing towards all the xmas fun at an alarming rate. As well as the food orientated news below we're going to let you all in on a bit of a hush hush beer event for Friday so keep reading! Within the last couple…
Monday, 12 November 2012 10:04

Parcel Of Rogues Sunday 25th November

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Hi Folks for your diary/ gig guide etc .........   This coming Sunday afternoon, Parcel of Rogues will be playing at the lovely Kelburn Village pub. Starting at 2 pm with Wellington based Canuck Jesse Rivest, bringing his warm and easy mellow-tremelo slide guitar sound for a small set of songs inspired by the blues, roots, and folk traditions of his home continent.   Following Jesse's set,Parcel of Rogues will…
Thursday, 08 November 2012 16:15

A Week Of It

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Immediately below... Phew New Release Tuesday Saturday Night Gig On Tap Now or Soon Some Upcoming Dates Phew What a strange few days it has been. After the extremely enjoyable Day of the Dead releases and celebrations late last week, Tuesday brought the bombshell of the sale of Emerson's and we got in something of a debate by press release, blog post and radio interview. Still on Tuesday we launched…