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New Kiwi Beer And Masterclasses!

02/02/2017

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G'day, 
With our resident Kiwi still away, I've found some new releases that would make him proud. We have a selection of limited releases from Moa, Yeastie Boys and Epic currently in store. 

UPCOMING MASTERCLASSES!
Stay tuned for some exciting Craft Beer and Cider Masterclasses in the coming months! It's always been unfair that the Whisky and Wine guys get all the fun, so I've been in talks to get some brewers in during late Feb and Mid March to talk beer (or cider!). 

Late Feb - Lightly penciled in my diary is a Masterclass with someone from the Redwood Portfolio (Kaiju!, La Sirene, Dainton etc!). Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement on our Facebook page. 

Mid March - Again, lightly penciled in is an amazing Tassie brewer who's keen to showcase their products. I'll keep you guessing for the time being. 

              

Moa Breakfast Cherry Wheat Lager
5.5% 500ml

With a blend of wheat malt and malted barley and a variety of floral New Zealand hops, this fruit infused wheat beer gives off an abundance of sweet cherry aromatics. Secondary fermentation using our house wine yeast makes Moa Breakfast Beer a refreshing drop with a dry finish. Perfect for that Champers Breakfast (sorry we can't legally use the C word). Cherry-o.

Moa Perris Sky Juice West Coast IPA
7.2% 500ml

Brewed for the 9th Annual Malthouse West Coast IPA Challenge. This American style IPA features a mixture of popular U.S hops, giving this beer the might and power you’d expect from the USS Nimitz and the balance and beauty of Michael Flatley river dancing on a bed of fresh Columbus, Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Named after the famous Perris Valley sky diving drop zone in California. One of David’s favourite zones. #westcoastipachallenge

Epic Danger Zone XPA
5.5% 500ml

Brewed to celebrate 15 years of beer at Pomeroy’s Pub in Christchurch, Our number one South Island customer since Epic started 10 years ago. Happy Birthday Pomeroy’s – we love you!

Epic Hopshine Pale Ale
5.5% 500ml

Inspired by drinking a great beer in the sun. Having made many great IPA’s this year, some thought has been given to a beer that is a bit lighter in alcohol and bitterness, but keeping that signature Epic hoppiness. We are letting the hops shine, under the sunshine. 
Aroma of mango, passionfruit and citrus. A flavour that is tropical juice married with a slightly caramel maltiness, and a light bitter finish.

Epic Loral Lager
5.5% 500ml 

Inspired by our legendary single hop series – One Trick Pony. The new hop Loral, we feel has potential to be used in lager style beers so we have formulated a lager version of One Trick Pony. Loral hop has a noble heritage, but brings together old and new world aromatics.

Garage Project Hops on Pointe Imperial Pilsner
6.7% 650ml (Back in large format!)

Beer and ballet – the perfect Pas de Deux. Brewed by Garage Project for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Hops en Pointe teases the traditional boundaries between high and low culture. Brewed with premium German malts, Nelson Sauvin hops and finished with champagne yeast, the result is a pale gold lager with a crisp, clean palate, rich tropical fruit aromas and tight champagne bubbles forming a dense white head of foam. Available at all good barres.

Yeastie Boys The Sun Before the Darkness Botrytis Tripel (Claire's Pick of the Week) 
10% 330ml 

A new world Tripel with a bouquet of citrus blossom, ripe peach and mango flavours, a silky mouthfeel and a warming, herbaceous spicy finish. Drink now or cellar for up to five years.

The Spoonbender series is a celebration of the strange things that happen when weird brewers meet even weirder folk from other industries. In this inaugural Spoonbender series, the Yeastie Boys team up with renegade winemakers Some Young Punks to create beers built around some of the Punks' aged botrytised Viognier. Rather than aging our beer inside their barrel, adding our beer into their wine environment, we've created a candi-sugar with their already fermented (and aged) wine to essentially add their wine into our brewing process.

To drink this wine inside a beer, this fermented beverage within a fermented beverage (or fungus upon fungus), is a welcome surprise… the vines and fields no longer recognise their fruit.
91 Points on Rate Beer

Cheers,
Claire

Claire