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NEW STUFF - Epic and 8 Wired(NZ)

02/11/2016

  Citizens,

  Two of the best Brewerys In NZ with a    plethora      of new    brews.

 

 

NEW ON THE SHELF:

Epic Thor Imperial IPA 8.8% 500ml
Inspiration for Thor came from Luke’s trip earlier in the year to the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia. While there he drank several different examples of the developing and evolving new IPA style for the East Coast. East Coast IPAs are identified by their cloudy appearance, which comes from hop haze, and a big hop aroma and juicy hop taste (the kegged version of this beer has been kept cloudy, but the bottle version is filtered and bright). 

The beer has a big hop aroma that is dank, resinous and fruity from the use of Nelson Sauvin and CTZ hops. The bitterness level is lower than regular Epic beers, which is also the same in the Thunder and Stone Hammer beers. Extremely well balanced, juicy and delicious. - Rate Beer - No score yet !

Epic Thunder APA 5.8% 500ml
Epic Thunder APA 5.8%abv, is the first in a series of beers under the “Stone Hammer” name.  The series has been inspired by our legendary Sales Manager – “Sten Thor Soren Hansen”. (...) Epic Thunder APA is driven by a massive amount of Mosaic hops. There is no way you are going to miss the huge aroma of passionfruit and ripe mango.
Rate Beer 93 Points

Epic Snow White Alphine Pale Ale - White IPA 6.5% 500ml
Earlier in the year there were several news headlines about bad weather referring to “Epic Thunder”, a beer we had just release, many people commented on the free publicity. A few weeks later there was an “Epic Snow” headline so we took it as a sign for the next beer we should brew. 
We had penciled in brewing a White IPA this year, so this was perfect. To make the beer “Epic Snow” it was decided to head to the mountain and collect some snow to brew with. 
What makes this beer different? We have brewed it with wheat malt for the pale hazy appearance. The noticeable orangey citrus character comes from the marriage of crushed coriander seeds and the Cascade and Centennial hops. The fruitiness comes from the really warm fermentation with a special ale yeast.
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8 Wired Batch 2.18 Oak Aged Imperial Stout  11% 500ml
Oak aged imperial stout fermented in open oak vats with dates, jaggery and vanilla beans. The most regal of stouts. Brewed to commemorate the 18th batch of our new brewery in Warkworth, New Zealand
Rate Beer 99 Points

 8 Wired Gypsy Funk Sour/Wild Ale 7.5%  2016 500ml
This is an intensely sour brew. Aged in wine barrels for up to 2 years, then heavily dry hopped with the unique flavors of all NZ hops. This is a very complex and super sour brew that was a massive hit for 8 Wired at GABS Auckland. A good amount of expletives were shared over its super sourness and heady, oily resin and heavy funk characteristics. A must try for the sour lover!  Rate Beer No score yet !

8 Wired Rendition Belgian Strong Ale 7.5% 500ml
It’s a rendition of an age old monastery beer, but we do it in the 8 Wired way. Brewed and dry hopped with NZ grown Styrian Golding Hops, fermented with a Belgian yeast and refermented with Brettanomyces.
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8 WIred Grand Cru Sour/Wild Ale 9% 2015 500ml
Pinot Noir barrel aged sour ale. Aged on currants and cascara with brettanomyces and pediococcus in old barrels. Then blended into a red wine foudre for further aging. 
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Drink well
 Ian

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PS - Tried all  the Lervig dark beers last week - Absolutely delicious !!!

 

Ian