A lovely, mixed bag this week… Enjoy and cheers!
Croucher Low Rider
Croucher's newest offering - a super hoppy low alcohol ale (2.7%)
Please to all reading this, try this beer with an open mind. A Beer DOES NOT have to be over 5% to be worthwhile and wonderful!
Here we have a tasty, session ale that is somewhat responsible… Sounds pretty great to me!
To read all about the wonderful team from Rotorua: Croucher.
Golden Eagle Summer Blonde
The fact that this beer has Summer in its name just gets me so, so excited! Its been a long winter, a crazy year and I for one, am really looking forward to Blondes, Golden's and other such SUMMER treats!
This will be this year's first release from local brewer, Dave Gaughan.
A little info from Ratebeer:
Pure Canterbury water, barley & American hops are brought together with passion to create a fruity light refreshing ale.
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Tuatara NZ APA
I am REALLY looking forward to tasting this beer!!!! This is Tuatara's solution to the hop shortage that affected the supply of APA. I have already heard and read terrific things… Cheers Tuatara!
To read all about it: Tuatara NZ APA
Golden Bear Hooligan
I txted Craig and asked for tasting notes after not being about find anything online. The reply I got was 6.8% Hoppy Ale… I guess he is as nearly in the dark as me!
Well in any case, come in and check it out…
To learn a little more about Golden Bear: Click here!
Its been a long time since this we have had this lovely ale on tap… That's craft beer for you, there's never enough!
I managed to grab a few kegs before it ran out (again) but cannot guarantee how long it'll last.
Poor old misunderstood brown ale... It is perhaps the most versatile style of beer in the world, but is often overlooked. Why?
Does the word brown lead the mind towards less appetizing things? Is it because the colour brown is less sexy than, say, 'golden'? Or have the mass brewing companies driven the style into oblivion by claiming it for their most unattractive products? Mull that over while you sip this beer, either in the sun, in front of the barbie, with your afternoon steak and kidney pie, your Sunday roast, or just by itself because you're thirsty and deserve a treat!
Chances are that this is unlike any brown ale you have ever tasted: it's malty, hoppy, roasty, flavoursome and refreshing. Some might say it's Brown Ale 'redefined', we'd say it's REWIRED. Cheers! The recipe varies slightly from batch to batch but includes: Gladfield pale malt, munich malt, crystal malt, caramalt, chocolate malt, oat malt. Hops are NZ Pacific Jade, Cascade and Pacifica.
8wired Big Smoke
There isn't too much I can say for this beer as it speaks for itself… Gold and Best in Class at this years Brewers Guild NZ Beer awards.
We’ve taken our best porter recipe and added a good measure of that same Bamberg Rauchmalz. The smoke mingles beautifully with the rich, dark roasted chocolate flavours of the porter without being overpowering. Although it pairs extremely well with smoked seafood, barbeques, strong cheeses and hearty stews, its food friendliness isn’t limited to savouries; chocolate and caramel based deserts are great companions too! Trust us; it really isn't as crazy as it sounds.
Raindogs Apothecary Amber Ale
As our city continues to shake (Sunday's 5.5 is testament to that!), its wonderful to see new businesses and most especially new breweries open.
I am looking forward to following and watching Raindogs story and success! You can be sure that when available, it'll be on tap here!
Cheers Sean and Good Luck!
Raindogs Brewing Co was born from the aftermath of the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. The quakes closed The Twisted Hop for an as yet undetermined amount of time and brewer Sean Harris found himself looking for a new brewing challenge. After five years in charge of brewing at The Hop the timing was right to start a new brewing enterprise. Look for Raindogs beers on both handpump and tap and in the near future in bottles. Raindogs Brewing Co’s new range begins with the first release, Apothecary Amber.
Apothecary Amber is an American style amber ale. Deep coppery brown in colour it has a full biscuity, toffee malt profile. The sweetness of the malt gives way to a dry and bitter finish. The hops play less a part in this style than with a pale ale, however late hopping lends a fruity citrus hop flavour and aroma to balance the malt. Brewed to 4.9%abv Apothecary Amber is a sessionable smooth drinking beer.
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