- Temporary Gallery
- Special Visitors
- On Soon
The Red Room remains a temporary art gallery and will do until and including next Tuesday. The opening on Monday of Jed Soane's Brewers at Work got a big and enthusiastic turnout.
Here's something for everyone's diary. On Friday January 13th Garage Project brewed an English barley wine. One week of fermentation and thirteen weeks of conditioning end of Friday April 13th. That's when we'll be serving this new beer, called Old Scratch.
We used to stock another beer called Old Scratch, from Flying Dog - an Amber Lager brewed at higher temperatures. Interestingly there's no suggestion that the Flying Dog beer's name had the same demonic origin.
Speaking of Garage Project, they recently brewed large batches of Pernicious Weed and Trip Hop at Three Boys. Kegs of these beers have been appearing at bars other than our own, which makes a nice change for all concerned. But don't worry, we'll be putting some on soon too, probably this weekend.
If you buy into the theory that a cold climate needs darker beer, then you'll be pleased with our response to the premature arrival of winter:
- For the first time in a long time, Invercargill Pitch Black Stout.
- From our recent shipment from the Arctic Circle, Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout.
- Green Flash Double Stout.
- Cassel's Milk Stout, along with one or two other beers as part of a big order from the Christchurch brewpub.
Next Tuesday's new release is the last of our initial shipment from Australia's Feral. It's iWit 2.0, an Imperial Witbier - a Belgian style wheat beer with extra malt and spices. Given how good everything else from Feral has been, we expect great things.
iWit 2.0 is on tap from 5pm on Tuesday.