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By: Craft Beer Capital  05-Apr-2012

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  • Temporary Gallery
  • Special Visitors
  • Thirteen
  • On Soon
  • iWit

Temporary Gallery

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.

Special Visitors


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.

On Soon

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.

Other news and updates from Craft Beer Capital


Epic Goes Greek-ish

All going to plan we hope to have this first batch firmly in our grasp in time for Easter so watch our page as its status will change to 'in stock' the minute we see the truck pull in. Hop heads looking for their next pint of U.S inspired craft can breathe a sigh of relief, as soon to be released from the EPIC stable is the all new ZYTHOS IPA. Zythos is the Greek version of an Egyptian word for Beer.


Hashigo Zake News for Late March

Those seasonals are Pacific Century Citrus IPA, a citrus juice-infused IPA that we've had before, Morning Coffee Stout, Four Sisters Spring Bock and Ganko Oyaji Barley Wine. We'll be getting four of their range (Trestles IPA, Hop Juice IIPA, Voodoo Stout and Wedge Black IPA) in some of the best looking, screen-printed bombers ever to hold beer.


Citra Four Ways and other news

Careful study of our inbox tell us that these kegs are Clean Sweep, a beer apparently brewed when Emerson's staff came back from holiday at the start of the year and needed a yeast starter for the rest of their brewing programme. Now bottles of this new batch hit our shelves today and should be reaching the shelves of a few selected supermarkets in the coming days.