Friday, 21 December 2018 20:05

2018 – The Year that Was (Beer Edition)

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This time of year is called “the silly season” for the media and politicians. This is because most people’s minds, whether they are still working or not, have already turned to presents, parties and hospitality. As a result, papers get thinner with even less hard news than usual. Equally, politicians often announce big but potentially controversial polices in an (often successful) attempt to minimise public scrutiny.   The media is…
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:00

Nitro - Session IPA 4.1%

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With the hoppiness of an IPA and the lower alcohol content of a session beer this is a perfect beer for the summer months.
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 15:57

Belgium Saison 5.8%

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This is a beer that use to be traditionally brewed for the summer months. Also referred to as a Farmhouse Ale, farmers would brew this style for Christmas. It is a complex style with fruity, spicy and earthy notes.
Wednesday, 19 December 2018 15:51

Dry Hopped Pilsner 4.9%

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Having a combination of German Mandarina Bavaria and Australian Galaxy hops gives this classic style a bold citrus and passionfruit taste sensation with a true Pilsner crisp finish.
The team from Fork and Brewer might have been the only ones in Wellington surprised about being awarded Champion Small New Zealand Brewery at the 2018 Brewers’ Guild Awards. Head Brewer Kelly Ryan is known and loved in the brewing community and has 18 years’ worth of experience under his belt. The brew pub was a top pick by many. It’s one of the great places we visit on our…
Thursday, 13 December 2018 16:02


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Secret Source It has been our nine-year long (and continuing) mission to find the best possible beer-friendly snack foods. To that end we have found what might be the best yet. For some portion of the population at least. While no doubt some much smaller portion of the populace will screw their faces up. We introduce Nam Pla Nuts. These may or may not have been sourced at great trouble…