Tuesday, 21 May 2019 14:53

Let the pub games begin! Boneface Pinball Night

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There’s a long and treasured history of games in the pub. No, I’m not referring the great Angry Birds rush of December 2011. I’m talking about old favourites like Bagatelle, Shove Ha’penny, Devil Among the Tailors, and Nine Men’s Morris. Publicans have used a wide range of distractions to help people lose track of time and keep them in the pub to try and even the score. Today there are…
Hopstock2019 is here and we're showcasing our special brew! This unfiltered 'NZ Pale Ale ' has been brewed with one of the most sought after hops in the world. Our very own master brewer, Tracy Banner, was the first brewer in history to use the Nelson Sauvin hop when it was released in the year 2000. Packed with gooseberry, citrus and wine-like characteristics = a fruity punch!So kickstart your Hopstock…
It’s the freshest time of the year Every year there’s a rush to get the freshest hops out of the gardens and into the beer. The flavour compounds in hops are oils, and are highly volatile. The sooner the hops reach the beer, the more flavour they can add. As soon as they are plucked off the bine they start to fade, as the lightest of the oils start to…
Thursday, 18 April 2019 16:16

Harvest Pilsner 5% - Fresh Hopped

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The fresh hops within this beer are special.  Once chosen for harvest, The brewery bagged them up by hand and without wasting freshness, drove them the few kms to the Brewery.  Enjoy a bold citrus aroma, tropical notes with a crisp, dry finish… and savour those hops! 
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:58

Upper Hutt beer fever

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Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean the beer needs to stop flowing. As we eagerly count down the days to the annual frothy highlight that is Beervana, there’s a perfect festival coming up to hold you over – Greater Wellington BrewDay. Even better, it’s being held at a new venue in Upper Hutt giving you the perfect excuse to get out into the wider Wellington region and visit one of…
Tuesday, 09 April 2019 17:07

Ginhouse Returns

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I’ve only had one official noise complaint in my life, and I’m proud to say it was while I was playing In a Silent Way by Miles Davis. Gotta love some irony. Ironically I wasn’t playing Ironic by Alanis Morissette. Well, it’s not really ironic, because I never play Alanis Morissette, never ever. As Irishman and honorary Kiwi Ed Byrnes famously said, “The only ironic thing about that song is…