FRESH HOP – Epic Fresh Hop 14 Ale

Tomorrow is the big launch day for the Auckland Brewers Fresh Hop Beers. #freshhop14

I will be at The Lumsden Freehouse from 5pm Thursday 24th April for the launch of the Epic Fresh Hop 14 Ale. The Lumsden Freehouse will also have on a keg of each of the 12 different Fresh Hop beers. This will be a good place to start your adventure into Fresh Hopped beers.

Each brewery made a different sized batch so they will all last varying amounts of time. Unfortunately Epic only made 8 kegs so I don’t imagine it lasting long. All the beers used Waimea hops, so they should all have a similar hop character. That will be interesting as there are many different styles of beer, but the same hop variety.

Here is a fun video, which has footage from the brew day. Not sure if I could have said the word “hops” any more times.

Below is a list of the bars and the breweries beers they will have on. Best you get out and try them all as quickly as you can as they are best fresh, and won’t last long.


Andrew AndrewEpic Beer
The Block CaféBen Middlemiss Brewing
Brew On QuayEpic Beer
Brothers BreweryBrothers Brewery
Conch Kitchen & BarHallertau Brewery/ Liberty Brewing Company Collab
The CrownThe Little Empire Brewery
Deep Creek Brewing Co.Deep Creek Brewing Co.
Coast- Bites and BrewsDeep Creek Brewing Co.
Didas Wine & Tapas LoungeGalbraith’s Alehouse
Freida Margolis8 Wired Brewing
Galbraith’s AlehouseGalbraith’s Alehouse
The Golden DawnHallertau Brewery/ Liberty Brewing Company Collab
Hallertau BreweryHallertau Brewery/ Liberty Brewing Company Collab
The Lumsden FreehouseEpic Beer
Malt BarHallertau Brewery/ Liberty Brewing Company Collab
No.1 Queen St Café & BarLaughing Bones Brewing
No.1 Queen St Café & BarBen Middlemiss Brewing
Parnell Bar & GrillEpic Beer
The Shakespeare Hotel and BreweryShakespeare Brewery/ Bach Brewing Collab
Sky Sport GrillBen Middlemiss Brewing
Sky Sport GrillLaughing Bones Brewing
Szimpla Gastro BarBen Middlemiss Brewing
Tahi Bar8 Wired Brewing
Three Lamps Bar & EateryShakespeare Brewery/ Bach Brewing Collab
Three Lamps Bar & Eatery8 Wired Brewing
Vultures’ Lane Craft BarBehemoth Brewing Company
Vultures’ Lane Craft BarLaughing Bones Brewing
Wild on WaihekeWaiheke Brewery
You can also fill your own at the following.
Fill Your Own Growler Stations (Variety of Brews from above)
Liquorland Newmarket
Liquorland Howick
Glengarry Victoria Park
Glengarry Jervois Rd
Glengarry Grey Lynn
Glengarry Kingsland

Home Grown Hops


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