IPA Project 2010 and Beerfest comes to Welly

Arrow Brewing Company have announced their “IPA Project 2010.” Teasers have been sent out but I have received the synopsis of this awesome sounding project which involves Arrow brewing

“an authentic IPA by traditional methods and cask conditioning the resulting beer in a wooden barrel. On March 1, this IPA will be given its “sea journey” when the barrel ventures out into the notorious Foveaux Strait on board one of the first oyster boats to set sail for the season. Upon the boats return to Bluff, the barrel will be transported back to Arrowtown where the celebrations begin and the IPA will be “cracked” and served with fresh oysters. This project is a world first and a unique way to celebrate two great traditions.”

Major media coverage is expected tonight and tomorrow.

On Saturday 6 March 2010,Beer Festival 2010 comes to Wellington. This event gets bigger and better every year, was a huge success in Auckland recently and returns to the Capital this year with more breweries and a weather proof venue.

The event runs from midday to 9pm at the Westpac Stadium (please don’t call it the ‘Cake Tin’). 25 breweries will be pouring over 70 different beers, there will be food, there will be music, there will be seminars and there will be the opportunity to talk to the people who made the beers. Full details (including tickets) are on the Beer Festival website.

NEW BEER – Epic Mayhem

2nd February 2009
6.2% acl/vol
26 hops per bottle

Beer Awards
Best in Class – Festive Brew – BrewNZ 2006
Gold – Festive Brew – BrewNZ 2006

Available at the following festivals
14 Feb – Kumeu Beer Wine & Food Festival
28 Feb – NZ Beer Festival – Wellington
14 Mar – NZ Beer Festival – Auckland

Available On Tap
The Malthouse
Regional Wines & Spirits

Available in 500ml bottles
Outlets to be announced via Twitter
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Brewed with
UK Pale Ale, Munich and Crystal malts
US Cascade & NZ Riwaka hops

Official Release can be read here

More on Epic Mayhem here

NZ Beer Festival Tickets On Sale Now

The event will take place at Waitangi Park in Wellington in February, before returning to its birthplace at Auckland’s Ellerslie Racecourse in March.

The New Zealand Beer Festival is less about swilling the cheap stuff, than it is craft brewing, featuring the likes of the hop-laden (15 per bottle) Epic Pale Ale and Mexicali’s chili beer.’

Tickets for the Auckland and Wellington festivals go on sale from nine a.m on Thursday from Liquorland and www.iticket.co.nz

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The Liquorland New Zealand Beer Festival

It’s heartening to know that the Liquorland New Zealand Beer Festival is building a head nicely, just like a good beer should. Make that over 60 beers from more than 20 breweries! Pilsners, lagers, darks, organics, yep even light beer. All good beer you probably haven’t tried before.

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Events Calendar (RSVP)

Beer Festival: The Land of Hops and Glory

The Land of Hops and Glory

Saturday November 17th 2.30-11.00pm
An oppurtunity to enjoy the quality beers of ten New Zealand Micro-Breweries.

Galbraith Brewery Auckland
Brewmoon Brewery Canterbury
Renaissance Brewery Blenheim
Townshend Brewery Upper Moutere
Tasman Brewing Company Nelson
Three Boys Brewery Christchurch
Twisted Hop Brewery Christchurch
Mussel Inn Brewery Golden Bay
Founder’s Brewery Nelson
Invercargill Brewey Invercargill

Venue: Moutere Hills Community and Sports Centre
Admission: $10 (includes glass and first drink)

Full details: Land of Hops and Glory Website

This looks like a tremendous line-up and worthy of support!