Its been a while since I have talked about what’s coming up and there seems to be a few things worth checking out. Pencil these dates in.
13 June – Epic Imperium launch – The Lumsden
20 June – Hop Zombie & Hot Zombie release – Brew on Quay, Auckland
20 June – Darkest Days – Malthouse (including Epic Imperium on hand pump), Wellington
23 June – Epic Hop Zombie 2014 & Hot Zombie official release to market (and probably bottled Apocalypse Black IPA)
24 June – Epic Beer Dinner – Pomeroy’s, Christchurch
28 June – Winter BREWS Out West – blanc, Henderson, Auckland
4 July – Independence Day, Brew on Quay, Auckland
12 July – City of Ales – SOBA Auckland
18 July – West Coast IPA Challenge – Malthouse (Epic brewed a new Imperial IPA for this), Wellington
31 July – 3 August – The Food Show, Auckland
22-23 August – Beervana – Wellington
Thursday evening saw a quiet little beer launch at a place with no name on the door. Three of the Horsemen gathered for the 2014 release at Golden Dawn in Ponsonby. A handful of the craft beer purists turned up to taste the new batch
The 2014 return of the Four Horsemen of the Hopocalypse
The Four gathered again about a month ago to brew this rather large beer
the beer turned out pretty nice from the new brewhouse. We only netted 900 litres from the 2400 litres in the kettle, guess a little too much late kettle and dry hopping.
always a bit dark during the day
I brought a bottle of the XXX version of Culley’s Carolina Reaper hot sauce
Joe really wanted to try it, as did Steve. They agree its hot. Yes I poured some into Steve’s hand as we didn’t have any corn chips or delivery mechanism.
It was really cool to finally meet Hiro in person
Was a bummer the other horsemen could make it up from the Naki. We missed you Kelly. See you next time.