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 Andrew||Epic Beer|
|The Block Café||Ben Middlemiss Brewing|
|Brew On Quay||Epic Beer|
|Brothers Brewery||Brothers Brewery|
|Conch Kitchen & Bar||Hallertau Brewery/ Liberty Brewing Company Collab|
|The Crown||The Little Empire Brewery|
|Deep Creek Brewing Co.||Deep Creek Brewing Co.|
|Coast- Bites and Brews||Deep Creek Brewing Co.|
|Didas Wine & Tapas Lounge||Galbraith’s Alehouse|
|Freida Margolis||8 Wired Brewing|
|Galbraith’s Alehouse||Galbraith’s Alehouse|
|The Golden Dawn||Hallertau Brewery/ Liberty Brewing Company Collab|
|Hallertau Brewery||Hallertau Brewery/ Liberty Brewing Company Collab|
|The Lumsden Freehouse||Epic Beer|
|Malt Bar||Hallertau Brewery/ Liberty Brewing Company Collab|
|No.1 Queen St Café & Bar||Laughing Bones Brewing|
|No.1 Queen St Café & Bar||Ben Middlemiss Brewing|
|Parnell Bar & Grill||Epic Beer|
|The Shakespeare Hotel and Brewery||Shakespeare Brewery/ Bach Brewing Collab|
|Sky Sport Grill||Ben Middlemiss Brewing|
|Sky Sport Grill||Laughing Bones Brewing|
|Szimpla Gastro Bar||Ben Middlemiss Brewing|
|Tahi Bar||8 Wired Brewing|
|Three Lamps Bar & Eatery||Shakespeare Brewery/ Bach Brewing Collab|
|Three Lamps Bar & Eatery||8 Wired Brewing|
|Vultures’ Lane Craft Bar||Behemoth Brewing Company|
|Vultures’ Lane Craft Bar||Laughing Bones Brewing|
|Wild on Waiheke||Waiheke Brewery|