Welcome to the new week everybody.
We are pleased to have the last two kegs of RDU’s Special brew that they have released for winter.
The Hopstepper Ale is a great beer and we are hoping RDU will start brewing it regularly. Brewed by Three Boys in Woolston, you know it is going to be top-notch shit.
Get it while you can. At $8 a pint it’s a bloody bargain.
We just received a delivery of Mata Beer in the post. We are big fans of these guys and used to stock their Manuka way back in the Goodbye Blue Monday days.
Gloria from Mata has been phoning and hassling me to get it in the fridge and it is only through her perseverance that she managed to get past my uselessness and laziness.
So we now have the Manuka, Artesian, Blonde, Brown Boy and Black Bru beers. I’ve got them priced at a really competitive $8 so that you can give them all a try and we can see if everyone else likes Gloria’s beers as much as I do.
I see in the news that Lion Breweries has purchased Emerson’s Beer.
This has caused a furor in craft beer circles with some claiming they will never drink Emerson’s again. I suppose what happened to Mac’s beer sets a pretty dangerous precedent but I’m of the opinion that so long as Richard Emerson is brewing, then the beer will be consistently excellent. For the record, Emerson’s Pilsner is my favorite beer in the whole world.
As you will all know, we have our own beer brand, Bodgie Beer. I thought it important that I state my position on this one. At any point Bodgie Beer will sell out. If anyone ever wants to buy it, it’s for sale. I don’t care if it’s the Republican Party of America that wants to buy it, we will sell. It’s probably worth about a keg of beer at the moment.
Now when it happens one day in the distant future, you won’t be able to say I didn’t warn you.
Last nights inaugural Homebrewer HQ night was a resounding success. Thanks to those who showed up and to Jock for supplying the Yeast Infection Amber Ale for us to sample. We made plans to make a new 50l brewery which a bunch of us will share. Hopefully by the time we do the next night, we will be drinking our own booze.
Remember – Homebrewer HQ, on the last Monday night of each month.
If beer is not your thing, don’t forget Chess Club every Tuesday night.
We are pleased to be the first bar in Christchurch, and maybe the world, to stock Dr. Hops International Pale Ale. We reckon this is a really cool beer that drinks well and will drink a lot more easily once the sun is shining (please God bring on summer).
One thing a lot of craft brewers could learn from Dr. Hops is how to put together a nice looking label. I am always amazed that so many brewers put so much effort into their beer, then seem to think it is a good idea to have their 12-year-old niece design their label on MS Paintbrush. If you are brewing beer and looking for someone to do your label, I reckon you should do yourself a favour and go see Deflux. Those boys like drinking good beer as much as they love designing awesome labels.
But I digress…
Dr. Hops is an awesome beer and you should all come down and support a little start-up craft beer. Top marks to Dr. Hops for their beer. We think you are cool.