What is the Garage Project?
June 07 2011
Welcome to the Garage Project. A new Wellington craft brewery coming soon.
Why Garage Project? Garage because it started in a garage, but it’s more than that. It’s also about approaching things with a garage mentality. It’s about playing around, making do and thinking outside the box. The surroundings might be basic but this is no barrier to creativity. This is bière de garage – beer from the garage.
And why Project – because it’s ongoing, it’s a work in progress and we plan to keep it that way. For example, we don’t plan to come out with a fixed portfolio of beers – this is about experimenting, pushing boundaries, blurring the boundaries between styles - seeing what works. We love beer styles, but we want to take them somewhere, to reinterpret, not just reproduce them.
To start with we’ll be tiny. This won’t even be micro brewing… it’ll be a truly nano brewery. For the last nine years I’ve been brewing in breweries with equipment 100 times bigger than the kit we’re planning to use. But bigger isn’t necessarily better. What we lack in size we will more than make up for in agility and the ability to experiment. When you’re brewing on such a small scale you can afford to take risks. You can try things on a 50 litre brew kit that you wouldn’t dream of attempting on a 50 or even 5 hectolitre brew kit. That suits us. We’re here to try something new.
We’re starting small. Want to see where we end up? Stay tuned…