Come join us Saturday 31st October for our Annual Day of the Dead Street Fiesta! 

If you can't make it down on the 31st of October for the official Garage Project Day of the Dead Fiesta at Golding's Free Dive and Hannah's Laneway - then do not despair! The 2015 batches of Day of the Dead and La Calavera Catrina will be available at some great spots across NZ and Australia around that time. Check the list below and tune in on their channels for more details and release dates. More venues to be confirmed in the coming weeks! 


One Fat Bird -
Malthouse -
Bebemos -
Bin 44 -
Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant -
Kelburn Village Pub

Brothers Beer -
Vultures' Lane -
Frieda Margolis - (available 30th October!)

Twisted Hop Pub -
Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn -

Monica Loves - Napier

Smiths -



Beer Deluxe Fed Square -  
Carwyn Cellars -  

Harts Pub -
Local Taphouse Darlinghurst -

Dutch Trading Co. -      
Bob’s Bar -


Western Australia:

Dutch Trading Co. 
The Pour House
Cellarbrations Superstore Hamilton Hill
Cellarbrations Victoria Park
Cellarbrations Carlisle
The Freo Doctor
The Liquor Shed
Old Bridge Cellars
Mane Liquor
Cape Cellars
Copper and Oak
De Vine Cellars
Dainty Dowager
Ballajura IGA
Scarborough Cellars
Swanbourne Cellars
Rosemount Hotel
International Beer Shop
Budburst Small Bar
Liquor Barons Ocean Reef
Willagee Liquor Store
Treasury Buildings
Cellarbrations Capel


Beer Deluxe Hawthorn
Purvis Surrey Hills
Purvis Richmond
Grain and Grape Yarraville
Acland Cellars
Williamstown Fine Wine
Grape and Grain Moorabbin
Nillumbik Cellars
Chas Cole
Coach House Ale
Bottles and Barrels


Black Bunny Kitchen
Redbrick Hawthorne
XO Cellars Noosa
XO Cellars Sunshine
Mort Estate
Bine Beer Bar
Vine at Cleveland
Phoenix Hotel
QA Hotel
Craft Wine Store
Malt Traders Emporium
Wooly Mammoth
Brisbane Brewing Co.

New South Wales:

Clock Hotel
Marlborough Hotel
Camperdown Cellars Parramatta Rd
Stanmore Cellars



Both beers will also be available in 330ml can, 650ml bottle and FYO at select bottle stores throughout Australasia.


Day of the Dead 2014

November 01 2014

The first of November is finally here bringing with it Day of the Dead and La Calavera Catrina! These sought after brews are out now and available in the following locations. More stores may be added but this list will steer you in the right direction over the weekend.

This year we have once again bottled, and canned both beers. Bottled stock is on the way to Australia, and we expect to see it start to hit shelves this coming week!


Available at:

Auckland - on tap

Brother’s Beer
Freida Margolis

Auckland - cans

Farro Fresh - Grey Lynn
Farro Fresh - Constellation Ave
Liquorland Newmarket
Super Liquor Howick
Glengarry - Victoria Park, Jervois Rd, Ponsonby, Dominion Rd, Devenport, Kingsland, Grey Lynn

Tauranga - cans

Liquorland Tauranga

Mt Maunganui - cans

Liquorland Mt Maunganui

Waikato - cans

Liquorland Cambridge
Rose on Roberts (Taupo)
Hamilton Beer & Wine Co.
Super Liquor Hillcrest

Taranaki - Manawatu

Liquorland Albert Street
Liquorland Devon Street

Wellington - on tap & cans

Golding’s Free Dive
Hashigo Zake
Southern Cross
Rogue & Vagabond
The Malthouse

Wellington - on tap


Wellington - cans

Moore Wilson’s
Regional Wines & Spirits
Liquorland Miramar
New World Metro
Karori Cellar Room
Crafters & Co
Glengarry Thorndon Quay
Glengarry Kelburn
Pak’n’Save Petone

Nelson - cans

Fresh Choice Richmond

Christchurch - on tap


Christchurch - cans

Twisted Hop
Fresh Choice Parklands
Fresh Choice Merivale

Dunedin - cans

The Portsider

And of course, the Garage Project Cellar Door!


Day of the Dead 2013

October 31 2013


On this Hallow’s Eve, we’re excited to announce our Day of the Dead line up for 2013. 

From tomorrow, Day of the Dead AND La Calavera Catrina will be available in keg, 650ml bottle and cans. 

We worked especially hard this year to ensure nobody misses out, and to that end, have arranged a simultaneous launch in New Zealand AND Australia! More details on where you can find the beers below…

For those of you not familiar, Day of the Dead is our Chili Chocolate Black Lager, and La Calavera Catrina is a Maize Blonde Lager brewed with Habenero Chili, and condiitioned on Rosewater and Watermelon.

New Zealand

Day of the Dead and La Calavera Catrina will be on tap at the following bars from 1st of November.

It will also be available at the Garage Project Cellar Door from Friday, and the Garage Project Online Store from early next week.

Vultures Lane - Auckland (also pouring Triple DOTD)

Brothers Beer - Auckland

Freida Margolis - Auckland

Hashigo Zake - Wellington

The Malthouse - Wellington

Bin 44 - Wellington

Southern Cross - Wellington

Kelburn Village Pub - Wellington (DOTD only)

Goldings Free Dive (SATURDAY) - Wellington

Pomeroys Inn - Christchurch (also pouring Triple DOTD)

Day of the Dead and La Calavera Catrina cans and bottles will be available at the following retail stores. We expect more to be added in the coming week:

Farro Fresh - all three stores - Auckland - DOTD Cans.

Liquorland Albert Street - Palmerston North - DOTD Cans.

Regional Wines & Spirits - Wellington - DOTD & Catrina Cans

Moore Wilsons - Wellington - DOTD & Catrina Cans & Bottles

Hashigo Zake - DOTD Cans

Bebemos - DOTD Cans


Melbourne will have stock tomorrow, with other cities receiving theirs over the next week. We tried very hard for day and date throughout the country, but this is the best we could manage! 

Due to the long lead times on our current in-house canning system, we were unable to get cans across to Australia, and there are kegs and 650ml bottles only.


On tap

Terminus - DOTD & Catrina

Bar None - DOTD


Carwyn Cellars - DOTD & Catrina

Grape & Grain - DOTD & Catrina

Williamstown Fine Wine - DOTD & Catrina

Blackhearts & Sparrows - Fitzroy - DOTD & Catrina

Carlton Cellars - DOTD & Catrina

Purvis Cellars - DOTD & Catrina

The Gertrude Hotel - DOTD & Catrina

The Wine Store Essendon - DOTD & Catrina

Cellarbrations Elsternwick - DOTD & Catrina

Press Cellars - DOTD

For those in Wellington, we are holding an extra special launch event at Golding’s Free Dive on Saturday 2nd November.The Golding’s team are going all out to make the bar as festive as possible, and we will be pouring a sneak peak of Triple Day of the Dead - our Imperial version aged in Tequila Barrels!

Thanks to all the hard work from everyone that went into making these unique beers possible in both can, and bottle, and also to arrange a simultaneous launch in Australia and New Zealand.


El Dia de los Muertos

October 31 2012

For el Dia de los Muertos - Mexico’s Day of the Dead, it gives us great pleasure to announce the return of an old friend, and introduce to you his little sister.

Last year’s Dia de los Muertos provided one of the most memorable nights of the 24/24 with the launch of the Day of the Dead - a strong black lager inspired by the Aztec beverage xocolatl, “a bitter, frothy, spicy drink” combining cocoa and chilli.

This year we’ve brewed Day of the Dead again, this time on our big kit. We made a special effort with this brew to source as many authentic Mexican ingredients as possible, with Mexican cocoa and smoked chipotle chilli going into the brew.

The finished beer was then rested on Mexican vanilla pods, more chipotle, agave syrup (the basis of Tequila) and raw cocoa nibs sourced from Whittaker’s Chocolate. The result is a smooth and complex mix of smoke, chocolate and restrained chili heat that builds as you drink. I’m happy with the result, which I think might be even more balanced and complex than last year’s offering.

We’re also excited to introduce a new beer especially brewed for this year’s Dia de los Muertos. La Calevera Catrina, the elegant skull, little sister to our original dead head.

La Catrina is as blonde as Day of the Dead is dark, but she’s no lightweight. The base beer is a blonde lager with a cheeky, even ironic addition of maize. Maize is an ingredient you’d normally associate with much blander lager offerings, but here it is fired up with a generous addition of organic Habanero chillis, giving Calevera a far more assertive chilli heat than the smoky chipotle of her brother. To this blonde chilli base went an addition of rose water and watermelon. The result is a complex and surprising beer we think can stand proudly beside the Day of the Dead. Cheeky, ironic, complex and firey – what more could you want in the Lady of Death? We hope you’ll give her a warm welcome.

This Día de los Muertos, November 1, Day of the Dead will be available in good craft beer bars around New Zealand. La Calevera Catrina will be available in limited supply at Hashigo Zake the following night, Friday November 2.

Double Day of the Dead

Behind the scenes look at our upcoming Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular brew, Double Day of the Dead.