Jan 16 2012

The Garage might have seemed a bit quiet over the last few weeks since the last of the 24, but inside we’ve been getting on with business.

We did our very first bottling – a super limited run of Coffee Porter for our friends at People’s Coffee to give out as Christmas gifts. If you got to try some, let us know what you thought.

We rebrewed Lord Cockswain’s Courage Porter, to bring the taste of war to the Weta Workshop Christmas party – served in character as the Brewing Corps of course. For bonus points guess which one of the three below is wearing fake facial hair?

We even did a NYE beer - Golden Ship for a great Wellington band in the hope they’d do a Bon Scott, cementing Garage Project’s cult status… but no such luck.

We dropped two casks of summer ale to Hashigo Zake – a suitably English accompaniment to a very wet New Years Eve (and more to come this week!).

We’ve filled 50 bottles of our Nøgne Garage CØLLAB beer, Good as Gold - a 7.6% rye malt golden ale with Pohutakawa honey. All credit for the name goes to Dylan from Hashigo Zake - nice one, we like it and Kjetil does too. These 50 bottles will be our very first commercially available bottled beer. We’ll let you know where they’ll be available if you want to get your hands on one.

And what’s in store for the year ahead? In the next couple of weeks things will be ramping up at the Garage. It’s a big time for the Project. We’ve got some work ahead of us, in fact it’s probably our biggest project yet.

In amongst all this we’ve got some interesting beers we’ve been working on which we’re looking forward to bringing you. We’re also off to Three Boys tomorrow to lay down a couple more brews.

Busy times, and even busier ahead. We look forward to sharing them with you.

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