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Can I buy a large quantity of beer for a private event?
We’re happy to help you source Garage Project for your wedding or private function. You can purchase directly from the Cellar Door or we can suggest local suppliers in your area. Unfortunately at this stage our stocks are running too lean to offer wholesale casual sales, but get in touch and we’ll do our best to help you out. Email email@example.com for more information.
I am a label collector - can you send me a set of your labels?
Because of our extensive back catalogue of beers, we are not able to send out full sets of our labels. However, if you make an order from our online store you can let us know you are a label collector and we will send a couple of the labels that we have here at the brewery your way!
Who does the artwork for your beer labels?
We collaborate with a wide range of artists - both locally and internationally to create our beer labels.
I’d like to write a story about Garage Project - who should I talk to?
For all media enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I chat to you over the phone?
Do you offer brewery tours?
We don’t offer formal brewery tours at the moment, but it’s something we’d like to be able to do in the future. In the meantime you can pop in for our Cellar Door experience. The Cellar Door is a space right by the brewery and if you’re in on a weekday then the brew team will be in full-swing, so you can hang out and watch us at work. We have an ever-changing 8 tap line-up that you can taste for free and our friendly team will answer any questions you can throw at us.
Where can I buy your beer?
You can find our beer in select bars, restaurants, and bottle stores across New Zealand. Our ability to meet all current demand isn’t possible, so if you can’t find a certain beer in your local store, it may be available on our online store. We have limited distribution in Australia, Sweden and Norway. Due to our limited capacity, we are not currently in a position to supply new markets.
What breed are those dogs?
The pooches you may have spotted at the brewery are Huskadors (Husky Labrador crosses). Their names are Monte and Mila and they belong to Jos - give them a pat next time you see them!
I love your beer and want to tell you about it! How can I get in touch?
SPONSORSHIP & EVENTS
Sponsorship, events & how to apply
At Garage Project we love getting behind the community - it has been a big part of our ethos from inception and we are proud to focus our resources on a number of causes.
The list is already long and diverse: Kaibosh, Women’s Refuge, the SPCA, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, our Twelve Kegs for Christmas programme, local schools and artists and our very own vibrant community here in Aro Valley. While we have big hearts and wish we could spread the love more, we are still a growing company and can’t say yes to every request from the great causes that come to our attention daily.
Being selective means that we can really get behind the causes we do support, and work towards making a real difference. It is important to us that we align with groups that we believe in and that share the spirit of our brewery.
There are a couple of requests we get regularly that, as a policy, we don’t accommodate: we do not re-label cans or bottles in limited runs. Aside from our art being a big part of our product (and one that we are really proud of), this process is expensive both in time and money and is not an avenue we are looking to pursue. We also find it difficult to commit to projects and events which require large investments of time and resources.We are running at full capacity with a packed brew schedule to meet our existing local and export demands, so it is tricky for us to give out resources, especially personnel, outside of special occasions. That being said, we are always excited to get on board when the right project comes along.
If you have an event and are looking for some back up, please fill in the form below and we will get in touch to talk options - even if we can’t get behind you, we love to hear about the great things people are doing and will do our best to help.
Fill in the form below and we’ll take a look! We get a huge number of requests so we need to receive your application at least three weeks prior to your event.
Melbourne Senior Relationship Manager - Apply Here
Job Description: We've been getting as much of our beer as we can to thirsty fans in Australia for a few years now, but recently took the decision to build our own Australian based team of Garagistas, to help us spread the word (and beer). Based in Melbourne, the role of Senior Relationship Manager, is to lead our Victoria sales effort; forming close links with our channel partners, drinkers, fans and the community. You'll help make more of our ever changing range of beers available, to more people, more often. As Senior Relationship Manager, you will have responsibility for growing the Garage Project business through your top-notch, proactive relationship building and sales skills.You will be responsible for:
- Reviewing and maximising existing business relationships
- Researching new distribution channels
- Reaching out to and signing up new customers as distributors of Garage
- Project beers to both on and off-premise channel partners
- Delivering Garage Projects revenue objectives
- Planning and driving your own sales activities (you'll need to be a self-manager in this role)
- Growing Garage Projects profile in the craft beer scene in Melbourne
- Creating a buzz – driving tap takeovers, events and getting Garage Project beer to the beer lovers in Victoria.
Production Manager - Apply Here
Job Description: The Production Manager is responsible for managing the production processes, scheduling, planning and procurement for the production of our beer. The Production Manager will also be responsible for ensuring our quality and quantity targets are met and be the driving force of our LEAN implementation and ongoing LEAN journey.
You will be responsible for:
- Production scheduling, planning and management
- Ensuring procurement of key brew ingredients on time and according to brew schedule
- Developing, implementing and following procurement practices
- Improving production processes and implementing LEAN principals
- Identifying, recommending and implementing cost saving opportunities
- Working collaboratively with the Brew and Pack managers to plan production and timelines
- Creating brew and pack schedules to meet forecasting needs
- Helping to create a realistic budget for beer production and monitoring the budget
- Managing multiple relationships with key stakeholders
Export Sales Manager - Apply Here
Job Description: The Export Sales Manager is responsible for driving and enabling healthy and sustainable international sales growth for Garage Project. You'll be responsible for actively managing the relationship with existing export markets as well as identifying, vetting partners and opening new ones, in line with the strategic plan of the business. You will be formulating and executing long term strategies for international sales growth, account management, support of regional distribution partners, selection of distribution partners, personnel, marketing strategies and distribution methods. Inputting to and executing market development strategy, providing excellent service, building quality relationships, and ensuring distribution partner success and the success of the brewery internationally.
You will be responsible for:
- Creating, planning, managing and implementing international sales initiatives
- Identifying possible target export markets
- Vetting possible channel partners
- Leading price research and setting appropriate RRP's for each market
- Formulating long term sales strategies
- Creating market specific sales and marketing plans to achieve agreed budgets
- Exceeding agreed sales targets
- Presenting new products and coordinating launch events in export markets
- Product merchandising – training distributors and retail staff
- Negotiating agreements within distributors and retailers
- Key account relationship management
- Designing and assisting in building the reporting for the export business. Setting KPIs and agreed budgets and targets
- Being an expert on very new beer released – attending regular training sessions
Packaging Technician and Sustainability Manager
The Packaging Technician and Sustainability Manager is a key role in a busy and dynamic team. This role is responsible for key aspects of production (canning and bottling), ensuring quality standards. At the front line of our production process, you’ll be best placed to manage the sustainability program across the whole business, but predominantly in brew and pack operations. You’ll be responsible for ensuring that our packaging quality and sustainability KPI’s are consistently met. The Production Planning and Procurement Manager needs to juggle and consider multiple stakeholders, such as brew and pack teams, our customers, suppliers, to name a few.
You will be responsible for:
- Collecting and analysing data on Garage Project’s trade waste, water use, electrical use, carbon footprint, and efficiency.
- Managing the sustainability program across the whole business, but predominantly in brew and pack operations
- Educating GP staff and customers about its environmental impact, the programs set up by the Environmental and Sustainability Team, and the steps individuals can take to help lower this impact
- Creating and implementing systems of communication with GP staff to share ideas, research, and questions related to the Sustainability Project
- Operating key aspects of production (canning and bottling), ensuring quality standards
- Maintaining and fixing packaging operation machinery
Wellington and Christchurch
Rest of New Zealand
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