Well I don't know how much your've heard and what but the short story is yes New Munster is to disappear. We have actually sold the Brewery to an off shore client and are not looking at contracting out the brands. So I hope you enjoyed that New Munster because I'm affraid it may be the last. They all seem to go alot faster when this sort of thing happens. All the best and sorry to dis appoint.
I would have emailed you but my work email is down. I take it, from your comment in the Chch group, that you enjoyed the Yeastie Boys PKB. Did you notice much difference from the "trial" sample I gave you a couple of months back - for the better or worse? The homebrewed versions used 100% US Cascade and the commercial batch was Sauvin to bitter, NZ styrian and Oraganic NZ Cascade for flavour/aroma, and all three for dry hopping. We wouldn't have been far off Armageddon proportions in the kettle - possibly even more, actually. The hop change is a scary change when moving from 30L to 1,200L but we did get some good advice from doug at NZ hops and did a 30L trial at Invercargill - just to be sure (not that we had much of an opportunity to change if we'd got it wrong, as we'd already ordered all the ingredients!).
I'll be in touch later about Hamilton getting Yeastie Boys.
Hi Greig. We will be having some free tasting around 8th October for out Marzen. At the moment there will be a tasting at each pub. If you and any of the SOBA crew are keen, I will let you know closer to the date so you can come along for a taste.
We are doing a brewers special every few months. At the moment we have a Doppelbock on tap. We have yet to get proper tap handles, so you may have to ask the staff.
Hopefully I can make it down sometime and have a beer with you.
Definitely mixed responses from those who tried trials and commercial. I'm on the fence - I probably prefer the commercial because I can still drink it. And then it'll all be gone too!
I think the yeast was a big improvement - US05 to Denny's Favourite 50. Would love to try two batches next year, one with NZ hops and one with American. I'll see if my accountant (Sam) will allow it ;-)
Thanks for the promotional work in Hamilton!
Yes back on the Mainland! If youre near Blenheim anytime just drop me an email and we can catch up for a beer. Should have some beer in bottles in the next 6 - 12 months, alot of work to do before then. Should have some interesting beers to come, just dont know what yet!
Hi Greig, just saw your recipe for Saxby's and noticed the Green Bullet. Was wondering if you have noticed much flavour from adding this at 60min, or is it boiled out and covered by your latter hop additions? I often use GB at 60min because a small amount will really kick up the BUs- so I do not need to use heaps of other hops to boost the bitterness. I generally prefer hops like Fuggles and Goldings, so would need quite a bit to get up to the 40-ish IBUs that I like my tipple. Nasty economics, I know...
I know what you mean about the Londoner (may be I should change my profile, but I feel guilty doing so!). Can you tell me what the problem is?-- I can not put my finger on it. The last time I had the bitter it had a raspberry type taste. The lager had a detergent after taste (?). Strange. Did they take over the old New Begin (aka Onehunga Spring Brewery) Old Thumper? I was only a nipper when this brewery was around, but man that was a great drop. Londoner seems to be a blander... or may be it is the same as the oldversion, but my taste buds were in Lion Red mode during my teenage years. When your mate has 'that conversation', could you ask him to suggest they do not serve the beer so cold?!
Tag Greig, wei geht es dir? Good to met you and Alex the other day, and really enjoyed your brews; esp. that porter. Although, was feeling pretty rough on Sunday. That hopping schedule for my IPA was: 13g Green Bullet and 40g Imp Stryian Golding @60min; 20g IS Gold @30min; 40g IS Gold @10min; 40g IS Gold at W/P. Was aiming for 66BUs, but that was if the OG was 1.050. It was actually 1.060, so not as bitter and will have to increase hop levels a bit next time. 60min biol and used W1028. So simple that I feel like a fraud! Pass auf dich auf, Dai.
No comments yet!
You need to be a member of RealBeer.co.nz to add comments!