Yeah the judges seemed very strict to style. We made most of the medal rounds, but there was a lack of notes as to why they did not get a medal,from what I can gather they run out of time.(I have spoken to David Cryer) A lot of our beers are inbetween classes, ie to hoppy or not quite hoppy enough, so that makes it hard. I spoke to most of the judges and the overall comments was the brewnz entry beers overall were good, some up to WBC class, and only 3 bad beers, so I think we can take that to heart.
We release a Seasonal Marzen tomorrow ( next week at most pubs), its a Oktoberfest, a easy drinking Vienna based lager.( slightly to hoppy for the Brewnz judges though).
If you are every up our way give us a yell, you are always welcome.
Hi Nigel. At first I wasn't going to be able to be around to make the beer fest this weekend, but now there is a chance I will. If I do, I will come and help you out with the Kid Chocolate. Cheers for helping us get it up to Auckland - we've been getting plenty of grief from the Aucklanders for failing with the Golden Boy.
Will be good to try out your Belgian Blonde. I've been meaning to get in touch with you guys for a couple of months. I drunk a lot of the Pale Ale over new Years and I thought it was tasting magnificent. Hopefully I will be able to tell you in person on Saturday.
yep, it's me! Good to hear from you. Just had a look at your website; I think I remember Paul from Kaitao, although I didn't really know him well. The beers look good too; I think that Pale Ale in particular might be a bit of me.
I'm living happily in Tokoroa at the moment (and I never thought I'd be saying that ;-), so it'll be pretty easy to nip over to Rotorua. I'll be going through Tirau tomorrow, so I'll stop off and pick up a sampling of your wares!