16 August 2006

EPIC Taste Challenge at Regional Wines with Geoff Griggs

Beyond the Pale (Ale) Kiwi Ales take on the World!

Thursday 24 or Friday 25 August, 6.00 pm start, Cost $25.00 pp, Limit 30 places each night

There are a myriad of different members of the ale family, from fruity, quenching, golden styles to roasty, dark stouts and porters. These days New Zealand boutique breweries are crafting some excellent ales right across the spectrum and we thought it timely to see how they stack up against some benchmark brews from around the globe. By way of example, we might put up this year's NZIBA Supreme Champion, EPIC Pale Ale up against Little Creatures. Or perhaps Three Boys IPA "head to head" (excuse the pun) with a classic British IPA. Stout against stout, mate against mate! In each case we will serve the beers blind, in pairs, and let you vote on your favourite. Who will come out on top the freshness of the colonial upstarts or the class and refinement of the classic styles from Europe and elsewhere? As usual, Geoff Griggs will present a fascinating evening. Don't miss it!

Visit Regional Wines

EPIC Pale Ale at Woolworths Grey Lynn

EPIC Pale Ale is now available at Woolworths Grey Lynn. Don't rush the place since they didn't order much on there first order.

If you live in the area then I do encourage you get down there and get some especially if you haven't had a taste yet. [Supreme Champion Beer]

Epic Pale Ale is has also recently been stocked at:

Liquorland Newmarket
480 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland. Ph: 09 529 2286

Liquorland Pt Chev
1130 Great North Rd, Point Chevalier, Auckland Ph: 09 846 9811

Liquorland Tauranga
395 Cameron Rd, Tauranga Ph: 07 571 8478

Also check out a beta version of a map we are working on http://epic.brewing.co.nz/outlets.php. It isn't completely up to date as we are getting new outlets every week.

08 August 2006

The Malthouse - Epic Tasting

Thursday 3rd August. Epic Pale Ale tasting at The Malthouse, 47 Willis Street, Wellington, 5.30pm. Luke Nicholas, Brewer was doing tastings with the newly tapped Epic Pale Ale.

[Epic Pale Ale went on tap on Monday and had sold out by Friday evening - 4 kegs in 5 days, a very impressive effort. More kegs arriving Tuesday 8th]