F&B News


By Fork & Brewer Wed 30 Mar 2016
Welterweight 5.5% English IPA

This brew is yet another reinterpretation of a beer from Fork's past under Dion Page and Lester Dunn. The original Welterweight was a Session Strength, malt-led IPA, almost a mini Base Isolator in a lot of ways.   Kel wanted to reinvent this beer with a style that was missing from Fork's current tap line-up and thought an English IPA would be a great addition.    The resultant beer is 5.5% alcohol, around 30 bitterness units and pours a beautiful orange-gold with a mousse-like white head. It has mid-palate weight and a nice orange-marmalade finish.  ...READ MORE

By Fork & Brewer Wed 09 Mar 2016
DRAFT 3.8% Classic NZ Draught

This is Fork Brewing's first Fork Brews release for 2016! And it may boggle the hoppy heads of craft boffins, who may just be getting over the shock of witnessing currently circulating historical images of Kelly Ryan dressed in, and canoodling with, Tui paraphernalia. For this year's first beer release is a meta, reverse psychology, walk down memory lane called DRAFT, a 3.8% classic NZ Draught Lager. ...READ MORE

Fork Brewing releases Champion Pale Ale for debut bottled beer

Fork Brewing has debuted its first bottled beer, with the release of our champion 5.9% Pale Ale Godzone Beat in 500ml bottles. Godzone Beat topped more than 50 entries in the Pale Ale category at the 2015 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards to take out the Champion Pale Ale Trophy last September. Colin Mallon, Operations guy of Fork & Brewer (the home of Fork Brewing), said Godzone Beat's win sparked the move into bottling its beer. ...READ MORE

Gold Medal Famous 4.9% Aotearoa Golden Ale

Fork Brewing's first release of 2016 is a bit of a pseudo-release: a 4.9% Aotearoa Golden Ale that is a reincarnation of the original Gold Medal Famous, the first-ever beer brewed and released by Fork Brewing (way back in the heady days of 2012). ...READ MORE

Sourbet 3.7% Raspberry & Lemon Berliner Weisse

Kelly has made no secret of the fact that brewers are a selfish lot. By his own admission, they generally tend to brew beers they like to drink. And Kelly's love of all things tart translates in his brewing. With a Passionfruit and Juniper Sour and Yoghurt and Bruesli all ticked off, the next challenge was Berliner Weisse. So…. Kel brewed a Raspberry Sourbet! ...READ MORE