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9th Annual West Coast IPA Challenge expands to Fork & Brewer

Colin Mallon, Malthouse Operations Guy and West Coast IPA Challenge organiser, says this year's 9th Challenge will expand to Malthouse's sister bar, Fork & Brewer on Bond Street, due to increasingly large crowds turning up to see who will win the coveted Golden Gumboots. ...READ MORE

Puns N' Goses 3.7% German Sour Wheat

Be warned: many puns were harmed in the making of this beer. Puns N' Goses 3.7% German Sour Wheat - or a "Gose" to the initiated beer pundit - was the source of much word play, thanks to a new beer style for Kelly to brew, over-worked in-house punny heads, and a Facebook competition. ...READ MORE

SOBA Winter Ale Fest: Kinot Noir 9.0% Imperial Dark Saison

When you get two brewers who are somewhat notorious for erring on the side of eccentric ingredients, you get conversations like the following that lead to SOBA Winter Ale Fest collabs and beers like Kinot Noir, an Imperial Dark Saison with Pinot Noir Grape Must and Kina Roe....READ MORE

Simcode 7% American Strong Pilsener

Simcoe is one of those hop varieties that's distinctly American. It throws off a complex aromatic profile that focuses on pine needles, the peel of preserved lemons and the faintest herbal, woody hint of a freshly cut conifer branch. Underneath that it can even hint at ripe mango skin and the faintest aroma of banana passionfruit. It is one of the hop megastars....READ MORE

Little Forker: SuRoSa 7.6% Rosemary Saison

It's become a bit of a tradition that Fork Brewing hosts the winners of the Greater Wellington Brewday Homebrew competition, and brew a #LittleForker batch of the winning brew with Kelly to go on the Fork taps.   Last year saw Miriam Sorensen's delicious Black Rabbit Porter pouring behind the bar, and this year we have a more unusual brew as the winner.   SuRoSa (short for Summer Rosemary Saison) is the brain child of Matthew Gilbert and Rene Ebbesen, two super keen homebrewers who are well on their way to #brewninja enlightenment. Self-taught with a keen eye (and thirst) for the science, they are born experimenters and this reflected well in the quality of their winning beer....READ MORE

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