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Fork & Brewer on ‘Eat & Greet’

When i first met Anton Legg it was just a few days after he had severed his little finger, had it sewn back on and was back in the kitchen. he was a semi-finalist for the monteith's beer and wild food challenge after all, and had work to do. that pretty much sums this guy up perfectly. It was actually a chance meeting. I was helping out at the NZ Food Bloggers Conference (yes, it is a thing!) and all 40 of us (39 of them women) were hosted at 10 different restaurants around Wellington. With others off to Boulcott...

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And so, the beer begins to flow

On Wednesday 17th October at 5pm, we poured the very first beers from our brewery. The night was attended by many, many Wellingtonians (and the odd Aucklander), who came together with a thirst for good beer. I think we slaked said thirst well and truely. Our first beer, Gold Medal Famous Golden Ale, named in honour of the very hip (and pretty out there) Wellington band was enjoyed with vigour by many- one guest pointing out that it was the perfect match for the chicken canapes Chef had provided. Chris Wilson of Gold Medal Famous (the musician, not the beer),...

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Premium beer and quality food are literally made for each other, so we created the Fork & Brewer as an ideal venue to showcase both. With forty beer taps, a top-flight kitchen crew, friendly staff and a brewery on the premises, our mission is to take Wellington’s already awesome beer culture to an entire other level. You can find us upstairs at 14 Bond Street in central Wellington.

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New brewery fires in the heart of the capital

The modern 1,000-litre microbrewery located in the Fork & Brewer brewpub will fire up for the very first time on 18 September 2012. Known as the Fork & Brewer Brewery, it will provide fresh beers exclusively to the Fork & Brewer which is located upstairs on Bond Street in central Wellington. Fork & Brewer opened on 9 September 2011 and is a top-class hospitality destination with an emphasis on the partnership between quality craft beer and delicious food. It was founded by the team behind the Malthouse, twice selected as the best beer venue in New Zealand by Beer and...

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Fork Meets Brewer: Seven Course Beer Degustation

On Tuesday night I hosted a seven course beer and food matching degustation at the Fork & Brewer. This sold out event, called Fork Meets Brewer, was part of the hugely popular Wellington on a Plate culinary festival. For each course, Chef Anton Legg explained how he made the dish while I talked about the beer and why we selected it as a match. I’d like to share the mouth watering menu. Course One: Salmon marinated with Pale Ale vinegar and salsa creosa matched with Emerson’s Pilsner (a fruity New World pilsner). The vinegar was made on the premises by...

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New Fork & Brewer website goes live

Welcome to the fully redeveloped Fork & Brewer website which is packed with new features and content. This funky and fully functional website will allow us to keep people informed about what is happening upstairs at 14 Bond Street and to receive your feedback. With forty beer taps and a row of fridges packed with various bottles, it can be hard to keep pace with our extensive and ever-changing beer list. We will be regularly updating this website’s Beer section with the latest information about which beers are pouring and what exciting brews are coming next. Of course, do not...

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Chef turns mis-pours into something more

Give most blokes a beer and they're happy. Give Anton Legg the dregs from a mis-pour and the spent grains from the brewing process and he's beside himself with excitement. Legg, head chef at Wellington gastropub Fork & Brewer talks about brewing by-products with the sort of appetite most people reserve for the amber nectar itself. After joining the Bond St establishment a year ago, he realised the wastage involved when kegs were changed and started thinking about what could be done with it. "Every time we clean the taps you have to pour off a litre of beer, and...

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Dominion Post Review

The mussel fritters at Fork & Brewer were the best either of us had tasted. New Zealanders may be drinking less beer these days, but clearly pub goers now want a much wider choice. Unencumbered by ties to either of the big breweries, five "free houses" have popped up in central Wellington this year - The Hop Garden, BruHaus and its sister TapHaus, The Little Beer Quarter and now Fork & Brewer - selling dozens of craft beers from tiny independent breweries. An offshoot of The Malthouse, Fork & Brewer is the most ambitious venture of the lot. A micro-brewery...

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