Monthly Archives: July, 2016

Snow White Alpine Pale Ale

July 31st, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet


So you’ve probably already seen this video:

Well, the fruits of this Epic Mission have come together. There are two things that Luke traditionally doesn’t really like:
1. The cold
2. Brewing with wheat malt
Regardless, Luke has battled the elements  & created this beer which combines these things, as well as a few wicked others to create this freaking awesome beer.

Launch events:
16 TUN in Auckland: 10 August
Malthouse in Wellington: 13 August
Craft Hamilton: 18 August

Beer Style:
White IPA (Alpine Pale Ale)

More about the beer:
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 35

Earlier in the year there were several news headlines about bad weather referring to “Epic Thunder”, a beer we had just release, many people commented on the free publicity. A few weeks later there was an “Epic Snow” headline so we took it as a sign for the next beer we should brew.

We had penciled in brewing a White IPA this year, so this was perfect. To make the beer “Epic Snow” it was decided to head to the mountain and collect some snow to brew with (as per video).

What makes this beer different? We have brewed it with wheat malt for the pale hazy appearance. The noticeable orangey citrus character comes from the marriage of crushed coriander seeds and the Cascade and Centennial hops. The fruitiness comes from the really warm fermentation with a special ale yeast.

Where & when you can get it:
We will have a launch on Wednesday 10 August at 16 TUN in Auckland.

Bottle stock is now out in the wild!



Epic Thor IIPA

July 26th, 2016 Posted by News, Uncategorized 2 comments


Thor is  the last in the Epic Stone Hammer Trilogy and is also our entry to the 2016 West Coast IPA Challenge, held on Friday 29 July, 2016 at Malthouse in Wellington. If you’re lucky enough to be going to this event, you’ll be amongst the first to try it.

Don’t fret if you can’t make it to WCIPA – Thor will be launched in early August. We’ll keep you posted with updates here.

Launch date:
TBC – Early August 2016

Beer Style:
Imperial IPA (of course)

More about the beer:
ABV: 8.8%
IBU: 100

Thor is our entrant into the 2016 West Coast IPA challenge on the 29 th of July at The Malthouse in Wellington.

Inspiration for Thor came from Luke’s trip earlier in the year to the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia. While there he drank several different examples of the developing and evolving new IPA style for the East Coast. East Coast IPAs are identified by their cloudy appearance, which comes from hop haze, and a big hop aroma and juicy hop taste (the kegged version of this beer has been kept cloudy, but the bottle version is filtered and bright).

The beer has a big hop aroma that is dank, resinous and fruity from the use of Nelson Sauvin and CTZ hops. The bitterness level is lower than regular Epic beers, which is also the same in the Thunder and Stone Hammer beers. Extremely well balanced, juicy and delicious.

Where & when you can get it:
Kegs and bottles are out in the wilds of NZ now, we’ll let you know when the shipment to Australia is on it’s way.

The Epic Snow Mission

July 6th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Snow is cool. Beer is awesome.