Monthly Archives: March, 2017

Roxanne: The Dawn of a New Beer

March 28th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

We’ve brought back the Red IPA.

Following the success of Eric The Red, here’s the follow up Red IPA: Roxanne.
Inspired by the Viking nautical theme of Eric, Roxanne is a Persian name meaning “Dawn” and the reference of “red sky in the morning sailors take warning”.
Even though we refer to the dawn and morning time, it doesn’t imply that this is a breakfast beer. Then again there are no rules when it comes to drinking beer as tasty as this.
A wonderful amber red colour, which comes from the specialty malts, but used in a way that the isn’t overly malty. The malt delivers a sweet caramelly malt note that marries perfectly with the fruity hops, and highlighted with the piney character from the Centennial hops.

About the beer:
ABV: 6.5
IBU: 30
Malts: Pale Ale, Speciality Malts.
Hops: US Centennial, US Simcoe

New Zealand: 500ml bottle and keg. Launching 1 April 2017. This will start hitting the shelves in the first week of April.
Australia: 500ml bottles. Shipment leaving NZ mid April, should get to you early May.

Launch events:
1 April, Lumsden Freehouse, Auckland

6 April, Basque Rooftop Bar, Wellington

6 April, Volstead Trading Company, Christchurch


Beers & BBQ at New Hoplands – What a Day!

March 20th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 1 comment

Firstly, a big thanks to everyone that could make it to our event at New Hoplands on Saturday, we had a blast and it looks like you all did to. Special thanks also to Colin, Alana and the team at New Hoplands for your hospitality. Thanks also to Proper Crisps for the snacks and FreshChoice Richmond for picking out the tastiest food for the BBQ. We’re stoked that we were able to kick off the very first Nelson Beer Week.

Check out how it went:

Couldn’t make it? Never fear. Next year it’s going to be bigger, better and easier to get to New Hoplands! Make sure you sign up to our mailing list now so we can keep you updated on our events. We’ll even send you news and special offers – how good is that!

Cheers – Luke & Team Epic

New Hop Product – Lupulin Powder

March 8th, 2017 Posted by Hops, News, Uncategorized No Comment yet

Lupulin is a brand new product for us from YCH Hops in the US. Watch this video to find out a bit more about it.