tirsdag 29. november 2011

Hashigo-zake

Returning from New Zealand, we have fond memories of good craft beer. Thanks to Dominic Kelly at Hashigo-zake for a great visit and for introducing us to lots of wonderful people.
If ever in Wellington, Hashigo-zake is the place to visit for the best craft beer experience!


http://hashigozake.co.nz/



torsdag 24. november 2011

Nøgne Ø beer tasting at Galbraith's in Auckland

During a recent beer tasting at Galbraith's  www.alehouse.co.nz  in Auckland, we had the pleasure of meeting lots of brewers,
bar owners, bloggers and beer enthusiasts. We were impressed to see so many of our beers on their menu. Brewer, Ian Ramsay,
took us for a guided tour of the brewhouse. It is impressive how they go to extremes to make authentic British ales!
Again many thanks to Dominic Kelly at Hashigozake for arranging all these great events!

Galbraith´s Alehouse
The brewer, Ian Ramsay
Blackboard

onsdag 23. november 2011

New cooperations- new beers!

New Zealand is full of great craft brewers.
We would not want to miss out on the opportunity to brew with some of these dedicated individuals. For that reason we traveled to Blenheim, the home of Renaissance Brewing Company. http://www.renaissancebrewing.co.nz/default.aspx.

Along with owners Andy and Brian, we met their brewer Søren, 
a Dane who has his own brand, 8 Wired  http://www.8wired.co.nz/ , brewed at the brewery.
As such, our collaboration is a triple: Renaissance/8 Wired/Nøgne Ø.
And what did we brew: A Kiwi ingredient version of the #100! With a bit of luck, we will get some shipped to Norway.

Happy brewers





Ready to mash
Stuck mash!
In Søren´s cellar

mandag 21. november 2011

Brewing with Garage Project

We have just had the pleasure of brewing with Garage Project in Wellington, New Zealand.  The collaboration is a Rye Blonde (No name yet!), made for the warm Christmas season.
Brewing with Pete and Jos was a great experience. New Zealand hops are wonderful!
http://garageproject.co.nz/

Thanks to Dominic at Hashigo-zake http://hashigozake.co.nz/ for setting up for this to happen!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hashigo-Zake/144268315585


The plant
Brewery exterior design




Steve´s explanation
Pieces of identity
Ingredient





Piece of equipment

søndag 20. november 2011

Inputs from abroad.

Should you ever come to Christchurch, take time to visit Pomeroy's.  
Proprietor Steve Pomeroy is 100% dedicated to craft beer and has a wide selection of most things available in New Zealand.  Lodging can be arranged next door too, in Pomeroy,s Boutique Accommodation.  
Really neat!
http://www.pomeroysonkilmore.co.nz/


Look what we passed on the way to Nelson.  
A roadside brewpub!



torsdag 17. november 2011

Nøgne Ø soon to be available in Malaysia!

South East Asia is one of the better parts of the world to visit, 
or live in for that matter. There is just one hitch: Good craft beer is
virtually not available. Some enthusiastic business partners
from Kuala Lumpur is now about to do something about that.
Later this month “Taps” will open its doors to the public with
16 craft beer on tap, and several well selected bottled beers.  
Initially there will be Australian craft beer,
but in early 2012 Nøgne Ø and Mikkeller beers will be available as well.

The Taps founders are well aware that they will now be in charge of educating a whole nation in craft beer culture and understanding.   
We wish them luck in changing the world!

Nøgne Ø’s representative with some of the dedicated folks from Taps Beer Bar, Kuala  Lumpur. http://www.facebook.com/TapsBeerBar

søndag 13. november 2011

NØGNE Ø ØNSKER Å INVITERE HJEMMEBRYGGERE TIL Å VÆRE MED Å BRYGGE.


Vi brygger Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast lørdag 28.1.2012 kl 09:00 til ca 19:00. Dette brygger vi sammen. Deretter får alle deltagere med seg 20 liter vørter og gjær. Vi ønsker at alle gjør sitt beste og mest kreative med denne vørteren, f.eks smakstilsetninger, gjærtype, eller gjæringsemperatur. For de som ønsker å kjøpe malt eller humle,så selger vi dette til rabbatterte priser denne dagen.

Lørdag 17.3. fra kl 17:00 til 24:00 inviterer vi alle deltagerne til ølsmakefest i bryggeriet, der vi evaluerer og bedømmer resultatene og kårer en vinner. Dette er ment som en spleisefest der alle kan ta med seg engjest. Alle tar med egen øl (ikke til seg selv, men til alle andre) og sin favoritt ølsnacks (peanuts og potetgull er bannlyst). Nøgne Ø stiller med Cask conditioned ale.

Prisen for dette er kr 1000 (eller kr 1050 hvis du bestiller to Wlabs-rør). Det inkluderer vørter, gjæringsbøtte med lokk, fersk gjær fra Whitelabs (husk å spesifisere hvilken gjær du vil ha når du melder deg på), lunch og en øl på bryggerdagen og middag på ølsmakedagen.

NOEN PRAKTISKE TING:

Vi må dessverre sette en øvre grense på 60.

Påmelding, som er bindende, starter 1/12 kl 0000 på norbrygg.no    Det blir fullbooket hurtig! 
Tidligere har det vært en del deltagere som ikke kom til evalueringsfesten. Dette syntes vi at falt ut litt uheldig, og vi ber derfor om at bare de som ønsker å bli med på begge dagene, melder seg på.
Dette blir gøy, spennende og lærerikt.