Archive for the ‘Brewer Portraits’ Category

Nøgne Ø – Garage Project Collaboration

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Garage Project have been impressing and confounding Wellington beer drinkers nearly every Tuesday at Hashigo Zake since they launched their first beers on August 2nd. Yesterday they brewed a beer to continue this trend in collaboration with Norway’s first microbrewery, Nøgne Ø. Founder and head brewer Kjetil Jikiun was in Aro Valley with Pete and Jos to brew a New Zealand Christmas Rye Blond with Pohutukawa honey.

Here are my favourite photos from the day.






If you enjoyed those then there are plenty more photos to see.

NZ Craft Beer TV Visits Wellington

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

NZ Craft Beer TV are nearing the end of their epic circumnavigation of New Zealand. Luke Nicholas and Kelly Ryan of Epic Brewing, with the help of their film crew, Scott and Jacob, have visited and filmed most of the country’s breweries and many of the great beer bars in just eighteen days. This effort easily doubles the number of breweries I have managed to visit in as many months!

I missed catching up with Luke and Kelly in Golden Bay and Nelson due to some sad events but managed to snap a few photos of them at the end of the Wellington leg of their tour.


The unstoppable NZ Craft Beer TV crew, halted by missing campervan keys.


Jacob photographs Kelly, Stu (Yeastie Boy B), and Luke in the parking lot beside Hashigo Zake.


I call this one “Guess the Colour of Stu’s Pants”.

Check out the trailer for the South Island leg of their journey. I can’t wait to see the finished series.

[Update] By popular demand here is a picture of Stu’s butt pants in their full-colour glory.

October Brewer Portraits

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Early in October I visited seven breweries. I even photographed some of them.

Two of the breweries I photographed at the laid-back pace that I prefer but I also managed to snap the portraits of some brewers at the other breweries.


Martin Townshend from Townshend Brewery in Upper Moutere.


Mat from The Monkey Wizard in Riwaka.


Nigel from Cassels & Sons in Woolston, Christchurch.


Sean from The Twisted Hop.


Paul from Wigram Brewing Co.