NZ Craft Beer TV Visits Wellington

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.


  1. Rosalind Says:

    Could we please have a colour photo of Stu’s infamous pants? I’ve heard so much about them.

  2. Jed Says:

    Rosalind, there you go. They’re even better in real life.

  3. Rosalind Says:

    Oh wow. My imagination was no match for the reality.

  4. Stu as "Stu" Says:

    Jed, if if you bow to the masses once and you’ll form a habit and roll over again, and again, and again… You’ll be drinking premium lager next.

  5. Stu as "Stu" Says:

    Man, I need to shed some handles… might need to cut back on the Hashigo pies.

  6. Stu as "Stu" Says:

    I need an editor too!