Archive for November, 2012

Congratulations to Emerson’s Brewery

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Congratulations to Richard Emerson and the crew at Emerson’s Brewery in Dunedin. I hope the Lion NZ buyout means fewer worries about growth and distribution and more time to focus on brewing more of your outstanding beers.

I visited Emerson’s with my camera in the winter of 2010. I accompanied Kieran Haslett-Moore to document the brewing of the first Regional Special Bitter, a collaboration between Regional Wines and Spirits and Emerson’s Brewery. Photos from those brew days are already online. Yesterday’s news of the buyout reminded me that there were other photos from Emerson’s that I have been meaning to add. Below are a few of my favourites. There are more in the gallery.

Richard Emerson. Dunedin, June 22, 2010.


Richard Emerson Empties a Mash Tun. Dunedin, 2010.


James Falconer keeping the brewery tidy. Emerson’s Brewery, Dunedin, 2010.


Morning Tea. Chris “Father” O’Leary tests a beer from one of the conditioning tanks. Emerson’s Brewery, Dunedin, 2010.


Lunch. Chris “Father” O’Leary and James Falconer taking a quick break for lunch. Emerson’s Brewery, Dunedin, 2010.


Emerson’s Bottling Line. Dunedin, 2010.


Boxing-up bottles at Emerson’s Brewery. Dunedin, 2010.