Archive for July, 2013

New Wellington Breweries Exhibition

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Opening this Saturday, August 3rd, at Hashigo Zake is an exhibition of recent photographs I have taken at the eight new breweries that have started brewing in Wellington in the last two years. Wellington has long been the craft beer consumption capital of New Zealand but has been remarkably quiet on the actual brewing side of things. The nearest breweries were in the Wairarapa and on the Kapiti Coast. Two years have made a huge difference and the eight new breweries are a welcome addition to our craft beer scene.

Come along to the red room at Hashigo Zake from 4pm to see the photos and chat with me over a beer. If you can’t make it on Saturday, the exhibition continues through Choice Beer Week until Sunday the 11th of August. Hashigo Zake will also be hosting the 2nd birthday celebration of The Garage Project on Saturday night so it should be a highly entertaining evening.

As a warm-up for the exhibition here are a few photos that didn’t make the cut:

Lester Dunn empties the mash tun after the first brew at the Fork & Brewer. Septemper 18, 2012.


Pete Gillespie and Jos Ruffel plan The Garage Project’s calendar. Aro Valley, April 28, 2013.


Chris Mills keeps an eye on his brew of For Great Justice at Kereru Brewing.Upper Hutt, June 20, 2013.


Aidan Styles check the gravity of the wort. Baylands Brewery, Newlands, June 25, 2013.


Dale Cooper, brewer at Black Dog Brew Co. Te Aro, June 30, 2013.


Shiggy Takagi and Dan Lord, of the Funk Estate, check the instructions for their beer gun before filling bottles of Super Afro-disiac. Massey University, Palmerston North, July 14, 2013.


Matt Warner checks the mash at ParrotDog Brewery. Te Aro, July 19, 2013.


Matt Kristofski in the steam at ParrotDog Brewery. Te Aro, July 19, 2013.


Mike Neilson checks the mash at Panhead Brewery. Upper Hutt, July 20, 2013.


Mike Neilson at Panhead Brewery. Upper Hutt, July 20, 2013.