Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Garage Project wins Champion NZ Brewery



Garage Project wins Champion NZ Brewery

Wellington’s Garage Project has been named New Zealand’s Champion Brewer at the 2017 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards.

The Te Aro brewery heads off 111 other breweries, including nine overseas entries, to win New Zealand’s most prestigious brewing industry honour.

The Award was presented the Brewers Guild Gala Dinner held in Christchurch tonight.

Garage Project’s win is earned through its medal-haul – four Golds, nine Silvers, and 13 Bronze – all determined through blind judging with an expert panel. Garage Project also brings home the trophy for Best Flavoured and Aged Beer, for Cabbages and Kings Imperial Oyster Stout.

Garage Project was established in 2011 by Jos Ruffell and brothers Pete and Ian Gillespie. It famously released 24 different beers in its first 24 weeks, in tiny 50-litre batches. Today it operates in a former petrol station on Aro Street, and has a second site for wild-fermented and experimental brews.

The brewery has collected a string of brewing and business accolades, including a silver medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup; topping the Deloitte’s Fast 50 in 2015; and the Society of Beer Advocates Best Brewery award in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Garage Project has also created collaborations with other businesses as diverse as Singapore Airlines, The Royal New Zealand Ballet, Wellington Zoo and Weta Workshop.

American brewery Boston Beer Company is Champion International Brewery, and Auckland contract brewery Steam wins the Champion Manufacturer award.

Brewers Guild Chairman Jonathan Alve says Garage Project’s win shows the ever-increasing level of innovation on New Zealand brewing. “Ever since it started Garage Project has built a reputation for boundary-bending beers created with unusual ingredients and techniques. The fact it won 26 medals shows that this innovative approach also produces a wide range of beers that are technically excellent in their delivery.”

“This year we had a record 964 entries, up from 946 last year and 858 in 2015. The Brewers Guild Awards are easily the biggest and most-respected beer competition run in New Zealand. We have international beer judges working to the highest standards, and brewers are very keen to win the recognition of their peers,” Jonathan Alve says.

The Guild also recognises achievement in other aspects of the brewing industry:
• The Morton Coutts Award for Innovation goes to Hamish Jones of The Nuts Brewing Co, which specialises in brewing gluten-free beers.
• Gabi and Doug Michael of Gladfield Malt collect the 2017 Industry Achievement Award.
• The Beer Writer of the Year award goes to Alice Galletly, author of ‘How to Have a Beer’.
• Jenny Cameron, Ralph Bungard and Craig Bowen are honoured for their Guild service.
For the full list of medal winners go to www.BrewersGuild.org.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Government: Delivering Lower Card Fees To Business

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark has today announced the Government’s next steps to reduce merchant service fees, that banks charge businesses when customers use a credit or debit card to pay, which is estimated to save New Zealand businesses ... More>>

SEEK NZ Employment Report: April 2021

OVERVIEW OF APRIL 2021: STATE OF THE NATION: April, for the second consecutive month, saw the highest number of jobs ever advertised on seek.co.nz. Applications per job ad fell 9% month-on-month (m/m). SEEK job ads were up by 12% m/m. SEEK job ads were ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Warns Genesis Over Business Billing Errors

The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to Genesis Energy Limited about billing errors concerning electricity line charges to business customers. Genesis reported the errors to the Commission. The Commission considers that Genesis is likely to ... More>>

Stats: Lower Job Security Linked To Lower Life Satisfaction

People who feel their employment is insecure are more likely than other employed people to rate their overall life satisfaction poorly, Stats NZ said today. New survey data from the March 2021 quarter shows that 26 percent of employed people who thought ... More>>

The Conversation: The Outlook For Coral Reefs Remains Grim Unless We Cut Emissions Fast — New Research

A study of 183 coral reefs worldwide quantified the impacts of ocean warming and acidification on reef growth rates. Even under the lowest emissions scenarios, the future of reefs is not bright. More>>

The Conversation: Why Now Would Be A Good Time For The Reserve Bank Of New Zealand To Publish Stress Test Results For Individual Banks

Set against the backdrop of an economy healing from 2020’s annus horribilis , this week’s Financial Stability Report (FSR) from the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) was cautiously reassuring: the country’s financial system is sound, though vulnerabilities remain. More>>