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


Black Dog Brewery announce the ultimate duo

July 2019
Media Release

Beer and chocolate – Black Dog Brewery announce the ultimate duo

Black Dog’s latest Experimental Range will be showcased at Wellington Chocolate Factory & Black Dog Brewery in an exclusive event for Wellingtonians

To celebrate the release of its sixth Experimental Range including Bean Me Up mocha stout and Lone Wolf Citra IPA, Black Dog announces a one-off tasting event in partnership with Wellington Chocolate Factory.

Bean Me Up mocha stout combines Wellington favourites – local beer, coffee and chocolate. Made for chocolate lovers, Bean Me Up is a smooth and creamy stout offering a punchy collision of chocolate and coffee. Lone Wolf Citra IPA, the second release in Black Dog’s single hop series has a contrasting flavour profile, using Citra hops from the US to create a zesty beer. This single hop brew incorporates spicy flavours with tangelo on the nose, followed by a pronounced naval orange character on the palate.

The two-part event dubbed ‘Bean Me Up’ will take place on Thursday 25th July at Wellington Chocolate Factory and neighbouring Black Dog Brewery. Exploring the unique pairing of chocolate and beer, Top Dog, Adrian Klemp and Wellington Chocolate Factory’s legendary Co-Founder, Gabe Davidson will take guests through an interactive tasting where they can create their own beer infused chocolate.

“We are extremely excited to share one of our most anticipated collaborations yet”, comments Black Dog’s Top Dog, Adrian Klemp. “Bean Me Up is a fusion of the unique taste profiles of both beer and chocolate, brought to life with Wellington Chocolate Factory, a company who like us, care about the quality and taste of every product produced.”

“Black Dog was founded to create ground-breaking alternatives to your standard beer selection, and this latest Experimental Range does just that.”

As the beating heart of both brands, Te Aro in Wellington makes for the perfect spot to host the exclusive Bean Me Up event. During the two-part event, guests will be guided through the ins and outs of the beer and chocolate creation process before having the opportunity to create their own hand-made beer infused chocolate at Wellington Chocolate Factory. From here, guests will head to Black Dog Brewery to delve into a single-hop beer tasting, heroing Lone Wolf Citra IPA alongside a handful of other small batch brews.

Wellington Chocolate Factory Co-Founder, Gabe Davidson is thrilled to share the collaboration with Wellingtonians, “We are very excited to release our collaboration with Black Dog, another likeminded, creative Wellington brand. While it may seem an unlikely pairing to some, we think there’s nothing quite like the blend of chocolate and beer to stimulate the palate, and this event will give guests the chance to flip the flavours on their head and create something of their own.”

The new Experimental Range will be available on tap from July at Black Dog’s Cuba Street brewery and at selected bars nationwide. Beer enthusiasts will need to get in quick as the two limited-edition brews are only available while kegs last.


Product and brand information:

Black Dog Brew Co. was created in 2011 by a trio of craft brewers in the heart of Wellington, the Craft Beer Capital of New Zealand. Initially set up by DB Breweries as a place that encouraged home brewers to come and collaborate, today Black Dog is one of the key breweries in Wellington’s growing craft beer scene. Since opening, the brewers have been doing something a little special, a little different and having a lot of fun along the way.

About the Bean Me Up event:

For a fusion of beer and chocolate, join us for an exclusive tasting with Black Dog Top Dog, Adrian Klemp and legendary Wellington Chocolate Factory Co-Founder, Gabe Davidson.

During the two-part event, first you’ll be guided through the ins and outs of beer and chocolate before making your own hand-made, beer-infused chocolate. Here you’ll taste the latest experimental release, Bean Me Up, a mochaccino stout, in collaboration with Wellington Chocolate Factory.

From here we’ll move you across to Black Dog Brewery to delve into a single hopped beer tasting, where you’ll get to try the second brew in the latest release, Lone Wolf Citra, a solid citrusy-lead IPA.

Part One:

Wellington Chocolate Factory
5 Eve Street, Te Aro

Part Two:

Black Dog Brewery
216 Cuba Street, Te Aro

Tickets include:

• Tasting of the new Experimental Range – Bean Me Up & Lone Wolf Citra

• Creating your own hand-made beer-infused chocolate

• Tasting of single hop and small batch beers

• Mocha martinis and ice cream floats

• Tomboy platters & bar snacks

Tickets available to reserve:

Ticket cost: $20 pp
Limited to two tickets per reservation

R18 – valid ID required on entry

Black Dog Experimental Range:

Bean Me Up – Mocha Stout 5.4%

Lone Wolf Citra – IPA 6.2%

Stockists: Bean Me Up and Lone Wolf Citra are available at Black Dog Cuba Street as well as on tap in selected bars across the country.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


DIY Law: Government Exempts Some Home Improvements From Costly Consents

Homeowners, builders and DIYers will soon have an easier time making basic home improvements as the Government scraps the need for consents for low-risk building work such as sleep-outs, sheds and carports – allowing the construction sector ... More>>


Media Awards: The New Zealand Herald Named Newspaper Of The Year, Website Of The Year At Voyager Media Awards

The New Zealand Herald has been labelled a “powerhouse news operation” as it claims the two biggest prizes – Newspaper of the Year and Website of the Year – along with many individual awards at the 2020 Voyager Media Awards Website of the ... More>>


ASB Bank: ASB Takes The Lead Again With New Low Home Loan Interest Rate

ASB has moved again to support its customers, cutting a number of home loan rates, including the two-year special rate to a new low of 2.69% p.a. Craig Sims, ASB executive general manager Retail Banking says the reduced rate will be welcome news for many ... More>>


Nathan Hoturoa Gray: The Problems With Testing And Case Statistics For Covid-19

To begin to understand disease transmission in a country requires adequate testing of your population with properly vetted, accurate tests. As the world struggles to find what 'adequate percentage' of the population is necessary, (estimates predict ... More>>


RNZ: Fletcher Building To Lay Off 1000 Staff In New Zealand

The construction company will cut around 10 percent of its workforce as it struggles with the fallout from Covid-19. More>>


Can Pay, Won't Pay: Cashflow Moves Urged

Government Ministers are asking significant private enterprises to adopt prompt payment practices in line with the state sector, as a way to improve cashflow for small businesses. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why We Should Legally Protect The Right To Work From Home

For understandable reasons, the media messaging around Level Two has been all about “freedom” and “celebration”, but this is not necessarily going to be a universal experience. When it comes to workplace relations, Level Two is just as likely to ... More>>


Telecoms: Spark Welcomes Spectrum Allocation And Prepares For 5G Rollout Over The Next 12 Months

Spark welcomes spectrum allocation and prepares for 5G rollout over the next 12 months Spark today welcomed the announcement of the direct allocation process of 5G spectrum, with the Company to be offered management rights to 60 MHz of 3.5 GHz ... More>>


Trade: Record Monthly Surplus As Imports Dive

Imports in April 2020 had their biggest fall since October 2009, resulting in a monthly trade surplus of $1.3 billion, Stats NZ said today. “This is the largest monthly trade surplus on record and the annual goods trade deficit is the lowest ... More>>


Media Blues: Stuff Chief Executive Buys Company For $1

Stuff chief executive Sinead Boucher has purchased Stuff from its Australian owners Nine Entertainment for $1.
The chief executive was returning the company to New Zealand ownership, with the sale is expected to be completed by 31 May.
"Our plan is to transition the ownership of Stuff to give staff a direct stake in the business as shareholders," Boucher said in a statement.... More>>


RNZ: Bar Reopening Night 'much, Much Quieter'

Pubs and bars are reporting a sluggish first day back after the lockdown, with the fear of going out, or perhaps the joy of staying home, thought to be a reason for the low numbers. More>>


Stats NZ: New Zealand’s Population Passes 5 Million

New Zealand's resident population provisionally reached 5 million in March 2020, Stats NZ said today. More>>

NIWA: Seven Weeks Of Clearing The Air Provides Huge Benefits: Scientist

Seven weeks of lockdown has provided evidence of how pollution can vanish overnight with benefits for the environment and individuals, says NIWA air quality scientist Dr Ian Longley. Dr Longley has been monitoring air quality in Auckland, Wellington ... More>>


Government: Milestone In Cash Flow Support To SMEs

A significant package of tax reforms will be pushed through all stages in Parliament today to throw a cash flow lifeline to small businesses. More>>


University Of Canterbury: Astronomers Discover The Science Behind Star Bursts That Light Up The Sky

University of Canterbury (UC) astronomers are part of an international team that has revealed how explosions on the surface of a white dwarf star can increase its brightness by thousands or millions of times making it look like a new star. For ... More>>

Air NZ: Air New Zealand Adds Business-timed Flights For Regions

Air New Zealand will operate business-timed flights in and out of a number of regional ports from next month.
The flights will allow customers in Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Nelson, Dunedin and Invercargill to undertake a day of business in either Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch... More>>