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6 October 2017 And they're off! 3 October 2017 Look what's back!

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cryer malt, cryonman, HBC 682, hops, low colour maris otter, malt, ych hops -

When two greats come together, inevitably you end up with something even greater.  Malt and hops. Pizza and beer. Bacon and eggs. Peas and corn. Ninjas and Turtles. David Cryer and Luke Nicholas. The beer that we'll be launching for the 2017 Brewers Guild Beer Awards is the super-charged tasty brain-child of two legends of New Zealand's craft beer industry. I had the pleasure of interviewing David Cryer of Cryermalt and Luke about this beer to get an idea of what we can expect from this beer -  the result of a union of expertise and passion for things that...

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amarillo, citra, columbus, hops, mosaic, nelson sauvin, new zealand hops, US Hops -

If you haven't already figured out, hops are a really important part of what we do at Epic. We love the flavours that hops give beer, and we put a lot of effort in selecting the right types of hops, as well as how we use them. Luke will be heading to Yakima soon to select our hops from the 2017 US Hop Harvest. Here's a fun fact for you: Epic has used more aroma hops than any other brewery in NZ in the last ten years. I had a chat with Ed Jefferies, Epic Production Manager, on the subject of hops....

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cascade, chimay blue, cock & bull, columbus, epic armageddon ipa, epic pale ale, hops, luke nicholas, michael donaldson, monks habit, mosaic, sierra nevada celebration ale, st luke, supreme champion beer -

Did you know that the 17th of January marks the 20th Anniversary of Luke's brewing career? To celebrate, we'll be launching St Luke Milestone Ale. A career spanning 20 years, highlighted by a continuous stream of trophies from three of New Zealand's most influential beers. Monk's Habit, Epic Pale Ale and Epic Armageddon IPA. 3x Supreme Champion Beer of NZ, 30 Best in Class trophies. Brewer of the year. New Zealand's best beer. Brewers Guild of NZ Honorary Member. An Honour and privilege to be part of the development and growth of NZ craft beer industry. This beer takes my...

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hops, mylittlehopgarden -

I'm sure you've been closely following the progress of #MyLittleHopGarden, so you'll know that our precious little (but growing out of control) hop plants need a proper home, with the support structure that they need. How would you like to build us a hop support frame? What we need: In an ideal world, we would love to turn the soil and plant our hops. The reality is that our Onehunga 'soil' mostly comprises of gravel, rusty nuts and bolts and probably an impressive array of chemicals. Our hops are staying in their pots. Here is what we'd need if we...

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