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Ed Jefferies - Epic Production Manager There's been a bit of chatter recently about the quality of beer. I had a chat with our Production Manager, Ed Jefferies, about the systems we have in place to make sure our beer is the best quality by the time it gets to our customers and consumers. It turns out that how we handle the beer from the point of brewing to getting to the glass is pretty bloody important. The buzz word that's going around is 'Cold Chain'; Ed gave me the lowdown.   Our beers ready for dispatch in chilled storage...

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FIND ON UNTAPPD UPDATE: Hop Harvest NZIPA won the Smiths Craft Beer NZ IPA Challenge in Queenstown! The NZ Hop harvest is complete and the hops are now available, so it’s time to taste the 2017 NZ Hops as our new New Zealand IPA - Epic Hop Harvester. Inspired by the Epic Team's yearly trip to the Nelson hop growing region during hop harvest. This year we were down again for Hop Harvest at the Oldham’s Farm BBQing and drinking beers amongst the hops as they were being harvested. We are already making plans for next year's harvest, so let...

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Another successful GABS event for Auckland! Thanks to everyone that came to see us and try our beers. We're glad that we could put aside some Magic Dust IPA especially for the event, we cracked all of the kegs and we had just enough for the three sessions. Check out our video for the event: Make sure you're on our mailing list so you can find out about all our upcoming events.

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In a recent online poll, we asked you what your favourite beer release of the last twelve months was. Well, the results are in and Magic Dust took the lead, closely followed by Stone Hammer IPA. Thanks to everyone that participated in May's online survey. If you missed the story behind Magic Dust IPA, this was a brand new brewing technique for New Zealand, where Mosaic LupuLN2™ from YCH Hops was used. In a nutshell, the vegetal matter has been removed from the hops via cryogenic separation, leaving the lupulin powder - the good stuff. It's this good stuff that...

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Armageddon IPA won a gold medal in the IPA category at last week's 2017 Australian International Beer Awards. This is its 11th gold medal since 2009!

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