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Epic has two of the Top 30 winners in the New World Beer & Cider Awards. Epic Sparks and Epic Lager won the praise from a panel of expert judges while competing against more than 630 other entries from New Zealand and around the world. Epic also had another two beers in the top 100 list...

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Epic Hop Zombie has won the Countdown Alcoholic Beverages Award at the New Zealand Food Awards 2017. The New Zealand Food Awards are a highlight on the industry calendar and showcase the best of the best amongst New Zealand’s food and beverage industry. Winning products earn the New Zealand Food Awards “Quality Mark” to highlight the superiority of their products to both shoppers and industry, plus achieving national and international recognition. On winning the award, Epic Brewing Company owner Luke Nicholas said “it is fantastic to get industry recognition beyond just the beer and brewing industry. Hop Zombie has been...

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

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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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Dry Hopping.  If you don't know what this means, in a nutshell, it's where hops are added to the brew once it's in the fermenter,  like a steeping process. Why do it? It maximises the hop aromas and flavours in your brew. Luke is often asked for tips on how to dry hop beer, and he has a simple rule of thumb to follow: The 5 - 10 - 15 Rule. It's a pretty simple thing to remember, right? This is what it means. If you're making a Pale Ale, add 5 grams of hops per litre. For an IPA,...

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