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For this first time EVER, Epic Lager has picked up a Gold Medal at the Australian International Beer Awards. Year after year it has picked up multiple silver and bronze medals, so we are stoked that it has done so well in 2017. Here's an interesting fact for you - It was originally released 18 months after the Pale Ale was launched. Initial feedback on Pale Ale was that it was "way too hoppy". Luke brewed and launched the Lager as more drinkable beer for the masses positioned between mainstream green bottle lager and Pale Ale, and it has been an...

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The purpose of this blog is to essentially help you get the most out of your beer experiences; From buying, drinking or brewing. After all, life is too short for bad beer. Is there anything in particular that you'd like to know more about? Please comment below and we'll do our best to answer your question or add a feature for you. IMPROVE YOUR HOMEBREW WITH 3 SIMPLE STEPS Homebrewing is a pretty labour intensive exercise. After cleaning your equipment, the brewing, bottling and of course waiting for your beer to be ready to drink, it's more than disheartening if...

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Stockton Pale Ale This will the first of the South Island series. Luke's Dad's family were from the West Coast of the South Island where his Great Grandfather worked in the mines. This first beer is named after one of the mines he worked in: "Stockton". This beer is brewed in the South Island, using South Island grown malt, hops and the local water. It will only be available, you guessed it, in the South Island! Launch: Pomeroys, 12 May 2017.

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You may remember last month we wrote about the brand new product called Lupulin Powder, or LupuLN2™ from our friends at YCH Hops: We are the first brewery in New Zealand to import and use this product. LupuLN2 is essentially the concentrated lupulin from whole hop flowers, with all of the extra vegetable matter removed by a cryogenic separation process. This makes for a much more efficient brew, and as you'll find out - it tastes really good too! About Magic Dust IPA Magic Dust is built on the original “Mosaic – One Trick Pony” beer. It has is a rich copper...

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The second release in the series, following Gods of War, we continue to perform Rocket surgery on the near perfect Armageddon IPA recipe. Curiosity leads us into a world of experimentation, this time smashing Columbus and Centennial into a space only the Large Hadron Collider could have the energy to male possible. Pop the cap and "Light This Candle". ABV: 6.6% IBU: 55 Hops: US Columbus & Centennial Malt: Maris Otter, Pale Ale Notes from Luke: So what's the story behind Epic Rocket IPA? The root of the idea for this beer and the IPA Hysteria series came from the...

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