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PRECISION OF THE EQUINOXES Was there a lost civilisation before a cataclysmic event that resulted in the great deluge? Did the surviving few transfer their knowledge in plain sight to the geometry of the megalithic structures positioned around the planet? Are we a species with collective amnesia? Have we always had the answer? About the beer: ABV: 8.9% IBU: 70 FIND ON UNTAPPD About the beer: When making a big beer like this, it takes some pretty big ideas that challenge the mind as well as the tongue. Luke has been reading a lot of work by author Graham Hancock,...

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THE HARDEST METAL Chromium as an element is present in brewer's yeast, cereals such as barley, hard water, and foods prepared in stainless steel vessels. Therefore one could assume that beer is a potential source for your daily intake of Chromium. This isn't a health or medical endorsement for this beverage. What it is, is a really cool name for a beer right? Something new and shiny for the spring and summer seasons. About the beer We thought about what would be a great beer taste for Spring since it is right around the corner. The idea started as an...

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You love hops. We love hops. You love IPA's. We love IPA's. The Hysteria project continues with our latest remix of the Armageddon IPA recipe. This time pushing the edge of how many hops we can add to the whirlpool. Haha, maybe a little too many. Fanatical. Mysterial. Hysterical. Hysteria is our 2017 entrant to the 10th Annual West Coast IPA Challenge in Wellington. It will be launching into the wild on Tuesday 1 August 2017. About the beer:  ABV: 6.9%  FIND ON UPTAPPD This is the third release in the IPA Hysteria series and follows on from Gods of War and...

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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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