Chill Mike, our favourite unpaid overworked copywriter, seems to be too busy to update the news, so I, your brewer, have commandeered this section of the website.
News? What news? There is only:
This year we’re taking nine taps of awesomeness, including two nitro beers, our Winter Ales Festival 9.7% Doppelbock, and a special barrelled collaboration with Bassline Brewing. Get this: an imperial spiced red ale, barrelled for two months in a French oak Martinborough chardonnay barrel. Bassline Brewing will be pouring the same red ale but theirs has spent two months in a pinot noir barrel instead.
Plus, we’re super stoked to be cosied up on the Beervana concourse next to our favourite Nashville spicy chicken specialists, Soul Shack. We’ve brewed up a special Beervana edition of Mean Haze to pair with their freakin’ awesome ‘thugget’ cones and it’ll be one of the beers on nitro.
The fastest way to the Mean Doses stand will be to avert your eyes from the inevitable extravaganza (which, admittedly, will be guaranteed funkycooledness) on the left and turn right upon entering the stadium. Then just let your nose follow the wafting aroma of Nashville fried chicken until you come across just the right mix of purply-palm-tree’d-pinkiness.
Bonus news: Kveik!
Who knows how you say it? Norwegians probably do, but I do not. Regardless, I’ve been having lots of fun playing with this new, old yeast which pumps out pineapple esters, hense the abundance of ’tropical’ flavoured beers from Mean Doses at the moment. I can’t wait to get this yeast into some summer beers.
This is the start of something, probably.
This is two ordinary people, opening a new business.
Just regular people, like you or me, except they're making very, very good beer.
is the Brewer. After many years of “regular career”, and a very short-lived sideline as an house music producer – we haven't forgotten, Dean – he developed this compulsion for creating his own brews.
This was in 2013, maybe? No-one's sure of the exact time-line. He had a basement set-up and a 30 litre starter kit, and at first we were all like “oh sweet, free beer”. But then he kept going.
From that 30-litre, to a two vessel pot system, to a Grainfather, he just kept going. He was brewing on his own, he was brewing in all these various partnerships... there was a pumpkin beer which exploded all over my kitchen (true story), but apart from that one mishap the beers were coming out better and better. All sorts of beers, varieties we'd never even heard of.
When he got Second Place (i.e. First Loser) at Wellington Brew Day – that was in 2015 or 2016 – that's when people got worried. And then later, when a keg of his beer debuted at Bebemos and sold out in less than two hours – again, we were concerned. It was clearly turning into a thing.
Now, with a premises in the Wellington CBD, and powered by several tons of Chinese steel, we could not stop this man... not even if we wanted to.
is the Boss of the operation.
If you like the way the shop looks, smells, or “feels”, that's down to her.
If you like the concepts and the general style, that's her too.
In fact pretty much everything to do with this company, which isn't the beer? That's Kerry*.
* Kerry would also like some credit for the beer.
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