Thursday, February 12, 2009

February at the brewery

It's hot, damn hot!! The brewery is like a sauna (hot summer + hot air from refridgerated container = The Croucher Sauna Company). But you won't find us complaining, it is perfect weather for a nice cool beer!

We have some great festivals coming up in February and March, so if you are in Auckland, Wellington or Te Awamutu then clear your diary, we love to see you there...

> Feb 14th (THIS SATURDAY) Kumeu Beer & Wine Festival featuring Golden Horse
> Feb 28th Wellington NZ Beer Festival, Waitangi Park

> Mar 14th Auckland NZ Beer Festival, Ellerslie Racecouse

Progress continues. The new equipment is now sitting in place - the bigger tanks look just great on the new concrete pad. Before it is hooked up and ready to brew we need electrics, plumbing, with walls lined and water-proofed. But we are on track for completion in early March

This upgrade is going to allow us to produce much bigger batches of beer, so hopefully we can change from chasing our tails trying to keep up with production to chasing new customers.


The Belgian Blonde has been a huge hit at festivals over summer, and we are hoping we have enough left to get us through the events listed above. Planning is underway for the next one, probably something black for winter... but we'll keep you in the loop.