Beer number thirteen of twenty-four in the beginning, this is an American style stout with a twist. Summit is the feature, Chinook taking a supporting role.
Always designed to be well balanced. Plenty of English roasted Barley to add roasted characters, all in all this is a wonderfully friendly stout that leaves your mouth feeling well hugged. It was inspired by the dark side of the street as our position in Aro Street shades us nearly year round from the sun. Though it is unpleasant for human life, beer likes being cold and dark so it seemed perfect for a brewery. American stout, with more citrusy American hops.
Friendly roasted malt characters can exhibit coffee and or chocolate notes supported by a balanced American hop presence.
The Garage Project is Pete Gillespie, Jos Ruffell, and Ian Gillespie.
When we started out we were tiny. Garage Project wasn't even micro brewing… it was a truly nano brewery.
After nine years of working in breweries with equipment 100 times bigger it was quite a change to downsize to a fifty litre brew kit. But what we lacked in size we more than made up for in agility and the ability to experiment.
When you’re brewing on such a small scale you can afford to take risks. That suited us. We wanted to try something new.
Five years have passed and we’ve grown, but that same ethos still shapes how we do things at the Garage. Whether we’re brewing 50 litres or 2000, we’re still here to take some risks, to have a bit of fun and to try something new.
Way back in the day, when we were just starting out, we wrote a little blurb about each other to shed some light on who we are, and what lead us down the path of starting a brewery in Wellington, (if you’ve ever written your own bio, you’ll know how hard it can be!).