Welcome to a very special edition of the Block Party - an ongoing celebration of New Zealand hops and terroir. Each batch is brewed using a combination of hops grown on the Freestyle Hop Farm in the sun soaked Upper Moutere. For this brew we’ve chosen a selection of the ‘pick of the crop’ from the 2019 hop harvest - Motueka from Block 25, Pacifica from Block 11 and the first crop from the Riwaka bines in Bottom K. A unique opportunity to experience a selection of some of the best hops grown in New Zealand. Party on.
Artist: Jamie Churchman
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!).