MANGO, PASSIONFRUIT & PINEAPPLE IPA 7%
You’re washed ashore on a lonely desert island with nothing but a sweet ALC tee, a good book, eight gramophone records of your choice, and presumably a gramophone player. You’ll be needing a beer - but what brew would you choose to be castaway with? What about a transpacific tropical fruit IPA brewed especially for such a catastrophic eventuality? Originally brewed in Long Beach California in collaboration with Beachwood Brewing and our old friends ALC Apparel, Desert Island Dreams is packed full of our favourite American and Kiwi hops and fermented with mango, passionfruit and pineapple. So kick back, crack a can, spin some discs and just hope that help isn’t on its way.
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!).