Things are not always what they seem. Lola, cherry cola dunkel, a boundary bending, style-blurring take on the classic german dark lager. Spiked with citrus, spices, kola nuts, vanilla and whole sour cherries, the result is a rich dark brown, effervescent and refreshing brew that’s neither conventional beer nor classic soda. It’s a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world, but it’s all the more enjoyable for it.
Brewed using 100% ethically sourced, fair trade kola nuts from our friends at Karma Cola. Like all our collabs, Lola has a big heart. Every can will donate 20 cents to the Karma Cola Foundation, supporting girls education in Sierra Leone.
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!).