Garage Project Shinrin Yoku Sour 375mL ABV 7.2%Garage Project
Literally ‘forest bathing’ in Japanese, Shinrin-yoku is the calming and rejuvenative act of walking slowly through a forest, allowing the senses to ‘bathe’ in the natural stimuli around you. Inspired by Shinrin-yoku, this mixed ferment sour has been barrel aged on Japanese ume plums, blended with another aged sour fermented using only sakura (wild cherry blossom), and then infused with the finest Japanese sencha green tea. Close your eyes, take a stroll and let delicate notes of plum, almond, new grass and blossom wash over your senses. Your own forest bath in a bottle.
Brewed in Wellington, New Zealand
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!).