Cannabaceae, what an interesting little family. Hops and hemp. There’s a passing resemblance, but family ties run deeper than looks - both plants are packed with similar resinous oils full of terpenes bursting with flavour and aroma. This brew’s a family reunion in a can. Freshly harvested whole cone hops, partially dried at low temperature and combined with fresh hemp seed extract. It’s a playful celebration of legislative changes which open the way to future hemp innovations. Remember, the family that plays together stays together.
Brewed in Collaboration with Modern Times, Wellington 2018.
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!).