Time for the July update - although it doesn't seem 5 minutes ago that we were writing our June update. Time flies when you're having fun!
We had a blast at GABS Auckland - thank you to everyone who came along, said hello, bought a beer or entered our competition. The next event we'll be at is Beervana in Wellington on August 11th and 12th. We're bringing along 5 beers - including a beer we're brewing exclusively for Beervana. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details.
We've been shouting from the rooftops about our new beer club (not that you'll have missed it!). For those of you who don't know, this is our answer to supplying Hop Federation beer to everyone in New Zealand, from Cape Reinga to Bluff. So what do you get? Well, every quarter, we package up 4 x 1.3l riggers and send them off to you, but that's not all. Not only do you guarantee yourself a taste of our seasonal one off beers, you also have the option to add on up to 4 more 1.3l riggers of your choice. If that wasn't enough, we'll also chuck in a free t-shirt and glass with your first order, give you 10% off everything in our brewery shop. We're also planning some very exciting events, only available to our Hop Hub members. Wanna check it out? More details here: https://www.hopfederation.co.nz/pages/hop-hub-craft-beer-subscription-delivery
Beer of the Month
Our beer of the month for July is a firm favourite - our Red IPA. Red IPA's are a style that defies definition - some make them super hoppy, others are big on malt - we like to tick both boxes and our's is a well balanced recipe of predominantly local hops, and warming toasted malts. The result is a beer brimming with the aroma of passion fruit, making way for tart ruby grapefruit and berries - but don't take our word for it, we'll have tasters and special deals available in our brewery shop in Riwaka, so pop by. Red IPA will also be available in outlets across New Zealand.
As well as our faithful New Zealand drinkers, this month we want to say a big hello to Australia. We just sent a whole heap of beer over to Aussie, and we're celebrating with a little giveaway. All you've gotta do is take a picture of our beer, in a bar in Australia, tag us in it, and we'll pick someone to win a Hop Federation prize pack. Winner picked on the 1st August!
Nelson's newest burger joint will be opening very soon - and guess what? As well as the juiciest, tastiest burgers, you'll also be able to grab every single one of our beers - with a selection on tap and in bottle. keep an eye on their Facebook page for details of the opening event: https://www.facebook.com/burgerculturenz/
That's about all for now - see you again in August,
The Hop Federation team