The Naked Hop is a monthly publication coming to you from the Glengarry team of beer experts, where we explore everything beer related. Here you'll find an in depth look into the beer world and what makes it tick.
Our Victoria Park, Grey Lynn, Kingsland and Kelburn stores have a wide range of kegs on their Growler stations that are constantly changing. So rather than leave you guessing what's on where, we thought it mighty handy to collate to one place what's on. Click here to find out what's on tap and where.
What does beer do? Well it pours, yes sometimes it froths, and sometimes it even explodes! But at the end of the day, beer just happens, and nowhere does it happen more than in our Craft Club. Once a month, beer happens more than normal in a particular place, at a particular time, often with particular VIB's- Very Important Brewers. Sometimes there's pizza, low n' slow BBQ, charcuterie, stand-up comedy, craft-beer-murder-mystery, you name it! So long as it makes beer more-so, we'll give it a crack. It's all right here on our website where you can not only get all the juicy details, but book your tickets too. Easy.
Are you wondering what's hot with beer right now as the weather begins to cool off? Well you've come to the right place. In the tenth issue of The Naked Hop, we explore which beers pair well with watching Star Wars movies on May the 4th. We also take a look at the first annual Hapi Symposium held in Wellington last month, and taste what the future of craft beer looks like. And finally we look at what sets 8 Wired brewery apart from a market saturated (no pun intended) with craft beer. So crack open a cold one, and put your feet up. Take a moment to consider, the Naked Hop.
In the ninth issue of The Naked Hop, we give you even more of an excuse to watch everyone's favourite fantasy drama series, when we pair some of its fiery characters with some cool brews. We recap the exciting first ever Naked Hop Beer Festival and how it all went down. And finally, we get a closer look into the Leigh based brewery Sawmill where we talk NZ firsts, awards and of course the beer! Then when you feel a thirst that needs to be quenched, we invite you to come down to one our stores for an instore tasting.
ISSUE EIGHT - NOVEMBER 2018
In the eighth issue of The Naked Hop, we kick off by checking out some exciting new brews from a COLAB-orative bunch from the fringes of Riverhead and Kumeu, we explore a new Primary Growth Partnership giving New Zealand craft beer a shot in the arm, and finally we introduce the Fortune Favours range and delve into their goods. Then when you feel a thirst that needs to be quenched, we'll give you a handy look into the variety of brews pouring out our beer taps and invite you down to one our stores for an instore tasting.
ISSUE SEVEN - SEPTEMBER 2018
In the seventh issue of The Naked Hop, we sample the tastes of Wellington based Whistling Sisters Fermentery after their success as a People's Choice Award favourite at Beervana 2018, an age old question is answered when we compare the Pale Ale and the IPA and we celebrate the winners of this year's Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards. Then when you feel a thirst that needs to be quenched, we'll give you a handy look into the variety of brews pouring out our beer taps and invite you down to one our stores for an instore tasting.
Wrap your lips around our sixth issue of The Naked Hop where Behemoth is once again stirring the brew kettle, blending hops with politics, we take you on a flavourful journey through Wellington's Beervana and hear how some humble kiwi heroes are spreading their wings with Parrotdog.
For our fifth issue of The Naked Hop we give you a fully detailed recount of the journeys and adventures that were had at the 2018 GABS Festival in Auckland this year where many new and exciting beers were tasted. We also tell of our enthralling experience of an epic event at the home of an obsessive beer and wine collector and find some brews definitely worth waiting for. Finally, we put a sour twist on a beer and gin tasting and discover some gems to whip out for the warmer months.
For our fourth issue of The Naked Hop we explore the diverse range from international trophy winning Kereru Brewing, invite you in on the journey of Glengarry's Next Top Brewer, educate you on part two of the hop glossary and a finally a poem to sign it all off.
For our third issue of The Naked Hop we gear up in our lumberjack ensemble and head over to the mill to check out Sawmill Brewery and why they're winning awards. We also review the fresh results from this year's Australian International Beer Awards, explore the hop varieties from around the world with our Hop Glossary and answer some of your burning questions about beer. Feeling thirsty for a taste of something new? Pop into one of your local Glengarry stores for our instore tastings trying new craft beers from a variety of breweries.
For our second issue of The Naked Hop we dive deep into Deep Creek Brewing Company. We also get up close and personal with the New Zealand brewing industry's own rock star, Luke Nicholas of Epic Brewing. We answer some hot questions and fill you in on the latest goings on around these here parts. We recently had an awesome Urbanaut fueled beer quiz, so for all those who missed out, we've got the rundown here. Get involved, this issue is a real blast.
For our first issue we sat down with Andrew Childs from Behemoth Brewery about how he got where is he is today. We dive into the world of Hop Harvest. What is it? How does it work? We'll shed some light on the ever-changing way the industry is producing beers. For those among us who are still sitting on the fence regarding whether cans are better than bottles, or vice versa, we've gone in to argue why everyone might want to move to cans with the new release from Bach Brewing. Garage Project is our featured brewery this month, the cool kids from Wellington who push the boundaries in the craft world, and how they have all but conquered the craft scene.
Introducing the Naked Hop Q&A. Here's how it works, you ask the questions, and our Crafty team answer them. Simple. Jump on over to our Facebook page - Craftybeer - and ask your question - ensure you add the tag #nakedhop - and selection of the Q&A will appear in the next edition of the Naked Hop.