F&B News


Little Forker: SuRoSa 7.6% Rosemary Saison

It's become a bit of a tradition that Fork Brewing hosts the winners of the Greater Wellington Brewday Homebrew competition, and brew a #LittleForker batch of the winning brew with Kelly to go on the Fork taps.   Last year saw Miriam Sorensen's delicious Black Rabbit Porter pouring behind the bar, and this year we have a more unusual brew as the winner.   SuRoSa (short for Summer Rosemary Saison) is the brain child of Matthew Gilbert and Rene Ebbesen, two super keen homebrewers who are well on their way to #brewninja enlightenment. Self-taught with a keen eye (and thirst) for the science, they are born experimenters and this reflected well in the quality of their winning beer....READ MORE

Champagne Supernova 7.1% Fresh Hopped Brett IPA

The only way to describe this beautiful collision of a fresh hop beer, brewed for Hopstock 2016, is "the Frankenstein of the Fork line up". With the final result displaying elements (in inspiration and creation) from green hops, champagne, Belgian Brett yeast characters, IPAs and then trying it all together in a very light malt base, using multiple grains, proves that Kelly Ryan has never before been more in mad scientist mode. ...READ MORE

Fork Brewing Judges at World Beer Cup

It's drawn both parallels to the Olympics and been accused of being a thinly disguised work jolly in the media, but the annual World Beer Cup is seriously intense stuff. This week, Kelly and Colin are judging at the 20th annual World Beer Cup taking place in Philadelphia, USA. ...READ MORE

Divine Brown 5.3% Mocha Brown Ale

Cosy up to a Divine Brown 5.3% Mocha Brown Ale as the temperature becomes increasingly ruthless, and bears down on your poor, wee, tropical Wellington summer-conditioned soul.  Think a seductive, dark coffee character with hints of hazelnut and plums, following through into a clean, biscuity mid-palate, and finishing light, slightly sweet and with delicate cacao/dark chocolate flavours, partnered with aromas of freshly ground coffee, fresh-cut grass, roasted hazelnuts and whipped vanilla cream. ...READ MORE

By Fork & Brewer Wed 30 Mar 2016
Welterweight 5.5% English IPA

This brew is yet another reinterpretation of a beer from Fork's past under Dion Page and Lester Dunn. The original Welterweight was a Session Strength, malt-led IPA, almost a mini Base Isolator in a lot of ways.   Kel wanted to reinvent this beer with a style that was missing from Fork's current tap line-up and thought an English IPA would be a great addition.    The resultant beer is 5.5% alcohol, around 30 bitterness units and pours a beautiful orange-gold with a mousse-like white head. It has mid-palate weight and a nice orange-marmalade finish.  ...READ MORE