F&B News


By Fork & Brewer Mon 02 Jun 2014
Kelly Ryan starts as new brewer at the Fork

Wellington's Fork & Brewer brewpub is delighted to announce that Kelly Ryan started today as our new brewer. Ryan is a talented and highly regarded brewer with experience working around New Zealand and the United Kingdom. His beers and ciders have won multiple awards at major beer shows. He's even been called a "bit of a brewing rock star." ...READ MORE

By Fork & Brewer Thu 29 May 2014
Barrel Aged Dark Vader 2013 - the Force is strong with this one

The Fork & Brewer will launch possibly our most interesting and extreme beer on Wednesday 5 June from 5pm. Dark Vader Barrel Aged Imperial Dark Ale 2013 is a carefully blended combination of two strong, dark ales – the Dark Vader Imperial Dark Ale (8.4%) which has been aging in the American oak wine barrel at the top of the stairs for almost a year and fresh Skywalker Imperial Stout (8.4%). Both were made in our brewery. ...READ MORE

By Neil Miller Wed 21 May 2014
The Fork welcomes Kelly Ryan as our new brewer

The Fork & Brewer is delighted to announce that Kelly Ryan will be joining us in early June as our new brewer. Despite his young age, Kelly has a distinguished brewing history with stints at Tui/DB, Fyne Ales (UK), Thornbridge (UK), Epic Brewing Company and the Good George brewpub. Brewer Lester Dunn will be leaving shortly for new adventures but he will be staying on for a month or so to help Kelly get accustomed to the brewery. We want to thank Lester for his brilliant work running the brewery and wish him well. ...READ MORE

By Fork & Brewer Mon 14 Apr 2014
Easter Egg Chocolate Stout Launches This Week!

Easter! For some it's a welcomed holiday - a chance to have a few commiseration brews to depart the well-and-truly-over summer. For others it's a chance to eat ALL THE CHOCOLATE THINGS!! For us it's an opportunity to combine the two = chocolate and beer! Our Easter Egg Stout has been flavoured with Columbian Cocoa nibs from the lovely folks at the Wellington Chocolate Factory on Eva St, with a healthy dose of lactose to give our stout a creamy mouth feel. We will be presenting this salubrious beer to make even the staunchest beer taster salivate! ...READ MORE

By Fork & Brewer Thu 10 Apr 2014
The Hopstepper - Hopstock 2014 at the Fork & Brewer

Organised by the Craft Beer Capital team, the Hopstock festival is an annual celebration of New Zealand’s fresh hop harvest. Now in its second year, there will be 19 breweries involved making 16 green hopped beers (including three collaborative teams) which will be hosted across 16 Wellington craft beer bars - one brewery (or collaborative team) for each bar. Fork & Brewer will be a keen participant again and our unique beer is already in the tank. ...READ MORE