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What's on in July Posted on July 10 2018

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Join us in July!

Brothers Beer doesn't let winter stop us from celebrating beer and all things good. Check out what we have going on this month below:

 

Wednesday the 4th of July: "Let's Drink America Great Again"

Yes its American Independence Day and we have decided to celebrate with a selection of the very best American-style beers brewed right here in NZ. We will Dump The Trump and raise glasses filled with Citra, Amarillo and Mosaic hopped goodness. From the West Coast to New England to Mexico we will build a wall of empty beer glasses. We'll be serving traditional NY-style hot dogs and there will be heaps of giveaways. 

 

Wednesday the 4th of July: Brothers Beer Quiz night  at Orakei

Another quiz night lined with with Taylor McGregor. Book early as this sells out. You can book at manager.orakei@brothersbeer.co.nz

 

Friday the 6th of July: Lagunitas Tap Takeover at Orakei 

We copped a bit of grief from the Eastern Bays locals, telling us to bring some more events out to Orakei. Well as you know we listen, and here is a tasty selection of fresh beer from one of California's most iconic breweries - Lagunitas. From Little Sumpin Sumpin Ale, a personal favourite, to the legendary Maximus IPA. And of course there will be heaps of merch to giveaway and our buddies from Low Tide spinning some choice tunes so we can dance the night away.

 

Friday the 13th of July: Brothers Beer Can Launch at all Sites

Orakei State of Mind East Coast IPA and Bronson Double IPA 

We finally canned it! Literally speaking. On Friday the 13th you will be able to crack open our Orakei State of Mind ECIPA and our Bronson IIPA. Both City work and our Orakei sites have off-license so you can take some of these delicious 500ml cans home with you. 

 

Tuesday the 17th of July: Turntable Tuesday with Real Groovy records at CWD

This monthly event is a great reason to dust off your beloved records and head down to Brothers Beer (CWD). The staff from Real Groovy will be playing some of their beloved tunes. Bring along your records to get played in the night!

 

Wednesday the 18th of July: Brothers Beer Quiz Night at Mt Eden

Quiz night with Taylor again (but with fresh questions). Prizes up for grabs!

 

Saturday the 21st of July: Mid Winter Party at Orakei with Lowtide DJ

Lowtide Dj and Brothers Beer - what more cold you want this winter?

 

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The IPA Entree - GABS (unofficial) festival warm up Posted on June 27 2018

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The IPA Entree - Gabs (unofficial) Festival Warm Up.

Welcome a fiery and hoppy night this Friday (29th of July) at Brothers Beer CWD. 

Just to name a few delights this Friday:
- IPA Tap Takeover.
- Release of the new Brothers Beer Bronson IPA on tap. 
- Pizza Roulette (if you dare) - Thanks to Culley's Sauces. 
- Lowtide Dj on the night.
- GIVE AWAY x2 GABS tickets for the Saturday night - Thanks to GABS. 

See you at there!


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Tuatara Tap Takeover - Friday 5th May Posted on May 03 2017

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Tuatara are one of New Zealand's classic craft brewers and we're stoked to be pairing up with them to bring you 5 awesome new beers, including some fresh hop brews and some experiments from The Third Eye.

On the 5th May we'll be serving up:
· Vastafarian Fresh Hop IPA
· Sour Relations Kettle Sour
· Attack of the Cones (Wild Fresh Hop)
· Little Prince Albert ESB
· Foxhole Pale Ale

We've also got Carl Vasta, Tuatara's head brewer dropping by from 4:30 to meet and greet and answer your questions about one of New Zealand's OG craft breweries.


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Beers and Boardgames - CWD - Wednesday 17th May - from 6pm Posted on May 02 2017

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Who doesn't love Boardgames? Who doesn't love Beer? It's a match made in heaven and we've carried a selection behind the bar for ages so we've decided to set up a regular monthly/fortnightly/weekly games night in the heart of town. 
All kinds of tabletop games are welcome, Euro, Classic, Card Games, RPGs etc. There will be a few classic games behind the bar and a few from the staff's private collections to start with but ideally we'd love people to bring their own games along.
We know that the intellectual effort of some of the games out there can give you a hunger so we're putting on our $20 Pizza and Beer dinner special all night.
At this stage we're still not sure how regular people would like it to be but we'll be taking feedback on the night about how often people would like this kind of event to be.


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New Release Tasting - CWD - Wednesday 24th May - 7pm Posted on May 01 2017

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We're adding more brand new releases and exciting acquisitions to our range at Brothers all the time. We know how hard it is to try everything so come along to our inaugural monthly new release tasting.
The Brothers staff will select our 5 favourite new releases from New Zealand and around the world into an awesome tasting experience. Tickets are $30pp and include a curated tasting paddle and entitle you to 10% off any takeaway purchases on the night.
Buy your tickets online - $30 https://brothersbeer.co.nz/products/new-release-tasting-may-2017


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Lagunitas Launch - 9th June Posted on May 01 2017

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On Friday 9th June we welcome Lagunitas to New Zealand.

They're a classic California brewery with a great reputation and we'll have a few taps pouring all day (or while stocks last).

We're going to have 3 kegs on tap to celebrate the launch.

Lagunitas IPA - A well-rounded, highly drinkable IPA. A bit of Caramel Malt barley provides the richness that mellows out the twang of the hops. - 6.2%

Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' - Way smooth and silky with a nice wheatly-esque-ishness. A truly unique style featuring a strong hop finish on a silky body. A hoppy pale wheat ale that is great for IPA fans but so smooth that the hefeweizen fans dig it too. - 7.5%

Lagunitas Pils - Our only Lager, brewed with loads of imported Saaz hops and a bottom-fermenting yeast strain that leaves it Light and Crisp and Easy to Slam, yet full of real flavor and all the things you yearn for. 6%

We'll have a few giveaways on the day too so come down to City Works Depot and try your luck!


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Beer Without Borders Greatest Hits Ticketed Tasting - 13th June Posted on April 28 2017

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To celebrate Auckland Beer Week we're hosting another of our famous tastings in collaboration with Beer Without Borders!

This time we've decided to go for a greatest hits event. The best beers we can think of from the BWB catalogue in any category.

Tickets available on Eventfinda here for $40: https://brothersbeer.co.nz/products/beer-without-borders-greatest-hits-ticketed-tasting

Starring such legends as:

Ballast Point Brewing Company Longfin Lager
Modern Times Beer Funky Universal Friend Saison w/ Pinot Grigio
Ballast Point Brewing CompanySculpin IPA
Karl Strauss Brewing Company Six Suits-a-Hangin Belgian Brown Ale
Oskar Blues Brewery Ten Fidy Imp Stout
Almanac Beer Co Grand Cru Red

As always, the tasting includes 10% off any takeaway bottles after the event concludes.

Lineup still TBC


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Sisters - Pink Boots Society Tap Takeover - 15th June Posted on April 27 2017

Sisters - Pink Boots Society Tap Takeover - 15th June poster

We're not all about the boys at Brothers. We stoked to be hosting our Sisters from the NZ brewing industry for our Pink Boots tap takeover.

Including beers from the awesome women at:
Pink Boots Society - NZ
Mata Beer
Sprig and Fern Brewery
Beer Baroness
and more TBA...

With live music from Jak Stone


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Garage Project - Day of the Dead - 5th November Posted on October 25 2016

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On the 5th November Garage Project will be launching their annual Day of The Dead beers in Auckland exclusively at Brothers. We'll have both of their new beers on tap and in bottles so head in to get wrap your lips around them before anyone else.

La Calavera Catrina 2016 - Rosewater, Chili, Blonde Lager - 6.9%
Day Of The Dead 2016 - Chili, Chocolate, Black Lager - 6.7%
Brothers Mexican will, of course be pouring too. ¡Hola!


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The British are Coming! 11th November Posted on October 25 2016

The British are Coming! 11th November poster

I used to love slagging off English beers. Well English anything really and they have always provided me with loads of material. But things have changed in the UK brewing scene and they are (it pains me to admit) producing some very good beers.

We've managed to secure an awesome shipment of UK beers shipped chilled and fresh from the UK thanks to Beertique NZ. We've got 10 kegs and dozens of new bottled beers from the likes of Brew Dog, Siren and Magic Rock. Come in all day to enjoy the fantastic lineup.

On Tap
Siren - Calypso - Berliner Weissbier - 4%
Siren - Black Light Banana - Imperial Stout - 9.2%
Siren - Pompelmocello - IPA - 6%
Siren - Liquid Mistress - Red Ale - 5.8%
Siren - Sound wave - IPA - 5.6%
Magic Rock - Salty Kiss - Gose - 4.1%
Magic Rock - Inhaler - Session IPA - 4.5%
Magic Rock - Rapture - Red Ale - 4.6%
Magic Rock - High Wire - APA - 5.5%
Magic Rock - High Wire Grapefruit - APA - 5.5%
Magic Rock - Dark Arts - Stout - 6%

Bottles and Cans:

BrewDog:
Chilli Hammer 330ml Can
Punk IPA 330ml Can
Vagabond 330ml Bottle
Elvis Juice 330ml Can
Shipwreck 330ml Bottle

Siren Craft Brew

Undercurrent
Broken Dream
Half Mast
Proteus IPA
Amigos Britainicos
Five Alarm
Vermont Tea Party

Magic Rock Brewing

Salty Kiss
Dark Arts
Cannonball
Inhaler


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