Celebrate International coffee day with a Long (Pitch) Black

What happens when you let a barista loose in a brewery? Well, when it’s Invercargill Brewery  production brewer Damon Milne the answer is Long Pitch Black.

This special small batch edition of our iconic stout is a sessionable 4.5% and which has been made with Allpress Coffee beans. It  will be launched in both regular (on tap) and super smooth (on handpump) at Zookeepers in Tay Street Invercargill from 5pm on Tuesday September 29, which just happens to be International Coffee Day.

Clarkie’s  coffee themed menu for the evening includes specials like Fare Game wild venison burgers.

Golden Moment

Big thanks to the judges of the 2015 Brewers Guild Awards announced last  night; gold medal for Sa!son and bronzes for Cherry Spike, Smokin’ Bishop and our funky little Pitch Black Moonshine. and for our Yeastie Boy friends silver for  Digital IPA & PKB Remix 2015 Dark Matta with bronzes for I AM, His Majesty 2014, Divine Hammer.

And an even bigger shout out to the drinkers of fine craft beers – we couldn’t do it with out you (and you know who you are!)


Now Pouring Hop Goblet III

Hop Goblet Mark III is our Anzac Edition, teaming NZ grown Gladfield Malt with a pair of Tasmania Grown hops – Summer and Helga – still to 42.5 IBU. There’s nothing brash about these Australians, our brewers are detecting hints of  tropical fruit salad reminiscent of some of our favourite Kiwi hops, and certainly a lot more subtle than the big bold American Centennial of Hop Goblet II.

Hop Goblet IPA began as  Invercargill Brewery’s answer to the Westcoast IPA Challenge posed by Wellington Malthouse in 2014.

No I was A blend of seven hops (Kohatu, Chinook, Czech Saaz, Crystal (US), Dr Rudi, Cascade & Columbus) offer up a beer that’s as uniquely NZ West Coast as it is USA. The aroma is pure Kiwi, reminescent of the rich green of a Native forest half an hour after a drenching deluge; the flavour is USA – with strong citrus and bitter grapefruit foremost of the palate of this stylistically light-bodied beer. The result is a crisp, tight … Hop Goblet.

Ask for a taste when you’re next in The Cellar Door – and remember  to let us know which you prefer.