Garage Project Bliss Lager, 330ml, ABV 4.5%
Bliss, a state of complete happiness and harmony. You can find it in the most familiar of things. Sun, freshly cut grass, the smell of BBQ – with the right combination, even the simplest elements can elevate an experience to another level. Brewed with New Zealand malt and Motueka hops, Bliss is fermented cold and stored at subzero temperatures to produce a delicately crisp, clean, easy drinking lager. Simple, familiar things taken to a new level. Drink yourself more Bliss.
Garage Project Pernicious Weed, 330ml, ABV 8%
The arrival of hops to the brewing scene in England in the 1500s led to a moral panic. Hops were described as “a Wicked & Pernicious Weed” feared to bring the downfall of civilized society. Thankfully, they were right. Pernicious Weed is a celebration of the NZ-developed hop varieties Nelson Sauvin and Rakau. Huge grapefruit flavour in a worryingly-drinkable strong IPA.
Garage Project Party & Bullshit, 330ml, ABV 6.2%
Mango, pineapple and guava juice with no apple base needed. Exceptionally drinkable and just really fun to have in the house, wherever that may be.
Garage Project White Mischief Peach Sour, 330ml, ABV 2.9%
Kettle-soured wheat, lightly salted and infused with white peaches – a delicate three-way salty, sweet and sour balancing act.
Garage Project x A lost Cause Slay Ride, 330ml, ABV 10.4%
You better watch out, Santa Claus is coming to town. He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows if you’ve been bad or good… and you know you’ve been very naughty. Better leave out some decent treats.
Slay Ride, the ultimate in Xmas extravagance. A truly decadent seasonal stout, brewed with eight different malts: Christmas cake, plum pudding, mince pies, dried cranberries, raisins, nuts, vanilla and cacao nibs. Come on, it’s a lovely weather for a Slay Ride together but only if you feel like sharing.
Garage Project Golden Path Hazy IPA, 330ml, ABV 4%
A generous addition of Golden Naked Oats and Mosaic, Columbus and Strata hops create a beer bursting with flavour, with a balance and body belying its moderate strength. Highway to Haze
Based in Wellington, NZ, The Garage Project is Pete Gillespie, Jos Ruffell, and Ian Gillespie. When they started out, they were tiny. Garage Project wasn’t even micro brewing; it was a truly nano brewery. When brewing on such a small scale, one can afford to take risks. That suited the guys from Garage Project, always on a quest to try something new. Three years have passed and they’ve grown, but that same ethos still shapes how they do things at the Garage. Whether they’re brewing 50 litres or 2000, they’re still there to take some risks, to have a bit of fun and to try something new.
DID YOU KNOW?
Brewer Pete Gillespie had worked for a decade in English breweries including Brakespear and Hepworth. He moved from Australia to Wellington before launching Garage Project with his brother Ian and a former video game designer, Jos Ruffell.