I am sure this hiatus has been challenging for you. What is life without brewing? For sure, it has been difficult; socially, mentally, financially. But, also an excellent opportunity to pause and reflect. I hope you have gained some valuable insights from this unique event.
We used this time to do something we have wanted to do for a long time. Creating a more comfortable and spacious brew floor.
By drastically reducing the number of brew kits we have been able to create comfy booths. Booths can be connected if needs be. But you no longer have to knock elbows.
And with fewer kits. Less heat.
The biggest bonus? Your brew instructor will be able to spend more time engaging. Less stress.
We have all sacrificed to keep the damage from this thing to a minimum and we don't want to undo that.
For peace of mind and public safety we will be implementing the following, in accordance with the government and the hospitality association guidelines:
The bar is closed to anybody not brewing until Thursday the 21st.
You will have your own booth with regulation social distancing built-in.
You will have one point of contact during the session, your instructor.
Sanitiser will be easily accessible and sensible policies will be in place to eliminate or reduce the use of shared equipment.
All staff will be properly trained on best-practice.
Craft your own Whisky Craft your own single malt whisky from 100% barley.
Our approach marries the Occasional Brewers artisanal brewing culture with New Zealand’s unique legal framework to allow you to create an exquisite whisky from scratch. Our malt blend will create caramel and brown sugar notes, complimented by smoky peated malt. You do the blending, so it will be a whisky that is uniquely yours. Just like our brewing, no experience is needed. Brew the mash with us. Ferment with us. Distil at home.
How it works: Book in to make your whisky mash. Come and join us at the OB for a night of brewing. (three to four hours) You will make a very strong simple beer using our blend of malts. As always you can bring two people with you, friends or family, to brew the beer.While your wort is boiling, we will demonstrate how to operate our copper alembic dome pot stills. This traditional approach using copper is perfect for catalysing the congeners (flavours) from your malts. Leave your mash to f…