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

Tuatara Tap Takeover - Friday 5th May poster

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

Beers and Boardgames - CWD - Wednesday 17th May - from 6pm poster

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

New Release Tasting - CWD - Wednesday 24th May - 7pm poster

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

Lagunitas Launch - 9th June poster

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

Beer Without Borders Greatest Hits Ticketed Tasting - 13th June poster

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

Garage Project - Day of the Dead - 5th November poster

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:

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

Siren Craft Brew

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

Magic Rock Brewing

Salty Kiss
Dark Arts

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The Bruery NZ Launch - 2nd November Posted on October 25 2016

The Bruery NZ Launch - 2nd November poster

One of America's most exciting breweries is having their NZ Launch at Brothers on the 2nd of November at 7pm.

With a guided tasting courtesy of Beer Without Borders you can try some of the best and most innovative Barrel Aged, Belgian and Sour styles available anywhere.

The exact list of beers is still being finalised but may include some of the following:

Tart of Darkness - Bourbon Barrel Aged Sour Stout
Frucht with Yumberry - Berliner-Weisse w/ Yum Berry
Or Xata - Blonde Ale brewed w/ Rice, Cinnamon and Fresh Vanilla Beans
Humulus Terreux - Hoppy Pale Ale w/ 100% Brettanomyces Yeast
Trade Winds Tripel - Belgian-style Tripel w/ Thai Basil
Quadrupel Tonnellerie - Belgian-style Quad w/ 100% Brettanomyces Yeast

Tickets are $40 including a guided tasting and snacks. Plus, after the tasting you'll receive 10% off any bottles from The Bruery to take away.


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Piha Beer Launch Party - 29th October 2016 Posted on October 25 2016

Piha Beer Launch Party - 29th October 2016 poster

When: Saturday 29 October, 12:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: Bus from Brothers Beer City Works Depot to Piha Bowling Club, 15 Seaview Road, Piha

Restrictions: R18

Buy Tickets Here: https://brothersbeer.co.nz/products/piha-launch-party 

In 2016 our group of friends headed west from the city to Piha, in search of waves, waterfalls and somewhere spectacular to brew. The kind folk at the Piha Bowling Club welcomed us in and we began brewing beers that strive to capture the spirit of this beautiful place.

Come and celebrate the launch of Piha Beer! The bus leaves Brothers Beer in Auckland city at 12:30pm and returns from Piha at 9pm. Chill at the beach for the day, listen to some live music, play some lawn bowls and drink some of our great new beer. If you don’t want to grab a ticket on the bus feel free to drive out and join us throughout the day.

We'll be launching 3 new beers, Locals Lager, Salt Water Gose and Sundowner IPA.

We have 2 ticket options available: https://brothersbeer.co.nz/products/piha-launch-party

1. Return Bus to Piha $25
2. Bus + Piha Merch pack(Including Stubby Holder, Singlet and Zinc) $50


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