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Baddest Beer!

Baddest Beer!

Check out this post from Michael Donaldson on Beer Nation...

8 wired, Bumaye, Imperial Stoutexcerpt - "Brewer Soren Eriksen describes Bumaye as the “baddest” beer he’s brewed. It’s a barrel-aged imperial stout that packs an Ali-esqe punch of 16 per cent ABV. But it also has Ali’s “float like butterfly” silkiness as it glides smoothly across your palate.

Bumaye is made to be shared, and not just because of its heavyweight alcohol level. The flavour is just intense and even a 330ml bottle could be too much of a sensory overload. Aged for three years in pinot noir barrels, Bumaye is built on layers complexity that feature chocolate, stewed fruits, a savoury note that resembles sweet soy sauce, some tannins, vanilla, and a concentrated spiciness with echoes of cinnamon or all spice.

All of which makes it an impossible beer to drink in a hurry."

Read the full post here - beernation.co.nz/baddest-beer.

Check out Buymaye here.





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May 05, 2017

Sydney NZ Beer Fans!! Your attention please!!!

Sydney NZ Beer Fans!! Your attention please!!!

Building on the success of last years New Zealand tap showcase, @bitterphew have decided to up the ante and do it all again!

This year they've been fortunate to nab some exclusive kegs that you won't be able to find anywhere else in Australia. They've put together a list that really highlights the best coming out of this distinctive beer-loving region.

Featuring beers from @8wiredbrewing, @moderntimesbeer(Collab), @libertybrewing, @epicbeer & @hopfederation.

Get down to Bitter Phew located at 1/137 Oxford St in Darlinghurst on October 29th and get around some bloody great beers!
8 Wired Superconductor IIPA - 8.88%
8 Wired Superdank IPA - 6.20%
8 Wired 'RusselMania' West Coast IPA - 6.30%
8 Wired Hippy Berliner - 4.50%
8 Wired iStout - 10.00%
8 Wired/Modern Times 'Halfway to Whangeri' Grisette - 5.50%
EPIC Brewing Hop Zombie IIPA - 8.50%
EPIC Brewing Stone Hammer IPA - 7.0%
Liberty Brewing Halo Pilsner - 5.40%
Hop Federation Brewery Black IPA - 6.0%

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October 21, 2016

Whats New? : Sour Poppy

Whats New? : Sour Poppy

Continuing on with all things sour, delicious and boundary pushing, this brew messes with our trophy winning core range beer, Tall Poppy India Red Ale. Since its so good we gave it the sour treatment!

The recipe is pretty much the same as the original beer but using natural, live cultures, we dropped the pH to a level similar to nice, tart orange juice. The result is quite spectacular and very refreshing and available from November 1st!

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October 18, 2016 1 tags (show)

Morning Beersies

Morning Beersies

Stunning morning out at the massive new @cafecrave site opposite their old gaff in Morningside and a sweet line up of NZ craft offerings in the fridge including @8wiredbrewing Flat White Coffee Milk Stout & Hippy Berliner Soul Ale. This will be a killer spot for a spring brunch, lunch or munch.

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September 30, 2016

Glengarry Craft Club

Glengarry Craft Club

A great night with the @glengarrywines #craftclub running through a tasting session of some of the @8wiredbrewing core range with Russell our lead Brewer. Thanks to our hosts for a great event and we look forward to being back again for next months event!

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September 17, 2016

Six Packs Coming Soon

Six Packs Coming Soon

In what we know will be an exciting prospect for a lot of you, very soon we will have Tropidelic, Hopwired and Semi Conductor available in 6 Packs... It's gonna be a great summer!

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August 20, 2016

It's Friday Pie-day

It's Friday Pie-day

What better Friday treat than a delicious, hot gourmet pie and cold craft beer to wash it down?

We've teamed up with Chef Andrew McGregor at Scratch Bakers HQ and let him loose with our Big Smoke #smokedporter, braising #brisket and #mushrooms into #mouthwatering, #pastry encased #deliciousness.

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May 13, 2016

Happy 3rd Birthday The Lumsden Freehouse

Happy 3rd Birthday The Lumsden Freehouse

Behemoth Brewing Company & 8 WIRED BREWINGwere on support crew duty making sure the new #cascarahippyberliner was on point!
Thanks to Three Beans Coffee for the cascara for this delicious brew!

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May 01, 2016

Wild Feijoa 2016 Vintage production is underway!

Wild Feijoa 2016 Vintage production is underway!

This is a special beer, one of our favourite yearly seasonals and one we take great pride and care in brewing.

We take beer brewed and barrelled the previous year then add literally a tonne of fresh local feijoas. Manually cutting 1000kg of fruit is a great team building experience!

Depending on the ferment we leave it in the wine barrels for about a year then draw the fruit, blend the barrels and bottle it. The beer is unfiltered and bottle conditioned so some sediment will remain. The vintage date indicates the harvest of the fruit, rather than the brewing of the beer.

Being a “vintage” beer, each year will be a little different and we can't wait to see what this year has in store! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Cheers!

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April 29, 2016