It's the best time of the year: hop harvest season! Normally after harvest hops are dried out, crushed into pallets, then stored cold until ready. Fresh hop brewers grab 'em straight from the plant, and get them into the beer as soon as possible, without any of that process. Like the difference fresh ingredients makes in the kitchen, this gives the beer a better more complete flavour.
Once a year we have this privilege, so we have made the next Canapalooza a fresh hop beer tasting, with options to join as either live audience or live stream. Like Top Gear for beer.
- 6 fresh hop craft beers for the tasting, some being beers especially released in cans for the festival. Brewed by local NZ breweries including Bassline Brewing, Waitoa Social Club, Hop Federation, Baylands Brewery, Sawmill Brewery and more.
- Access to the 3.5-hour beer tasting. Either live from Waitoa at 175 Victoria St, Wellington or live stream on Saturday 15 May 2021. This is an interactive session, and includes discussions with the brewers and Q&A. There’s also competitions and prizes.
Attend from home anywhere in New Zealand or in person for those in Wellington. Join up with your mates either in person or virtually and make an afternoon of it.
Beer & Brewery List
Bassline Brewing – Highway to Haze (330ml)
Waitoa Social Club – Emperor Imperial IPA (330ml)
Hop Federation – Green Limousine (440ml)
Baylands Brewery – Hazy Fresh Hop Bomb (440ml)
Sawmill Brewery – Fresh Hop Nelson Sauvin Hazy IPA (440ml)
Behemoth - TBC (440ml)
Beer will be couriered out prior to the festival for those attending at home, or cold ready to go at the venue for those attending as a live audience.