Into a New Year

Happy New Year from the team here at North End. We have a whole heap of exciting things planned for 2016. First up on the list is the release  of the first beers from our Barrel program which are due to drop in the next month. We are currently bottling Baby Grand our Flemish Red…

O.S.B. Session Bitter

Craft beer in New Zealand has come along way in the last 10 years. From a focus on lagers and the development of the New Zealand hopped Pilsner, through the rise of hoppy pale ales , into a lupulin arms race to see who could create the biggest Double IPA and now into the broadening world…

Pilsner, Pale Ale and Hitting Our Straps

In the next few weeks we will be launching a new Pilsner and we are very excited about it. When Mike Nielson launched Panhead a couple of years ago he told me that he included a Pilsner in his line up of mainly hop forward pale ales as that was the sort of beer he…

Into the trenches

So a lot has happened since our last update. We had a very successful run of events during The Road to Beervana which was a blast but complicated by the fact that we were spread thin trying to commission the brewery, man the events and package the last of our contract batches at Panhead. Mistress…

And then there was a brewery …

Well almost. The tanks are in ! We are now waiting on a host of sparkies, plumbers and gas fitters to do their jobs and then we will be ready to brew.  Below is a video documenting the week of tank installation. We also have some exciting news regarding a couple of collaborations we have…

Cans, Containers and Circuit Boards

The can launch tour was a huge success , thanks to everyone who came out to try our beer,  to all the bars , restaurants and retailers who have  supported us and stocked our cans and to our distributors and launch event partners. Check out the video below that covers the launch events. Excitingly finally…

Let there be cans

We are currently midway through the canning of three of our core range beers , Super Alpha, Amber and Field Way. Luke and KHM have been getting stuck in learning how to master our Cask SAMS canning line. You can see a video of us canning Super Alpha below: We have also lined up some…