Our story begins back in the early eighties when my Dad and Uncle discovered whole grain brewing. My Dad’s brewing skills first emerged while mashing and boiling on the wood fired range at home in Sumner. On sunny weekend afternoons, the results of his efforts were revealed and we would kick off a tasting session – comparing Dad’s beers to Uncle Winton’s home brewed marvels.
Things got serious in the summer of 2008/09 when we re-ignited our interest in brewing. We had got our hands on some Motueka Sauvin hops and some organic pale malt from Dunsandel. While we were up at the family bach in the Marlborough Sounds, we brewed a fresh hoppy pilsner and on tasting day, we were blown away!