When we signed up for 'bigger and better' we imagined becoming a third place for people to meet, gather, and linger. We didn't foresee an empty neighbourhood, hollowed out by isolation and WFH.
So we're glad to have 2022 behind us. It's been a hard year — harder than our lockdown disrupted launch in 2021 — but we're hopeful that 2023 will be better.
We're now much happier with our beer and if we look back, can see just how much we've improved these past 12 months.
We still face financial stress — material price rises, interest rate hikes, compliance cost increases — but it's hugely motivating to come closer to our goal of brewing consistently good beer.
And we've really enjoyed chatting with visitors from all around New Zealand, and increasingly, from all over the world.
It can't beat the happy buzz of a full taproom but the upside of our quieter moments has been getting to know many of you.
We're really, really thankful for your support.
Paul & Karen