Like Belgian brewers, we don't make beer to 'fit' any particular style. But like cooking, we look to the classics for inspiration.
Sometimes that starts with an ingredient, grown or gathered within 100 miles of here, but is often inspired by a description.
Like our Extra Stout, based on an 1883 Guinness recipe with just 3 malts, or our Old Medlar, using a fruit once popular in medieval banquets (and as wordplay for writers like Chaucer and Shakespeare, since medlars can only be jellied after ‘bletting,’ or rotting).
Brewing these beers is as fun as drinking them because they allow — or even encourage — you to re-interpret them.
(No one knows what a medieval ale or 1800s stout tasted like but they were surely made for simple refreshment, the foundation of a flavoursome beer.)
Better yet, they inspire you to remake them using local ingredients. Combined with pure Dunedin water, filtered straight from the tap, you're getting the best of both worlds, old and new.
Paul & Karen