15 July 2014
MEMO TO: All staff CONFIDENTIAL
PROJECT: Emerson’s vs Little Creatures Challenge 2014
It’s on! The inaugural Emerson’s vs Little Creatures Challenge is confirmed.
There should be some degree of nerves about this, as the deal is:
Each company has challenged each other to a beer style and ingredient list.
Jim and I will go to Fremantle to brew with them on their brew day (Thur 14 August) and Russ Gosling and Brett Shore from Little Creatures will be here for our brew day (Sat 2 August).
No pilot brews allowed – we design the recipe on the day!
Our brew is to be an Australian Red IPA (Australian hops must be used – we’ve never used them before, so this will be interesting!)
Our challenge to Little Creatures is to brew a true, traditional Saison.
Keep an eye on this page for more updates.
Cheers all – let’s show the Aussies how to make beer!
Update: 30 July 2014
Not long to go now!
The Emerson's "Flavour Fiends" and the Little Creatures "Hop Hounds" inaugural Trans Tasman Brew Challenge begins this weekend.
We're first up with their challenge to brew a Red Rye using Australian hops. Russ and Brett from Little Creatures will be here this weekend to keep an eye on us and are bringing a video crew with them to record the day.
We're also being joined by beer writers; Geoff Griggs, Neil Miller and John Baker. Also visiting will be the
winner of our competition, home brewer and craft beer fan from Wellington, Brayden Rawlinson.
It's going to be a fun day so we'll meet this afternoon to give you more detail.
Jim and I will be off to Fremantle mid August to keep them on their toes with our challenge to them; a Saison.
Bring it on!