Garage Project Brewery brews tasty beers, they choose top names for their beverages, their graphic design team create great packages for the products, and the tap room is a proper hipster hangout. What is not to like?
I brought two cans back from the supermarket to try over dinner…
Garage Project Hapi Daze Pacific Pale Ale
Deep Amber, 4.8% alc.
Hapi is ‘hop’ in Te Reo (Maori). This beers is blessed with a brewers medley of NZ barley, and Motueka Wai-iti, Riwaka, and Nelson Sauvin hops.
An aromatic, hopped perfume, with caramel and citrus notes. Bags of flavour, delicious and hoppy, with lively carbonation balanced with caramel sweetness. Finishes soft and long.
Garage Project Garagista IPA
Cloudy Amber, 5.8% alc.
A sharper citrus aroma hit, hint of vanilla biscuit.
Intense flavours of hops and barley in the mouth, sharp and immediate, assertive, nice. A typical crafty Kiwi take on an IPA. Not a session beer – too big on the alcohol.
Hapi Daze was the tastiest, tonight.