Nelson is the Craft Brewing Capital of New Zealand, find out more at www.craftbrewingcapital.co.nz
The Garage Project is Pete Gillespie and Jos Ruffell with help from Pete’s brother Ian Gillespie.
Why Garage? - Garage because it started in a garage, but it’s more than that. It’s also about approaching things with a garage mentality. It’s about playing around, making do and thinking outside the box. The surroundings might be basic but this is no barrier to creativity. This is bière de garage – beer from the garage.
And why Project? – because it’s ongoing, it’s a work in progress and we plan to keep it that way. For example, we don’t plan to come out with a fixed portfolio of beers – this is about experimenting, pushing boundaries, blurring the boundaries between styles - seeing what works. We love beer styles, but we want to take them somewhere, to reinterpret, not just reproduce them.