The crew at Boundary Road Brewery love tinkering, and they’ve just come up with a canny new vessel for some of their craft beers
Nestled in the foothills of the Hunua Ranges south of Auckland sits The Boundary Road Brewery. Started in 2011, it is a brewery that has become known for its namesake craft beer brand, Boundary Road Brewery. Led by the ever-knowledgeable and highly experienced brewing team of Keith Blackwell and Trevor Rollinson, Boundary Road's range of accessible craft beers has developed a strong and loyal fan base. “People drink beer for a whole lot of reasons and refreshment is a big one,” says Rollinson (pictured below). “Boundary Road are all about aspirational but approachable, interesting beers.”
Keith and Trevor have been doing the ‘beer thing’ for over 25 years and are incredibly passionate about it – selecting only the best ingredients and freshest hops to make their beer. Brewing both traditional and new world beers, they’re constantly innovating and trying out new variants whilst tweaking the current brews to ensure optimum flavour and colour.
Boundary Road is now the no.3 craft beer brand in New Zealand by volume*, and the team here know that in the busy craft beer sector where creativity is constant, it’s important to concentrate on quality ingredients and brew kit while maintaining the freedom to innovate. Which is why Boundary Road has just released three of its Brewers Choice craft beers in can form.
CANNED BEER REVOLUTION
Craft beer in cans is becoming more and more popular around the world, particularly in New Zealand where us Kiwis love them. Here are some great reasons why Boundary Road decided to release some of its craft beers in can form...
- Cans protect beer better than bottles do, reducing the risks of UV and oxygen damage
- They offer a lower eco footprint and are more widely recyclable
- Plus they make beer easier to carry and move around, as they are lighter and more portable
- Cans are also great for places that don't allow glass, like at festivals and campgrounds
- Because they're made of metal, cans chill quicker, taking less time for you to get that cold beer you've been waiting for
MEET THE CANS...
BRB 18TH AMENDMENT American Pale Ale
The 18th Amendment brought on the dark days of American Prohibition where banning alcohol meant you couldn’t get a decent beer anywhere, unless of course you “knew a guy.” Brewed in honour of your friendly local bootlegger, this A.P.A is loaded with all American aroma hops, malt characters, citrus notes and a crisp, bitter finish. Enjoy it quick before someone makes fun illegal again. 6% ABV
- Malts: Ale, Pilsner, Black
- Hops: Zythos, Centennial, Pacific Jade
BRB CHOCKA RIWAKA Pale Ale
Boundary Road Chocka Riwaka is crammed full of the tastiest bits of the South Island, from its namesake in the north to the very southern tip. Using only Riwaka hops and a selection of malts sourced from the Mainland, this hop-forward pale ale has citrus aromas, toffee malts and a smooth amber base. As South Island as scarfies, cribs and cheese rolls. 5.5% ABV
- Malts: Ale, Toffee, Roasted Barley
- Hops: Riwaka
BRB POWDER HOUND XPA (Seasonal Release)
Powder Hounds are passionate – some might say obsessive – about seeking out the freshest, highest quality powder (aka - snow). The team at Boundary Road Brewery are equally obsessed with quality and flavour, so they created this extra pale ale. While not quite white, it’s lighter than a pale ale, with refreshing citrus flavours and a mild biscuit tone. 4.8% ABV
- Malts: Pale Ale, Acidulated, Red
- Hops: Pacific Jade, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, Liberty