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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Sapporo on Tap

We are also still serving Sapporo for all you lager lovers out there.

Sapporo Beer dates back to 1876, when the Kaitakushi Brewery was founded in Japan - the first Bavarian-style brewery to be established the the country.

The beer is milder in flavour, so perhaps not the first choice if you're not a huge fan of the hop. However, it's crisp and refreshing which makes it nice Summer drinking. Perhaps team it up with the Atlas Whole Sole baked with Miso | $18 for a tasty wee Summer lunch.

Sapporo Premium Beer | 5% | $9

Please enjoy responsibly :-)

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

New guest beer: Emerson's Nap in the Chair Pale Ale

Mr Emerson catches 40 winks
Next up on our guest tap is Emerson's  Nap in the Chair pale ale. It's a hop-laden, full flavour affair but with a lower abv of 4% - which makes a good session ale without taste being compromised. As with many of the Emerson's brews there's a nice story behind how this beer came to fruition...

The Emerson's team were up in Nelson watching the hop harvest and after a long day walking through the hop fields they settled into a Nelson pub for few of pints. After only a couple of brews they noticed their illustrious leader fast asleep in a pub armchair. So they decided a new brew was needed that was still big on hop flavour but perhaps a little less strong and therefore less nap-inducing. So Nap in the Chair was created "to assist ageing brewers in coping with those long, long days".

"Nap" is made with Cascade, US Simcoe, US Cascade and US Zythos hops. Malted with NZ Ale Malt and caramalt and the yeast is US Ale yeast. And, according to the Emerson's website, they will be releasing another version of Nap but made with a different hopping technique. So if you enjoy this version watch out for the next one.

Emerson's Brewer's Reserve Nap in the Chair Pale Ale | 4% | $9 per pint

Please enjoy responsibly.

Friday, 24 January 2014

What's on tap?

Here's a wee picture of our current tap selection, just in time to tempt the taste buds for the weekend!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Atlas in Colorado!

Here's a cracking snap; Queenstown Alpine skier, Adam Barwood, in action in Colorado USA just before Christmas and he's only rocking an Atlas sticker on his helmet! Adam's is now racing in Europe with New Zealand team. If you're keen to see what this talented QT local is up to and where he's skiing check out his blog,  

Go Adam!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year

Starting 2014 with a bang at Steamer Wharf

Happy New Year from all of us at Atlas Beer Cafe! We thank you all for your support throughout 2013 and wish all of you a happy, healthy and hoppy 2014!