"Got Brett?" with Jason Bathgate
Saturday 7th December 2pm
McLeods Brewery is a small rural NZ brewery, located in idyllic Scottish steeped Waipu, Northland. In recent years, McLeods' has been gaining national and international recognition for their beers. Head Brewer Jason Bathgate creates a wide range of styles and their renowned Smugglers Bay series is their playground for small batch Belgian inspired ales, as well as barrel aged beers and delectable sours.
A key organism that makes many of these beers special is Brettanomyces. This yeast originally believed to be from Belgium and now showing up around the world. ‘Brett,’ as they are lovingly referred too, is a key player to making these beers. Join in for a masterclass about Brett and its amazing impact on beer flavours and aromas.”
Beers being poured for this masterclass: