Pushing the boundaries of a Kveik IPA, not only are we brewing an exceptionally big beer we will also be employing all the changes we have been trialling through the different IPA's weve brewed so far. We have focused on NZ hops using familiar Motueka and Nelson Sauvin and a brand new one in Taiheke. The hop profile should give us White Grape, Lychee and lots of tropical fruit character.
In 2014 we opened the doors to the Old Flax Store, a Grade II listed building that we found and renovated into the home of Northern Monk.
We grew significantly in the years to follow, but the Old Flax Store remains the heart of the operation. If you’ve ever visited us here, you’ll know that you can look through the ground floor window to see our original tanks still in operation. This is where we brew our smaller, more limited releases.
2020 marks the year that we launch a brand-new beer series, a series dedicated to the exploratory, small-batch nature of brewing at OFS. We’ve released beers exclusive to the Old Flax Store before, but we’ve given this series a whole new identity.
The Old Flax Store Special series will push the boundaries of our brewing, allowing us to be completely experimental in approach. Since these beers will be limited in quantity, we’ve restricted can sales to two per person, to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to try them.