It's been a few months since our last blog post, winter has been pretty quiet around town, but spring is here now! The weather is improving and the visitors are already returning.
We had a little 2 week break in August which gave us a chance to get some spring cleaning done around the mini golf course, so it's all freshly water-blasted and the obstacles have been repaired/repainted ready for the busy season, it looks great!
We are really excited about the upcoming tourist season as it will be our first full summer season with the roads open full time since we opened in October 2016. Fingers crossed mother nature behaves herself for a while now!
So, since our last blog post we have completed our first Escape Room game "The Brewer's Laboratory". We opened it in June and it's been a hit with everyone that has played it so far. They are all hanging out for us to open our second room. Well, it won't be long folks, it's pretty much built, just give us a week or two to do some trial runs and you'll be able to book in! This new room is called "The Gangsters Hideout" and you can book online via our website, just follow the link on the Escape Room page.
At the beginning of August we hosted a 'Road to Beervana' event on site here at The Emporium. It was the first time we have had a pop-up bar on site and it went really well. It was great to see a good turn out from our Kaikoura locals, especially as it was an outdoor event on a Monday night in the middle of winter! We also had brewers visiting from Renaissance and Altitude Brewing on their way up to Beervana, they took part in an escape room and mini golf challenge which we also ran at the event. The brewers won the mini golf and the team from Kaikoura New World got the best time in the escape room, well done all!
Our next Pop-up bar is on Saturday 17th November, that's show weekend for any of you Cantabrians who are planning a long weekend up to Kaikoura- so be sure to pop in and have a beer at our place.
The next big event on the calendar for Kaikoura is the Kaikoura Hop (13th-16th September) It is a great annual event that really kick starts the summer season and brings heaps of visitors (and awesome cars) to town. This year we are hosting the prize-giving for the poker run event on the Friday. We'll have a bar on site selling our bottled beer which we have re-labelled especially for the Kaikoura Hop weekend. The labels feature classic cars from participants of the Kaikoura Hop car show, so look out for these limited edition bottles around town from 13th September onwards.
You can also order them from us via email after the event: firstname.lastname@example.org (while stocks last)
The Emporium opened in October 2016 and is a place for Lau & Finney to share fun stuff they like! Expect blogs about beer, mini golf & escape rooms