Well, Saturday 7th October was a great day!
The annual Kaikoura Seafest took place at Takahanga domain, which started off as a lush green field and ended up as a mud pit! But despite the relentless rain, the event still drew in a sell-out crowd of 4000 people determined to have fun, which was great to see and a good boost for the town.
We had a stall there again this year and ended up selling out of beer by 3pm!
Our tent was decorated in a roadwork theme (which is pretty much the theme of Kaikoura these days!) Big thanks to Spraymarks for the loan of the signage and road cones. We even had roadwork themed beer names!
The day was then topped off by finding out that we had won 3 medals at the annual Brewer's Guild awards! We unfortunately couldn't attend the awards in Christchurch this year due to it clashing with Seafest, but we enjoyed watching the live stream. We only entered 3 of our beers so it was great to see all three of them medal!
We got a BRONZE for Brettibix, our Brett'd Pinot Noir Barrel Aged Stout, a SILVER for You Ess Aye, our American Brown Ale and a GOLD for our Red IPA, Angry Sky.
Our bottled beers are currently only available in Kaikoura but you should find kegs of Angry Sky and You Ess Aye in good craft beer bars around the country.
If you are in Kaikoura, pop in and see us at 57a Beach Road or find our beers at Henrys Liquor store, The Craypot cafe & bar, and The Pier hotel.
Next on the agenda for The Emporium is our annual Halloween Mini Golf event on 28th October at 8.30pm. This was great fun last year so if you are keen to enter a team get in touch with us to book your place as spaces are limited.
In other news we are also on the look out for a casual staff member to help out running the mini golf course and selling beers here on site. So if you are keen to be part of our team please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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