How it Works
1. Get Beer
We send a box of 12 different beers to your home or workplace. Rare and interesting beers which you won't find in your local bottle shop. Don't drink them yet though, they need to last you 12 weeks.
2. Drink Beer
Every Thursday (at around 7:30) Beer Jerks around the country drink the same beer. We'll have sent you the story of the brewery and the beer along with tasting notes. If they feel like it they Instagram, Tweet or Facebook their reviews.
3. Repeat weekly
This one is pretty self explanatory...
THIS WEEK'S BEER
Galbraith's. Bitter & Twisted
Bitter & Twisted is Galbraith's take on the classic London Extra Special Bitter which was designed by Keith & Bob Hudson during Bob's first trip to New Zealand in 1998. They were on holiday in Northland contemplating ESBs and the recipe struck them. This style is all about balance with big malt flavour and sweetness meeting the hop bitterness head on. Galbraith's gloriously copper-coloured take on the iconic English style has earthy, nutty, biscuit malts, a bitter finish and a creamy full mouthfeel. In common with the Ordinary Bitter, it has low carbonation, is well rounded and is best drunk at cellar temperature but B&T has a much bigger flavour profile and higher alcohol making it more suited to sipping than quaffing. Bitters may be rather unfashionable in today's beer climate (especially outside England) and they certainly aren't the bitterest style out there but overlook them at your peril- there are few things more enjoyable than a pint of the stuff accompanied by a pie and the Sunday papers.
I'm no beer connoisseur but after one round I'm almost feeling beer savvy. Just don't drink them all in one week. It'll leave you feeling left out. #rookieerror #wantmorebeer #jealous #cantwaitfornextdelivery #yougetthepicture
– Deric, Auckland
I love the tasting notes and food matches each week and have become quite knowledgeable already. I even know more than some of the guys at work now! Very impressed with the Beer Jerk set up. I totally recommend Beer Jerk to anyone interested in craft beers. Thanks Beer Jerk!
– Anne, Auckland
Beer Jerk Thursdays! Quickly becoming my favourite day of the week. I'm now deep in the beer matrix and a world of beer I had no idea existed. Yeah!
– Kyle, Fielding
We think it's cool. But then you probably can't rely on our testimony, we made this whole thing up.
– Brent & Luke, Beer Jerk Towers