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
Laughing Bones. Up Yer Kilt
Archaeological evidence shows that the Picts of modern day Scotland were making fermented beverages on the Isle of Rhum as early as 6500 BC. By the time the Romans invaded in AD 43, they were brewing ales with barley grains and heather. In the early 1600s it became illegal to import beers from England and the domestic beer scene flourished. Of course, there aren't many hop gardens in Scotland so the styles that developed featured lots of malt with minimal (if any) hopping. This week's beer is a Strong Scotch Ale, or 'Wee Heavy', a style is somewhat similar to an English Barleywine. And Up Yer Kilt is an excellent example of everything it should be. It is a rich, sweet and warming malt-forward beer with a solid whack of alcohol. It contains 6 different types of malts and John utilised a "kettle caramelisation" technique which results in a complex brew with lots of sweet toffee with fig and fruitcake flavours.
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