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. Bob Hudson's Bitter
Named in honour of Kentishman Bob Hudson, a patient brewer who taught Keith how to brew the old way. The Ordinary Bitter style is one that is almost completely overlooked by modern brewers in New Zealand despite the fact that they are neither ordinary nor bitter (perhaps the style needs a re-brand). It's a quintessentially English beer with relatively low alcohol and rounded, balanced aroma and flavour which makes it perfect for sessions accompanied by good conversation. Bready, caramel aromas are key to the style with subtle bitterness and a dry finish. Whole cone Slovenian hop flowers are used in this recipe with floor-malted Marris Otter & pale crystal malts. 'Bob' is a quite perfect example of a traditional bitter - rounded, fruity, dry and very quaffable. It isn't hard to imagine downing several pints in a session. There aren't many English breweries that make a bitter to equal it. In the past 23 years Galbraith's real ales have rarely left the brewery as Keith is fastidious about ensuring it is drunk in the best possible condition. These 'can conditioned' cans are a new development, secondary fermentation takes place in darkness and the beer in you hand tastes almost as good as the stuff from the brewery tap.
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