Drop the Anchor Brewery


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Exciting Announcement – Brewery Kit Ready To Ship!

This week marks another landmark for Drop The Anchor Brewery. We were really excited to receive an email that our brewing kit is ready to ship! After checking out a number of options we decided to choose Latimer Ales (http://latimerales.com/), a British brewery come manufacturer of excellent brewing kit, to supply our complete system.

microbrewery kit

We’re still another week away from the venue being ready for us to arrange shipment. Fitting out of the brewery should start in a week or two’s time, in time for our launch, which is planned for March.

Do You Fancy Sampling Our Beers For Free?

Our first brews will be ready towards the end of February, and we’re looking for volunteers to taste it free of charge to provide us with some feedback. If you’d like a few free beers make sure you sign up to our mailing list and like and share the Facebook page. We’ll be selecting the tasting panel from our list of followers and fans. (https://www.facebook.com/DroptheAnchorBrewery.



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Our Story – From Kitchen to Microbrewery

There’s no way of dressing it up, when you hit your 40’s you start to reflect on where you are in life. Half way between your carefree 20’s and looming retirement you wonder what the hell you’ve been up to the last 20 years.

Having spent the best part of this time in IT, I was looking for something more fulfilling, something fun to get my teeth into. The prospect of spending my entire live in front of computer terminal was a little bit daunting, to say the least.


From kitchen to microbrewery

It would be fair to say that I had talked about setting something up a few times, but not really got off my backside to do anything about it.

I  made the decision that I would set up a microbrewery, something really local, in Christchurch, for Christchurch, beer the way it used to memade. It would be fun, hard work, but definitely fun.

My blog ‘From Kitchen to Microbrewery’ is my story, warts and all. It’ll detail my steep learning curve, everything I experience along the way. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I do, and I would love to hear your thoughts and any suggestions.