Friday, July 23, 2010

The Rise of the Umper Lumpa Brewer

Luke Nicholas is known as the ‘impish brewer’, writer Neil Miller as the ‘Minister of Hops’, publican Collin Mallon as the ‘Handsome Yet Softly Spoken Scottish Proprietor’ and now beer blogger and consumer affairs writer Martin Craig has christened me the Umper Lumpa brewer.
Martin has an extremely dry old school New Zealand sense of humour and while the comment might not sound altogether charitable I take it in the spirit in which it was meant.

Last nights R.S.B. launch went well with only a few negative comments, one of which came from a guy who would like New Zealand beer to taste more like Grolsch so I’m not too worried. Most people were really positive, the beer was tasting great through the beer engine with its fruity hop flavour really coming out amongst the rich malt profile.

Photograph the property of Jed Soane ©2010 all rights reserved.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I should add that the original umper lumpas scared the hell out of me when I was a kid - Martin

yalnikim said...

You just need a riddle to go with the beer now. Here's a start:

What do you get when you mix up a brew,
Down in Dunedin with the Emerson Crew,...

Bailey said...

Ha ha. In that particular photo...