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8 Wired Brewing Limited

8 Wired Brewing Limited

26 Glenmore Drive
Warkworth, Auckland, 0910
New Zealand

Year Established: 2009

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I've always been a big traveller. And whereever I went, I was always interested in the local beer. In that sense, you could say I was always a beer geek, but obviously I wasn't: All I did was seek out the same style of bland lager with a different label. This all began to change in 2005 when my now wife, Monique, and I were living in Perth where I was finishing a master's degree in biochemistry. We were frequent visitors to the awesome Little Creatures brew pub in Fremantle and that's when we started to realise that there was a lot more to beer than the usual fizzy yellow stuff. For Christmas that year, Monique got me a small Cooper's homebrew kit: basically a plastic bucket, a can of malt extract and some yeast. The beer I made on this kit was terrible, but I was hooked. After moving to New Zealand in 2006 I became more serious and got in to advanced all-grain homebrewing. Finally, in September 2008, I decided to quit the biochemistry – I was researching Kina (sea urchins) at the University of Auckland at the time – and upscale to commercial brewing. The initial plan was to open a brewpub somewhere on the upper North Island. To get some commercial experience we shifted down to Blenheim where I had landed a job with Renaissance Brewing Company. The plan was to stay for three months but years later we are still in Marlborough. Rather quickly we realised that running your own brewery is a huge investment, both in your finances and your time. So, instead of starting our own we decided to ‘contract brew’ using Renaissance equipment. Even when I was brewing the aforementioned Cooper's kit in Perth, I actually had in the back of my mind that this could turn into something big. It wasn't until 2008 that thought really took shape though. We did a road-trip through the USA and stopped by every brewpub we passed (the US is miles ahead of most countries when it comes to craft beer). This is where I decided that I wanted to give pro brewing a shot when we got back to New Zealand. For all you Non Zealanders, No 8 Wire (it was the 8th type of wire in the catalogue) is a specific gauge of wire originally used for electric fencing. In New Zealand it's use is much more widespread than that though, Kiwi's have used it to fix just about anything, from cupboards to cars, because it was versatile and readily available. Over the years it has become a symbol of the kiwi ingenuity, their ability to fix any problem no matter how limited the resources. We think this fits our company pretty well: We don't have the resources nor the abilities to run our own brewery, so we make do with what we have. We also think that all our beers have a certain amount of ingenuity, ingenuity in flavour we like to call it. “8 Wired”, as opposed to the more traditional term “No 8 wire”, is to symbolize that our beer is not old school Kiwi draught, kiwi lager and kiwi dark, in fact it is the exact opposite. Still, we're keeping it as Kiwi as we can through the ingredients we choose to use.

ID: 10343 Last updated 1 day ago Added to database 9 years ago

Quick Stats

55

Beers

48

Reviews

0

Likes
Most Drunk: 8 Wired iStout Affogato [1]
Highest Rated: 8 Wired iStout [3.992]
Most Reviewed: 8 Wired iStout [10]

Beers

Beer | Style | ABV Score
8 Wired A Fistful of Cherries
Wild Ale| 6.7 %
-
8 Wired Aces & Eights
Brown Ale| 6 %
3.250 (1)
8 Wired Batch 18
Imperial Stout| 12.5 %
3.340 (2)
8 Wired Big Smoke
Smoked Ale| 6.2 %
-
8 Wired Bumaye (2012)
Imperial Stout| 16 %
3.175 (1)
8 Wired Bumaye (2013)
Imperial Stout| 16 %
-
8 Wired Bumaye (Frozen)
Imperial Stout| 27 %
-
8 Wired Cascara Hippy
Berliner Weisse| 4 %
-
8 Wired Cucumber Hippy
Berliner Weisse| 4.5 %
3.075 (1)
8 Wired Dealer's Choice
IPA| 6.2 %
-
8 Wired First Blood
Strong Ale| 8 %
-
8 Wired Flat White Coffee Milk Stout
Milk Stout| 5.5 %
3.125 (1)
8 Wired German Pilsner
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 5.2 %
-
8 Wired Ghost Chips Hazy IPA
Reduced Alcohol| 1 %
-
8 Wired Grand Cru (2015)
Wild Ale| 9 %
-
8 Wired Gypsy Funk (2016)
Wild Ale| 7.5 %
-
8 Wired Half Way To Whangerei Grissette
Ale| 5.5 %
-
8 Wired Hippy Berliner
Berliner Weisse| 4 %
-
8 Wired Hop Salad
IPA| 6 %
3.175 (1)
8 Wired Hoppy Trails
American Pale Ale| 5 %
-
8 Wired Hopwired IPA
IPA| 7.3 %
3.773 (8)
8 Wired India Session Stout
Stout| -
-
8 Wired iStout
Imperial Stout| 10 %
3.992 (10)
8 Wired iStout Affogato
Imperial Stout| 10 %
3.425 (1)
8 Wired iStout Unchained (2016)
Imperial Stout| 12 %
-
8 Wired Juice Cannon
Imperial IPA| 7.7 %
-
8 Wired Juice Control
IPA| 6.7 %
-
8 Wired Juice Juice Baby
IPA| 6.7 %
-
8 Wired Juice Train
IPA| 6.7 %
-
8 Wired Le Fut
Flanders Red| 6.7 %
-
8 Wired Lokomotiv Merlot
Imperial Stout| 11 %
-
8 Wired Lord Of The Atlas
English Barleywine| 12 %
3.175 (1)
8 Wired Lupulust
IPA| 6.2 %
-
8 Wired Mighty Imperial Ale
Strong Ale| 11 %
3.300 (1)
8 Wired Once Upon A Time in Blenheim
Wild Ale| 8.5 %
-
8 Wired Palate Trip
IPA| 6.5 %
3.100 (1)
8 Wired Rescue Red Ale
Saison| 4.8 %
-
8 Wired Rewired Brown Ale
Brown Ale| 5.7 %
3.500 (3)
8 Wired Russel Mania
IPA| 6.3 %
-
8 Wired Saison Sauvin
Saison| 7 %
3.780 (7)
8 Wired Semi Conductor
IPA| 4.4 %
-
8 Wired Snakecharmer
Wild Ale| 7.7 %
-
8 Wired Sour Side Of The Moon (2016)
Wild Ale| 7.5 %
-
8 Wired STR8UP
IPA| -
-
8 Wired Sunshine Daydream
American Pale Ale| 5.8 %
-
8 Wired Super Conductor
Imperial IPA| 8.9 %
3.500 (3)
8 Wired Super Dank
IPA| 6.2 %
-
8 Wired Tall Poppy
Amber Ale| 7 %
3.175 (1)
8 Wired The Big Smoke
Smoked Ale| 6.2 %
3.429 (4)
8 Wired The Cone Collector
IPA| 6.3 %
-
8 Wired The Sultan
Abbey Quadrupel| 10 %
3.125 (1)
8 Wired Tropidelic
American Pale Ale| 5 %
-
8 Wired West Island Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 5.5 %
-
8 Wired Wild Feijoa (2017)
Wild Ale| 6.8 %
-
8 Wired Yes Sensei
American Pale Ale| 6.7 %
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