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Garage Project Has Released a New Beer to Support Local Independent Theatres

Support local independent theatres with this brilliant white hazy IPA.
By Stephen Heard
August 25, 2020
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Garage Project Has Released a New Beer to Support Local Independent Theatres

Support local independent theatres with this brilliant white hazy IPA.
By Stephen Heard
August 25, 2020
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During New Zealand's first COVID-19 lockdown, Wellington-based brewery Garage Project took part in a worldwide beer collaboration to support hospitality workers. The 'All Together' pay-what-you-want hazy IPA sold out within days and raised $12K for the capital's struggling industry.

Now, the beer makers are turning their attention to New Zealand's independent theatres and live performing arts. In cahoots with Auckland's Basement Theatre, Wellington's BATS Theatre, Christchurch's Little Andromeda and other independent theatres around the country, Garage Project has created the perfect beer to enjoy during a live performance.

Released this Tuesday, 25 August, the 'Ghost Light' hazy IPA has been designed to reference a tradition in the arts. When theatres close their doors, an electric light is left illuminated on stage to keep the resident ghosts happy. During lockdown, these lights have been burning bright on stages around the globe.

Independent theatres and performance spaces across the country have been hit hard by COVID-19 lockdowns. The industry which relies on 'live bodies in space' has been forced to cancel seasons, pivot to streaming shows online and dramatically rethink how they are going to operate and survive moving forward.

Ghost Light has been brewed with extra light malt, oats, and a blend of Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops. Garage Project calls it "a brilliant white gold brew with a distinctly spectral haze," and "just what's needed to raise spirits."

Garage Project will be donating $1 from every can sold to theatres around New Zealand.

Garage Project's 'Ghost Light' hazy IPA is now available. For more information and to wrap your hands around a frosty one, visit garageproject.co.nz.

Published on August 25, 2020 by Stephen Heard

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