The funniest bit is them going “Backyard is now 52 Degrees” after 52 Degrees, already existing, being Grasshopper, got the assets after Backyard went into administration. And then them, though 52 Degrees still has the Grasshopper address officially, stating the Backyard address everywhere. XD
Two local pubs have beers on from all the breweries at various times, though my suspicion is that it’s the same beer with 4 different pump clips. Not the first to do this, but using 4 different breweries is a bit cheeky.
Looking at Untappd, the first release was December 2017, at Ballast Point locations in California. It seems to have been around Ballast Point locations in general, with just a few others in the US, until April 2019 when it showed up in Sweden. The Noble Hops in Redfern, NSW got it in June 2019, and that’s the first sign of the beer in that area. That’s roughly when you start seeing the beer pop up outside of Ballast Point places (linked perhaps to some goings on at BP itself? new batch?). Sweden, Australia, Guam, Taiwan, Singapore, some places in the US, Thailand, Mexico. Would guess that’s when TimE and Capa ticked it. The kegs appear to “dry up” exactly then, Feb-Mar 2020, with a stray keg each appearing to pop up at The Dutch Trading Co. in Perth in July/August 2020 and The Grotto in Ann Arbor, MI. in March/April 2021.
Spring 2022 - some kegs might have sprung up at Ballast Point locations, very few taps, so perhaps a keg each at 3 of them, if it’s a new batch, highly limited. All in all, all until this point were highly unlikely to be NZ-brewed, not impossible, but would be weird.
November 2022 - cans are released in NZ. Now called Rum and Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Sea Monster, with a note saying it’s aged for 15 months, indicating it was put in them roughly May, maybe June 2021.
Which of course doesn’t match news of Behemoth signing an agreement to produce BP are from September 2022 - with the BP NZ Facebook page opening in something like June. Was BP brewed there before? Seems to have been, unless they’re lying it’s brewed at Behemoth, which they probably wouldn’t.
I have just addes Fanham Brewing Co to the database. However it occurs to me that there could be some confusion because there is a Farnham Brewing that ceased trading in 2014. Wonder if it worth adding something to the new one to make it easier to differentiate?
This lot have taken over Craft Brew’a old site afte the latter were denied a new lease… all rather underhand. Anyway about 3 peole ever rated Craft Brews’ beers as they were only available from the tap so I would have said it’s not that likely that people will rate the new brewery. However I see that their beers have turned up in that London… ahh, one of the owners has a pub co in London and owns a few pubs including the Dean Swift.
The blurb is weird, the photo below the guys is used on the Inn Express site as well. I’d bet that they are commissioners, or, at best client brewers. The same article this is in confirms that it’s Warwickshire (page 22-23).