About Mash Up:
A travel show, of a road trip around the craft breweries of New Zealand hosted by brewers Luke Nicholas and Kelly Ryan. We visit the breweries and interview the brewers, to capture their stories and their passion, with the resulting being the world’s largest collaboration brew, involving 44 of New Zealand’s craft brewers.
Film crew in tow, they travelled the country by camper van, covering almost 4500 kilometres as they documented the current craft beer scene. Visiting breweries, sampling beers, discussing brewery history and the passion that had resulted in people from all walks of life choosing brewing as their occupation, the pair’s progress was captured on camera to be used in an online video series.
News and Reviews:
EPISODE ONE – Part One
Christchurch – Part 1
Episode 1 – starts the road trip in Christchurch, visiting Craig Bowen of BeerNZ, NZ’s exclusive craft beer distributor. Then on to Pomeroy’s pub, which has 22 craft beers on tap, and we talk to some up and coming brewers.
EPISODE ONE – Part Two
Christchurch – Part 2
Episode 2 – Then it’s off to the breweries – The Twisted Hop, Dux de Lux, Wigram, and Three Boys, before heading south with a stop off at Golden Eagle Brewery in Rolleston.
Episode 2 – we head to Dunedin, and visit the environmentally conscious brewery Green Man Brewery, and talk to Jeremy Seaman and Enrico.
Episode 3 – After heading down the Presidential Highway from Clinton to Gore, we visit Invercargill Brewery in the very south of New Zealand and talk to Steve Nally and Murray Cleghorn.
Episode 4 – With an early start out of Queenstown we drive to Arrowtown to visit Darryl Jones and John Timpany of Arrow Brewing Company.
Episode 5 – A visit to Wanaka Beerworks to talk to Dave Gillies who has just sold the brewery. Taste the beers, see the brewery, which is part of the Transport Museum. Then over the to the coast and a stop at Franz Josef Glacier.
Episode 6 – Continuing north through the amazing scenery of the South Island’s West Coast, we arrive in Westport, and visit the West Coast Brewery.
After heading inland and over a hill, we arrive at Totara Brewing Company. Jump in the ute, head across the road to the hop farm and check out the newly flowering hops. Discuss the varieties grown, and New Zealand organic hops.
Episode 8 – we visit McCashin Brewery in Stoke. Talk to Sam Wilson who shows us around the brewery, we check out the beer nursery and then taste the range of beers.
We visit Townshend Brewery, Monkey Wizard and The Mussel Inn
We start the morning at Golden Bear Brewing in Mapua, and talk with Jim Matranga. Next up is Sprig & Fern with the lovely Tracy Banner.
Next on to Bays Brewery and our final stop in Nelson, Founders Brewery located at Founders Park.
Episode 12 – we leave sunny Nelson and cross the hills to Blenheim. We stop at the Olde Malthouse, which is located next door to the Renaissance Brewery where Soren Eriksen, of 8 Wired Brewery brews his beers.
Luke Nicholas & Kelly Ryan
Directed by: Leon Kirkbeck – www.augusto.co.nz
Written by: Craft Brewers of New Zealand