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Pay a visit to Wellington’s craft beer rock stars in Aro Valley.
The rock stars of Wellington’s craft beer scene, Garage Project brew their progressive, boundary-pushing beers out of a disused petrol station in Aro Valley – an area of the city known for its bohemian spirit and alternative, grunge aesthetic.
Garage Project's Aro Street brewery features a Cellar Door to allow locals and visitors to come by to try a taste of their latest brews and takeaway some beer to enjoy later. A visit to the Cellar Door is always interesting: see (and smell) some brewing in action and have a yarn to the friendly and passionate staff who’ll help you discover the Garage Project beer that’s just your sort of thing.
Hitting the scene in 2011, Garage Project’s co-founders, Jos Ruffell and Pete Gillespie, got people's attention quickly by brewing and releasing 24 different beers in 24 weeks - a spectacular display of creativity, technique and fearlessness.
Garage Project are not afraid to experiment with unorthodox flavour ingredients, like chili & mango, golden syrup and kumara, but the heart of their beermaking is solid – head brewer and co-founder, Pete Gillespie, had previous experience in real ale and craft brewing in Australia and the United Kingdom.