Christchurch brewer of Three boys beer is about to release an "Aftershock” ale – in special commemoration of the Canturbury Quake earlier this month.
This limited run of 1200 litres, was unexpectedly seasoned by the Magnitude 5.1 aftershock that hit on the Wednesday while owner Ralph was in the midst of brewing and the power was knocked out.
Rather than giving the batch up, he decided to reduce the liquid down and cap it at 7.1% Alcohol (the same magnitude as the first quake).
Looks like this, and the "Magnitude 7.1? brew by the Twisted hop (from the same batch) may be the ultimate antidote for some, and a very timely move from the Three Boys entrepreneur.