About the beer
Turbine™ is a beer engineered to be satisfyingly full flavoured, but also supremely drinkable. Brewed exclusively with New Zealand grown malts and hopped with a carefully selected combination of new season Kiwi grown Riwaka and all new American variety Strata, they say that Turbine™ is a Pale Ale which balances clean juicy malt flavour with hints of tropical fruit and citrus.
Named after the iconic Brooklyn wind turbine which sits on the hill above the brewery, Garage Project are also proud to be the first to use Meridian’s renewable energy mark – just part of Garage Project’s efforts to find a new way of making beer giving Garage Project the power to brew in a more sustainable way.
You can find out more about the beer here.
About the power
Wondering how it all works? Here comes the geeky bit explaining just that.
In New Zealand most electricity is distributed from the national grid, which mingles electricity from our Brooklyn turbine in Wellington and Meridian’s other renewable generation with every other source of New Zealand’s generation.
Like most homes and businesses, Garage Project’s brewery is connected to the grid rather than literally plugged into our turbine, so will get some non-renewable electricity alongside the 100% good stuff we generate.
The New Zealand Energy Certificate System (NZECS) issues certificates for renewable electricity generation and oversees the transfer and redemption of these certificates against specific energy users. This allows us to clearly associate a certain type of generation with a particular business’s consumption, such as Garage Project Brewery. In this case, the NZECS will make sure that Meridian is issuing, transferring and redeeming enough certificates to match (on a calendar-year basis) all the electricity used in the operation of the Garage Project Brewery.