The swift(y) way to a southern man's heart

The swift(y) way to a southern man's heart
Ah, it's good to be a barley farmer. Carlos Bagrie sips his brew, a collaboration with Garage Project. (Image: Royalburn)
Brent Melville
Carlos Bagrie has learned a lot about the beer-brewing process in the past few months after taking the “obvious” step of launching a cask beer using barley from his Crown Terrace farm near Arrowtown.What he remains weak on is being able to pour the perfect beer from his own on-farm kegs, avoiding a nasty "foam over".He still relies on sales manager and brewer Oli Boyes for that skill set.And while Bagrie grew up on a sheep and barley farm in Southland, he opted into a food retail and marketing career, so the move into farm...

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