Aftershock Beer: Three Boys Brewery
One green glass 500ml bottle of Three Boys Brewery ‘Aftershock’ beer. The bottle has a dark green rectangular label with white writing and the brewery logo on front and back. The bottle is sealed by a brass cap with a piece of red brick on top; brick and cap are sealed in wax.
Christchurch's artisan Three Boys Brewery sustained only minor damage during the 4 September 2010 earthquake and was able to resume business within days. The brewery was in the process of brewing its first batch of Golden Ale since the earthquake when an aftershock caused a power cut, interrupting the brewing process at a crucial time. After some improvisation to finish the process this particular batch of beer was named ‘Aftershock’ in commemoration of the ongoing aftershocks occurring in Canterbury. The 7.1% alcohol content reflects the magnitude of the earthquake. The bottled beer was adorned on the cap with a piece of smashed brick. This bottle is one of twelve in Canterbury Museum’s earthquake collections.