The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Wellington band teams up with Boneface Brewery to create its own beer

Wellington-based indie rock band, Voodoo Bloo, has joined forces with Boneface Brewery to create its own beer, a Hazy Pale Ale.

The idea came about from Tony McDonald, manager of Voodoo Bloo, and his passion for craft beer.

“I approached the owner, Matt Dainty and he was so keen that the same night he and Sophia, jumped in their car and drove down to Valhalla to see Voodoo Bloo play a gig,” he says.

“They loved the music so much that they said yes immediately. The band also loves craft beer and is very excited to be part of this.”

McDonald was previously the proud owner of 1500 empty bottles-strong beer collection but sold it to convert his bar into a studio.

This allowed the band to record its first album, JACOBUS, during the first COVID-19 lockdown.

With a lot of musical inspiration behind many of the Boneface Brewery beer names, it was a match made in heaven.

The beer is still in the early stages of brewing, so a release date is yet to be confirmed, but Boneface is hoping it will be ready to roll out just in time for Beervana (August 13, 14) where Voodoo Bloo is set to perform.

Did you know?

There are 6 ways you can catch up with The Shout NZ?

Our print magazine – July issue out now! Subscribe here.
Online, updated daily with its own completely unique content and breaking news.
Our weekly newsletter – free to your inbox! Subscribe here.
Our digital magazines – the latest issues are online now.
We are also on Facebook and Instagram!