Barbara Joppa

Champion Home-brewer

I moved to NZ from San Francisco Bay Area 13 years ago and for the past 6 months I have been living in Riwaka. We chose to move to the Nelson area after the first NZ Brewers Conference when I realised I could be closer to really good hops.

I’ve been a home brewer for more than 15 years. I got my first kit as a wedding present, starting off doing brew-in-a-bag and graduating to all grain after Ian Ramsey explained how to set up my system by drawing on a paper napkin. In 2013 I won Champion Beer at the SOBA National Home Brew Competition (Joppa Stout) and haven’t brewed anything good since.

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My Sessions

Brewing with Weird Stuff

Join Annie and Barbara as they discuss: The Champagne style (which admittedly isn’t that weird…), Brewing with hot rocks, which is tons of fun! Brewing with meats, which is definitely getting up there, Brewing with flowers and herbs  (lilac, black pepper and various peppercorn medleys, peppers) As well as an easy mashed gose that can […]