Beers marked with * on the beers page should be “dry hopped” 5-7 days before bottling. This adds more hop flavour and aroma. The process takes 5 mins and no booking is required. Please check our opening hours before dry hopping.
An approachable blonde ale with subtle notes of white wine and lemongrass. A small dose of wheat fills out the body and retains just a bit of sweetness. Refreshing and uncomplicated, a perfect beer for the warmer months.
For the pinnacle of thirst-quenching pleasure and mass-appeal, look no further. Clean and so easy to drink. There’s a time and place for fancy ingredients and it’s not now. Not too hoppy, not too boozy, just right.
Low Down & Shifty*
This pale ale punches above its weight on the flavour scale. We add oats, wheat and crystal malts to maintain mouthfeel, body and some residual sweetness. Big late additions of fruity NZ Hops make for a very hoppy low alcohol option.
A New Zealand classic steeped in a tradition of social drinking, this draught style prioritises the familiar. Dark in colour with the slight sweetness of brown bread. Hop additions are minimal and the alcohol level is similarly restrained.
The style once synonymous with European finery is undeniably now one for the people. Elemental in its compositional purity, it is crisp, dry, and bitter with nothing to hide behind. Pale malt, mild floral hops, and an incredibly clean fermenting yeast epitomize this test of brewing prowess.
Feel free to judge this beer by its appearance. Six different specialty malts bring a gorgeous colour and a river of malt flavor. Baked pizza crust slurs into toasted hazelnut as toffee competes with dried fruit. A beer for all seasons.
A malty brown ale showcasing depth and complexity in the grain bill. Hearty, toasted bread crust marry with toffee sweetness for a highly quaffable pint. Hop bitterness is restrained, with a pleasant floral and herbal character from traditional English varietals.
A classic thirst quenching German style wheat beer that is refreshing and lightly hopped. Notes of fresh bread, clove, banana and subtle vanilla, it finishes dry with minimal bitterness.
The classic stout: Black in colour, creamy in mouthfeel, and dry in finish. Roasted malt flavours dominate the palette with only token, earthy hop character. No vanilla, no oats, no frills make this the stout you can keep drinking .
A moderate-strength dark beer with a restrained roasty character and bitterness. Recipe is modeled on a classic example brewed by Fullers in London. Has a chocolate-caramel-malty profile.
A yeast-forward Belgian ale, typically bone dry, with an expressive, fruity and spicy finish. Exceptionally aromatic, peppery, and at its best when highly effervescent.
A hearty malt focused ale with rich, nutty caramel flavours, warming alcohol and a subtle roastiness.
Extra Special Bitter
A traditional English style balancing an array of caramel flavours with pronounced hop bitterness. While not quite “hoppy,” this beer doesn’t shy away from its traditional form: A refined but highly drinkable pale ale.
NZ Pale Ale*
Featuring some of the Southern Hemisphere’s finest hops, pairs lime and lychee with a touch of caramel in this pale ale. Terroir in a glass: Malted Canterbury barley and the Taiheke and Motueka hops that put Tasman on the map. Follow that Southern Cross!
A super refreshing, moderately hopped, light and spritzy ale. This brew has a subtle malt character akin to freshly baked bread, and citrus and tropical fruit notes from the NZ grown hop varieties employed.
American Pale Ale*
Nestled away in the Pacific Northwest of the United States lies the Yakima valley, America’s Nelson. The hops grown there are evergreen, marmalade, and nectarine to the nose and even better on the tongue. This pale ale is a little taste of Americana.
Lighter in alcohol, big on flavour. Ripe tropical fruit and citrus notes dominate the flavour of this highly-hopped, lower-alcohol pale ale. Malt takes somewhat of a back foot, but keeps the hops in balance.
In case the name didn’t clue you in, this IPA is a tropical orchard in a glass. Mango and passionfruit mingle with blackberry and pineapple to demonstrate what happens when Kiwi innovation collides with English tradition and American style.
By the time you taste the next drop, the funk shall be within you. Dank, spicy, and fruity American hops cloud over a respectable amount of malt sweetness. Easy to drink and hard to forget, this IPA is as funky as they come.
Black is beautiful. With sticky, pungent resin and sharp citrus hop flavor to spare, this beer twins espresso with highly kilned malts, challenging the drinker to redefine their notions of an IPA. Persistent in bitterness yet clean in finish.
Dark as night with strong roasted malt character. Dark fruit and molasses on the nose, distinct alcohol warmth and a silky smooth mouthfeel. A real winter warmer that will develop in complexity with age.
As hoppy as any beer you’ll find and boasting the deep malty flavor of an amber, this Red IPA is an absolute gem. Mild cranberry, orange zest, and golden sultana flavours are contributed by numerous crystal malts, but finish appropriately dry. Hop aroma is pure stone fruit, peaches and apricot.
Dunk Dog IPA*
An old favourite and homage to our former assistant manager Ellery who is currently in UK working for BrewDog, whose brew inspired this recipe. Light caramel malt body, with pine, citrus, spice and grassy notes from large amounts of imported American and local NZ hops. These are added late in the boil and in the dry hop, resulting in massive hop flavour without being overly bitter.
East Coast IPA*
Slightly hazy, full bodied and less bitter than a traditional IPA. Three NZ Hop varieties give this IPA juicy, tropical and stone fruit hop character. The style originated in the Northeast of the USA and is a counterpoint to the incredibly bitter and dry Californian West Coast IPA.
A homage to a popular Wellington craft brew. A light yet well-balanced malt body, with large amounts of hard to get American hops: Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe and Centennial. These are added late in the boil, and in the dry hop to give the beer strong fruit and citrus notes, without being overly bitter.
West Coast IPA*
A tip of the hat to the great American West Coast IPAs and the hops that revolutionized an industry. With a hefty malt backbone, necessary to stand up to the aggressive hop regime, comes a high abv. Copious grapefruit and gratuitous pine punch the palette and leave a moreish bitterness.