APA (5.8%)

A beer with as many A’s as we can cram into it, featuring hops from America, Australia, Aotearoa and malts from Anglia (England).

Trophy Medal Winner:
2018 New Zealand Beer Awards

Gold Medal Winner:
2018 New Zealand Beer Awards
2017 Australian International Beer Awards

Tasting Notes:
Although slightly lower in alcohol than an IPA, this beer still has good weight and great flavour, with juicy stonefruit and tropical notes and very refreshing.

Pacific Pale Ale (5% ABV)

Perfectly balanced Session Pale Ale featuring Nelson Riwaka hops and Canterbury’s Gladfield malts.

Gold Medal Winner:
2017 NW Beer & Cider Awards – Champion Pale Ale
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards

Silver Medal Winner:
2015 Dublin Craft Beer Cup

Tasting Notes:
Fresh stone fruit, grapefruit and honeyed malt characters, this pale ale is an easy drinking pleasure.

AOTEAROA/AMERICAN STYLE INDIA PALE ALE (7.0% ABV)

Gold Medal Winner:
2018 New Zealand Beer Awards
2015 Australian International Beer Awards
2015 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards
2014 NW Beer & Cider Awards
Silver Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards
2015 Dublin Craft Beer Cup
2014 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards

Tasting Notes:
True to its Pacific genre, Kingtide weaves a balance between the tropical fruit of the NZ hops and the citrus-pine of the US hops. At 7 per cent, its sweet, mellow, with a broad pillowy mouthfeel. It delivers a multi-layered experience of floral, fruity and charmingly rugged bitterness.

West Coast US style IPA (6.4% ABV)

Tasting Notes:

Brewed with juicy Maris Otter malts and loaded with the bag name hops; Centennial, US Cascade and Amarillo, with a touch of relatively new Idaho 7.

Bursting with floral, citrus, fruit and pine aromas that flow through on the palate.

Chocolate Cherry Stout (6.4% ABV)

Tasting Notes:

Packed with rich chocolate malt flavours, toasty organic cacao and tart yet sweet berry fruit flavour.  Brewed with Hawkes Bay cherries, raspberries and boysenberries to compliment the rich chocolate flavours in the brew.  Perfect for winter, drink at room temperature and warm your soul.  Dessert in a bottle.

Blonde IPA (5.6% ABV)

Witsunday is a thirst quenching, hopped up Witbier.

Gold Medal Winner:
2017 NW Beer & Cider Awards – Champion Wheat Beer

Silver Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards

Tasting Notes:
A cloudy fusion of wheat and Pilsner malts, citrus hop aroma and esters of Belgian yeast, with a hint of lemon grass.

Porter Style Dark Ale (5.6% ABV)

Crayporter is brewed with eight malts and forty whole crayfish plunged into the kettle boil, for a subtle fusion of sea and land.

Silver Medal Winner:
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards
2015 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards

Tasting Notes:
Dark with rich head.  Hint of brine and toasty malt, just a hint of crayfish flesh with clean hop bitterness.

Modern Beer (4.8% ABV)

Tasting Notes:

Brewed using a Kolsch ale yeast for a clean and crisp beer and which cradles subtle hop characters of lime, stonefruit, tropical and gooseberry.  We’ve also added Manuka honey to the kettle for hints of honey on the nose.

Crisp clean and refreshing like a Pilsner and with some interesting and subtle aroma and flavour of an ale.  A modern beer.

Extra Pale Ale (4.5% ABV)

Tasting Notes:

Brewed with extra pale barley malts and highly aromatic hops from New Zealand & USA (Riwaka, Wai-iti, Nelson Sauvin and Moasaic).  Medium to light body letting the zesty, juicy hops shine.  An ideal thirst quencher without being over powering.

Billfish APA (5.8% ABV)

Trophy Medal Winner:
2018 New Zealand Beer Awards
Gold Medal Winner:
2018 New Zealand Beer Awards
2017 Australian International Beer Awards

Tasting Notes:

Although slightly lower in alcohol than an IPA, this beer has good weight and great flavour, with juicy stonefruit and tropical notes and extremely refreshing.

 

NZ Lager (4.5% ABV)

Tasting Notes:

Sparkling golden in colour, aroma’s of citrus and peach, and a hint of honey this lager is crisp , dry, sessionable and very refreshing

Pacific Pale Ale (5.0% ABV)

Gold Medal Winner:
2017 NW Beer & Cider Awards – Champion Pale Ale
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards

Silver Medal Winner:
2015 Dublin Craft Beer Cup

Tasting Notes:

On the nose blend of tropical fruits including passionfruit, mango and lychee with a touch of citrus and pine. Mouthfeel medium bodied with honey and biscuit. Very balanced and clean finish.

 

Kingtide IPA (7.0% ABV)

Gold Medal Winner:
2018 New Zealand Beer Awards
2015 Australian International Beer Awards
2015 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards
2014 NW Beer & Cider Awards
Silver Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards
2015 Dublin Craft Beer Cup
2014 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards

Tasting Notes:

True to its pacific genre, Kingtide weaves a balance between the tropical fruit of the NZ hops and the citrus-pine of the US hops.  At 7 percent, its sweet, mellow, with a broad pillowly mouthfeel.  It delivers a multi-layered experience of floral, fruity and charmingly rugged bitterness.

 

Tailfin IPA (6.5% ABV)

Gold Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards

Tasting Notes:

Everyone loves a big American IPA with big hop-forward aroma – tropical characters leap from the glass think of pineapple and passionfruit, with just a hint of fresh grass. The palate beautifully balanced with tropical stone fruit and an awesome persistent bitterness creating great length.