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).

Gold Medal Winner:
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.

Sparkling Cream Ale 5.2% ABV

Inspired from pre-prohibition North American Cream Ales that broke from tradition to blend ale and lager yeast, then cold lagered.

Tasting Notes:

Our refresh of this old favourite includes spicy and citrus aroma hops, golden malts and Hauraki Gulf sourced Pohtukawa honey.

NZ PILSNER (4.8%)

Beachstone is a serious NZ hopped Pilsner – tropical fruit and citrus aromas and upfront flavour, followed by a herbal grassiness.

Silver Medal Winner:
2015 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards

Tasting Notes
Beachstone is plied with punchy NZ hops: Pacific Jade,Pacifica, Riwaka, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, and a solid and juicy malt base – obvious when you smell and taste the beer. The bitterness is for grown ups, and might make regular “green bottled” lager drinkers cry a little, and cower in the corner

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.

Session 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.

RED INDIA PALE ALE (6.0%)

Duskrider is a finely balanced Red India Pale Ale – a young love marriage between a half dozen specialty malts and the NZ and American hops.

Gold Medal Winner:
2015 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards, & Best in Class Trophy
2014 NW Beer & Cider Awards, & Best in Class Trophy
Silver Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards
2016 NW Beer & Cider Awards
2014 Brewers Guild of NZ Awards

Tasting Notes:
Duskrider has a ruby-red hue and throws a bouncy aroma of pine and orange peel. The smooth and creamy body has notes of caramel and even a touch or sherbet before a moderately bitter finish.

Double IPA (8.2% ABV)

Hopsmacker is brewed with English and NZ malts and loaded with a plethora of NZ and American hops – Riwaka, Amarillo, Mosaic and Simcoe.

Tasting Notes:
Pale in colour, clean enough to let the hops blaze through, full on tropical fruits, passionfruit, grapefruit, pine and lychee.

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

Gold Medal Winner:
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.

Imperial Ale 10.6% ABV

This Imperial Ale with a combination of hearty malts and aromatic hops.

Gold Medal Winner:
2017 Australian International Beer Awards – Champion Barley Wine

Tasting Notes:

Big bold flavours, that have been rounded as a result of an extended conditioning period for twelve weeks.  Velvety and warming.

American IPA (6.5% ABV)

An all American hopped IPA, cruising on a juicy base of Gladfield malts from the Canterbury plains.

Gold Medal Winner:
2016 Australian International Beer Awards

Tasting Notes:
Big tropical fruit of passionfruit and pineapple on the nose.  Superb balance and complexity.

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.