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New Release Thursday 18.5.17: ELECTRON UNLEASHED

Let loose this Thursday –  ELECTRON UNLEASHED! Same great recipe, with lashings of hops…..

Mosaic, Columbus, Simcoe and Cascade.. but we’ve skipped the filtering process leaving a fuller bodied and more flavoursome beer.

New Release Thursday 11.5.17 – Chilli Te Mex Rebrew!

This week our Thursday release is a rebrew of our Chilli Te Mex

“Dos Didos Mis Amigos”

5% ABV

Riwaka Hops

With Mezcal soaked Ancho and Chipotle Chillies

New Release Thursday 13.4.17: MF OF THE YEAR

MF OF THE YEAR … This Thursday’s new release!

Named from the initials of our assistant brewer/bar wizard Mal Furlan (who brewed it) and his love of ‘80’s Glam Metal!

Rye-PA 7% abv
Lots of Big American Hops (Citra, Cascade, Chinook and Simcoe)
Supported by a solid Malt and Rye backbone.

New Release Thursday: Young Nicks Pale Ale

This Thursday: YOUNG NICKS PALE ALE 5% ABV Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and Mosaic balance out this quenching Pale Ale.

Named after the headland that dominates the bay in front of the brewery.


New Release Thursday 23.03.17: GOOD RIDDANCE GOSE

This weeks’ new Release is “Good Riddance Gose” to farewell Alana (Our Taproom Manager of 2+ Years) who is going on maternity leave.

5.5% ABV. Grapefruit Zest, Himalayan Rock Salt and Nelson Sauvin Cone Hops added to the Boil, and Pink Grapefruit Juice in Ferment.

Tart, Fruity, Salty, and Refreshing.

New Release Thursday: 15.3.17 Patty’s Potation 10%

This week’s new release is “Pattys Potation” a 10% British-Style Imperial Stout made with UK Malt and Hops, aged in Chardonnay Barrels for 18 months, Released for Saint Patricks Day

New Release Thursday 09.03.17: The Kook

‘The Kook’

Grapefruit IPL 6.4%

With the addition of Fresh Grapefruit Juice this clean lager is bursting with citrus flavour, and packs an All Amercian hop punch!

New Release Thursday 02.03.17: LIBERAL BACKLASH 6%

This week’s new release is….

‘Liberal Backlash’ 6%

Gose with Blueberry and Himalayan Rock Salt
Kettle soured with yogurt culture

Pink and Hazy with aromas and flavour of freshly foraged blueberries

New Release Thursday 9.2.17: DOS DEDOS MIS AMIGOS 5.5%

We’re pretty excited about this Thursdays new release!


Our Te Mex infused with Mezcal (Tequila) steeped Chipotle and Smoked Ancho Chilli, with a touch of Mexican Oregano. Kindly supplied by our good friends at Surfin’ Taco

A refreshingly spicy summer lager

New Release Thursday 2.2.17: Sixty-Six Saison 6%

This week’s new release this Thursday in the Taproom is:


Our 1966th brew is made with Saaz Hops and Malts from NZ, Belgium and Germany. A blend of French & Belgian Saison Yeasts.
Lagered for three months, and unfiltered.