THE MAVEN OF FUNK MUTATION x Brewski
Who needs to think, when you can drink a Blackcurrant, Redcurrant & Pink Grapefruit Sour IPA?
JELLY JARS AND BIRD CALLS
Grown sleepy now as the rain falls, a Gose draped in Blackcurrant, Elderberry and Quince with a touch of Halen Môn sea salt. Drink with jelly jars and bird calls.
Hand-selecting their hops lets Cloudwater be playful with pairings — this lot of Columbus is super dank for an older-school hop, and the Mosaic is very berry-forward, melding to a fruity and skunky delight.
AN ODE TO THE MYSTICS
An Imperial Stout made with a blend of three Port barrel-aged stouts and cacao nibs.
Notes of rich, melted chocolate are complemented with a subtle yet distinct presence of Port character. Each sip delivers an impactful blend of sweet, indulgent melted chocolate, seamlessly integrated with the nuanced Port influence, a medium body, and a silky smooth mouthfeel from the first taste to the lingering finish.
Crafted from a blend of two bourbon barrel-aged stouts with 8 kilograms of dried cherries and infused with vanilla & tonka bean.
Aromas of ripe cherries, smooth vanilla notes and rich chocolate liqueur are complemented by an intricate spice from tonka bean. Barrel wood notes work to enhance the expression of cherry, while tonka and vanilla subtly steer this beer’s profile towards the pastry realm.
OBJECT OF DESIRE
A blend of two bourbon barrel-aged Imperial stouts with the addition of single origin Brazilian espresso-roast beans from Workshop Coffee.
Earthy aromas lead to a prominent nutty essence, complemented by deep roasty undertones and a distinctive bourbon character. Robust coffee notes cut through the beer’s heaviness, enhancing drinkability and complementing the bourbon character, creating an exceptionally smooth and easy-drinking experience.
Track first brewed this beer as part of three beers that they had the pleasure of brewing for International Women's Day, and loved it so much, that they had to bring it back again. Mashed in at a high temperature to preserve body and loaded with extra pale malt, light Munich, flaked wheat, malted oats and a touch of cara gold which all boost the mouthfeel and softness of this beer. Generously dry-hopped with Nelson Sauvin, you’ll find heaps of lemon and orange, a gooseberry and white wine zip as well as hints of mango, white pepper and floral delicacy.
This silky soft India Pale Ale is saturated in Citra, Amarillo, Enigma, Ella and Idaho-7 hops. It’s all orange juice and sticky pine on the nose with flavours reminiscent of lavender, passionfruit and ripe pineapple.
A squidgy, round and resolutely dankety-dank Double India Pale Ale brewed with some of the world’s finest crops of Galaxy and Mosaic.
IT WAS ALIVE WHEN YOU BOUGHT IT
Pale ale double dry hopped with Citra BBC, Mosaic BBC, Mosaic Cryo, Rakau T90 & Galaxy T90 at a rate of 13g/l. A tropical Norwegian fruit salad with a fluffy plumaged body. It’s pining for the fjords.
BUSY DOING NOTHING
Pale ale dry hopped with Citra BBC, Mosaic Cryo & Vic Secret T90. Straw coloured, lightly tropical, and with a spritzy citrus rind twist. We’d like to be unhappy, but never do have the time!
OPTICAL ALLUSION x Totally Natural Solutions
Verdant love experimenting with new hop products and what a treat to collaborate with Totally Natural Solutions on this hopped up crispy pale ale! TNS produce a wide range of amazing liquid hop extracts and Verdant have slammed heaps of them into this little pale ale. Zippy, crisp and bitter with huge hop presence overflowing from the glass. CHEERS!
THEY WENT ON FOREVER
The best way to describe this would be “baby Nebulous Sky”, Verdant's classic TDH-DIPA, as both beers share the same magical hop combo: Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin & Galaxy (best combo ever?!). A perfect mix of big fruitiness and dank, umami vibes. Proper banger!A
LEFT HANDED GIANT
LHG are always looking to experiment with their Alcohol-Free recipes, here they've translated the texture and aroma of their IPA range down to less than 0.5% Layers of Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado and Sabro bring notes of lemon peel, blueberry, pear and tangerine with a hint of pressed white grape from an addition of Nelson Sauvin Hop Kief™
A generous helping of Naked Oats for a creamy texture, and a hint of toasted biscuit, on a base of Extra Pale base malt. Being Citra-forward, using leaf, T90, Cryo and Incognito, there’s a strong foundation of sweet, floral citrus and passionfruit. Motueka brings out the lime character and Pacific Sunrise adds accents of woody orange and mango. Tropical, floral and creamy.
GOLDEN DAYDREAM x Tapestry By PROPS
In collaboration with Tapestry by PROPS, LHG present a delightful rye pale ale, utilising Amarillo, Ekuanot and El Dorado for a bright citrus character, complementing the underlying rustic bread notes from the addition of rye malt to the mash.
A collaborative label with PROPS trainees highlights the fantastic work the charity does in their local community.
Crisp, Citrus, Bready
This delight is 2 different imperial stouts aging in 2 different Scottish whisky barrels, then blended together along with black cherry, toasted coconut and cocoa, to create a barrel aged Cherry Ripe (chocolate bar available in NZ and Oz. ) in liquid form. Not stupid sweet or stupid "thicc"
A Peated sherry barrel aged imperial stout aged with charred Manuka wood.
This isn't going to be for everyone, the Scottish peated whisky that lived in the sherry octave before this beer has given it a medicinal quality along with the rich sherry and the pungent smokey notes from the charred Manuka make it pretty unique,
LIVING IN AND OUT OF TUNE
Crocmas has come early…
As it's nearly that time of year Deya wanted to make something festive and decided to draw inspiration from the legendary drink…Buck's Fizz.
They brewed a rice lager base to provide a clean and fairly neutral flavour profile. Then they took some grape juice and orange comminute and fermented it with champagne yeast. This gave us some bone-dry fruity liquid. Deya blended them together, infused the blend with orange and lemon zest and carbonated it to a high level…the result is Bucks Fizz as a beer, delicious!
Every now and again you just need to go headfirst into a beer with a single-minded plan in place. The plan for Mambo Fire? Simple - straight up, freshly squeezed orange juice. How to create a boozy breakfast juice though? Say no more, and step forward Mosaic and Amarillo - a two hop combo simple in execution, but incredible as a pair. Pollys have only brought a 10kg addition of Amarillo to the party on this beer but boy does it bring the high-citrus notes to proceedings. Where do you go from there? Oh a 25kg addition of Mosaic to bring a metric tonne of tangerine flavours to this beer? Sure why not. Positively dripping with citrus notes, we feel we've hit the mark with this beer and then some.
Whilst Polly's are primarily known for their pale and hoppy output, there’s nothing they love more than occasionally dipping their toes into the dark side of things and embracing a stout to keep their brewers happy. In a world awash with crazy adjunct-riddled pastry and dessert stouts, Polly's decided to bring everything back to basics and go all out on a style they ourselves loved in their formative years of drinking beer – the straight up, no fuss Imperial Stout. No messing around on this one; a tickling of Nelson during the boil and then again at flameout give the beer a decent amount of bitterness, but they’ve let the malt firmly do the talking with this beer. Roasted coffee, dark fruits, and chocolate are bursting from this stout that those starry eyed pre-Polly’s drinkers would have been proud of. Just as it says on the can; no nonsense.
As another year of festivals draws to a close and Polly's hibernate over the winter period once again. They’ve once again backed up their claim that midst all the hype juice and pastry stouts, there’s nothing that seems to pique people’s interest better than a bright red, stupidly fruited sour beer. A branch of the brewery they feel is becoming one of their strongest offerings with each iteration, their brewers have duly obliged the brief, and have gone all out on Soma Centre. Bringing 50kg of blackcurrants to the party and buffing it up with a further 25kg of lemon before rounding everything off with a hearty 1kg addition of sea salt, the result is a gose that is equal parts puckeringly tart and sweet.
Okay, so Polly's are a couple of months into this wonderfully easy to understand new duty reform now, why not do as their contemporaries are and lean into the shackles being put on any and all innovation in our field? Small Pale Ales were a regular feature of their first year as a commercial brewery, and with everything going on in the wider world, they unanimously agreed to revive this dormant style from their Originals range that they loved so much. A pale ale that is bringing absolutely no funny business along with it – a super reeled back 8g/l dry hop bill of Azacca and Mosaic bring a whole host of those typical Polly’s juice notes to the party, but at a mega crushable 3.5%; perfect for smashing pints of with pals whilst sharing good times. Expect the usual – clean notes of lemon, pine and grapefruit backed up with super juicy mango, candied oranges, and stone fruits.
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