We have many different New Zealand craft Biers, the biggest selection in any bar in Napier Fresh from the tap;
FRESH on the Tap:
It reflected the way I like to brew beer. I like to have big aromas, flavours and taste in the beers.
To start a new beer brand in this day and age, in a mature market, dominated by multinationals with huge resources, and the public perception that beer is a low value commodity, is a big challenge.
Everyone that lives in New Zealand, or travelled here for a holiday, they at some point in their or their ancestors lives had to make an Epic Journey. Whether it be by canoe or commercial airliner they traveled a great distance to the end of the world to be in this beautiful country of New Zealand.
TUATARA – Paraparaumu
A BREWING PHILOSOPHY SIMPLE ENOUGH TO WORK.
The Tuatara brewing scheme is not difficult for the uninitiated to grasp. We brew true to style, so wherever possible we go direct to the source and use the ingredients that have made that style famous. It says Bohemian Pilsner on the bottle not because it reads poetry and plays the bongos but because that’s where the yeast is from. Likewise our 6.5% Ardennes Belgian ale. And of course everything is created using nothing but yeast, malt, hops and water, the regime the Bavarians call Rheinheisgebot and have been enforcing since 1516 in the way Bavarian regimes tend to be enforced.
Aotearoa Pale Ale – NZAPA
There’s a pile of clichés we won’t deploy here attesting to the fact that you can never take anything in this world for granted. Sure enough, just as Tuatara’s beloved American Pale Ale looked like getting bigger than Texas, our supply of the mighty American hops that defined it started to go wobbly on us. Undeterred, we set to crafting a local solution. Aotearoa Pale Ale takes the spirit of the old APA and reanimates it with a hopping regime that’s as kiwi as a 25 year mortgage. The ‘same-but-different’ local recipe is well within the remit of the original APA, but with a deep, long, new age flavour profile.
5.8% / 50IBU
Pacific Jade to bitter and flavour, loads of NZ Cascade, Nelson Sauvin, and Wai-iti.
Details to follow
RENAISSANCE BREWERY – Nelson
Perfection Pale Ale
Perfection…….modest bunch aren’t we!
This pale ale is our session beer and is perfect for the sunday afternoon in the pub or round at a mates place with fish and chips.
This beer is a take on Britain’s traditional beer styles, styles that Andy is incredibily passionate about, and is best described as an English Pale Ale. Four malts produce the beer’s rich amber hue and biscuity, toffeeish and nutty flavours, while our London ale yeast contributes its own tart, berry-like signature. Resiny hops then cleanse the palate and dominate the beer’s emphatic finish.
We’ll bet you can remember your first glass of Sauvignon Blanc, all those racy, up-front fruit flavours and that bracing punch of acidity. Allow us to introduce the beer world’s equivalent from the home of the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc.
Pioneered in the American state of California, American Pale Ale, or APA for short, was designed to showcase the unique resiny fruitiness of American hops. Here at Renaissance we have given this style a truly New Zealand flavour by using Cascade and Willamette hops that are grown over the hill in Nelson.
This beer displays honeyed characters and the subtle hop flavours lead to a slightly sweet finish on the palate.
New light 2.4 with flavour
Abundance Cherry Porter
Abundance is a Baltic Porter brewed with cherries.
Full bodied and smooth with rich malty flavours that blend harmoniously with the cherry notes. Roast coffee and subtle hops on the nose, lush mellow malt with a light bitterness on the palate finishes with a hint cherry sweet and sour.
GARAGE PROJECT – Wellington
The Garage Project is Pete Gillespie, Jos Ruffell, and Ian Gillespie.
When we started out we were tiny. Garage Project wasn’t even micro brewing… it was a truly nano brewery.
After nine years of working in breweries with equipment 100 times bigger it was quite a change to downsize to a fifty litre brew kit. But what we lacked in size we more than made up for in agility and the ability to experiment.
When you’re brewing on such a small scale you can
afford to take risks. That suited us. We wanted to try something new.
Three years have passed and we’ve grown, but that same ethos still shapes how we do things at the Garage. Whether we’re brewing 50 litres or 2000, we’re still here to take some risks, to have a bit of fun and to try something new.
Death from Above
Lil Red Rye
Pils n Thrills
Panhead Brewery – Wellington
ZEELANDT BREWERY – Right here in Napier
Distinctly kiwi craft beer
Zeelandt Brewery is small, independent and traditional. That makes it craft beer. We also make it by hand with the best local and offshore ingredients. Conditioned in the bottle, Zeelandt beer is New Zealand craft beer. Enjoy!
Zeelandt Pale Ale
A classic pale ale that delivers a glass full of hoppy flavour. This bright, copper coloured beer has a malty backbone, wonderfully balanced with citrus hop flavour and a clean, refreshing finish. This pale ale leaves you wanting more.
This Bavarian styled lager has a creamy white head and is brewed with New Zealand hops of noble lineage. Medium to low hop bitterness, this beer is a thirst quencher.
Malt: Pale, Crystal
Bittering: Pacific Gem
Flavour: Nelson Sauvin
Aroma: Nelson Sauvin
Available: Tap, 500mL bottle
Season: Year Round
Malt: Pilsner, Carapils
Available: Tap, 500mL bottle
Season: Year Round
ParrotDog Brewing Ltd is a craft brewery located in the very heart of
Wellington City. First put into action by the home-brewing partnership of Matt
Kristofski and Matt Warner, Matt Stevens was later added to the grist and
2011 saw the release of ParrotDog’s first commercially brewed beer,
Six months down the track the demand for ParrotDog beer meant that
brewing production was in need of expansion, but due to a limited capacity in
contract brewing space this was unable to happen. ParrotDog’s next big step
was then triggered and July 2012 saw five months of planning and hard work
culminate in the launch of the brand new brewery right in the heart of
DB Breweries – Auckland
Tui East India Pale Ale
This rather traditional IPA by modern standards, light, crisp, and slightly malted.
Export 33 Low Carb Lager
LIBERTY Brewing – West Auckland
The story of Liberty goes back all the way to when I became dissatisfied by what offerings New Zealand had in terms of beer. In particular: Flavour in Beer. Living out in West Auckland there was not a lot to offer: The local licensing trust controlled what one was able to buy in the local outlets. I had tried all the imported stuff… and this led me to believe that it was possible that there was more to beer than flavourless fizzy lager.
And just when things with the home brewing were going so well: being part of a growing community where sharing our home brew and information on techniques, improving each other process etc. I had to move down to New Plymouth… which was an even larger Craft Beer Desert than Auckland. I couldn’t even buy any ingredients locally. This was probably going to be the end of it all. That was until I discovered Liberty Brewing.
Liberty Brewing was an online brewing supplies website. It had all the malt and hops I needed to brew the beers I wanted to brew. It was great. I very quickly became their biggest customer. Then it was during a discussion on New Zealand’s premiere brewing forum Realbeer where the previous owners Stu McKinlay and Brendon MacKenzie basically offered me the business. I couldn’t refuse: This alone was the single moment in time when Liberty Brewing as you know it now was born.
Fill Your Flagon
We’re a bit traditional at Westshore Beach Inn, and one tradition that needed to be restored was the good old glass kiwi flagon. Beer is better in glass.
You can purchase Enjoy the beer, give it a wash with hot non-soapy water and it’s ready for a refill.
pot / 1L
Had a hard day’s work? You deserve a beer. Fill your pot fresh from the brewery, sit down and relax. It’s not big enough to share. The beer is all yours. You earned it.
camel / 2.5l
The Camel is perfect for social occasions. Take it to a party or invite your friends over because this Camel keeps on giving. The Camel is ideal for a BBQ or watching the weekend sport.
caravan (6 camels + 1 Camel free)
Got a gang of thirsty workers? Get a Caravan for the ultimate workplace shout. Buy a Caravan of six Camels and we’ll give you a seventh Camel on the house.