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.
7.2% abv Amber Ale
Epic Carolina was originally released along side Culley’s Carolina Reaper Chilli Sauce which uses the hottest chillies in the world. The beer is made to accompany the spicy flavour of the chillies. There is NO chilli in the beer.
A rich amber colour, which comes from the specialty malts, but used in a way that isn’t overly malty. The beer is still very hop driven for its style. We have used Centennial and Chinook hops to deliver the floral and citrusy aroma and flavour.
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.
If your answer to the question “how much hopping would you like?” is simply “more”, this is the beer that will make you careful what you wish for. Deceptively drinkable.
Taste: Full flavoured, sweet, piney, spicy, citric and earthy. Long lingering bitter finish.
Look: Pale golden amber
Aroma: Spicy hops, citrus and liquorice
Try With: The stonger the flavour the better!
Hops: Pacific Jade, Zythos, Amarillo, Cascade, Nelson Sauvin.
Malt: NZ Lager, NZ Ale, NZ Light Crystal, NZ Medium Crystal
Alcohol (ABV): 9%
Bitterness (IBU): 167
The hops are always greener on the other side, in this case the other side of Cook Strait. There’s only one way to get those cones to the North Island in prime condition and that’s to scramble the jets. OK, it’s to scramble a single engine prop plane with the seats taken out, but be assured that the 800kg of green hops that went into Conehead 2015 were flown direct from Nelson to Paraparaumu in an actual plane, touching down right next door to the Tuatara Brewery. One short hop for a brewer, one giant green-hopping for mankind.
Style: Green-hopped IPA
Taste: Enjoy vibrant notes of passionfruit, gooseberry and grapefruit that only the freshest Sauvin hops can provide.
Look: Golden Pale Ale
Aroma: Tropical fruits, passionfruit, gooseberry, mango and spicy grapefruit.
Try With: Szechaun Roast Duck, Braised Rabbit, and good continental sausage.
Hops: Nelson Sauvin
Malt: Crystal and light crystal
Alcohol (ABV): 6%
Bitterness (IBU): 45
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
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
Style: fruit & spice
Style: Pale Ale
Brewed with: Mango, Vietnamese Mint, Chili
It was always going to be a challenging brew to pull off – mango, chili, Vietnamese mint and lime juice aren’t exactly conventional ingredients. Don’t bother checking, they aren’t listed in the Reinheitsgebot. Add a lavish addition of Chinook, Centennial, Citra and Amarillo hops, a deadline launch for an international beer festival and take it straight to a 2000 litre batch without any chance for small scale testing and you get what could have been a recipe for spectacular, monumental disaster. The idea of trying to bring all these flavours together in a coherent way given the pressure of time and prospect of public humiliation was, frankly, shit scary.
Style: Pale Ale
Brewed with: Amarillo hops
There are no peaches in this beer. None. So why “Angry Peaches”? Inspired by a throw-away descriptor by beer blogger Phil Cook, Angry Peaches aims to create an aggressive stone fruit character with absurd amounts of the hard to find American hop Amarillo. Because we love you. we got all the Amarillo we could get our hands on and put it all in this beer. Just for you. Angry is the new nice.
Lil Red Rye
Brewed with: Rye, Simcoe & Amarillo hops
Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Humulus Lupulus, the wolf bine can be fierce, but L’il Red Rye, the grain at the heart of this beer, has more than enough character to run with the wolves. Amarillo and Simcoe hops combine with the earthy spice of rye, and the richness of Munich and caramel malts to create a beer that’s well worth a short cut through the woods.
Pils n Thrills
Style: Pale Lager
Brewed with: Summit, Liberty
Pils ‘n’ Thrills is an American hopped pilsener, with a bright golden colour and a crisp, clean, bitter citrus character. Like almost all Garage beers it is also vegan and unfiltered.
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.