Our core range

A lively, harmonious, quartet of ales forms the core of our range, regularly rounded out with brews to celebrate the seasons or mark special occasions.

Using hops mostly grown within 100 kilometres of our brewery and Gladfield malts from Canterbury Plains barley (some say the finest in the world), the combination of local ingredients, traditional methods, artistry and passion delivers beers with style and substance.

In a glass or straight from the bottle, chilled or just as they come, our beers don’t need any special treatment to surprise and delight.

Golden

Refreshingly simple, with a gentle bitterness and a clean finish. Simple, refreshing and inviting, with understated hop flavours, it’s sunny style perfectly reflects the origins of its New Zealand-bred hops

Pale Ale

A fresh, crisp, light-coloured ale with a subtle sweetness and distinct hoppy flavour. Tropical aromas carry through to the palate, where they combine with hints of grapefruit and pine, culminating in a clean finish with staying power. 

American Brown Ale

A lighter-style dark beer that greets you with aromas of chocolate and coffee, and follows through with a full malty flavour.  With an edge of dark-cocoa bitterness and a hint of cherries, it reveals a surprising blend of richness, warmth and a light to medium body.

Red IPA

Our signature beer, which has an exuberant blend of colour, flavours and aromas, in a confident mahogany brew. Passion fruit on the nose transitions to an unexpected combination of berries, tart ruby grapefruit and toasty malt, rounded off with a satisfying, sustained finish.

Rakau IPA

Our entry in Nelson’s Marchfest 2014, this varietal IPA features a relatively new local hop, Rakau. Its delicate nose and tropical-fruit flavours combine elegantly with Gladfield malts from Canterbury in a refreshing, apricot-coloured beer with a rounded, bittersweet finish.

Double IPA

This is for those hop heads who love a hop forward IPA. A sumptuous Double IPA that’s delightfully aromatic and fruity up-front. Blackcurrant, pine and citrus on the nose gives way to a resinous, grapefruit-tart body with a lingering bitterness. Heavy on the hops, and at 8.5% it packs a punch and delivers on its promise of double deliciousness.

Barrel Aged Stout

Seasonal A deep dark black colour with a coffee like head. The nose is fill of chocolate mousse and Tiramisu. On the palette are rich dark chocolate, roasted coffee notes with a tart Pinot Oak finish. At 7% this is a beer to sit back relax and enjoy.

West Coast IPA

Seasonal An all American Hopped West Coast IPA. A marmalade nose, with a big tart grapefruit palette that sticks around until the very last mouthful. Clean dry finish.

Session IPA

Light toasty malts, with a bronze hue, a good bitterness and floral earthy hop characters on the palette, topped of with a perfumed nose.

WeeWaka IPA

Our entry in Nelson’s Marchfest 2015. Pouring a pale gold, this IPA has aromas of Grapefruit and Rockmelon, with a light bitter citrus finish.