Alcohol: 4.6%

Brewed with: White Tea, Jasmine, Orris root

Beyond the Pale, each year a new brew, something a little 'out there' for the New Zealand Fringe festival. For 2015's avant garde offering we present China White. Sour, wheat and pilsner malts, infused with White Tea, Jasmine and fragrant Orris root, create a uniquely aromatic, effervescent and r...

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Alcohol: 11.2%

Brewed with: a tonne of malt and a mountain of U.S. hops.

You are about to be tested. Hellbender is a leviathan of a beer made with over a tonne of malt and a mountain of American hops. You know it would taste great right now, but a beer this big will only get better with age. What will it taste like in a year? Two years? More? Will you ever get to find...

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Alcohol: 9.5%

Brewed with: Flight Coffee, Chicory

This bottle holds a powerful dark brew. Inspired by the tradition of New Orleans coffee and the Louisiana Voodoo 'cure-all', Voodoo Queen is a rich, dark ale, redolent in plum fruit and spice and infused with chicory root and a specially roasted batch of Brazilian beans conjured up by our friend...

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Alcohol: 10%

Brewed with: Amarillo & Simcoe extract

Brewed better than nature to battle it out at GABS 2014, Mecha Hop - 100% Industrial Process Ale. Using only the finest vacuum evaporated pure dry malt extract and Warrior, Amarillo and Simcoe liquid CO2 hop extracts, this beast of a beer weighs in at 10% abv and over 100 IBU. Guaranteed no raw, ...

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Alcohol: 6.5%

Brewed with: Nelson Sauvin

Red Rocks Reserve is one of our most anticipated annual releases. A base red ale is brewed and then with a nod to an ancient brewing technique known as 'Stein Bier', the beer is passed through a giant hop back containing rocks, super heated in a hard Manuka wood fire to over 500c. Finally, the be...

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Alcohol: 8.5%

Brewed with: Nelson Sauvin

What do you get when you add freshly pressed Sauvignon Blanc juice to a pilsner wort, extravagantly hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops, and then ferment the resulting blend? Vin Nouveau meet Sauvin Nouveau in a vintage harvest pilsner of crisp and intense aromatic fruit complexity, where the flavours...

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Alcohol: 9%

Brewed with: Elderflower and honey

Elderflower and Honey Tripel   Malted barley and wheat infused with Elderflower sugar syrup, fresh Elderflowers and honey create a beer alive with the verdant joy of Spring. You need a bit of good luck to pull off a beer like this – so ‘touch wood’.

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Alcohol: 11%

Brewed with: Chipotle chili, cocoa & agave. Aged in Tequila barrels and finished on cocoa nibs.

It's a lager, but definitely not as we know it. Triple Day of the Dead. Black lager inspired by the Aztec beverage xocolatl - this batch brewed extra strong with smoked chipotle chili, cocoa and agave, then aged for over a year in freshly emptied Tequila barrels, and finished on raw cocoa nibs. I...

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Alcohol: 9%

Brewed with: Kombu, Katsuobushi, sea water

It came from the deep. Brewed for GABS 2014, using New Zealand grown Kombu (kelp), Japanese Katsuobushi (dried fermented bonito flakes), smoked malt and seawater in an attempt to capture that most elusive and enigmatic of flavours - umami. Far beyond the boundaries of the accepted and expected, t...

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