2 x Green Lantern | DIPA w/ KCBC | 8.5%
Inspired by our NYC pals at KCBC's insane love of all things comic book, we bring you Green Lantern - a massively juicy Double IPA loaded to the brim with Citra Incognito, Strata & Rakau. Citra is the world's most commonly used hop, and for good reason - bringing a huge overripe mango character, against Strata's more dank, herbal qualities. Rakau sits in the background but still plays a vital role in providing a beautiful bright punch of fresh apricot, and bright aromatics that are synonymous with New Zealand hops.
2 x LUX Galaxy | DIPA | 8%
The first of the LUX series shines a light on one of the most delicious hops we use, Galaxy. This time in both Pellet & Spectrum format, which is a revolutionary new, fully dispersible liquid hop product. We use our pillowy malt base of pilsner, wheat and chit malt which brings soft fullness and a juicy mouthfeel to support and highlight the beautiful hop. You’ll find a huge breadth of flavour and aroma locked into this beer, beginning with a flood of heady passionfruit and lychee before mellowing into sweet melon, mango and peach. The finish is long and smooth with lingering bursts of tropical deliciousness.
2 x Meet Me In The Middle | Gold Top DIPA | 8.5%
The one that started it all - the original Gold Top DIPA, Meet Me In The Middle, brewed with healthy amounts of Citra, Mosaic & Galaxy, and a touch of lactose for a truly decadent beer, with a huge mouthfeel. Expect flavours of overripe mango, freshly picked blueberries and white peach.
2 x Turning Colours | Gold Top DIPA | 8.5%
So, here it is - Turning Colours, our first Gold Top in three months! Not forgotten by any means, we've simply been creating a few other exciting DIPA lines in the way of LUX, and entering the interesting world of Thiols and the part they can play in a different sensory experience. It's our classic Gold Top base, loaded with oats and lactose on the hot side bringing softness and a delectable sweetness. Hopped generously with a heady mix of Idaho 7, Galaxy and Enigma. US meets NZ, dank meets earthy, finished with a slight tartness from the Enigma. Dive in and enjoy!
2 x Top To Toe | DIPA w/ Mac Hops & Farm To Pint | 8%
At the start of the month, we had the pleasure of having Brent McGlashen from @machopsnz come over from New Zealand to brew a beer with us, and provided an excellent educational evening about all things hops in our very own taproom.
Mac Hops are a multi-generational family hop farm located in the Tasman region of Nelson and are one of the most highly regarded growers in the country. Brent talked through the journey of the hop harvest from start to finish, their mission of connecting family hop farms to the world’s finest brewers and why a grower-owned supply chain is essential to a sustainable beer industry.
We hopped the beer with three excellent NZ hops - Nelson, Motueka and Rakau, and we couldn't be happier with the result. Expect white wine and gooseberry upfront, followed by lime in the mid-palate and juicy pear at the finish, a true delight and dangerously drinkable for its ABV.