We are straight up in our brewing.
It’s a real privilege to make beer and gratifying to hold our day's work in a glass.
We want our beer to taste clean and to honour the ingredients. We are in to making styles that have been around for a long time and seeing how they turn out in our hands, and in our brewery. These beers have a heritage and yet making them up north will always give them an edge.
We drink this beer so it matters to us what is in it. No sugar, preservatives or colour. All our beer is unpasteurized which means a shorter shelf life and more vibrant flavour.
This is beer with roots.
Off Cut range
Every month we release 2 different seasonal beers.
The concept of the Off Cut series is to give our beer drinkers a bit of variation, engaging prompting discussion as to what the next beer offering will be. And to give our talented brewers an outlet to brew styles outside of our solid, core range of beers.
Brewers Guild Awards 2017
Trophies: Weizenbock (collab with Good George) and Baltic Porter
Gold: IPA, Session IPA, Weizenbock, Baltic Porter and Packaging
Silver: Pilsner, 'festbier and the Doctor
Bronze: XPA and Chocolate Stout
Biscuity pilsner malt and distinctive Motueka and Riwaka hops bringing aromas of lemon and lime. Nelson Sauvin for a tart gooseberry hit. Straw coloured appearance, brilliantly clear, with a long lasting white head. Crisp and bitter. Medium dry finish.
4.8% / On Tap / 500ml bottles / 330ml cans / 330ml bottles
Pale golden colour with a foamy white head. Light biscuity malt notes carry the hops. A mix of American Citra and NZ Cascade hops give the beer a bright and vibrant citrus burst. Crisp and drinkable. Lower in alcohol than most IPAs.
5.8% / On Tap / 500ml bottles / 330ml cans / 330ml bottles
It's literal - extra pale ale in colour with a foamy white head, light malt backbone, stonefruit aroma and lively hop character.
4.9% / On Tap / 500ml bottles / 330ml bottles
A Bit Mixed Up. Three beers | Two of each | All good. Sawmill Pilsner, India Pale Ale and eXtra Pale Ale.
Pilsner 4.8% / IPA 5.8% / XPA 4.9% / 6 x 330ml bottles
Citrusy hop characters, slightly floral, and earthiness from the Wai-iti hops. Golden in colour, smooth finish and moderate bitterness. Balanced.
4.5% / On Tap / 500ml bottles / 330ml cans
Lively, balanced and generous. This session ale packs it into 3.7% with tropical fruit aromas, sweet malt and full hop character.
3.7% / On Tap / 330ml cans
Toasty aromas, rich malts, light caramel and chocolate flavours. Dark brown in colour with ruby highlights. Reserved hop presence, just enough bitterness to carry the malt. Residual sweetness, lingering mouthfeel.
6.5% / On Tap / 500ml bottles
Tropical fruit, citrus, and herbaceous character from the hops zing over a toasty malt base. Bitter and refreshing.
7.3% / On Tap / 500ml bottles
Brewed in the style of a Belgian Tripel. This Ale has a complex aroma of stonefruit, honey, and spice with notes of hay and flowers.
9.0% / On Tap / 500ml bottles
A robust smooth Porter borne of pragmatic diplomacy in the Baltic States. Subtle roasted malts and aromas of dark fruit, toffee and berries.
8.0% / On Tap / 500ml bottles