Our Beer

We are straight up in our brewing.

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.

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Pilsner

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

IPA

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

eXtra Pale Ale

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

Three By Two

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

Hazy Three By Two

A Bit Mixed Up. Three beers | Two of each | All hazy.   Hazy Pale Ale, Nelson Sauvin IPA and East Coast IPA.

Hazy Pale Ale 5.5% / Nelson Sauvin IPA 6.0% / East Coast IPA 5.9% / 6 x 330ml bottles

Pale Ale

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

Session IPA

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

Weizenbock

A cloudy German-style wheat beer with aromas of brown bread and chocolate. Rich, citrusy and spicy. 

7.8% / On Tap / 500ml bottles

The Doctor

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

Chocolate Stout

Brewed fairly* with cacao nibs for a smooth chocolate hit and rolled oats for a velvety texture. (*certified fair trade raw cacao from Peru)

5.6% / On Tap / 500ml bottles

India Pale Lager

The Art of Beer Series #1 by Iain Cheesman. Blame the double dry hopped Mosaic for the more-ishness of this powerhouse IPL. With tropical fruit, pine, and a hint of resin, it'll chomp chomp through anything. 

6.5% / On Tap / 500ml bottles

Fresh Hopped White IPA

The Art of Beer Series #2 by Iain Cheesman. Crammed with Nelson Sauvin hops and Belgian Witber yeast. Notes of tropical fruit and spice grape eh. 

6.2% / On Tap / 500ml bottles

Red IPA

A rich red beer with citrus, berry and stonefruit characters. Dry and bitter finish. 

6.4% / On Tap / 500ml bottles

Baltic Porter

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

Passionfruit Sour

A tropical fruit punch of a sour beer brewed with hibiscus flowers. Flavours of passionfruit, cranberry and a light spice note. Fruity and refreshing. 

4.5% / On Tap / 500ml bottles

East Coast IPA

A hazy, unfiltered, pale ale with intense aromas of tropical fruit and orange. Gentle bitterness and super juicy.

5.9% / On Tap / 500ml bottles

Raspberry Sour

A tart wheat beer brewed with hibiscus flowers and raspberries. Fruity, sour and refreshing. 

4.5% / On Tap / 500ml bottles

Belgian Strong Ale 2019

Aromas of spice, biscuits and white rum. Our 2019 Vintage Ale is rich with a dry finish. Cellar for up to two years for mellow raisiny characters. 

8.0% / On Tap / 500ml bottles