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Retired Beers

Retired Pilot Beers (150 -250 litre batches).
Skipper, Belgian Table Beer 
Kawakawa, Lemongrass, Ginger Pilsner

Chai Brown Ale
Caber Toss

Dark & Stormy

Pilot Saison

Wee Ginger Lassie
Pineapple Yellowhead

Maunga Taonga, Black Barleywine
Underparty: Smoke & Chili Wheat
Alex's Weizenbock
For Science, Brown Porter

Saison Slipper
Fruits of Jupiter

Short and Stout
Seven Sisters Brown Ale

Retired Large Batch Beers.
Fresh Hop Special Bitter (Will return next season.)
Farmhouse Pale Ale
(May one day return.)
Hop To It Pale Ale
(May one day return.)
Old Red Oak Ale
(May one day return.)
Fresh Hop Resonator IPA
Kumara Brown Ale
For Even Greater Justice, Imperial Porter (Gold Medal, 2014)

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Skipper, Belgian Table Beer
~ 4.0 %ABV.
A light and refreshing table beer made with flavourful Belgian yeast, coriander, and zesty Moutere hops.


Night Spirit

KawaKawa Lemongrass Ginger Pilsner ~ 5.0% ABV
This is an experiment batch brewed for our Beervana 2017 tasting paddle, made from a base of our Big Pigeon Pilsner. Spicy!

By the litre off the Kereru tap bank.
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Night Spirit

Chai Brown Ale ~ 5.0% ABV
Chai Brown Ale is an experiment batch brewed for our Beervana 2017 tasting paddle, made with chai from Wellington company Nela's Chai. Toast brown base and rich, warm spices.

By the litre off the Kereru tap bank.
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Caber Toss ~ 8.0% ABV.
A variation of our Wee Heavy Scotch Ale. Only one keg made, available only at the Winter Ale Festival.


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Dark & Stormy (5.9%ABV)
Dark & Stormy Belgian Stout is a delicious stout recipe made with a Belgian yeast. The dark malts offer roasted coffee and chocolate flavours, with fruity esters from the Belgian yeast, and a dry smooth finish.
Serve at 10-12°C.

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Mandarina (6.0%ABV)
Usually Kereru uses only NZ-grown hops, but in this rare instance we have used German Mandarina hops, which are bright citrusy and aromatic. This beer is light in colour and body, refreshing and hop-focused.

pilot saison

Pilot Saison ~ 5.0% ABV
A classic Belgian-style saison made with Styrian Goldings hops with fruity tropical notes from the Belgian yeast. A tiny 250 litre test batch.

wee ginger lassie

Wee Ginger Lassie ~ 4.0%ABV
An American wheat ale made with ginger, mango, cardamom, and Pacific Jade hops. Easygoing summery ale with fragranrt tropical and spice notes. A tiny 250 litre test batch.


This was the first test batch version; the new Yellowhead has no actual pineapple, just pineapple aroma hops.

Yellowhead IPA~ 4.5%ABV.
Yellowhead IPA is a pineapple Session IPA that combines sweet, intense pineapple with fruity NZ hops and a light, drinkable malt body. An exuberant fruitiness brings the sunshine with an intensely aromatic nose of pineapple and classic NZ hops carefully balanced by a light, biscuity maltiness that lets the hops and pineapple shine. Serve at 5-8°C.

Brewers Guild NZ 2012 Member 150

Brewers Guild of NZ Awards
(Bronze Medal, 2016, Pale Ale)


maunga taunga

Maunga Taonga ~ 9.8%ABV
Maunga Taonga (Mountain Treasure) Black Barleywine is made with Pohutukawa honey and dark malts. Warming and roasty with a hint of floral sweetness tempered by NZ Goldings hops for bittering.

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Underparty: Smoke & Chili Wheat~5.5%ABV
A German wheat beer brewed with manuka-smoked malt with a subtle chili finish.

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Alex's Weizenbock~6.8%ABV
Sweet with rich malty character and spicy notes. Tiny 200 litre batch made for the Mid-Winter Ale Festival.

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Porter tap

For Science: Brown Porter ~ 4.5%ABV
Taste the brown porter that goes into making our For Great Justice: Coconut Porter.

100 litres made for just for our tap bank.

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Saison tap

Saison Slipper: Small French Ale
A French saison is a funky farmhouse ale, spicy with hints of clove & ours has a nice malty backbone. Sessionable with a small kick. 3.9% ABV. Serve at 8-10°C.

100 litres made for the 2014 Wellington Brew Day.

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fruits of jupiter

Brewers Guild NZ 2012 Member 150
Fruits of Jupiter

(Collaboration with SouthStar Brewery)
(Bronze Medal, 2012,
Class Q: Festive Brew)

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short and stout

Short and Stout (brewer's indulgence).

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rye brown

Seven Sisters Brown Ale
(collaboration with SouthStar)

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Fresh Hop Special Bitter ~ 5.0%ABV.
Fresh Hop Special Bitter is brewed only once a year with freshly harvested Cascade & Motueka wet hops and an English yeast.

By the litre off the Kereru tap bank.
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Farmhouse Pale Ale ~ 6.0% ABV
Farmhouse Pale Ale is a cross between a classic Belgian Saison and a hoppy NZ Pale Ale using all NZ malt and hops and a Belgian Saison yeast. Expect classic funky and complex saison yeast character combined with Motueka, Rakau and NZ Cascade hops to create a refreshing ale with a dry tart finish.

Hop to It Pale Ale

Hop To It ~ 5.9%ABV.
An assertively-hopped IPA with bitter marmalade hop flavour balanced against malt sweetness with NZ cascade hops on the nose. Complements rich or spicy foods. Serve at 8-10°C.

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Old Red Oak Ale

Old Red Oak Ale, Special Edition
~ 6.0%ABV.
Kereru's Old Red Oak Ale is a dark amber ale, gently bittered, and lightly oaked. It's strong, sweet, and malty, with notes of toffee & stone fruit.

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Fresh Hop Resonator~ 6.5% ABV
Fresh Hop Resonator IPA is a pale golden India Pale Ale infused with a mountain of Nelson Sauvin fresh hops. More subtle resinous and grapefruit notes compared to the original's passionfruit.



Kumara Brown Ale ~ 5%ABV
A medium-hopped brown ale, malty with a golden kumara finish. Complements pork & savory dishes.

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For Even Greater Justice ~ 8.5%ABV
Imperial Porter
Intense & chewy with bold notes of wood-fired toasted coconut, bitter chocolate, & mellow maltiness.

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