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Imperial At-At Pilsner
(Gold Medal, 2015)
Farmhouse Pale Ale
(Special Edition)
Hop To It Pale Ale

Old Red Oak Ale

Hop To It Pale Ale

Special Editions that may one day return.
Imperial Moonless Stout
(Special Edition)
Fresh Hop Special Bitter
Fresh Hop Resonator IPA
Kumara Brown Ale

Special Editions that likely won't return.
Pilot Saison
(Pilot Batch)
Wee Ginger Lassie(Pilot Batch)
Pineapple Yellowhead
(Pilot Batch)
Maunga Taonga, Black Barleywine (Special Edition)
For Even Greater Justice, Imperial Porter
(Gold Medal, 2014)
Underparty: Smoke & Chili Wheat
Alex's Weizenbock
For Science, Brown Porter

Saison Slipper
Fruits of Jupiter

Short and Stout
Seven Sisters Brown Ale
  

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.

By the litre off the Kereru tap bank.

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At-at tap

Imperial At-At Pilsner ~ 10.2%ABV
Imperial At-At Pilsner is a huge beer and dangerously smooth drinking. Perfectly balanced between malt and hops, with intense notes of bitter and sweet. Serve at 8-10°C.


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farmhouse label

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.


Imperial Stout

 

 

Imperial Moonless Stout (10.7%ABV) is as dark, intense and luscious as a moonless night.

 

 

fresh hop

Fresh Hop Special Bitter~ 5.0% ABV
Kererū's Special Bitter is brewed only once a year with freshly harvested Cascade & Motueka wet hops and an English yeast. Lush caramel and sweet apple aroma, rich toffee malt taste & gentle fresh and fruity hop character with notes of citrus & white pepper.



fresh hop resonator

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

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

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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, only available from the Kereru tap bank for a short time. Serve at 5-8°C.


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, only available from the Kereru tap bank for a short time. Serve at 5-8°C.

Brewers Guild NZ 2012 Member 150

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

This was the first test batch version...yellowhead

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.


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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4evenGR8R

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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underparty

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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weizenbock

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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