Brothers beer modern love IPA

Citra and Pacific Jade hops drive this rocking full strength (7.4 per cent) IPA from Brothers Beer.  That US/NZ hop pairing bestows aromas of fresh lemon and lime citrus alongside more familiar tropical passionfruit and green grape.  The superbly bright palate is wildly lemon citrus dominant, with some herbaceous greens that emerge in the firmly bitter finish.  An exceptionally bright and nimble IPA despite its heavier ABV, and one of the best showcases of focused citrus purity I’ve encountered this year.

What’s on offer at Beervana

I’m already licking my lips at what’s on offer at next week’s Beervana festival in Wellington next week.

Boneface The Wolf Bites Back Triple Cold IPA

Boneface The Wolf Bites Back Triple Cold IPA is a complex mix of sharp citrus and softer tropicals, with pungent rosewater and light malt sweetness.

Best in Black: Stout Challenge

Tim Newman brings an insider’s view on the increasingly popular NZ Stout Challenge in Christchurch

Hop Federation Glory Glory West Coast IPA

I love the team at Hop Federation and I think they love me because they are always looking after me with beermail and in today we have their latest westie, Glory Glory, their entry to the annual Malthouse West Coast IPA challenge and if my palate were the judge, this...

Parrotdog Boring Beer Oat Milk Hazy IPA

Parrotdog and Boring Oat Milk have joined forces to make Boring Beer, an oak milk hazy IPA that is anything but boring.

Kainui back to the big time

Far North cult favourites Kainui Brew Co have returned to the big time with an outstanding performance at the NZ Beer Awards.