Heart of Darkness is a Vietnam based brewery with a distinctly American motif. After a successful 2019 collab with Behemoth they’ve brought this IPA to New Zealand and it’s now being brewed here at Behemoth full-time. The big American-hopped nose is full of pine resin and grapefruit, with a distinct malt sweetness showing through. The palate is full and juicy, with pine and citrus lift carrying the sweet malt backbone along at a brisk pace. The bitterness is spot-on, cleaning up the fruity finish and leaving nothing but the desire for another sip. A great international IPA, without the carbon miles.
8 Wired Tour De FlandresMonday 8 August 2022
8 Wired’s Tour des Flandres spent the better part of three years ageing in red wine foeders (a traditional type of very large wine barrel). The malts and ageing have…
Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta Earl Grey IPAFriday 5 August 2022
Yeastie Boys are back in New Zealand, getting their beer brewed under contract with bStudio in Napier and distributing through Morningcider.
Zeelandt Brunhilde’s FateThursday 4 August 2022
Hawke’s Bay classicists Zeelandt won a gold medal at the recent NZ Beer Awards with this wonderfully true-to-style German Rauchbier, a beechwood smoked lager.
North End Grisette Brett ReserveWednesday 3 August 2022
North End have taken a distinctively floral grisette, and added a twist by bottle conditioning it with brettanomyces yeast.