The first of a new series of special releases celebrating some of the radical rods close to Panhead’s heart. Classic Nelson Sauvin nose of gooseberry and crushed blackcurrant leaf, with some grapefruit citrus around the edges. Impeccably tangy and juicy on the tongue. Lemon and lime citrus, moving into passionfruit and bitter grapefruit towards the end of the palate. A solid example of a full strength NZ-hopped IPA with plenty of grunt. For anyone curious, there’s even a little doco about the restored vehicle that gives this beer its name. You can watch that here.
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.