New releases 12 May

By BeertownNZ Thu, 12 May 2016 National

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Birkenhead Brewing Mokoia pilsner (4.8%) - A New Zealand inspired Pilsner, Mokoia pours golden clear with aromas of passionfruit, citrus and spice. Gladfield malts provide a delicate malt base, finished off with a cleansing bitterness from NZ sourced hops

Sunshine Brewery Doves Cry double espresso milk stout (6.0%) – This Thursday’s brew has copious amounts of coffee from Far East Coffee Co.

Emporium Brewing 5000-1 English IPA (6.2%) – Brewed with great faith and optimism by Leicester-born Paul Finney in anticipation of Leicester’s extremely unlikely win in the English Premier League. Launched this Sunday evening at Twisted Hop, 616 Ferry Rd, Christchurch.


For Moon’s Octopump Handpull Festival:

Te Aro Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout 10.5%

Choice Bros Reet Petite Red IPA 6%

Fork Brewing Welterweight English IPA (Cask) 5.5%

Cassels and Sons Heart of Darkness Black IPA 5.8%

Garage Project Garagista IPA (Cask) 5.8%

North End Brewery Iron Sands Rye Stout 6%

North End Brewery Forty South Fresh Hop IPA 7%

Kereru Brewing Co Fresh Hop Special Bitter 5%

Beer Baroness Carmen Amarillo Pale Wheat Ale 5.2%

Eagle Brewing Co Jawa Juice American Brown Ale 6%

Tiamana Kreuzberg Schwarzbier 5.3%

Wild & Woolly Basilisk Berliner Weisse 2.5%


Beer Without Borders Freiheit not Reinheit Anti-Reinheitgebot launches include:

FREIGEIST ABRAXXXAS - Inspired by the rare and nearly ­extinct eastern German tart wheat beer once known as "Lichtenhainer”, Abraxxxas is sour and complex, with a balancing smoky maltiness. Smoked Beer 6.00%

THE MONARCHY PREUSSEN WEISSE - Before 1906, when the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot went into full effect in all areas of the German lands, brewers had typically thrown in just about any available indigenous ingredients into the brewing kettles, as fermentables or flavorings. The Monarchy’s uniquely refreshing Preussen Weisse (or “Prussian White”), brewed to an 1831 recipe, is both a tribute to lost regional styles and a gentle regional snub, owing to it’s name and the inclusion of sugar beet syrup, ginger & juniper. Wheat Beer 5.6%

THE MONARCHY METHUSALEM - Named after the legendary world’s oldest man, Methusalem is The Monarchy’s perilously drinkable version of a classic “Adambier”­ the slightly sour & hoppy strong Altbier that enjoyed great popularity in 19th century Dortmund. Perfect for storing, the mighty Methusalem is, like it’s namesake, made to last a long time. Adambier 10.00%

FREIGEIST GEISTERZUG GOSE - Based on a recipe dating back at least six hundred years, this is Freigeist’s quirky version of the nearly ­extinct traditional sour beer of Leipzig. “Geisterzug” (“Ghost Train”) spruced gose is unusually complex, funky, and full­bodied. Smoked Beer 6.0%

FREIGEIST EHRENFELDER - Though Freigeist’s Sebastian Sauer calls Cologne home, he originally hails from the city’s arch-­Rhineland-­rival Düsseldorf. In a typically Freigeistian breach of historical German brewing etiquette, he dares to create a Düsseldorf­-style Alt under the banner of a company whose local colleagues would sooner die than abandon their hometown Kölsch! The unique, unfiltered Ehrenfelder (named after a neighborhood in Cologne, no less!) offers up the perfect contrast to it’s light, clean rival—rich, roasty and malty, with a healthy dose of hops and a hint of smoke. Altbier 4.8%

By BeertownNZ Thu, 12 May 2016 National