Non pasteurised beer has more flavour, and is more reliable than bottled beer. The bottling process is also expensive and fiddly, so many great beers never get bottled. Drinking draft beer is the way to taste what the brewer intended.
Hopscotch has imported 1L German made flip top beer bottles, these are sturdy and hold pressure well. We will help you maintain your bottle with replacement rubber washers if you need them.
This beer can last for three to four days in the fridge, for longer term storage, brewery bottled products are more suitable.
Our selection of bottles is under construction, it will be comprehensive.
In the future Hopscotch will stock hops and mill grain for you.
Brewed in the American West Coast I.P.A style, this beer hits you with resinous hops and a slightly medicinal note before it’s solid malt backbone comes through.
This beer is smooth for it’s alcohol content, and is an excellent example of the style.
Epic uses American Cascade hops, more citrus and less grassy than the Kiwi version. This beer constantly delivers balance and flavour.
Brewed with Pils ingredients, and lager yeast..and big heavy hop hands. One of the fattest, juiciest pilsners around, definitely a New World interpretation of the style.
Bring on the big brother of the Zombie -- Lupulingus. Lupulins. Love making. Tentacles. No seriously, there are tentacles. Enjoy the resinous hop overload that is the largest IPA from Epic, but enjoy in moderation, as Luke says -- There is no sense in being killed by a plant.
Cucumber edition of their delicious berliner weisse. Super refreshing drop with a nice, crisp tartness and big cucumber notes on the nose and tongue - great palate cleanser. Yummo!
Traditional Gose, with coriander seeds and salt. It's salty, got a little wheat but still clean and delicious. Pretty awesome with the kai moana.
This collaboration beer pours like dirty engine oil and clings to the glass with viscosity. Tastes like the absence of light, with a touch of Hawking Radiation.
This style became popular in California in 2017, two yeasts are used to bring a dry hop forward character to the IPA. Most of the fermentation is carried out by traditional ale yeast, but the final pitch is champagne yeast. Dry, crisp and delicious.
Velvet Boot is an amber Belgian-style Dubbel with an exuberant aroma of rum-soaked banana that gives way to brown sugar, caramel, and spice. Brewed with lashings of Belgian dark candi syrup for an authentic taste. Aromatic Belgian yeast adds complexity and dryness to this bold beer.
The unit is our version of NZ Hopped I.P.A. With hints of grapefruit, passion-fruit & spicy citrus, backed up with those hop aromas only found in Aotearoa, it seems a lot for one beer, but it ain't called The Unit for nothing!
Revolution employed Waipara winemaker Theo Coles to produce this Sauvignon Blanc. Dry, acidic and minerally, it's a good summer option if you like your wine crisp and in the 1000ml format.
Hops, lactose and loads of mangos. You get plenty of fruit, a little sweetness, and a nice IPA bite at the end.
This American Pale Ale uses US hops and all kiwi malt. A sturdy ale with shed-loads of dry-hopping. It pours a gorgeous auburn colour, with hop aromas of tropical fruit and sweet orange, then on tasting has flavours of grapefruit and pine. Rounded out with a taste of toffee and welcome bitterness.
No funk in this American wheat, just clean easy drinking, hoppy yum for the sun.
Salt, coriander and Saaz Hops, fermented with Kolsh yeast, then given some biological bite with a secret blend of sour beer. It's so easy.
This is awesome and complex Saison, brewed on a Belgian Dark Ale malt base with a mixture of yeast from Norway (Hornidal kveik ) and Belgian Saison Dupont, fermented in wine barrels, (bringing a Brett sourness). Further complexity arrises when blackcurrents are added and allowed to condition. If you like things sour and multilayered, this is a rare opportunity to sample an amazing beer.
Rich and dark, with an intense roast character and resinous sensation from the US Centennial hops bring an experience not far removed from a chewy black IPA.
A new world collaboration of German Malt and US aroma hops give a rich, red, malt driven West Coast styled Red IPA.
Barrel aged Flanders Brown form Christchurch based Concept. Already a complex beer, it has picked up plenty of tannins and oaky goodness along with an acetic sourness from their own house sour culture. This is no namby pamby kettle sour.
Brewed using Eureka and Vic Secret, this juicy and floral ale has a nice clean bitterness to balance the fruit. The 802 Series of hazy IPA's have been amazing, this little upstart continues the trend.
This is a lovely take on an English-style Brown Porter .A classic English ale strain imparts lovely fruity esters that are both 'bready' and lively. With subtle cocoa and chocolate on the palate, it’s a simple-yet-satisfying beer.
Softly bitter, hazy and juicy. This is a true to style NEIPA with the added freshness of plenty of green hop additions.
Featuring fresh Taiheke hop flowers, known for their fruit forward aroma and oil profile, this IPA is full of fruity hop resin with a lingering bitterness. It might just be me, but there is a slight berry note to this beer, fresh hops are crazy.