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.
Hāpi is Te Reo Maori for hops, and four varieties of hops from Aoteoroa are combined in this bright pale ale to create intense-but-clean hop character. The delicious flavours of this beer betray the fact that it is merely 4.7%. Highly recommended.
The Trip Hop is a lovely sessionable pale ale that contains no rabbit based ingredients. It is hoppy though, using Pacificica, Motueka and Riwaka along with a good measure of specialty malts.
Big hop bomb of an I.P.A from the Garage. Nelson Sauvin and Organic Rakau hops coat your mouth in greasy hop resin and citrus notes. Well balanced with a warming and earthy malt background.
Holy Shit! A new style, first come the really pleasant stone fruits, Apricot, Nectarine, Peach and Melon. Then Boom, INSANE GRAPEFRUITY BITTERNESS!!
It's calculated at 167 IBU, which is mentally bitter, your mouth may dissolve and your hop threshold will go to another reality.
Pacific Jade to bitter, then Pacific Jade, Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, and Zythos. Nelson Sauvin for the first dry-hop, and Simcoe and Zythos for the second dry-hop.
A great hop kick & low ABV gives you guilt free summer drinking. Interestingly the lack of confounding variables (alcohol) lets you notice the psychoactive action of the hops. This batch is even better than the last, reduced alcohol to 2.5%, but more body from the addition of oatmeal.
Fairly classic pils in the European style, but with added Garage Projectness in the form of American grown hops. Lemony, fruity and crisp and clean.
Aged in oak Pinot Noir barrels, this beer not only displays coffee and mocha characters but also some sweet and savory notes unique to Moa Imperial. This award winning Stout is seasonally produced and available for short periods each year. The 2016 edition has a higher level of Pinot notes than previous versions.
Big tasting, super refreshing ale that you can enjoy a few of. Based on Canterbury malt and Riwaka hops, with the added kick of USA grown Citra,Cascade, and Armarillo. Unlike some 5% beers driftwood does not leave you wishing you had an IPA in your hand.
Brewed and double dry-hopped with NZ, Australian and US hop varieties. Great hop aroma and clean refreshing bitterness.
Super satisfying Porter, plenty of body for it's weight, with a well proportioned amount of smoky toasty Coconutiness.
Beer and ballet - an unusual Pas de Deux. Brewed by Garage Project for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Hops on Pointe teases the boundaries between split soles and gumboots. Brewed with premium German malts, Nelson Sauvin hops and finished with a champagne yeast, the result is a pale gold lager with a crisp, clean palate, rich tropical fruit aromas and tight champagne bubbles.
This sessionable straight stout has plenty of roasts malts and nice balance. If your looking for a stout with out chocolate, chilly or seaweed give it a go.
Billfish is brewed with a boat load of hops including NZ/Aotearoa’s Kohatu and Riwaka, Australian Galaxy, and US Citra and Zythos. Bursting with tropical fruit on a juicy malt base which lets the hops shine. Big flavour that hooks your taste buds.
Great beer this, plenty of chocolate and smooth mouthfeel from the oats, but not excessive on the alcohol. Although it flies in the face of convention, try drinking it in the sunshine.
A blend of Hippy Berliner and iStout. Roasty, sweet and sour. Smooth, rich and tart. Yum.
A 7.6% Belgian Tripel brewed in collaboration with SOBA and naming competition winner Andrew Hope. Brewed with Barley, Oats, Styrian Goldings, Kumeu Orange peel and coriander seeds. Pouring a golden colour with a creamy head, typical Belgian fruit aromas and a hint of spice in the finish.
Imperial coffee stout brewed in collaboration with Onehunga's boutique coffee roaster, Weta Coffee. This is a rich stout full of chocolate and espresso aromas, the coffee was added to two parts of the brewing process to give a robust coffee flavour against the warming dark malts.
Took a while of suggesting it, but Urbanaut finally made an unfiltered lager. And it is a good one. Hoppy like a an IPA, refreshing like a lager, cloudy like a cloud...
Blackberries meet Apples in this super smashable summer beverage. Starting out you get apples and sweetness, then berries and tartness.
3 layers of Italian mafioso melted goodness. Rich chocolate Cacao nibs. Floaty floral strawberry and spicy Tahitian vanilla draped lightly over a lactose riddled chocolate sweet stout. Better than a dropped ice-cream on a summers day.
Named after the iconic waiheke ferry and based on the German Kolsch style, the use of Motueka Hops gives this beer a distinctive grapefruit peel aroma. 90% pilsner malt and 10% malted wheat, this is a refreshing beer made for summer and sunshine.
Brewed with pilsner malt, zesty limes and a smidge of acidity, this is an awesome refreshing summer thing.
Easy going white stout that is worth considering as a summer beer. Soft malts with a hint of coffee, nicely bitter.