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.
Black Sands is fresh out of West Auckland. Their Motueka hop based Pils is super fresh and clean, in an old world kind of way..but a bit more punchy.
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.
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.
Have mellow cuddle from this fat American Pale Ale. It has a massive peach and pine nose, and a solid backbone of pale malts. Piles and piles of American hops give this beer incredible flavour. Another beer for hop heads... tastes like freedom and loose gun legislation YEE-HAW!!
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.
The beer that Christchurch based Cassels are best known for, as it is awesome. Not too sweet, nice easy going stout that has a clean crisp bitterness at the end.
This delicious stout has subtle coconut and difficult to discern alcohol warmth, belying its large alcohol percentage. Great as a winter warmer or dessert drink.
Nelson Sauvin is the ringleader in this dry and bitter NZ hop bomb. Lean but not flimsy on the malt, this beer pushes all the right buttons.
Yellowhead IPA is a sessionable India Pale Ale with bright, exuberantly aromatic, tropical New Zealand hops (including Nelson Sauvin, Moutere, Motueka, and Kahatu) balanced with full-bodied maltiness, perfect for your summer BBQ or your winter S&M Dungeon.
Our first crack at making a chocolate stout turned out pretty nice .Then we added passion fruit pulp and just enough Bhut jolokia chillies to make it pleasantly warm, then doubled this amount. (10g/L) Chucking this much chilly into a beer is a dick move. Hope you like it.
Keeping it Epic, here comes the Big Hop. Brewed with Cascade, Simcoe, Amarillo and Equinox hops, this beer will not disappoint hopheads with huge characters of dank hoppy goodness.
This excellent example of the German sour beer is enhanced by the addition of Feijoas. The fruit don't smack you round, rather they lurk in the background. So good.
Inspired by iconic IPA’s from the West Coast of the USA, think Big Daddy, Sculpin and Ruination. Brewed with juicy Maris Otter malts and loaded with those big name US hops; Centennial, US
Cascade and Amarillo, with a touch of relatively new Idaho 7. Characters include floral, citrus, pine and a touch of black tea.
If someone introduced themselves as Mr Wow you'd probably be a little apprehensive about how fascinating they actually are. Well, Mr WOW from New New New is pretty amazing. Japanese pop-art and Belgian brewing combine in this Belgian Black IPA with the perfect balance of toasted dark malts and American hops.
A nose full of tropical fruit straight out of the gate. This 'new squeeze' is not afraid to make itself known. The hazy nature lures you in with intrigue and leaves you with a beautiful mouth feel and a palate full of tropical fruit and citrus. This Juicy really lives up to its name and blurs the line of traditional beer. Get Juicy with your New Squeeze.
What makes this stout a little bit special is the use of the Oats for the creamy texture, the Rye malt for a little bit of spice, and the heavy peated distillers malt for a hint of whiskey smoke. The name came from the idea of a soft, full bodied, slightly warming, luxurious beer. Satisfying and enveloping.
This porter has plenty of bite from the use of classic cascadian hops Cascade, Centennial and Willamette. Avoids being thin with a nice full mouth feel.
Your most local Double IPA features New Zealand aromatic hops- Southern Cross, Wai-iti and Nelson Sauvin. And lots of Citra.
A baby Belgian, a touch of clove with a juicy clean finish of NZ lemons & zest. This is a great session beer for all occasions.
If you are a very good brewer, you can make a delicious stout with only 3.6% alc..this highly sessionable black thing has a lovely cold brew coffee and chocolate character. Despite the residual body the beer is dry, moreish and punches well above its weight thanks to the outrageous amount of specialty malt at 40% of the total malt bill..
Take a nice porter, pour it in to a Kumeu River Pinot Noir Wine Barrels and age for four months. The result is a slightly sour, tannin laden beauty of complexity. Unlike most sours we sell, this is the real deal, soured by brettanomyces, the scary tough wild yeast that most brewers fear.
A delicious beer which combines kettle souring techniques to naturally develop acidity with large quantities of Matakana grapefruit and American hops.
Lovers of Nelson Sauvin and octane units, will love this juicy, pungent fruit explosion – gooseberry, lime and tart green apples on a bed of freshly cut sensimilla.
The double version of Cassels most famous Milk Stout is intensely rich, strong and malty with a creamy almost velvet texture. A full bodied stout with dark mocha and chocolate aromatics, clean finish and pleasant belly warming power.
This American hopped IPA has a punchy clean bitterness and medium light malt body. Great refreshing IPA that suits summer drinking conditions.
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.
Better than the delicious name suggests, could be the best beer in your life this summer.
Very cunning use of NZ specialty malts and hops to create a very English tasting IPA.