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.
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.
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.
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!!
True to style fat malt daddy of a red ale, oozing juicy malts with very little bitterness.
Of all the stones, a beach stone is got to be one of the best! Replacing the old world Czechmate, this is a new world style pils, plenty of Riwaka and Motueka, and a smidgen of Nelson Sauvin. It's very nice in the sunshine, punchy and refreshing.
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.
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 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.
A smooth Stout brewed with Oats, Black and Chocolate malts, EKG, Fuggles and Columbus hops, Pirate Life Stout is perfect for the cooler months. The malts take centre stage with a cacophony of coffee, chocolate and sticky date pudding and a rich creamy mouthfeel thanks to the oats. Columbus smacks the palate with a healthy dose of bitterness while late additions of EKG and Fuggles lend a gentle, earthy spiciness to the beer.
As dark as a black hole and with a rich and complex aroma even more difficult to explain, Czar Bomb explodes on your palate with an intense richness full of complex roasted malt, fruit, alcohol and coffee nuances. This beer has won a gold medal every year for the last three years.
Much like a typical IPA, Moa's take on this style has huge tropical hop aromatics, but with a blend of dark roasted malts that add another layer of complexity. Displaying mocha and roasted coffee aromas with a noticeable savoury bitterness, the late hopping with Simcoe and Cascade hops give it an extra aromatic hit.
Delicious reinvention of Bach Brewing's Hopsmacker Pale Ale, has turned it into a Double IPA. Less water, & more American and Kiwi hops brings a tasty big beer that has the balance to last all night.
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.
Made with German ale malts and US grown Cascade and Mosaic hops, this beer is inspired by drinking a great beer in the sun.
Expect aromas of mango, passionfruit and citrus.
If pine trees grew grapefruit... Loads of American hops bring the resin to this nice IPA.
Classic German wit, with banana and spice, and a little smidgin of mandarin. Very easy going and ideal food match for BBQs.
Based on a malt bill designed to provide haze, with multiple late hop additions and extreme dry hopping create the juicy experience of citrus, tropical and piney aromas. Worth a crack if you like the New England style of IPA.
Nice clean European style Pilsner, with a generous but not silly amount of chilly in it. Still drinkable, maybe more so with the spice.
Weezledog's American version of its award winning Hopster IPA. Brewed with a simpler malt base, it has the typical bitterness of the West Coast American IPA’s combined with the big pine and candied citrus to take over. Clean, crisp, hoppy and pale.
Epic has used truckloads of American Cascade to produce a beer that retains the balance and bump of the original Armageddon. To avoid the overly jammy double IPA factor, some sugar was used to power the yeast, this keeps the unfermented sugars down and drinkability up.
Old school English IPA given a hop bump. Very bitter, very malty, cloudy. Old world yeast flavours.
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.
This distinctly New Zealand Pale Ale deliver a nose of sweet tropical fruit and resinous pine.Hops used are Pacific Jade, Kohatu, Pacifica & US Chinook. Citrus zest, fresh grapefruit and woody herbaceous hop flavours are well presented on a backbone of Gladfield malt with enough depth and balance to support the hop flavour without compromising session-ability.
The most smashable beer around this kettle soured fruit gose. Beautifully balanced with Himalayan pink sea salt and boysenberries. Dry, light and refreshing.
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.
Ixcacao (Ish-cack-cow) is dedicated to the Mayan goddess of chocolate. Decadent bitter dark chocolate , roasted malt,caramel and vanilla. Creamy, mild, and sweet.