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.
Hopscotch really likes high powered stouts, in the stable right now is Aro Noir. Its a big budget beer with some flash English malt, lots of roast malts and U.S hops (Chinook and bitter old Summit). This 2018 batch has a bit more viscosity than previous versions. It's as good as you would expect, not to mention deceptively darkly damaging.
The beer that is getting the most beer geek cuddles for Hop Federation is this one. Not a sweet jammy red ale, more dry and balanced. Passionfruit on the nose transitions to an unexpected combination of berries, tart ruby grapefruit and toasty malt, rounded off with a satisfying, sustained finish.
A dark and intensely roasty ale, with strong aromas of chocolate and coffee. The rich body is balanced with all New Zealand hops added late in the boil and a good layering of crystal malt leaves a hint of liquorice and an almost rum like quality to the finish.
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.
Resonator IPA is a pale golden India Pale Ale, that showcases Nelson Sauvin & Motueka hops, with notes of aromatic resin & passion fruit. This special edition beer was originally made for the 2015 west coast IPA challenge at the malthouse.
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.
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.
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...
This beer is a Peach Sour. Golden Queen Peaches on top of a Kettle Soured Pale malt and wheat malt base. Hazy, peachy, a bit sour.
Apricity is light-brown coloured wheat and oat doppelbock with a creamy fine head. Notes of fruitiness, Christmas cake, Speculaas spices, raisins and plums meet biscuits and roasty aromas. Full-bodied and warming, with a well-balanced and smooth finish.
Absolutely delicious double IPA brewed using Citra,Simcoe and Nelson Sauvin. The well balanced malt keeps the bitterness in check, but the Wolverine does have some bite.
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.
Raspberries, lactose, and hops get it on to bring you this milkshake IPA. Tastes like a milkshake, you need to try it.
Hallertau Brewery meet fermented food and probiotic experts Living Goodness to create a fascinating and tasty spin on the arcane Gose beer style. 60Ls of Beet Kraut juice (like sauerkraut but made with beetroot) was blended into the wort to give the beer it's signature salty and savoury component. Sour without being tart and pouring with a terrific purple pink hue. True Brosé!
This beer/wine hybrid confounds expectations, but not your senses. (They will like it), a crisp pilsner base has Pinot Noir juice from Escarpment Winery added, it then rests on the grape skins to impart a pinky blush.
Very easy going version of this style, which seems to be developing more funk as it ages. Tart and dry, excellent food match for anything savoury.
Croucher's Single Track beers use the same malt bill and a single hop cultivar to show case it's tasty powers. The hop in this one is Ella, a unique tasting Australian flower.
Lovely and drinkable rye stout from Baylands. The rye adds some bite and balances the tasty toasty malts.
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.
French for “Beer for Keeping”, it has been kept long enough and is now beer for drinking. Our take on Bière de Garde is brewed with German malt and Kiwi hops, fermented with Belgian yeast, and carbonated with muscovado sugar. It is rich and full bodied, a little spicy, a little musty and little boozy. A good belly warmer for a cold autumn day.
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.
G.P took the famous Pernicious Weed and added the zest and juice of the Yuzu fruit. This Japanese citrus brings a clean aroma and bite, similar to a grapefruit. Super rare and popular, grab ya growler and fill it.