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.
Joe is justifiably pleased with his new New Zealand IPA. It has all the goodies of the Nelson Sauvignon hop (fruity, citrus and cleansing) and none of the negatives (cats pee/old sock/skunks bum).
An American style stout brewed with lots of chocolate malt and U.S Centennial Hops. On the nose you get the citrus from the hops first then the roasty malts. This is not a sweet stout, it's got a solid body but not chewy. You can watch Joe review this beer and burn his mouth out here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn2gCyrcf20
New Zealand hops nestle is a big malt bill. Great if you like your IPA a bit less lean, but still hoppy.
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.
Pacific Rim hops- (Riwaka, Motueka, Amarillo, Chinook and Citra) provide a serious smash of fruity goodness for hop bud lovers. Very smooth, approachable IPA that has plenty of malt, but avoids getting jammy.
A spicy and bold Texas brown ale brewed with a heady dose of American hops Columbus,Simcoe, habanero chili and prickly pear.
This session strength IPA is brewed using loads of Summit, Citra and Chinook hops.( It's unlimed Bru-Ju)
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.
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..
A stand out APA at 2018 Beervana, Denali promises rich pineapple and citrus flavours and a lingering peppery and piney finish.
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.
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.
Crunch. Clean. Crisp. Refreshing. Bite. Blue skies. Cut grass. Good times. Granny Smith would be rapt with this sublimely cider.
Known for sour sours, this one does not disappoint. Clean acidic bite, with just the right level of botanicals.
A big American hopped Double IPA. The Big George is hopped with Citra and Ekuanot, giving it a mighty pineapple and citrus tropical hit.
A refreshing, light, hoppy, sour beer inspired by traditional Berliner Weisse ales then remixed with fresh NZ grown cucumbers. Naturally soured by live cultures and hopped with American and New Zealand hops. Cool as a cucumber, dude.
Cassels Red IPA is full bodied, rich and vibrant. Speciality malts add serious complexity with flavours and aromas including dark fruit, raisin, toast and light caramel, balanced by assertive, crisp hop bitterness and perplexing pine, citrus, lime, stone fruit, floral and tropical characters.
We dug through the Hallertau recipe archives and have recreated our original Maximus IPA in it's higher abv and hoppier form. This is a big balls out hoppy West Coast IPA, you know the drill, fruity, piney and citrussy
Hops, lactose and loads of mangos. You get plenty of fruit, a little sweetness, and a nice IPA bite at the end.
SImcoe and Nelson Sauvin hops for fruit and spice. Fermented hot and fast for phenolics and funk. Drinks like a lawnmower beer so be careful.
Named after an iconic swimming hole in the Waikanae River, Devil’s Elbow takes the Double IPA hop levels to 10. All NZ hops, including a fair wack of Nelson Sauvin bring the resin to your lobes.
You will not believe this beer is 8%, the Belgian Ale yeast has worked wonders producing complex farmhouse characteristics and super smooth alcohol.
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.
Hops. Glorious, juicy hops. Splashed over a canvas of sweet grains and sealed with the juiciest yeast we could find. Like a runaway tropicana train going straight for the tastebuds!