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.
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.
Tuatara's classic pale ale delivers clean hop fruityness (from Pacific Jade, NZ Cascade, Nelson Sauvin, and Wai-iti) coupled with a booming background malt presence.
Bone dry and ultra hoppy Double IPA. Brewed with 80% more hops than the already extremely hoppy HopWired IPA.
IPAs are great, but sometimes you just don't want (or need) the considerable alcohol that comes with most of them. Go the liver-friendly session I.P.A. especially when stuffed with a good swag of NZ and USA hops, like this one!
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.
A classic Munich style lager, Tuatara Helles has a soft and lengthy maltiness, balanced with Hallertau hops. Delicious. Lager. Yep, it's alright to use those two words together again.
True to style fat malt daddy of a red ale, oozing juicy malts with very little bitterness.
Super satisfying Porter, plenty of body for it's weight, with a well proportioned amount of smoky toasty Coconutiness.
Stout and shellfish comes from a time when poor Irish ate oysters and drank strong dark beers. This version uses whole crayfish cooked in the brew kettle to provide a slight briney saltyness complemented by the dark roasted malt base. We strongly urge you to open your mind to this beer, it could become a world renowned classic.
Possibly the best brown ale with coconut and cocoa nibs in the world. Like a non fibre biscuit.
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.
Dank, but not too Dank, this beer is an excellent addition to our line up of not too strong but very hoppy options. The greasy flowers dominate bringing tropical fruits and citrus, the malt base is pleasingly dry and balanced.
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.
An accidental double up on the dry hopping created this serendipitous red ale. The upfront bitterness pairs well with the red malt base, giving a very satisfying 5% winter ale option.
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.
Brewed for the 2013 annual Malthouse IPA Challenge, this is a big hoppy West Coast American Pale Ale. With the typical Moa malt balance, and the addition of late hops to give big punchy aromatics, Moa North Pacific is a big beer best drunk fresh and young.
Great tropical fruit aromas and flavours balanced by just the right amount of biscuity malt base make this medium bodied beer immortal drinking every day.
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.
Old world Fuggles and Goldings hops combine with a hefty malt bill to bring this Extra Special Bitter together. Super nice maltyness and extreme easygoingness.
Super clean tasting NZ hopped double pils, boozy like an IPA but drinkable like a pilsner.
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.
Aussie hop showcase, Melon, mango, papaya, pineapple, long clean bitterness.