It pours straw-like in colour, with a decent white foam for style. It has a tropical fruit salad on the nose, think Pineapple, papaya, mango and passionfruit with whisps of cantaloupe. Layered with citrus and mild lychee elements as it warms up. The body is medium with a hop-saturated flavour lending towards some juice-like characters. Texturally you'll find some oaty silkiness finishing with a medium-low bitterness.
A blend of New Zealand and US hops deliver a seductive aroma of fresh crushed citrus rounded with ripe tropical characters. A Juicy, tropical brew that is totally crushable.
Colour: Pale straw.
Malts: Pale malt, Oat malt, Wheat malt, Chit malt, Toffee malt
Hops: Taiheke (Hop Flowers), Centennial, Citra, Mosaic Lupomax, El Dorado
Festbier pours a dark golden colour, and has a deep, rich malty flavour while focusing on drinkability. A subtle floral hop character and a fine bitterness makes this traditional Lager worthy for any occasion.
Created specially for Oktoberfest 2021 but suitable for all festive occassions.
Available in venue from 3rd October and online from Monday 4th October.
BEER TYPE: Festbier
COLLECTION: Limited Release
COLOUR: Dark golden
MALTS: Vienna, Pilsner, Carapils
HOPS: Perle, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh
YEAST: Diamond Lager
Our Robust Porter is a malt driven ale with a complex roasty character. Through the use of 8 different malts you can enjoy a dark brown colour with ruby highlights and a full body supported by nutty and toasty flavours. Aromas of chocolate and toffee are balanced with a pleasant bitterness at the end.
The Porter is named after the heavy-lifting port workers during the early 18th century. Hemingway's Brewery Cairns is located at the old port where sugar and other goods were loaded on and off the vessels. The ships were tied to the old Bull Horn bollards and, like the hardy wharfies of the day, were robust. This Porter is a homage to that rugged strength of days gone by.
Colour: Dark brown
Malts: Pilsner, Munich Typ 1, Aurora, Carapils, Caraamber, Rolled Oats, Carafa Special Typ 2, Light Chocolate
Hops: Super Pride
This Belgian Style White Ale (Wit) is straw in colour with a white, dense foam. It has a low malt flavour, low bitterness and a phenolic spiciness highlight the refreshing character. The silky, creamy mouthfeel coupled with the zesty fruitiness makes this beer really sessionable.
A citrus twist on the classic Belgian Wit beer. The zest and caviar pearls of the native Thornbush finger lime add little bursts of flavour that impart a pleasant bitter note balanced with the subtle spices of cadamom, coriander and clove. You'll be on Cloud Nine!
ABV: 4.2 vol.%
Malts: Raw Wheat, Pale, Rolled Oats, Carapils
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria
Yeast: Belgian Wit
Other additions: Fingerlime (Skin and Pearls), Cardamom, Coriander Seeds
This European-Style Lager is malt-driven with a medium malt aroma and flavour. It has characteristics of chocolate, caramel and sweet malt aromas and flavours are present. The finish is clean with a low hop flavour, mellowing a malt sweetness and balanced with a low bitterness.
Carting newly found gold from the Palmer river to market carried high risk in 1877. The shortest path to Port Douglas was via the Bump Track,280km of rugged terrain, where those intent on dark deeds of robbery or even murder could be around the corner. Here’s to those who braved the trail.
Colour: dark mahogany
ABV: 4.8 vol. %
Malts: Pilsner, Munich Typ 1, Caraamber, Caramunich Typ 2, Carafa Special Typ 2
Hops: Ella, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh
Yeast: Diamond Lager
Expect a soft body and lush mouthfeel, tropical and stonefruit aromas and flavours with a moderate bitterness.
Brewed specifically for the NZ Hops Great Brew Challenge, an all NZ hopped Hazy Pale Ale showcasing the hop Nectaron.
Light golden colour, fruity hop dominant aroma with citrus, grapefruit and orange notes. Citrus hop flavour with mellow malt characters up front, some gooseberry and grapefruit flavours lengthened out with a firm and refreshing bitterness.
It’s hot and the rains are here. Green Season has arrived in FNQ. With fresh NZ Taiheke hop flowers delivering lengthy bitterness, complimented with Australian and US hops, this refreshing hoppy lager with citrus, gooseberry, and grapefruit flavour notes dials up the thirst quenchability all the way to level 11.
COLLECTION: Limited release
COLOURr: Light golden
MALTS: Pale, Munich 1, Carapils
HOPS: Taiheke (hop flowers), Amarillo, Vic Secret
Easy drinking, sessionable ale. Gentle mandarin and citrussy driven hop notes supported by a medium body and a low malt sweetness. Finished with a refreshingly modest bitterness.
Summer in the tropics is all about hanging out at the beach or waterhole with friends, jumping on a boat to your favourite islands, exploring the reef, or wetting a line fishing. However the day unfolds, the stories of the adventures are best told over this thirst quenching brew with hints of mandarin and citrus!
COLLECTION: Limited release
COLOURr: Light orange
MALTS: Ale Malt, Rye Malt,
Munich Typ 1, Carapils, Medium Crystal Malt
HOPS: Mandarina Bavaria, Eclipse
Light orange in colour. Honeydew melon, strawberry aroma supported by sweet orange tones. Really full, soft pillowy mouthfeel thanks to the generous addition of oats.
400 million years in the making, the Daintree Rainforest covered mountain range sets the stage for spectacular views from Port Douglas at sunset. When the very essence of time becomes a little hazy, the only thing left to do is sit back and relax with brew bursting with fruit juice and packed with hoppy flavour!
COLLECTION: Limited release
COLOUR: Light orange
MALTS: Ale, Oats, Carapils, Wheat, Crystal
HOPS: Wai-Iti, El Dorado, Hüll Melon, Rakau
IPL [Indian Pale Lager] or hoppy lager style. Light golden colour, soft pleasant mouthfeel thanks to the soft water in Cairns and the use of caramel malt, citrus driven hop character, balanced with a well rounded, refreshing bitterness.
As close friends and neighbours, Kiwis and Aussies have long debated the correct term for things: Is it an esky or chilli bin? Thongs or jandals? And let's not even go there on the whole Pavlova fiasco... But it's good to know that with borders closed we can still connect social distance style and brew a cracking beer like this hoppy lager you hold in your hand. Here's cheers to mates across the ditch!
COLOUR: Light golden
MALTS: Pilsener, Munich type 1, Carapils
HOPS: Motueka, Galaxy, Citra