Winner of the ‘Barrel & Wood Aged’ category at the 2021 Brewers Guild Awards.  Aged for 14 months in NZ whisky barrels, quite possibly the world’s rarest wood, Kereru Amberine is a Belgian-style quad with an oak-aged twist rarely seen in European examples.  Burnt sugar, vanilla and toasted coconut on the nose, with butterscotch and even mysterious stewed rhubarb hiding further in.  Sumptuously full-bodied while remaining deft on the palate; initial buttery richness rapidly mobilises into more burnt sugar, then refreshing cola and drying oak tannin into the finish.  Magnificently full-flavoured, yet carrying that lightness of step that only long months of barrel maturation can provide.  Hard cheese and sharing (it’s 12 per cent ABV) is mandatory.

Garage Project Louche Lips

Louche Lips is a 12.1% ABV barrel-aged, mixed ferment monster of an IPA from Garage Project’s Wild Workshop.

Sunshine Tiramisu Stout

Part of Sunshine Brewing’s continuing Eclipse series of dark beers, this one is brewed with vanilla, cold brew coffee and cacao. 

Emerson’s Weissbier

Emerson’s Weissbier is lots of banana and spice: it’s hugely flavoursome for only 5% ABV and absolutely classic to the Hefeweizen style. 

The Theoretical Brewer Mad Hatter Hazy Pale Ale

The Theoretical Brewer Mad Hatter is great hazy that expertly leverages all the strengths of the style to cram maximum flavour into its modest alcohol weight.

Morningcider Strawberry Rosé

Apple cider has always been a welcoming base for all sorts of extra ingredients, and the added berries find themselves right at home in Morningcider’s Strawberry Rose

Garage Project Hatsukoi

What is it about Garage Project Hatsukoi, a Japanese Lager, that made it a New World Beer & Cider Awards Top-30 winner?