Rhyme & Reason Space Monkey Pilsner
Along with NZ Rakau and Waimea, this is the first pilsner I’ve (knowingly) encountered that also utilises the super-fruity Nectaron hop.  A daring choice for a pilsner (5% ABV), and one that shows right from the very first brush with the sharp and pungently fruity nose.  Gooseberry and passionfruit, pineapple and tart mandarin.  The clean malt base shows through for just a moment before the palate swings back to ripe citrus and tropicals, which persist into the mildly bitter finish.  This is a beer that fully embraces the hop-forward New Zealand Pilsner style and does not look back for a second.

Bootleg T-Straight Burnout Stout 

Bootleg T Straight Burnout Smokey Stout is tremendous winter drinking, and a superb match for rich and savoury comfort food. 

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