A refreshing, light, hoppy, sour and very fruity tasting beer inspired by traditional Berliner Weisse ales. Naturally soured by live cultures and hopped with American and New Zealand hops. It's Juicy, dude. ABV:4%
Designed to knock your socks off while keeping your feet on the ground, we wanted a beer that was as electric as a one pint wonder IPA. This session strength IPA has a bounty of American and New Zealand hops delivering maximum flavour, minimum regret. ABV:4.4%
Our interpretation of a New Zealand hopped pale ale can best be described as Tropidelic. With plenty of exotic fruit flavours from the hops it's an island orchard of fresh fruit salad but with the characteristic 8 Wired touch of balance, as you would imagine.ABV: 5%
Creep around the bone yard and hear the old hound wail! This big bad dog is back from the dead, breathing new life into an old IPA style. A real hop hit with a few phantom flavours that creep up quietly. Bone Yard howls with Waimea, Chinook and Taiheke hops that make for a big pale ale without freaking the sheep so to speak.
Embrace your inner velociraptor and get your jaws around this very special brew. Chomp is a New Zealand pale ale, and in true kiwi style it’s the best of both worlds – well rounded and free from frills and feathers. Starting with hints of orange and tropical fruit flavours, it’ll then snap at you with a touch of toothy bitterness, all backed up with a subtle Pacifica and Motueka hop flavour. Enjoy the taste, mind the teeth. ABV: 4.75%
Dog Father dealing, workin the feeling and brewing it fly. It's an All American tang thang. Citra & Amarillo, Damn Son! What a snap on the tongue. This blends out nice and rhyming tight. Stone fruit humin, passionfruit zingn and Amarillo buzzin. It's a full fruit drive by. Rock to that.
Word up. Got you a real deal pale ale with a killa finish. Stone fruits for kicks, malt sweetness for the lovers and a refreshing hop zing for the whole game. This Pug Life starts funky, but when the bitterness drops, it'll have your taste buds popping. How you like me now?
Flying Fortress Ale symbolises everything great about beer: a big taste, a graceful aroma and two massive engines on each wing. The malts are Pale Ale combined with chocolate and caramel variants while the hops are NZ Motueka and Pacific Jade. Ardmore Airport, just 5km from the brewery, was originally built for these beautiful behemoths. Adjust your helmet and strap yourself in.
Back in the British Raj, elephant riding, tea-swilling settlers were in dire need of rescuing from the Indian sun. And so the India Pale Ale was born. Brewed with extra hops so it'd survive the voyage east, it was imbued with floral aromas, malty sweetness and a lingering dry finish. But enough of that Mumbo Jumbo. Stretch out on the verandah and enjoy.
The Bouncing Czech is named after the town of Pizen (Pilsen) in what is now the Czech Republic. For centuries Pizen produced a beer famed for its strong hoppy taste. For a similar style we use NZ Cascade and Pacifica hops to produce a characterful pilsener with explosions of citrus. It'll bounce round your mouth like a rabbit on a trampoline.
Big Barrel is proudly the largest Independent 100% NZ Family Owned & Operated Liquor group in NZ. Big Barrel is a specialist liquor retailer formed in 2003, starting with their first ever store in Marewa, Napier and has since grown to over 37 stores nationwide and going strong.