4 big brews this week! It's going to be exciting
Brewer’s notes: A fusion of a Belgium witbier and an American IPA. Our White IPA gives the traditional wheat beer a bit more punch through the moderate smooth bitterness. The citrus and pine tones come from the various additions of Waimea and Wakatu hops. We use 60% wheat malt and kept the ABV down more toward a session beer which gives it a light crisp body that is tart and fresh. The name comes from Aotearoa – “the land of the long white cloud”, Maori for New Zealand. Let is be a long lingering hoppy love!
ALC: 4.7 % VOL
Brewer’s notes: We brewed this version of our Southern Pale Ale to be an easy drinking “folk” beer, which means it has a lighter body and 3.5% ABV. We think it’s a great beer for new converts to craft beer. We boost the bitterness and aroma with a combination of bold kiwi hops. Waimea provides the smooth bitterness and a hint of pine, while the Nelson Sauvin stands out on the nose with its distinctive cristpness and unique floral tones, all balanced with the subtle taste of citrus from the Motueka. We like to think our Southern Pale Ale washes over your like a cool breeze on a warm summers day. Afterall, it’s always summer somewhere!
ALC: 3.5 % VOL
Brewer’s notes: We brewed our Southern Pale Ale to be an easy drinking session beer, which means it has a lighter body and lower ABV than your average pale ale. We think it’s a great beer for new converts to craft beer. We boost the bitterness and aroma with a combination of bold kiwi hops. Waimea provides the smooth bitterness and a hint of pine, while the Nelson Sauvin stands out on the nose with its distinctive crispness and unique floral tones, all balanced with the subtle taste of citrus from the Motueka. We like to think our Southern Pale Ale washes over your like a cool breeze on a warm summers day. Afterall, it’s always summer somewhere!
ALC: 4.6 % VOL
Brewer’s notes: We brewed the Shady Jade as a kiwi slant on a bold American-style Pale Ale. The higher moderate maltiness and higher ABV are what you come to expect from the this classic craft style. While the punchy up-front bitterness comes from the early kettle additions of the wonderful Pacific Jade hop, the Motueka and Wai-iti balance out this bitterness with citrus and tropical fruit tones. For the final punch we round it off with some very shady dry hopping.
ALC: 5.8 % VOL
Brewer’s notes: We brewed this “Red IPA” to have a deep colour and a hoppy head of citrus and tropical fruits. We should note that a Red IPA has a more moderate bitterness than your usual West Coast-style IPA – we consider it more like a shot in the arm than a fist in the face. Our Pacific IPA gets its characteristic bitterness from the Pacific Jade, while the late kettle additions of Motueka and Wai-iti taunt your senses with tangerine and citrus. The malt base is also much heavier with biscuit and toffee tones and at 6.4% the ABV is what we have come to expect from any good IPA. Inspired by the duality of the dark Northern winter and the lively Southern summer, we reckon this Red IPA is equally good any time of year.
ALC: 6.4 % VOL
Brewer’s notes: We wanted to brew this oatmeal stout for it’s smoothness and fullness, then added the chili to spice it up a bit. Single hopped with the versatile Motueka, gives this stout a balanced bitterness and “noble” aroma without overpowering the chocolate and malt tones. For the sting we roast chili over wood charcoal on the BBQ which brings out the sweetness and gives a subtle smoked character. The sneaky chili is not meant to club you over the head, but slowly creep up on you, then kick in the afterburners… *BOOM*
ALC: 6.0 % VOL
IMPERIAL CHAMPAGNE PILSNER
Brewer’s notes: What’s so special about this pilsner you ask? Firstly, it’s brewed with champagne yeast, imparting a mildly sweet flavor with a distinct champagne character and a dry finish. Secondly, true to the NKB course, we use only NZ hops, striking a nice balance with Pacific Gem & Green Bullet. Finally, it’s a collaboration with our good friends at Brewing Költur, infusing a whole lot of brewmance into this beer. We’ve found ourselves calling it a classy craft brewers ”stor stark”. To good health!
ALC: 6.7 % VOL
BLUEBERRY BALTIC PORTER
Brewer’s notes: Our Black n Blue is a sweet full-bodied Baltic Porter with a smooth palate and tones of roasted coffee and chocolate. For the twist, we spike it with Swedish blueberries at the dry hopping stage, then lager it for a few months to let the flavors infuse. The tart blueberries are subtle yet distinct on the nose and in the flavour and balance well with the sweetness of the Baltic Porter. The rounded bitterness comes from the Pacific Gem hop, which is known to have very little aroma, leaving room for the blueberries to shine. Cheers!
ALC: 6.0 % VOL
Like all craft brewers we are passionate, dedicated and love what we do.
So where do we differ? Well, we’re a couple of Kiwi fellas out to showcase the finest New Zealand hops. Punchy aromas and intense flavours infuse to give you a unique taste of the New World right here in the Old one. And, while our hearts are in the North, our souls will always remain in the South. We call this:
∙ Nordic Heart – Southern Soul ∙
We trust you can taste this duality in every drop of our fine craft.
Our fine ales are available at selected locations in Stockholm and around Sweden.
Also available for ordering in Sweden at your nearest Systembolaget store and currently available on the shelf at Brommaplan, Ekerö and Mörby Centrum stores – get down there and support your local craft brewer!