The Vienna Amber is the first style that became known as a Lager.
A complex mix of Malt and Hops using the traditional Lagering method of the early 1800's.
This style of beer traces its roots back to roughly the same time and location as the Romirer Family's Brewpub in Kobenz, Steiermark, Austria.
Smooth and full bodied with a biscuit malt base and light effervescent hop character, our crisp lager leaves the palate Fresh.
A perfect match for smoked meats, sausage and pungent cheeses.
A lighter version of an IPA this cheeky little number is best had when the thirst is full,
on a hot summer's day or relaxing after skiing on Mt. Ruapehu. Pale in name, but not in nature!
Our session ale is classically balanced and lightly hopped with a point of difference - we season it with a hint of lemon and thyme.
Simply refreshing and the perfect accompaniment to Trout!
Inspired by the local Obsidian Volcanic Glass this Dark Porter is not what it looks like.
Sharp, Smooth, .....Enduring and Highly Sort After. Brewed with roasted barley creating notes of
espresso and dark chocolate.
Lightly carbonated with a velvety creamy mouth-feel offers a lingering finish.
A perfect match for red meat, game, cheese and chocolate or caramelised puddings.
Early harvest of Granny Smith Apples fermented with pineapple creates subdued tangy notes.
Along with passionfruit aromas the style is clean, crisp and refreshingly neutral - between Dry and Sweet.
Drink while enjoying sharp cheeses or spicy foods.
Looking for a Hop Fix? This is the one!
This is the grown-up cousin to our Taupo Pale Ale.
Ale Yeast fermented to approx 6% and Lager Yeast to approx 10% - all while using a
Lagering technique - produces our strong, clean and clear Imperial. There is a complexity of flavours by
dry hopping with Motueka, Centennial, Galaxy and Cascade. Including the creamy earthy background
of the Chez Saaz (Pilsener) hop we have created a remarkably sensational taste. Hop aromas abound!
Take our Granny Smith Cider - Lure and uniquely add Mulling Spices, Grape Skins, Ginger and Motueka Hops.
This is the ideal Winter Cider. And for those more adventurous, we can serve it Hot or Cold.
Aptly named the Jigger.
This one is always a fun surprise, and very popular. We are always getting fun ideas that break the mould, or finding Family Recipes from Austria.
Only On TAP in the Bier Kafe.
A beer lineup is never complete without a Hefe Weizen, we call it the POACHER. It is a Wheat Beer.
Coriander, Orange, and Blood Grapefruit on the nose, plus Galaxy Hops make this a subtle Weizen.
Sure there are stronger ones out there but the delicate tones in this beer are delish!
Once again our Granny Smith Cider - Lure makes a base for this special Cider.
We take the pith of Quince left over from the Bier Kafe's Quince Paste,
and add Galaxy Hops.
Very Refreshing, quirky and flavoursome.
Light Biscuity Malts with Styrian Golding (orig Austria) & Czech Saaz Hops have produced a fresh tasting aromatic lager that is full bodied in style.
Summer Stonefruit such as Apricots as well as Tangelo can be tasted from these hops.
Refreshingly dry with a touch of Tang.
Food Match with Camembert, Ham and Chicken.
Smokey Ginger Beer - 0%abv Ginger Beer with a smokey kick.
The ginger is cold smoked with Pohutakawa and Birdberry wood. Seamlessly punctuated with honey & lemon.
This All Natural beverage is very good for the digestive system and has 80% less sugar than other gingerbeers .