The Yeastie Boys - Stu McKinlay and Sam Possenniskie - are the dynamic duo of New Zealand's craft beer scene. They burst onto the beer LANDSCAPE with two trophies for their flagship porter Pot Kettle Black at BrewNZ 2009 and have remained firmly ensconced there ever since.
Bigmouth is an extra pale, unfiltered, hoppy session ale. It is full of tropical, grapefruit, lemon and white wine notes from the juicy sun-kissed, Nelson-grown New Zealand hops (Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, Pacifica). It has a luscious mouthfeel, from the heavy use of wheat and oats, carries the hop flavour across the palate before easing out with a dry, bitter finish.
Style: Session IPA
This India Pale Ale (IPA) is an aggressive wee beast that is dedicated to our friend Joseph Wood of Liberty Brewing and to all those hopheads who love drinking IPA day in, day out. Just as the term digital is all about zeroes and ones, the concept of IPA is all about malts and hops. Enjoy the rich golden malt backbone of Digital while you can... then feel it closing in as the fruity Motueka-grown hops dominate your palate and don’t ever fade away. IPA as it should be.
Style: India Pale Ale
When the team behind the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular asked us to create a special beer for their 2012 festival, we started by searching for musical inspiration from their Australian homeland. The tunes led us on a wild conceptual ride but we ended up settling on thi hugely floral India Pale Ale that is "dry-leafed" with a massive load of Earl Grey Blue Flower tea.
Gunnamatta - the instrumental opening track of Paul Kelly's 2004 album Ways and Means - refers to a BEACH break on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula and had us thinking of good friends, cups of tea, surf, beer and rock 'n' roll!
As Paul Kelly says himself: "Deeper water, leading me on."
Style: India Pale Ale "dry-leafed"
Our flagship beer, and biggest seller, is one of the most celebrated beers to come out of New Zealand. Pot Kettle Black is still the only beer to have ever won two TROPHIES in a single year at BrewNZ, and in 2012 was awarded the Champion Beer of Asia (potentially the biggest award a NZ beer has picked up in 30 years). PKB, as it has become affectionately known, is a juxtaposition of beer: fresh and hoppy, yet as black as night and malty rich. The black beer that has converted many a person who was formerly scared of black beer. Also called a "real foodie beer" by pretty much every chef we meet!
Style: American-style Porter