As soon as you flip the top off the bottle you know you’re in for something special. While the bright golden hue hints at a great quaffing beer, the explosion of passionfruit and citrus aromas - the signature of the Riwaka hop variety - leave you in no doubt you’re in for more than mere refreshment. On the palate the initial biscuity malt sweetness is soon joined by those zingy tropical fruit hop notes and leads into a racy tart finish.
This beer is flavour-packed yet crisp and thirst quenching - that’s the paradox! When your thirst is finally quenched try another glass with: Barbecued seafood, Marlborough green lipped mussel, Freshly caught scallops.
Discovery American Pale Ale
Pioneered in the American state of California, American Pale Ale, or APA for short, was designed to showcase the unique resiny fruitiness of American hops. Renaissance Brewing have given this style a truly New Zealand flavour by using Cascade and Willamette hops that are grown over the hill in Nelson.
This beer displays honeyed characters and the subtle hop flavours lead to a slightly sweet finish on the palate. As with all our beers, we believe that Discovery’s flavours can be enjoyed with food as well as on their own, we recommend that this beer matches well with the hot spiced dishes of the following cuisines: Mexican, South East Asian, Indian.
Stonecutter Scotch Ale
Multi award winning Stonecutter Scotch Ale is the big, hearty, ‘red wine’ of our range. The Scotch Ale style is believed to have originated in Edinburgh in the 18th century and is colloquially known as "wee heavy" due to its higher strength than its paler siblings.
Nine malts are blended together to produce layers of caramel, toffee, liquorice, chocolate and roasty flavours. These layers are balanced by a tart, raisiny fruitiness that gradually gives way to give this dark beer a lingering dry finish.
Rich, full bodied, warming and moreish, Stonecutter pairs well with the following dishes: Venison, Roast beef or lamb, Hearty casseroles and stews, Crème brûlée, Scottish shortbread.
Voyager Indian Pale Ale
Inspired by the boldly hoppy Ales of old that were exported from Britain to the furthest corners of her vast and glorious empire, Voyager I.P.A. is a rich satisfying Ale with an emphatic hop bite.
Brewed with pale ale malt from Canterbury, and small additions of European specialty malts to yield a malt base on which to build its hop edifice. It is generously hopped with two Kiwi hop varieties for bitterness then finish it with Fuggles (as a nod to I.P.A.’s British origin) and New Zealand bred Riwaka hops for a spicy floral finish.
The result is an ale that will coat your palate with hops and will leave you in no doubt that you have had an awesome hoppy beer!