Hop Harvester NZIPA

June 20th, 2017 Posted by New Beer, Uncategorized 3 comments


Hop Harvest NZIPA won the Smiths Craft Beer NZ IPA Challenge in Queenstown!

The NZ Hop harvest is complete and the hops are now available, so it’s time to taste the 2017 NZ Hops as our new New Zealand IPA – Epic Hop Harvester.

Inspired by the Epic Team’s yearly trip to the Nelson hop growing region during hop harvest. This year we were down again for Hop Harvest at the Oldham’s Farm BBQing and drinking beers amongst the hops as they were being harvested. We are already making plans for next year’s harvest, so let us know if you are interested in joining us. Check out what went down at this year’s event:

The label captures the colours from our visits to the hop farms. The dark green of the hop leaves and the pale green of the hop flowers, and the orange of the safety vests, with reflective strips.

Aroma of juicy fruit gum, passionfruit and a hint of freshly cut grass.

The flavour hops are the hero of this beer with the tropical fruit and delicate sweet hint of malt sweetness. The beer is driven by Nelson Sauvin and Riwaka hops grown in NZ.

ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 45
Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Riwaka

Launch Events:

Smiths NZ IPA Competition, Queenstown, 22 – 24 June. It will also be available at The Fork & Tap in Arrowtown.
Bin 44 Wellington, 27 June

Any further launches, events or info on availability will be posted here ASAP.

New Zealand only


Ryder says:

Im ecstatic to try this

Michael King says:

Will you send any to your Aussie fans?

Chris Hannent says:

At this stage, this one won’t cross the ditch. I’ll let you know if this changes.

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