Amber is a petrified resin often containing mosquitos. Ours is a quaffable session ale. Good with breakfast, suitable with lunch and 100% improves sunsets and can be drunk in the dark. Using a classic hopbination of Summit and Cascade hops, our Amber ale offers a solid malt backbone, shades of grapefruit and a refreshing bitterness
ABV 4.4% / IBUs 42
All that glitters is not gold, but beer, Gaika was a legendary Xhosa king and his name marks the highest peak in Hogsback. Using a wild combination of Colombus, Mosaic and Motueka hops, first comes a crisp bitterness, a smidgen of malt flavour, followed by a soft citrus orange finish. Goes well with life and everything it throws at you.
ABV 3.8% / IBUs 50
Smashed Parrot IPA
IPA, India – a country, Pale – not Barry White, Ale – a water substitute that keeps you safe. Ours is a hoppy, not stupidly bitter, refreshing citrus bomb that goes well with friends and hot summer days. Using Alchemy, Mosaic and Columbus hops, HBC’s IPA offers a super quaffable ale with hints of malt, bursts of bitterness and refreshing citrus flavours.
ABV 4.5% / IBUs 51
The Signwriters Ale
Named after a legendary Signwriter, the Signwriters Ale was a 30 Litre Christmas Gift, dispatched in 5 days. Before Christmas arrived. So enjoyable, we made it available to the world at large. The Signwriters is our homage to English Ales, made with noble hops, offering a rich malty, slightly spicy, always earthy ale to while away afternoons.
ABV 4% / IBUs 15
A stout, possibly a porter, using roasted malts, some hops for a dash of bitterness and local roasted coffee beans perpetually soaked in Bourbon. Seldom available mainly due to self consumption of my three favourite things, Beer, Coffee and Whiskey in a single bottle. Try it while you can!
ABV 4.5% / IBUs 43
The Summer Ale is a malty honey nut pale ale with flavours of local raspberries, who we kidding? It’s just a Raspberry smack in the cakehole. Available on tap and in bottles. Surprisingly it’s only available in Summer, ask for it when the suns shining.