Hall Of Fame
Check out some of the other big hitters we’ve had in previous releases. Please note, only cans in our Shop section are available to purchase. We only release certain quantities of each beer, and once it’s gone… It’s gone!
Just Squeezed – you want juicy? Then this NEIPA is for you! This recipe is a throw back to Juice Cannon, one of our most popular beers ever! Featuring some of the juiciest hops we could find in Azacca, El Dorado, Mosaic, and Citra. Fermented with our house IPA yeast and a dash of lactose for some extra 5 Alive fruit juice vibes. Imagine squeezing a freshly picked mango or papaya into a glass and you’re on the right track. Sweet, juicy, hazy and a touch of bitterness make this almost appropriate to be poured alongside your morning coffee and toast.
With our recent heatwave it’s felt a bit like we should be sitting on a Mexican beach, chugging a refreshing Mexican Lager. We can’t get you to the beach but we can give you a delicious and thirst quenching lager! Brewed in the style of a Mexican Lager, which is quite popular in our brewer’s home state of Texas, we’ve added some maize as is traditional. Mexican lagers are often served “dressed” with the glass rimmed with sea salt and a fresh lime wedge. So we’ve added just a hint of lime juice and sea salt during fermentation to bring you the full authentic experience all in 1 can. Cerveza is light and crisp with a rounded hop character and a slight zing of citrus and salt. The perfect antidote to these temperatures!
LEFT ON READ
Our Senior Brewer, Alex, hails from America where the IPAs are bitter and the ABVs are high! Left on Read is a throwback to the kind of DIPAs Alex brewed back in the States before the “haze craze” took over. This Imperial West Coast IPA is big and bitter but smooth enough to hide its 8.2%abv. Showcasing classic American hops like Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe and with a bit of Ekuanot to add some modern, fruity hop notes. Sweet malty, caramel flavours quickly give way to a huge hit of herbaceous citrus and piney resin, followed by that old school crisp bitterness we love. All fermented with a clean, California yeast to maximize hop flavour and aroma. Show some love for the kind of IPA that started it all. It’s messaging you, don’t leave it on read!
As the weather is warming we’re ready for another refreshing, hazy NZ IPA. Hopped liberally with 5 different hops, all hailing from the southern hemisphere. You’re probably familiar with Motueka, Wai-iti, & Nelson as we often utilize these in our NZ hopped pales, but Kronan also features Rakau & Taiheke! Taiheke adds a lovely bright, citrus and lime zest note, and Rakau is known for adding huge flavours of “the whole orchard” like pear, plum and apricot. Expect all the fresh grassy and juicy elements from our typical hazy NZ IPAs but with those amazing extras from Taiheke and Rakau. Fresh, hazy, juicy, with plenty of earthy bitterness, what’s not to love.
Maris the dank engine #2
You know we love our dank IPAs, the bigger the abv the better. After the reception that Maris the Dank Engine DIPA received earlier this year we decided to make this a bit of a series. Enter engine #2! This time featuring some Chinook Cryo hops for tons of zesty grapefruit and piney, resin. To keep everything on track we’ve shoveled in plenty of Columbus and Simcoe for maximum old school dank, bitterness. For some modern juicy/fruity elements we’ve also dry hopped with fresh Galaxy and Citra. A big and bold beer that’s oh so smooth. There’s plenty of room aboard this hype train.
If you’re drinking this DDH Pale, congrats, you’re gonna make it! At a modest(for us!) 5.1% abv this pale packs quite a punch. Hopped generously with some of our favourite juicy hops: Azacca, El Dorado Cryo, Simcoe, along with our brewer’s new favourite. Meridian! Expect the usual thick and smooth texture of our DDH Pales with plenty of tropical fruitiness but with a bright, fresh, citrusy pine element as well. Don’t stress, WAGMI! (We’re All Gonna Make It!)
Our first sour beer of 2022! Eton Mess was brewed with the most fruit puree we’ve ever used before. A heavy malt bill of wheat and oats were used to provide a thick base then Strawberry, Blueberry, and Raspberry purees were blended in along with vanilla and a lacto culture to add some lovely sherbet like tartness. You can expect bright berry aromas, sweet fruity jam like flavours finishing with a refreshingly tart kick
Our freshest NEIPA brings bags of juicy sweet aromas and flavours. Dry hopped with a huge hop bill of El Dorado Cryo, Mosaic, Citra Cryo & a relatively new hop called Meridian that brings citrus, fruit punch and sweet berry notes. We’ve added just a touch of lactose for super soft and creamy vibes. We think you’ll be lovin’ it
This hazy and juicy IPA features one of our favourite hops: Strata! Brewed with plenty of oats and wheat and our house IPA yeast we’ve paired Strata with Galaxy and Citra Cryo hops for a big, punchy and intense IPA. Flex is soft, hazy and full of tropical fruit and passionfruit notes but with a distinct piney, dank character exhibited by all 3 of these powerhouse hops. With plenty of bitterness we think drinking a can of this is a pretty good flex
As much as we love hazy bois and hop bombs around here, you can never go wrong with the classics. We’ve brewed a traditional German Hefeweizen recipe with Pilsner malt, wheat and just a touch of Vienna for a warm toasty note. Fermented with an authentic German hefeweizen yeast to provide tons of banana and clove esters. It pours hazy and is bursting with fruit and spicy aromas with a thick white head and a spritzy level of carbonation. A perfect beer to session when the suns out.
The Big show
So you know how we just said we often brew big pastry stouts with flashy extras…well we are true to our word! This time we’ve teamed up with the daft guys from Vault City to produce not one but two crazy beers! Our collabs were built around the love of fruited cheesecake. Here at S43 we’ve brewed an Imperial Cherry Cheesecake Stout, loaded up with sour cherry and sweet cherry purees. A complex malt bill provides all of those classic pastry stout flavours so it’s a bit like drinking your own liquid boozy chocolate cherry cheesecake in a can. Expect a taste of dark chocolate covered cherries, freshly baked cheesecake and a bit of malted milk shake. Our collab brewed at VC had to be a sour so we’ve gone for a big Raspberry Cheesecake Sour. Full on pastry sour with tart raspberries and sweet cheesecakey goodness. We’d encourage you to try both, taste both, and then if you’re feeling extra wild blend the two together to create your own Imperial Sour Cherry/Raspberry Cheese Stout!!!!
Brown paper bag
We often brew big pastry stouts with lots of flashy extras, but every now and then our brewer just needs to brew something simple, classic and delicious with no frills. Brown Paper Bag is a classic Oatmeal Stout with just malt, oats, hops, yeast, and water. Lots of oats were added during the mash to help lend a silky smooth texture and copious amounts of dark and roasted malts for all those deep, dark notes. Fermented with English ale yeast this stout exudes lovely chocolate, malt, and fresh roasted coffee aromas and flavours. In fact it’s a bit like drinking an iced coffee but without getting the caffeine crash afterwards. The buzz you get drinking this lusciously smooth stout just lingers on and on
You know by now how much we love our New Zealand hops and brewing hazy IPAs using them. Unsurprisingly we’ve brewed a soft, hazy pale blasted with fresh crop southern hemisphere hops and loaded up with chewy oats for a smooth texture. Featuring Motueka, Wai-iti, Nelson, Motuere, and Sticklebract hops this big-flavoured pale has all the tropical juiciness you could want but with the unique fresh, grassy, green and piney compliments of NZ hops. We certainly have our favourites when it comes to hops but this is our first beer using Sticklebract which has added a lovely drying citrus rind vibe which we think works great here in Taika. Bottoms up
Honey i’m comb!
This complex and boozy stout features 9 different malts, wildflower honey and honeycomb, and weighs in at a hefty 11.8%abv! Sumptuous flavours of dark chocolate, caramel, coffee and honey permeate this imperial stout. A lovely smooth texture, subtle sweetness with a lighter body in spite of the high abv makes this stout dangerously drinkable. You won’t want to share your can
We’ve been loving El Dorado hops lately so here we’ve brewed a lovely hazy IPA with all El Dorado! Dry hopped at 3 different stages and loaded up with oats and wheat for a creamy and smooth texture. Expect lots of lush tropical notes like pineapple, melon and mango along with just an edge of resinous pine and balancing bitterness to keep it very drinkable. Smooth, juicy and crushable
Mythical beast bandwagon
We hosted our new friends Tartarus Brewing earlier in the year and decided to brew up a big, boozy and beautiful Belgian golden strong. Brewed traditionally using a simple malt bill of all german lager malt, hopped lightly with Tettnang and Herkules hops and fermented warm with Belgian yeast for maximum fruity and spicy esters. It pours a bright straw colour with a large foamy head, aromas of sweet pear and tangerine dominant along with hints of bubblegum and peppery spice. At 9.9% it has a surprisingly smooth, light and crisp body with just a hint of booziness
This sweet and sticky imperial stout is a homage to a favourite cake that our brewer Alex misses from his home state of Texas. Brewed with lots of specialty malts and a generous helping of lactose for a smooth and sweet base, we then aged the beer on toasted coconut and vanilla and then added some pecan for good measure. The result is a luscious and creamy chocolatey stout with an almost oily texture. tons of coconut aroma and a hint of nuttiness in the finish. We may also have laid some down in a barrel for later…
A fresh and thick hazy NZ IPA just like you like it! This time featuring a hop combo of Wai-iti, Motueka, Nelson and Riwaka. Bursting with grapefruit, tropical juiciness and zingy lime citrus the Riwaka hops really come out in this one, balanced out with some classic New Zealand piney, herbal and grassy notes and a decent amount of bitterness to makes this an intense hop trip to the southern hemisphere.
A massive beer filled with complexity, bold flavours and depth, plus a little bit of chocolate and a pinch of heat. Brewed with our good friends at McColl’s Brewery something big was always on the cards. A rich, sweet, viscous body greets you with layers of dark malts and chocolate following. Delicate fruity chilli flavours and a mild heat develop as aromas and spice warmth settle.
It’s been almost 2 years since we released Juice Cannon, a hazy IPA with a hint of lactose that really helped put us on the map. We’ve dusted this recipe off and made a few slight changes to bring you: Juicier Cannon. This iteration we’ve added in some Cryo Pop along with El Dorado Cryo and still featuring plenty of Azacca, Citra and Mosaic in multiple dry hopping stages for a juicy hop explosion. Fermented with our house IPA yeast for maximum fruity esters and rounded out with a small amount of lactose to up the creaminess and make it oh so smooth
This West Coast Pale Ale is chock full of the classic American hops that use to dominate IPA in the good ol’ days. A big hop bill of Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo, Columbus, Ekuanot, and Cascade Cryo brings bold flavours of grapefruit, pine and candied orange peel. We’ve fermented with a crisp, clean California yeast to really let the hops shine. Even though this is a 5.2% pale you can expect big flavours, slightly sweet caramel malts and plenty of palate cleansing bitterness to make this a super crushable west coast trip. Time to slap on those chaps and take this puppy for a ride. Yee Haw! – The Texas Tornado.
We are stoked to finally get our favourite ‘bubble’ pals in for a collab. Sticking together through thick and thin, S43 made our time in isolation much easier. This one is a delicious DDH IPA that hits all the right notes. This one is a labour of love and an appreciation beer for our friends, S43.
Maris Dank Engine
Hello again to our Dank friends, it’s been a while! Our first Dank IPA since August 2021, we used a train load of Columbus, Chinook, Citra and Simcoe in the whirpool and a huge double dry hop of Cryo Citra, Cryo Columbus, Chinook and Centennial to give lots of savoury piney notes, but not missing out on the good old tropical juice that we all know and love. We wanted to go intense on this one and it’s exactly that, however oh so smooth too. Fermented with our house IPA yeast for a New England style, we can’t wait for this one to pull into the station!
Our senior craft brewer Alex hails from the hearty land of Texas where a milky, spiced drink called Horchata is loved. We wanted to blend a creamy milk stout base with additions of Vanilla and Cinnamon for a sweet and spicy touch. The base beer is silky smooth, with 10 different malts and Muscovado sugar providing a sweet body and lactose for an extra creamy mouthfeel, it’s milky, spiced, sweet and smooth, the perfect blend!
Our first Pilsner is brewed with lager malt, a touch of Vienna and German hops. We fermented low and slow with a traditional German lager strain originating from the Bavarian Weihenstephaner brewery and then lagered in tank for 6 more weeks to provide a crisp and clean profile. Noble hops lend a floral and herbal aroma, a lightly sweet bready and malty flavour finishes with a refreshing bitterness and crisp bite. A super light and refreshing lager to start the year off
Windowsill Of Conspiracy
We’ve been experimenting a lot recently with different hop combos but thought it was time to let Mosaic shine on its own. Brewed entirely with Mosaic in the kettle, whirlpool and multiple dry hop stages. Expect a wide range of flavours and aromas to pop everything from mango to berry, peach to pine. Fermented with London Ale III to coax even more fruity flavours out this hazy IPA is smooth and chock full of fruity deliciousness.
After the success of last year’s Mr Sipling, one of 2020’s best-selling beers for us, we couldn’t resist finishing the year by doubling down with a Big Ol’ Battenberg! Kettle soured with some lactobacillus culture, loaded up with lactose, apricot puree, almond extract, and vanilla, not much else to say about this one other than it’s a big thick sweet treat that’ll be exceedingly good to drink this Christmas.
All Roads Lead To Nowhere
We had our new friends Merakai Brewing come join us for a murky, hazy New England, brewed with a touch of lactose for additional creaminess! The hop bill features some big hitters such as Citra, Idaho 7 and Galaxy for lots of tropical fruit, peach and citrussy dankness. Our usual low carbonation lends a creamy texture rounded out with the small lactose addition, we deviated from our normal New England style by fermenting with Vermont yeast, one of the original NE strains to make super authentic and end the year with a bang!
This American style Barley Wine, brewed with our good friends at VAUX brewery, is full of caramelised toffee notes, whirlpooled and dry hopped with a big ol’ US hop bill of Citra, Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade and Columbus and a complex malty backbone. Big, boozy and bitter with a warmth that takes those winter blues away.
Creamy toffee flavour from a rich malt bill, lactose for a smooth and full body and toffee in the fermenter, we wanted to go all in for Christmas on this impy. This beauty is all of the toffee you want, without getting stuck in your teeth!
The Purple One
Thick, oily, full of caramel and hazelnut notes and oh so Christmassy. Once you’ve opened it, remember not to put the empty wrapper back in the box!
We chucked a load of strawberry puree and lactose into this beautiful base stout recipe, the result? Strawberry Delight! If you like your impy’s on the slightly sweeter/pastry side, this is what you’ll be dreaming about this Christmas!
Shock, S43 Brewery are doing another New Zealand IPA! But why wouldn’t we? They’re some of the best hops in the world, and this time we’ve gone big with a DIPA. Rakau, Nelson, Wai-iti, Moutere, Motueka, Galaxy, Kohatu, we’ve gone big not home on this, used over 30% Oats and Wheat in the malt, its that New Zealand flavour we really love here, so we hope you do too!
Small in ABV, big in stature with a big ol’ hop bill, Galaxy, Mosaic, Idaho 7, Azacca and Talus stack this pale ale up against some of thick hop soup IPA’s we’ve produced this year. Smooth in mouthfeel with some savoury pine backed up with everything you’d expect from this kind of hop bill. We’ve become fond of making these intense pales this year, so we’re going to keep doing ’em.
After using desiccated coconut in our Coconut Snowball Stout earlier this year we’ve been desperate to use it in another beer, and since we haven’t done a Milkshake IPA in a little bit we figured now would be a really good time to get some back in again! Hopped with the most Pineapple’y hops of all, Sabro, Bru-1 and El Dorado, dosed with a bunch of Pineapple Puree and packed with a shed load of desiccated coconut, this Pina Colada Milkshake IPA should transport you to a beach in the Caribbean in the height of summer, instead of being caught in that Great British winter rain!
Waste of space
This is Alex’s favourite style of beer to brew, a solid hazy IPA with a good bit of depth and well roundedness. Hopped with Idaho 7, Nelson, Centennial, Amarillo, Citra and Cascade, this is a real all-rounder, expect a real smooth and creamy mouthfeel backed up by big Pine and Dank flavours, with a good bit of bitterness to take the edge off, and keep you coming back for more, oh boy!
We love New Zealand hops and we’ve pumped this hazy pale full of them. Thick and opaque this pale is equal parts juicy tropical fruit and piney goodness. A heavy dose of Motueka and Wai-iti hops add freshly squeezed lime juice vibes and a soft, creamy texture makes this pale feel a lot bigger than its abv.
Pumpkin, pumpkin, imperialOur second time hosting our good friends at Brew York for what we plan to become our yearly Autumnally extravagant collab! This time we went even bigger on the ABV and bumped it up to 9.5, dosed in your usual blend of seasonal spices, stuck in some whole coffee beans and cold brew from our local roastery Fika, and used Pumpkin from tins brought over from the good old US of A. Get your flannel shirts, Ugg boots and woolly hats at the ready, it’s about to get very brisk at the brewery.
Appropriately named as when we brewed this Belgian IPA most of our staff were either self-isolating or off sick so it made for an exciting brew day. Our take on a Belgian IPA features Belgian Ardennes yeast which brings classic spicy flavour and aroma with a hint of earthiness and Belgian funk. Hopped generously with Columbus, Amarillo, German Tettnager and Citra for tons of citrus, grapefruit and old school herbal hop character. Brewed with a stripped back malt bill of 95% lager malt for a lovely refreshingly crisp finish. A crisp, citrus forward hoppy beer with beautiful Belgian character that provides a twist and something a bit different in a sea of hazy IPAs.
Atlantic nightsThis East Coast pours bright yellow and hazy, with a light fluffy head. Juicy tropical fruits and tangerine aromas really pop as soon as the can is opened. A very soft and smooth texture, low carbonation enhances the breakfast juice vibes. It’s sweet and juicy flavours dominate along with some mango and a bit of earthiness as the beer warms up. A rounded bitterness is just enough to balance out the juiciness and creamy texture.
Pouring a lovely amber and deep orange colour, expect bright aromas of grapefruit, pine and orange. Bitter sweet marmalade flavours jump out initially giving way to resiny pine, bright citrus, and a touch of spice. The slight caramelly sweetness from the crystal malts dissipates, finishing with a crisp, pithy and refreshing level of bitterness that keeps it very moreish. A deliciously refreshing hop trip!
This is why we can’t have nice thingsBrewed in the same style as some of our crowd favourites, Juice Cannon and Big Juice, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things is a juiced up Double IPA with a small addition of lactose to smooth everything out. Hopped with possibly our most exciting bill yet of Galaxy, Strata and Bru 1, expect loads of tropical flavours with hints of fresh cut pineapple and passionfruit, and a little bit of savoury dankness from the Galaxy and Strata, this will be one thick hoppy explosion of a beer.
The drake equation
Since we enjoyed Nebulous so much, which was our first beer featuring the galactic combo of Citra/Simcoe and Mosaic, and since Little Juice has been going down so well, we figured we would have another crack at doing a hazy pale, full of body and flavour but on the more sessionable side of things. With this ultimate modern hop combo expect your usual flavours of mango, stonefruit, citrus and pine, but without the usual daft ABV that some people come to expect from our beers!
Our lawyers made us change the name of this beer so we don’t get suedTechnically we’ve got a double collab drop this time round, this one is with the excellent Phantom Brewery! We were both keen to do a hop forward beer, but something a little bit out of the ordinary, so we went with a Black IPA. Hopped with Chinook, Simcoe, Citra and Summit, but with the extra addition of dark malts, the resulting beer is full on hop bursts of classic pine and aroma, that turns into hints of chocolate and roast. Smooth and easy drinking with a bitter backbone, this our first Black IPA, but hopefully not our last!
Its summer time, pull on your finest/tightest pair of Jorts, have a sip of this beer and be transported to Venice Beach. Featuring lots of classic American Hops for tonnes of refreshing Citrus and Grapefruit character, plenty of bitterness to keep it sessionable, and a lower ABV to help it along the way. This is our first ever West Coast Pale, so let us hope the sun keeps shining!