Blue Fridge Brewery | Our Beers
Blue Fridge Brewery - the greatest little nano brewery in the Coromandel. Sustainably brewed beers by the beach in Kuaotunu, New Zealand.
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Our Beers

CORE RANGE

SWEET AS

GERMAN WHEAT BEER 5% ABV

It’s time to escape into the taste of Kiwi Summer. Take a sip and relax – the sun is out, surf is up, BBQ is on, and everything is sweet as, just like it says on the can. Don’t let our German Style Wheat Beer fool you! This deliciously refreshing beer is made with all NZ hops and malts, the perfect way to enjoy summer all year round. Sweet As, Bro.

RIWAKASAURUS REX

SESSION IPA 5.3% ABV

This sessionable IPA is made with rakau hops and heaps of riwaka hops to give it a delightful passionfruit aroma and mandarin flavour. A good strong malt backbone finishes with notes of toffee and caramel.

SALTY SEA DOG

WHITE IPA 5.3% ABV

Sailors have long known the lure of the tavern, whenever they make port after a long journey. This White IPA is a siren song of Nelson Sauvin and Moutere hops, calling to mind tropical aromas, with citrus notes delighting even the most travelled palate. So no matter where you roam, our Salty Sea Dog will bring you home.

SEASONALS

PRETTY TART

RASPBERRY BERLINER 3.8% ABV

Originally meant as a one-off special edition, this Raspberry Sour Wheat Beer proved so popular that we’ve brought it into regular seasonal rotation. Made with all NZ hops and malts, and wild organic raspberries, she’s a smooth drop with a cheeky finish that’ll leave you thinking she’s as pretty as she is tart.

RHINO CHASER

ORGANIC PALE ALE 5% ABV

A rhino chaser is a surfing term for a large surfboard made for chasing big waves. We used organic pilsner malt to give balance to the big citrusy aroma and flavour of the cascade hops. This light-bodied and easy to drink pale ale is the perfect refreshment after some big wave adventures.

THE TEMPEST

OATMEAL STOUT 4.2% ABV

This deliciously dark stout is full-bodied, smooth and bitter. Laced with hints of caramel and chocolate, with a touch of coffee to finish. Surprisingly easy to drink, even for dark beer naysayers.

THE OTHER WOMAN

IRISH RED 4% ABV

A caramel and toffee-enriched red ale made with dark crystal and redback malts to provide delicious malt character. Fuggles hops provide a soft floral aroma to accompany a creamy mouthfeel and a bittersweet finish that makes it easy to drink, any time.

OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD

PACIFIC KOLSCH 4% ABV

Traditionally brewed in Cologne, it’s no surprise that our Pacific Style Kolsch has delicate floral aromas. A classic Kolsch recipe, delivering a clean and uncomplicated taste, medium bodied and with a soft mouthfeel. Invigorated with local NZ Moutere and Rakau hops, to add refreshing notes of orange blossom, balanced with a subtle malt biscuit finish.

NON-ALCOHOLICS

THE LOCAL GINGER

NON-ALCOHOLIC GINGER BEER

Made with malt from the brewing process, this ginger beer has a strong ginger kick that’s backed up by cayenne pepper for some extra spice. Hints of cinnamon, clove and caramel help to balance the fiery heat of our local ginger.

SPECIAL RELEASES

LIEBLING

GERMAN HONEY WHEAT 5% ABV

This German style wheat beer is a traditional wheat with a twist; commissioned for exclusive sale at Honey Bear Restaurant. We took our Sweet As, and added toffee malt from Gladfield and locally-sourced honey. The honey is added mid-fermentation to maintain complexity and keep the honey flavour subtle to avoid it being overly sweet.

STICKY PALMS

MANGO PALE ALE 5.5% ABV

Crisp and refreshing like an iceblock on a hot summers day, Sticky Palms slips down your throat as easily as the icy juice drips down your fingers. NZ hops provide an assertive dry undercurrent to balance the fresh mango added to our delicious Pale Ale.

VALLEY HARVEST

FRESH HOP PILSNER 4.3% ABV

Our delicious Fresh Hop Pilsner is made with hops grown right here in Blue Fridge Valley. Within 30mins of being harvested, they’re already in the kettle; it doesn’t get fresher than that! With a clean flavour profile designed to showcase our special Blue Fridge hops, complemented by pilsner malts, and and finishing on a crisp fruit note.

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