Panhead Custom Ales

Panhead Brewery

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Forget your indie hipsters with day jobs in IT, Panhead Custom Ales are NZs Finest Beer Engineers. We like to strip down and rebuild brews with the natural good taste and discernment of dedicated beer lovers. We have our range of core classics dear to the hearts of our dedicated fan base and an ongoing series of pimped-out specials where Job One is to blow peoples mind.

Supercharger APA 5.7%

“Hops are where it starts for the born- again craft head and Supercharger American Pale Ale is where Panhead delivers. This is an all-American show with Centennial, Citra and Simcoe overwhelming your nose, kicking you in the taste buds and departing with more bitterness than a Palm Springs divorce.”

Whitewall WPA 4.3%

“Every now and then you need to kick back and cruise and Whitewall is the wheat pale ale for the occasion. At a diplomatic 4.3% it has a clean, crisp mouthfeel that comes from a touch of wheat in the malt. The hopping is a little bolder than you might imagine, showcasing the new generation of Aussie stars – Galaxy, Enigma and Ella. Best enjoyed on the back porch late afternoon after a bit of self-congratulatory physical exertion.”

Quickchange XPA 4.6%

“XPA means Extra Pale with a lighter malt base, the delicate hue undercut by a glorious hit of alpha oils from Mosaic, Galaxy and Citra hops. You don’t always want your mouth flayed raw and your liver worked to a standstill. A few luscious notes of mango, guava, lychee and pineapple can be just the thing.”

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The Vandal NZ Indian Pale Ale 8%

Not only did the Americans invent hot-rodding, they invented hop-rodding too. In the late 1960’s a Tauranga teenager called John Reid threw a kiwi hat in that ring with the famed ‘Vandal’, a dazzling green flake 1919 Dodge bucket. In his spirit we’re rising to the other challenge with a beer named in its honour – a big, bitter APA groaning with whole cone Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and

Port Road Pilsner 5.2%

Pilsner is like lager with a personality. It’s famously Czech in origin, but here we’ve gone for a South Pacific hop profile in keeping with the people who brew it and drink it. Passionfruit, grapefruit and sauvignon blanc characters abound, stacked up on a robust malt base that’s partly German, partly kiwi – sort of like Kim Dotcom.