Green Beacon Ditch Hopper NZ Lager

Style
NZ Lager
ABV
5.3%
Bitterness
26 IBU

For Green Beacon’s Eight Years of Beers celebrations, they released eight beers, six of which were keg-only releases at their brewpub. But it didn’t take long for one of those six to break the banks of the Helen Street headquarters and flow out to the rest of the country in tinnies.

It’s called Ditch Hopper, and it’s a lager that lets Kiwi hop variety Nelson Sauvin come to play.

While travel between Australia and New Zealand is restricted at the time of release, this beer is a shining symbol of hope that the two nations aren’t done with each other yet; its bright appearance and quickly-dissipating head are surely good omens of clear skies and the removal of barriers.

The only thing standing between a drinker and chugging this crispy buoy† is the moment taken to inhale its essence deeply: be filled with a fresh zing of white grapes, white wine, and a white cascade of honeysuckle flowers – and sigh with contentment.

Then comes said chugging. Clean as anything, dry, decently bitter, and enough to make you check Aus-NZ travel restrictions again.

Mick Wust

† Little Green Beacon pun for ya.

Published March 1, 2021

Name
Green Beacon (CUB/Asahi)
Address

26 Helen Street
Teneriffe
QLD 4005

Phone
(07) 3252 8393
Open Hours

Mon to Thu: 2pm to 9pm

Fri & Sat: midday to 11pm

Sunday: midday to 10pm

Tours

Typically the last Saturday of each month, check out Facebook or shopify store https://greenbeaconbrewingco.store

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