Hop Nation Opening Doors

Non-Alc Hazy Pale

There is a sense of inevitability about Hop Nation’s Opening Doors. The Melbourne brewery were one of the first to jump on the haze craze and have built a reputation for their heavily hopped and lush beers. More recently they’ve also embraced non-alc craft beer† and have found not only fans through it but golden glory too, after securing an AIBA gold medal for their Mind Your Head XPA earlier in the year.

It’s from those two camps that Opening Doors emerges, with the alcohol-free hazy pale featuring Cryo Citra and Sabro hops and T90 Mosaic pellets. If you’re familiar with Hop Nation’s hazies, you’ll find a mix of much of what you love here with a prominent display of stone fruit, citrus and pine. The addition of oat and wheat ensures it's quite a rich and smooth ride, which works wonders to ensure Opening Doors is able to help open minds about whether alcohol-free hazy pales can work.

Will Ziebell

If you're looking for a boozeless beer with tang, the brewery's No Fool raspberry sour has returned too.

Come to think of it, there aren't too many style Hop Nation don't explore...

Published September 27, 2022

Hop Nation

Unit 6, 107/109 Whitehall Street Footscray
VIC 3011

Open Hours

Thursday: 3pm to 9.30pm
Friday: 12pm to 10pm
Saturday: 12pm to 10pm
Sunday: 12pm to 9pm

Canberra Fest 2024 B
HCH 2024 B

More from Hop Nation

Hop Nation Freestyle Double IPA & Raspberry Sour With Key Lime
Double IPA & Fruited Sour
8.0% & 4.3%
Hop Nation Blood Sour
Hop Nation Don Limón
Salted Lime Mexican Lager
Hop Nation West Coast IPA
West Coast IPA
Hop Nation Tropicalé & Summer Sour
Hazy IPA & Fruited Sour
7.2% & 4.3%
Hop Nation Nelson Lakes
Double IPA
Hop Nation Dragon Sour & Flathead
Fruited Sour & Grapefruit IPA
4.0% & 6.5%
Hop Nation Fill Your Cup
Hazy IPA
Hop Nation Giddy Hazy Mid
Hazy Mid
Hop Nation Citra Hazy IPA
Hazy IPA
Hop Nation x Mr West Turon Milk Stout
Milk Stout
Hop Nation All G
Double IPA
Hop Nation Mole Poblano & Pecan Pie
Barrel-Aged Imperial Pastry Stouts
Both 11.6%
Hop Nation Green Matter?
Hazy IPA
Hop Nation Footscray Draft
Hop Nation The Kalash 2023
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stouts
10.4% & 11.5%
Hop Nation Rice Lager & Yugen
Rice Lager & Chocolate Coffee Milk Stout
5.0% & 5.2%
Hop Nation Dog Beer
Alcohol-Free Dog Beer
Hop Nation x Birdsnake Karma Milk Chocolate Stout
Milk Chocolate Stout
Hop Nation Field Daze & Field Haze
Fresh Hop IPAs
Both 6.0%