Hop Nation x Garage Project Pigdog

Style
NZ Pilsner
ABV
5.0%

Hop Nation’s famed pilsner, The Rat Dog, has welcomed a fresh new pack member with the arrival of a Kwi spinoff, Pigdog. The New Zealand pilsner is a collaboration between the Melbourne brewery and Garage Project and while it largely follows the same traditional path Rattenhund, there's a modern and antipodean twist brought by Riwaka and Pacifica hops.

As someone who knows little about New Zealand culture outside Lord of the Rings and Taika Waititi films, it feels like the name is a tip of the hat to Hunt for the Wilderpeople but - and this is a massive stretch - could be a reference to this scene in The Two Towers. The dog itself is as sparkling and as balanced as the original hound and has both its floral and spiced undertones while bringing additional aromas and flavours of grapefruit zest and a topical touch.

Will Ziebell

Published January 19, 2023

Name
Hop Nation
Address

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

Frigid Cloud 2 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
Sour
4.4%
Hop Nation Don Limón
Salted Lime Mexican Lager
4.0%
Hop Nation West Coast IPA
West Coast IPA
6.5%
Hop Nation Tropicalé & Summer Sour
Hazy IPA & Fruited Sour
7.2% & 4.3%
Hop Nation Nelson Lakes
Double IPA
8.0%
Hop Nation Dragon Sour & Flathead
Fruited Sour & Grapefruit IPA
4.0% & 6.5%
Hop Nation Fill Your Cup
Hazy IPA
5.6%
Hop Nation Giddy Hazy Mid
Hazy Mid
3.5%
Hop Nation Citra Hazy IPA
Hazy IPA
7.0%
Hop Nation x Mr West Turon Milk Stout
Milk Stout
6.0%
Hop Nation All G
Double IPA
8.0%
Hop Nation Mole Poblano & Pecan Pie
Barrel-Aged Imperial Pastry Stouts
Both 11.6%
Hop Nation Green Matter?
Hazy IPA
6.8%
Hop Nation Footscray Draft
Lager
4.2%
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
0.0%
Hop Nation x Birdsnake Karma Milk Chocolate Stout
Milk Chocolate Stout
5.0%
Hop Nation Field Daze & Field Haze
Fresh Hop IPAs
Both 6.0%