Sunshine varietals now in 330ml 6 packs

October 2015







Sunshine Gisborne Gold Lager - 4% Alcohol

Born of sun, sea and hot afternoons, Gizzy Gold, as it is known locally, is our classic thirst quenching and award winning session lager. Dry, crisp and refreshing, it has a lightly toasted maltiness over a solid Green Bullet hop backbone.

Fermented at a low temperature with its own imported yeast strain, it’s a time proven brew to wash out the salt after a hard day’s surfing, working or playing. A gift to you from us old Gisborne surfers.


Available in:
4 x 6 pack 330ml
12 x 330ml
12 x 500ml
Keg 50L



Sunshine Gisborne Vienna Lager - 5.5% Alcohol

An amber style lager as popular as waltzing in Vienna during the 1800’s and like waltzing Vienna lager is renowned for its elegance, delicacy and balance. The style died out almost everywhere except Mexico until the expanding American craft beer industry revitalised this beer into a hit. Our style balances the sweetness of Vienna and dark Munich malts with the full flavour of Bavarian Noble hops. It has a soft creamy mouthfeel and a lively but gentle carbonation; it finishes with a touch of dryness. This is the quintessential amber lager.


Available in:
4 x 6 pack 330ml
12 x 330ml
Keg 50L



Sunshine Gisborne Pale Face Ale IPA - 5.5% Alcohol


This is our take on what has become the craft beer standard, an all New Zealand hop India Pale Ale. Using our great Gisborne water and a malting regime to develop a good stiff backbone we have added a nine stage hopping regime for a layered and complex hop hit, without losing balance and drinkability through excessive alcohol and bitterness. The palate is smooth and creamy with a good lashing of peppery hop character to give a clean and long finish. Probably longer then the beer lasts inside your glass, because this pale ale is hard to drink slowly.


Available in:
4 x 6 pack 330ml
12 x 500ml
Keg 50L



Sunshine Gisborne Tom Thumb Session IPA - 4% Alcohol


This Ale is not a fairy tale but it is a cracker, it might be little but it packs a load of flavour and fullness into its 4%. Even the fun police would like this beer. The story begins with a blend of local and English Ale malt for palate width and a bit of dark crystal malt for colour. Then we smacked it with American hops, Columbus for bitterness, US Cascades and Citra for whirlpool addition then again, together with Amarillo for dry hopping. The lifted tropical fruit aroma and full palate flavours need no explanation.


Available in:
4 x 6 pack 330ml
12 x 500ml
Keg 50L

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