Beervana Road to Beervana

Renaissance Brewing Co.

1 Dodson Street, Blenheim
+64 (0)3 579 3400

Brut IPA 6.5% 18 IBU Brut IPA “This dry, refresher of a beer was brewed with a relatively simple malt bill of ale malt and a touch of cara hell, designed to showcase the distinctive hop profile of Moutere, Pacifica, Motueka with just a touch of Zythos for a real tropical hit. Our goal throughout fermentation was to produce a balanced, effervescent malty dryness with a massive tropical aroma. Spritzy, dry and delicious! "
1000th Brew Heritage 9.4% 44 IBU Imperial Porter Renaissance 1000th brew was expertly crafted by six of NZ's finest brewers - all of whom worked their craft at Renaissance Brewery some past some present. Heritage boasts almost a dozen malts, coupled with; Apollo, Southern Cross, Pacific Jade and Nelson Sauvin hops. All of which are blended to produce a rich, toasty and decadent brew. The aroma is of coffee and toffee with a hint of dark fruit. Your taste- buds can expect a roasted nutty, maple character with a full bodied mouth-feel, and a soft lingering bitterness
Stonecutter 7% 8 IBU Peated Scotch ale Multi award winning Stonecutter Scotch Ale is the big, hearty, ‘red wine’ of our range. The Scotch Ale style is believed to have originated in Edinburgh in the 18th century and is colloquially known as "wee heavy" due to its higher strength than its paler siblings. We use nine malts blended together to produce layers of caramel, toffee, liquorice, chocolate and roasty flavours. These layers are balanced by a tart, raisiny fruitiness that gradually gives way to give this dark beer a lingering dry finish.
Big Ripa 6.1% 50 IBU Red IPA This brew pours a brownish–red with deep ruby windows when the light shines through it. The beer was made for the NZ IPA challenge and focuses on New Zealand hop varieties. The malts have a high proportion of Munich and red malts to yield the lovely reddish colour and form a malt base to hang the hop flavours on.The hops focus on the NZ varieties Kohatu, Motuaka,& Taiheke as well as the new research strain Hort 9909. The nose is citrus and tropical fruit hop aromas with undertones of caramel malts. The taste is emphatically hoppy with hop resins coating the tongue. The hop notes of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine dominate with a hint of malt sweetness as an undertone.
Renaissance Lager 4.5% 15 IBU European Lager As a nation of intrepid people, New Zealanders are great at working together to create new things. The same can be said of the country's brewers who over the last decade have collaborated to create an exciting, vibrant industry. Renaissance Lager is our celebration of New Zealand flavours and a tribute to the everyday kiwi. This beer is a nice easy drinking lager that exhibits a subtle malt base laced with a slight tropical hop undertone, a great everyday beer.
Bandwagon 8.5% West Coast Hazy It’s not about being first, it’s about doing it better! We are jumping on this hazy bandwagon with a big bold hop bomb. This is a big juicy beer loaded with American hops for a big tropical hit and lingering bitterness for all the hop lovers.
Chili Wit 5.2% Wit beer Chili hit ahead! with coriander and Blood Oranges added during the boil to harmonise the flavour. Special yeast is used to give it a unique look and flavour. Odyssey is a hazy white beer
Espresso Beertini 7.7% 20 IBU Baltic Porter In collaboration Harpoon Coffee this is Renaissance's homage to the Espresso Martini... but with beer. And probably way less basic. Brewed for GABS 2019.
Cheery Drop 4% kettle sour This beer is a kettle-soured cherry Berliner Weise and is our first soiree into sour beers. The beer has a tantalising refreshing dry finish, the Cherry will dance on your taste buds like a ballerina elegantly twirling to the sounds of swan lake, that is sure to see you coming back for more!
Discovery APA 4.5% 28 IBU APA Honeyed characters and the subtle hop flavours lead to slightly sweet finish on the palate. As with all our beers, we believe that Discovery’s flavours can be enjoyed with foods as well as on their own, we recommend that this beer matches well with the hot spiced dishes.
Voyager IPA 6% 60 IBU IPA Inspired by the boldly hoppy Ales of old that were exported from Britain to the furthest corners of her vast and glorious empire, Voyager I.P.A. is a rich satisfying Ale with an emphatic hop bite. We brew this beer with pale ale malt from Canterbury, and small additions of European specialty malts to yield a malt base on which to build its hop edifice. We generously hop it with Kiwi hop varieties for bitterness thenfinish it with Fuggles (as a nod to I.P.A.’s British origin) and New Zealand bred Riwaka hops for a spicy floral finish. The result is an ale that will coat your palate with hops and it will leave you in no doubt that you have had a beer!  It is just as good carbonated and chilled as it was when it was flat and warm!