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Renaissance Brewing Co.

1 Dodson Street, Blenheim
phone +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.