Shining Peak Brewing
At Shining Peak Brewing, we proudly take our name from our province – Taranaki. In Te Reo Māori, tara means mountain peak and naki is thought to come from ngaki meaning shining – referring to the mountain’s winter snow cover.
Our beers are brewed onsite at 59 Gill Street by Head Brewer Jesse Sigurdsson and team. It’s here you can sample our range of beers straight from the tap, enjoyed with food from our eatery, prepared by award winning Head Chef – Freddie Ponder. We also have a bit of spiritual nourishment in mind too, which is why we dedicate 5% of beer revenues to local charities and organisations.
59 Gill Street New Plymouth
06 927 3133
|Taranaki Amber||4%||New Zealand Draft||Taranaki Amber is a Beer for Taranaki people, and for Beervana people this weekend too. A nostalgic celebration of the classic NZ Draught style famously served in frosty handles around the country, this beer is brewed to be sessionable and smashable. Brewed with all New Zealand ingredients, and a few cheeky tricks learnt from the big boys, this is Shining Peak's 'Beer for every Bugger'.|
|Highwayman APA||5.7%||American Pale Ale||In the late 19th century, Taranaki was terrorised by a bona fide highway robber called Robert Wallath. Robert was on the young side but he was enthusiastic and principled. He never took money from the working poor, just property developers and dotcom billionaires, giving him a Robin Hood reputation that probably saved his neck. Our Highwayman is an American Strong Pale Ale with subtle sweet caramel malts with a gentle bitterness and citrus and tropical hop character.|
|Octopus Clamp Dark Lager||5%||Dark Lager||Novelist and Hawera luminary Ronald Hugh Morrieson was a big wrestling fan. His idol was Lofty Blomfield, a lion of the ring whose sickest move was the Octopus Clamp. He and his mates used to drink a brew from the Hawera Brewery called “O.C.” which Ron promptly dubbed Octopus Clamp. We’re going the rest of the way and making it for real as a chocolatey Schwarzbeir with stone fruit and caramel flavours.|
|Bourbon Barrel Aged Vintage Stout (2020)||11%||Barrel-aged Imperial Stout|
|Coffee and Cake Imperial Stout||11%||Imperial Stout|
|Skunk Juice Hazy IPA||6.2%||Hazy IPA||The impressive brains in the natural gas industry once came up with a genius solution to a dangerous problem. The problem? Natural gas doesn't have an odour and hazardous leaks were going undetected. The solution? Skunk Juice! What is Skunk Juice you ask? It's a pungent brew or Sulphide and Methyl Mercaptan that can be smelled almost three kilometres from its source. It pongs so bad, it once shut down the town of Stratford for a whole day! Our version of Skunk Juice harnesses a hazy chemical brew of Mosaic and Citra hops, that unlike its namesake, gives off a beautiful tropical and citrus aromas, so you'll always know when someone nearby has poured themselves a glass of Skunk Juice!|
|Challenger WCIPA||6.9%||WCIPA||Simcoe, Mosaic, Amarillo, Citra.|
|Free Radical Blueberry Sour||3.7%||Berliner Weisse||While most of us feel about as creative as a pocket calculator on a good day, Len Lye was a living ferment of aesthetic invention. Visitors to the shiny Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth usually depart gobsmacked at the depth and breadth of his imagination. This rendition of our Free Radical Sour Beers uses lactobacillus in the kettle which is then boiled and fermented clean. The acidity is balanced by the subtle fruitiness of blueberries, with an amazing colour to match.|
|Free Radical Peach Sour||3.7%||Berliner Weisse||While most of us feel about as creative as a pocket calculator on a good day, Len Lye was a living ferment of aesthetic invention. Visitors to the shiny Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth usually depart gobsmacked at the depth and breadth of his imagination. This rendition of our Free Radical Sour Beers uses lactobacillus in the kettle which is then boiled and fermented clean. The acidity is balanced by the ripe sweetness and aroma of Peach.|