8 Wired

8 Wired Brewing is inspired by the legendary Kiwi can-do mentality and fellow craft brewers who have dared to challenge the masses and show us all that beer is no longer “just beer”! Known for producing  “New world interpretations of old world styles” 8 Wired have multiple shades of very hoppy IPAs, Saisons, Porters and Stouts in their permanent line up and have the biggest barrel aged and sour program in the southern hemisphere. 

Permanent Range

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Hopwired IPA


Style - NZ IPA

ABV - 7.3%

Available - 330ml bottle, Keg

The first bottled new world IPA made with NZ grown pale ale malt and 100% unique NZ hops. Although there’s plenty of malty sweetness, this beer is all about the hops. But unlike an American IPA, which mainly presents grapefruity and pine-like flavours and aromas, the kiwi hops produce something more like a tropical punchbowl: Passion fruit, limes, oranges and Sauvignon Blanc grapes to name but a few.

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Hippy Berliner

Style - Hopped Sour Ale

ABV - 4.0%

Available - 330ml bottle, Keg

Forget the season. Perfect for any time easy drinking. This is a super refreshing, light, hoppy, sour and very fruity tasting ale inspired by traditional Berliner Weisse ales. Naturally soured by live cultures and dry hopped with American and New Zealand hops. Probably the closest thing you have tasted to fruit juice that does not contain any fruit at all – it’s a trip!


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Flat White

Style - Coffee Milk Stout

ABV - 5.5%

Available - 330ml bottle, Keg

A sweet stout brewed with Lactose and medium roasted Cuban and Brazilian coffee as well as vanilla beans.  Flat White is named after NZ’s national style of coffee. A stout first and foremost but with sweetness from the lactose and coffee flavours, rounded off with a hint of vanilla.

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Style - Imperial Stout

ABV - 10.0%

Available - 330ml bottle, Keg

This is a BIG beer. Brimming with luscious roasted coffee and chocolate malt flavours which are balanced by a brisk bitterness and bold freshness from the hops.  A New World interpretation of the century old classic British style. The highest rated beer of the Southern Hemisphere on Ratebeer.com

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Tall Poppy

Style - Red Ale

ABV - 7.0%

Available - 330ml bottle, Keg

This is an ale that is not afraid of standing tall among other great beers. The intense, sharp and fruity hoppiness is backed by its complex, caramel-like malty structure. Big, yet refreshing. Bold but balanced. This beer has been designed to have it all, to be the greatest common denominator.

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Saison Sauvin

Style - Saison

ABV - 7.0%

Available - 330ml bottle, Keg

This is a very modern, you might say new world, interpretation of this style. Based on the tradition 8 wired have used a French Saison yeast, which provides a plethora of funky, earthy, very “Belgian” flavours. From there they have upped the ante a fair bit by doubling the amount of malt, and thereby the alcohol, and loaded the kettle with punchy Nelson Sauvin hops. Unlike the original, this is not a beer meant to be drunk by the gallon. Moderation is the key for full enjoyment of all great beers.

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Semi Conductor 

Style - Session IPA

ABV - 4.4%

Available - 330ml bottle, Keg

IPAs are great but sometimes you just don’t want the amount of alcohol that comes with most of the good ones. In this spirit 8 Wired brewed Semiconductor an IPA designed to be drunk by the gallon, if you are that thirsty.

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Style - NZ Pale Ale

ABV - 5.4%

Available - 330ml bottle, Keg

Brewed with the most tropical tasting hops 8 Wired could find. Riwaka, Nelson Sauvin, Motueka and a touch of Galaxy (one Aussie hop snuck in there...)