Traditional German style Schwarzbier (Dark Lager) with smooth chocolate and roasty flavours.
🏆 AIBA Bronze Medal 2019
🏆 NZ Brewers Guild 2019 Best In Class Dark/Amber Lager
🏆 AIBA Bronze Medal 2021
Malts: New Zealand Pilsner, Chocolate Malt, Crystal Malt, Munich Malt. German Caramunich
Hops: NZ Pacific Jade
THE YARN BEHIND THE BREW
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 Schwarzbier with stone fruit and caramel flavours.