Bishop's Kick Award Winner

BISHOP’S KICK (Hefeweizen)

“A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stain glass window”, to quote Raymond Chandler. A classic take on the staple Bavarian Wheat Beer commonly found in German-themed pubs the world over. Heavy on the yeast, heavy on the wheat, light on the barley. It’s basically bread made into beer, which is most likely how it came about in the first place. Here’s to you bored bakers apprentice from 300 years ago!

Say hello to Bishop’s Kick an award-winning silver medalist wheat beer made in the traditional Bavarian style.

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A British IPA variant based on the life-sustaining IPA’s of those heroic 18th Century entrepreneurs who charmed their way around the world exchanging trinkets worth pennies for land worth billions. Naturally, one of the trinkets they traded was the fine IPA itself and some would argue that these well-hopped and malty beers were worth trading the odd bit of coastal property for. Not people with any business sense obviously. Zeelandt Finders Keepers is based on an 18th-century recipe that uses only pale malt and Goldings hops.

English barley Marris Otter, hops grown in East Kent and brewing yeast from Burton; this ale will have you singing ‘Rule, Britannia!’ before the foam settles.



Belgian farmers had this great trick for keeping their seasonal workers from noticing how poorly they were being paid – free beer at the end of every day! This farmhouse ale, or saison, was cobbled together from whatever was around at the time, but no one cared that much because it was free anyway. The trick was to have enough alcohol so that the workers forgot how miserable they were, but not too much so they could still put in a full days work the following morning. Middle management 101.

Workers Unite is cloudy, frothy, dry and a little tart; a win for the workers and middle management. This beer has been bottle conditioned. Keep chilled. 5.1 % Alc/Vol

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TWO DUKES (Dunkelweizen)

Here’s a dark weissbier tale.
Squabbling brothers, Dukes Wilhelm IV and Ludwig X of Whittelsbacher, ruled Bavaria side by side. Their rivals? The Degenbergers, a wealthy house licensed to tax wheat beer. Faced with wheat shortages, and surly peasants who would rather forgo their daily bread than their daily brew, the two dukes declared weissbier, like this dunkelweizen, strictly verboten. House Degenberger fell into ruin – and their tax licence passed to the dukes. Weissbier was back on the menu.

Zeelandt’s Two Dukes Dunkelweizen features dark malts that bring complexity to this full bodied wheat beer. Bottle conditioned. Keep chilled.

Eagle Eagle OOS

EAGLE EAGLE (German Pale Ale)

The relationship between Germany and the United States is like any other marriage. ‘Mostly good’, the odd period of ‘not that great’ with all the rellies banding together in a death Olympics, followed by some counselling, and then ‘mostly good’ again.

Eagle Eagle is a child of ‘mostly good.’ Distinctly German in flavour but distinctly American in style. Eagle Eagle is the perfect German-American pale ale because it tastes like neither and both at the same time.

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Mary Smith (Brut Pils)

Mary Smith returns in 2020 in the style of Brut Pils. A clean and crisp pilsner fermented with champagne yeast and dry hopped with Green Bullet and Nelson Sauvin.



“Things fall apart”. It’s some sort of law that everyone forgets about until they need to shift the blame for failure on to something intangible. So it’s no surprise that the British Empire is not what it was. It’s also no surprise that everything British that left Britain became something other than what it intended to be at the time. Somethings become worse, like Australia but somethings become infinitely better like the new style English IPA’s.

End of Empire is one of these. A melancholic and nostalgic journey back to the glory days of Pax Britannica with strong undertones of “Glad I don’t live there anymore”.

Temporarily out of stock. Back in stock next season.