A Brewery in Headlights: Boat Rocker HoppBier


The Hoppbeir is a nod to Northern German style Pilsner. Those classic, quaffable, ridiculously fresh and easy beer garden beers designed to drink in the sun amongst friends, this brew reminds me of sitting in Munich beer gardens in summer time, drinking it by the litre and eating ribs. Classic.

Style: Pilsner

ABV: 4.5%

IBU: 33

$$: $5- $6


Pours a clear, filtered lemon gold with fine white head.

On The Nose:

Fresh, crisp and malty with sweet, floral hop notes also giving some bitters. Getting light citrus and lemon myrtle too with sweet biscuit and toast. Very much reminiscent of classic German Pilsners.


Super refreshing and crisp palate with this fine malt notes from the nose carrying through. Fantastic biscuity toast with light grapefruit zest, lime, sweet candied apple and crisp stone fruits. I could drink this ALL day, so easy.

Final Thoughts:

This is an absolutely outstanding example of a new world pilsner. A perfect beer designed for a hot day in the sun, sipping away, soaking up the rays. This beer isn’t complicated, just extremely easy, fresh and the perfect ode to German Pilsners. With summer fast approaching, I am going to pack my fridge with this…


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