SOUR SIDE OF THE MOON

Inspired by the Kiwi can-do mentality, Warkworth-based 8 Wired Brewing started operating in 2009, but things have moved quite fast from there. To expand its permanent line of IPAs, Saisons, Porters and Stouts, 8 Wired has launched its new Wireless IPA and two more sour beers; Sour Poppy, a refreshing sour hoppy red ale, and Sour Side of the Moon. The latter is a barrel-aged sour dark ale, with notes of dark berries, leather and chocolate that make it equally suitable for a heavy Christmas meal or a hot summer day. All bottles are available in 12×500 ml cases, with free shipping on four or more cases.