Inspired by the Kiwi can-do mentality, Warkworth-based 8 Wired Brewing started operating in 2009, but things have moved quite fast from there. Two years later, the brand took over Champion Brewery at the coveted Brewers Guild Awards and made the list of “100 best brewers in the World” on, as the only Southern Hemisphere company.

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 12x500 ml cases, with free shipping on four or more cases.