BEER FOR EVERY PALATE, EVERY DAY

One of the best things about the rise of real beer is the return of small, local breweries. Here at McLeod's, 'small' and 'local' go hand-in-hand with quality and variety. It's evident in our medal-winning beers including a trophy for Traders Scotch Ale alongside our win as Champion Small Intl. Brewery at the 2019 Australian Intl. Beer Awards.

From our year-round range to our mixed fermentation and barrel-aged Smugglers Bay Collection, we make good beer for every palate, every day. Our fans are as diverse as our brews, so our beer is delicious and balanced whatever the style. Find out more about each one by clicking on the bottle or tap badge below.

Here's to enjoying our beer in your little slice of paradise!

Year-round

Well-crafted | Steady on

There’s a reason for the tried-and-true, perennial styles that make up the heart of our roster: they’re everyday beers that transcend the ‘everyday.’ Never plain, definitely balanced and always drinkable. You know quality when you taste it. Think of these as the 'core with more,' and you’ve hit the mark.

Longboarder Lager 24 x 330ml Case

ABV 5%
Available for a limited time only — Case of 24 x 330ml bottles. Our flagship... more info
24 x 330ml
$89.00 each
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Paradise Pale Ale 24 X 330ML CASE

ABV 5.5%
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24 x 330ml
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Pioneer Brown Porter 24 X 330ML CASE

ABV 5.5%
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Longboarder Lager

ABV 5%
Our flagship beer & trophy winner for Best International Lager at the 2017 Brewers' Guild of... more info
500ml
$7.99 each

Heathen Session Pale Ale

ABV 3.8%
Meet Heathen Session Pale. After starting as a seasonal pour, we bumped this beauty... more info
500ml
$7.99 each

Paradise Pale Ale

ABV 5.5%
Our everyday pale that's anything but ‘everyday’. Paradise Pale Ale is laden with NZ... more info
500ml
$8.99 each

Great Migration IPA

ABV 6.8%
Great Migration is our award-winning, core range India Pale Ale. It's heavily hopped so... more info
500ml
$10.99 each

Tropical Cyclone Double IPA

ABV 8%
Tropical Cyclone Double IPA weathers any storm. Classically hoppy with a wickedly wild array... more info
500ml
$11.99 each

Pioneer Brown Porter

ABV 5.5%
Our take on an English-style Brown Porter, Pioneer is an award-winning beer that blends a... more info
500ml
$8.99 each

Traders Scotch Ale

ABV 7.2%
Our Scottish Wee Heavy or Strong Scotch Ale melds our house English ale yeast... more info
500ml
$10.99 each

Seasonal Releases

Innovative | In Season

Is good beer ever out of season? Our collective, biased voice says, ‘No.’ Yet it does seem that while some months beg for crisp, chili pilsner, others seem to limp along without something bold, dark and decidedly imperial in a glass. We understand. Our seasonal range is a chance for our brewery team to flex their creative muscles and have a play. And who doesn’t like to play?

Highland Fest Festbier Style Lager

ABV 5.8%
We can't hit Oktoberfest in Munich, But we can drink the beer! That's what... more info
500ml
$8.99 each

Autumn Märzen Amber Lager

ABV 6.1%
Unlike a crisp, hoppy German-style Pilsner, this nod to traditional Oktoberfest lagers is all... more info
500ml
$8.99 each

Far North Chili Pils

ABV 5.2%
Refreshingly dry & drinkable with balanced heat, Far North Chili Pils is the perfect... more info
500ml
$8.99 each

Windswept Coffee Schwarzbier

ABV 4.9%
Jet black & bursting with coffee, chocolate & dark toast notes from the start,... more info
440ml
$7.99 each

Sail Rock NZ Pale Ale

ABV 5.4%
Bursting with two of NZ's finest hops - Nelson Sauvin and Nectaron (hort4337) -... more info
440ml
$9.99 each

Pacific Dreamin' U.S. Hopped Pale Ale

ABV 5.8%
Our seasonal American-style pale ale loaded with Amarillo, Centennial & Simcoe hops, so expect... more info
440ml
$9.99 each

Cove Unfiltered Pale Ale

ABV 4.8%
Lovingly known at the brewery as '802's little brother'. This is the first batch... more info
440ml
$8.99 each

Double Paradise DIPA

ABV 9%
9% ABV gem & HUGE, juicy fruit bomb, much as you'd expect from a... more info
440ml
$12.99 each

Shipwreck Double IPA

ABV 8.2%
Pouring deep gold with a hint of hop haze, seasonal Shipwreck DIPA has big... more info
440ml
$11.99 each

Subtropical Stout

ABV 6.7%
Our take on a classic tropical stout.Well-crafted & warm-fermented, the brewing style is suited... more info
440ml
$8.99 each

Smuggler's Bay Collection

Barrel-aged | Time Travelers

Our Smugglers Bay Collection answers the age-old question: what happens when good beer ages in good barrels? Add a thread of microflora or lactic acid bacteria to the mix (sometimes) and you start to understand these beers. Whether it’s our medal-winning Black Rye Sour Ale or Bourbon-barrel Aged Milk Stout, each is made with an eye on pushing boundaries whilst keeping drinkability at a maximum. These beers have been known to bring out the miserly in those who relish, collect and tuck away. We absolutely condone this behavior.

Sol Berry Sour

ABV 5.4%
Brewed with brettanomyces & lactobacillus along with generous portions of oats & rye, this... more info
500ml
$11.99 each

Barley Wine

ABV 10%
Our Smugglers Bay Barley Wine is our first in the style. And it's big.... more info
500ml
$14.99 each

Brett. Beer with Raspberries and Golden Kiwi Fruit

ABV 5.7%
This unique beer was fermented with 100% brettanomyces before conditioning with fresh raspberries &... more info
500ml
$10.99 each

Milk Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels

ABV 6.9%
Anticipated & delicious, we took 2019 seasonal Billycan Milk Stout & matured it in... more info
500ml
$11.99 each

Kegged only beers

In this section you'll find information about our beers that are available on tap at certain enlightened pubs around NZ

Seasonal Kegs

Innovative | In Season

Is good beer ever out of season? Our collective, biased voice says, ‘No.’ Yet it does seem that while some months beg for crisp, chili pilsner, others seem to limp along without something bold, dark and decidedly imperial in a glass. We understand. Our seasonal range is a chance for our brewery team to flex their creative muscles and have a play. And who doesn’t like to play?

Hot Curl

ABV 3.1%
A sour wheat ale. Infused with Hibiscus flowers, chamomile and lemon verbena.

Beach Blonde Hefe w/Cherimoya

ABV 5.4%
Beach Blonde Brut Hefe with cherimoya makes good use of both the style & delicious custard apples (aka cherimoya) grown right here in Northland. Expect a slight haze & meringue-like head with bright... more info

Bonfire Saison

ABV 6%
Amber-copper in the glass with a white candy floss-like head, Bonfire Saison has moderate notes of fresh mint, clove, vanilla & pepper on the palate followed with threads of citrus. Some grainy malt hints of toast & caramel... more info

Cove Unfiltered Pale Ale

ABV 4.7%
Our first summer seasonal, Cove Unfiltered Pale Ale is the 2019 iteration of 2018's Cove Session Pale. Haze for days & hoppy as, expect huge citrus & pineapple up front... more info

Far North Chili Pils

ABV 5.2%
Refreshingly dry and drinkable with balanced heat, Far North Chili Pilsner is the perfect compliment to every perfect day ahead! A seasonal favourite made with Kaitaia Fire Chili Sauce, it's... more info

Autumn Märzen Amber Lager

ABV 5.4%
Unlike a crisp, hoppy German-style Pilsner, this nod to traditional Oktoberfest lagers is all about the malt. Expect soft, elegant toast on the nose leading to full-bodied palate with wholemeal... more info

Riptide Belgian Blonde

ABV 7.2%
Meet Riptide Belgian Blonde, our latest foray into one of Head Brewer Jason Bathgate's fave territories - Belgian style. With all the structure you'd expect from a 7.2% ABV brew, its... more info

Sun-kissed Kolsch-style Ale

ABV 5.1%
Our take on a classic style but with a twist. After a good dose of authentic Köln yeast underpinned with good German malts, we added a massive helping of Lemon Drop hops late... more info

Northern Light Vienna Lager

ABV 2.3%
Classic Lager Taste.Half the size.Meet 2.3% ABV Northern Light Vienna Lager, our entry in the 2020 Brewgooder Global Gathering with a mission for clean water for all.Crisp lager profile upfront... more info

Dank Harvest India Pale Lager

ABV 5.7%
New Zealand fresh hop season is a big deal, but, frankly, we're too far north to get those fresh green flowers in time to make a quality beer.So, we make... more info

Northern Hammer NZ IPA

ABV 6.6%
Our entry for the 2020 Smiths NZ IPA Challenge in Queenstown melds classic West Coast style with equally-classic NZ hops. Riwaka, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, Pacifica & Kohatu hops work in... more info

Emma's Doll West Coast IPA

ABV 7.7%
Wee Emma's 200-year-old Doll vanished from Waipu Museum only to be returned days later duct-taped into a bread bag.Scalped. Creepy? Yes! Is the culprit still alive or did wicked forces... more info

802 Series

Unfiltered - Unapologetic

Our 802 Series of unfiltered IPAs gets its name from the telephone code of Vermont (aka the Green Mountain State), the U.S state where Head Brewer Jason Bathgate grew up.It's also the spot most point to as the incubator for modern American hazy IPAs.But our fresh, cloudy brews are more than imitators of the 'haze craze' or the rising New England-style.Each showcases different hops in a well-crafted unfiltered IPA. Grab a can, pint or flagon and remember, when you're 'in the 802,' #freshisbest.


802 #27 Unfiltered IPA

ABV 6.6%
Another 802 is here, & #27 boasts Galaxy, Cascade & Sabro hops for grapefruit... more info
440ml
$10.99 each

802 #28 Unfiltered IPA

ABV 6.6%
Batch Twenty-Eight in our ongoing 802 series of fresh, unfiltered IPAs features classic IPA... more info
440ml
$10.99 each

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