February 14, 2021

Panhead XPA

Panhead Custom Ales Are New Zealand’s Beer Engineers

Panhead is New Zealand’s very own craft brewing monster truck rally, putting the frighteners on anyone who thinks beer should mind its own business and cower behind the wine rack. Launched in 2013 out of the old Dunlop tyre factory in darkest Maidstone, we were embraced enthusiastically from the get-go by Wellington’s beer cognoscenti of beardy app developers, design grads and contractors from the Ministry of Social Development.

About

XPA means Extra Pale, a product of Quickchange’s lighter malt base. That delicate colour though is undercut by a glorious hit of alpha oils from Mosaic, Galaxy, and Citra hops. Sometimes you don’t want your mouth flayed raw and your liver worked to a standstill. Sometimes a few luscious notes of mango, guava, lychee, and pineapple can be just the thing.

 

What’s It Like

  • Style: Extra Pale Ale
  • ABV: 4.6%
  • Available
    • On tap
    • 6 x 330ml bottles
    • 500ml bottle
    • 12 x 330ml cans
  • Awards
    • Gold – BGNZ ’15
    • Bronze – BGNZ ’14

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