Big ass cans of beer brewed in the Bay of Plenty
Slab Brewing brew their beer with big flavours on a tiny brew system, chuck it in big ass cans, and it’s enjoyed by the local Tauranga community. They don’t filter their beer, and it contains no artificial flavours, preservatives or animal products - she’s all natural baby!
Slab was created by the team of Zach and Nathan, with a journey from plastic buckets to stainless steel and everything in between.
In early 2015, Zach caught up with Nathan to talk about homebrew, and after a few samples, Zach was hooked and set off to build himself a brewing system. From there it was a bit of an arms race between them; Zach bought a keg fridge, Nathan bought a keg fridge. Nathan bought a grainfather, Zach bought a grainfather.
Then Zach one upped Nathan by starting a brewery - Nathan couldn’t compete with that, so when Zach asked if he wanted to join in, there was no way Nathan was going to say no.
A simple and minimal design philosophy carries all the way through the brewery - simple beers with big flavours that are easy to drink. They try to strip away everything that is distracting in a lot of beer marketing these days and focus on communicating the style and flavour of the beer.
Slab beers are only sold locally in Tauranga and the surrounding areas so you know it’s fresh, you’re supporting the local community, and you know where they are if there's any issues.
NAKED CITY IPA
Pineapple | Hoppy | Balanced
40 IBU | 5.4% ABV
Exposed, bare, raw, bald, all natural.
This is a stripped back and easy to drink IPA. It’s lower in alcohol than most IPAs and contains a shit ton of late addition hops. We use mosaic and motueka hops to generate the hoppy flavour and tropical pineapple aromas.
No shirt, no shoes, no pants, no problem.
FOOL'S GOLD LAGER
Malty | Crisp | Smashable
22 IBU | 5.0% ABV
We love hops as much as the next hipster, but sometimes you need a change of pace. When you find yourself craving a clean balanced and malty beer, grab yourself one of our Fool’s Gold Vienna lagers made from all New Zealand ingredients.
This beer is smooth and will sneak up on you; careful there big fella.
SMASHED GINGER LAGER
Ginger | Pale | Sessionable
11 IBU | 4.0% ABV
Apparently anything with smashed in the name will get millenials to open their wallets. This is a highly sessionable crowd pleasing number, especially on a hot summers day. Lashings of fresh grated root ginger is the main contributor to this simple, clean lager.
Pale with a ginger tinge - make sure you slip, slop and slap.
ACE OF SPADES STOUT
Silky | Coffee | Chocolate
32 IBU | 5.4% ABV
We hit on all the classic stout characteristics by using roasted and chocolate malts that bring a nice roasted aroma with hints of coffee and mild chocolate on the palate. The thick brown head and silky texture add to the experience of this full flavoured stout.
Serving suggestion: Enjoy this bad boy in your jammies on your couch.
HOME GROWN PALE ALE
Citrus | Delicate | Refreshing
32 IBU | 4.5% ABV
The baby of our bunch. This beer, like our country, punches well above its weight. With an all New Zealand ingredient list, NZ Pale Ale with four hops this citrusy refreshing delight is packed with flavour and will leave you wanting more.
Serving suggestion; puncture can with key, drink responsibly.
We'll surprise you.
Check out our cans and kegs of seasonal and experimental beer.
Basically, whatever we bloody well feel like!
Check out Slab Brewing at stand 706 at the Seriously Good Food Show, 29th & 30th June at Trustpower Arena Baypark.