The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

New Hop Federation Beer Release

Hop Federation’s limited release, Server Not Found XPA, is back by popular demand and for good reason.

This XPA is crisp, super clean and well-balanced with bold hop aromas from the combination of Riwaka, Moutere and Waimea hops packed into it.

Chief Brewer, Simon Nicholas, says “At 4.7% ABV, our new XPA is on the lighter side for craft beers, making it the perfect beer to enjoy while switching off the phone and chilling out in the sunshine with mates.” 

He adds, “The XPA (Extra Pale Ale) style sits between an APA and IPA, with a light malt base that allows the hop flavours to stand out. It’s a style with broad appeal, from beer connoisseurs to those looking to get into the world of craft beer. This is a brew we’re super proud of.”

After selling out fast the first time around, it’s now available to order again in 50L kegs or 440ml cans. For details on pricing and ordering information, contact brews@hopfederation or visit

Hop Federation are from Riwaka, the very heart of hop country in the Tasman District.

The team is small but passionate and dedicated to producing outstanding beer. Celebrating their 10th birthday this year, they’ve become known for exceptional quality and craftmanship, with a beer range that’s hop-forward and fresh. “Just good, clean beers” as their Chief Brewer, Simon Nicholas, says.             

They are part of Māori food and beverage family business, Kono, who have more than a decade of hop growing experience with eight hop varieties over 34 hectares. Hop Federation take those hops and create brews like their fresh hop beers, making them the perfect match.