It's A Veritable Zoo

Have you ever gazed into your navel and asked, “I wonder what would happen if …?” Well, for Newstead, that’s the Zoo program.

A decade long exploration into the flavours of fermented microorganisms. Sandbox stuff for brewers who like to mess about in boats. No prescription, where exploration is imperative and flavour is the answer.

Back in 2015 we started developing our own mixed culture, the combined effort of bottle dregs of our favourite wild breweries. Add some hero strains like Hefeweizen or Saison, throw in over 60 different barrels, and top with iterative learnings from every experiment and you have the extant Zoo series.