In September 2012, after two years of development on tap in the Dunedin Sound Series, Bird Dog India Pale Ale was released in 500ml bottles.
The combination of NZ and US hops in the boil, the hopback, and dry hopping, along with traditional bottle conditioning makes this true India Pale Ale a significant addition to the range.
Bird Dog IPA is a tribute to The Verlaines album of the same name, and John Collie's painting which appeared on the Bird Dog album cover features on the Bird Dog label.
The stand out feature of Bird Dog IPA is that it is cellared for some weeks prior to each batch's release and sold only when the flavours have developed to Emerson's satisfaction. After many trials we've discovered the beer hits its peak well after bottling date, and keeps improving.
“Bird Dog” painting courtesy of John Collie.

Alcohol: 7.0% ABV

Best Served: 8° - 10° C

Standard Drinks: 2.8


  • 500 ml


  • Limited Release