kereru Superb Owl

Yes, the headline on this is correct, it says Wit Beer, rather than Witbier. This is a great step towards repositioning some of these traditional European styles into terms Kiwis will understand slightly better. Even better, is that on the Kereru web page they describe it as a “hazy blonde”. The tweak in language matches a tweak in the recipe from the last edition of this beer (also now in 440ml as opposed to 330ml). They’ve ditched the cardamom and gone back to pairing the orange zest with a more traditional coriander seed spice. Basically it’s a classic interpretation and it hits all the right notes. Appealing aroma, creamy mouthfeel, refreshing sweet citrus, a hint of tannic spice and nice 4.8 per cent ABV. It’s a perfect summer’s evening beer.

Deep Creek Leo extroverted Hazy IPA

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I’m already licking my lips at what’s on offer at next week’s Beervana festival in Wellington next week.

Boneface The Wolf Bites Back Triple Cold IPA

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Hop Federation Glory Glory West Coast IPA

I love the team at Hop Federation and I think they love me because they are always looking after me with beermail and in today we have their latest westie, Glory Glory, their entry to the annual Malthouse West Coast IPA challenge and if my palate were the judge, this...

Parrotdog Boring Beer Oat Milk Hazy IPA

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