A limited release strong pale featuring a new trial hop from NZ Hops Ltd, NZH102, which NZ Hops has been getting out to brewers this year to see how it performs in the wild. The front of the nose has delicate lemon lime citrus, white grape and honeysuckle. There’s a curious berry sorbet further in that fully emerges on the palate, with fresh blackberry and blueberries amongst gentle pine and tropical flavours. The bitterness is mild, which really lets those intriguing berry fruit flavours linger into the finish. A fascinating first outing for this berrylicious new hop.
8 Wired Tour De FlandresMonday 8 August 2022
8 Wired’s Tour des Flandres spent the better part of three years ageing in red wine foeders (a traditional type of very large wine barrel). The malts and ageing have…
Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta Earl Grey IPAFriday 5 August 2022
Yeastie Boys are back in New Zealand, getting their beer brewed under contract with bStudio in Napier and distributing through Morningcider.
Zeelandt Brunhilde’s FateThursday 4 August 2022
Hawke’s Bay classicists Zeelandt won a gold medal at the recent NZ Beer Awards with this wonderfully true-to-style German Rauchbier, a beechwood smoked lager.
North End Grisette Brett ReserveWednesday 3 August 2022
North End have taken a distinctively floral grisette, and added a twist by bottle conditioning it with brettanomyces yeast.