Sunshine Stockies Can

Fresh off a gold medal at this year’s Australian International Beer Awards, this American/Australian hopped sessionable hazy (4.2 per cent) is riding high and rolling out in six-packs.  Big tropicals on the nose, guava and mango with white grape and gooseberry.  The palate is crisp and extremely fresh, more tropical ripeness with some herbaceous astringency towards the finish.  A compact and focused hazy that’s supremely refreshing, and at a breezy ABV a few glasses won’t weigh you down. 

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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.

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