Winner of the ‘Wheat & Other Grain’ category at the 2021 Brewers Guild Awards.  Joe and Sarah Emans, the husband and wife team behind Three Sisters brewery, envisioned a beer in homage to the iconic World War 2 poster featuring Rosie The Riveter.  Pouring a strikingly auburn red, they’ve gotten that part right straight off the bat with this 8.4 per cent beauty.  Flavours of toffee malt, stewed stone fruit and that unmistakable rye spice are right there.  The full bodied palate begins with tart dried fruit, but quickly settles into a smooth, almost buttered pastry note.  As the firm bitterness takes hold of the finish the spice emerges in full, with nutmeg and allspice, leaving that signature warming sensation unique to rye heavy beers.  Big, bold and sumptuously satisfying.

What’s on offer at Beervana

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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