Three Beers Worth a Try
It's finally beer-drinking weather. Here are three to wet your whistle . . .
Shepherds Delight Amber Ale by Burkes Brewing Co
A beer named in tribute to local farmers who were the early settlers of the South Island’s Mackenzie Basin from a tiny brewery making big waves. This is a nice and simple, easy-drinking amber ale, which pours a deep amber/light copper with an off-white head. It has aromas of spicy citrus, stonefruit and toffee, thanks to a unique combination of hops, is balanced with flavours of caramel, biscuit and citrus, and topped off with a crisp finish. Check the website for stockists. burkesbrewingco.com
The Moonlight Track Stout by Altitude Brewing
Altitude’s Eliott Menzies has headed back to his British roots with this beer, both in style and in point of difference. It’s brewed as a lighter, sweeter stout, which works well with its fresh roasted coffee, dark chocolate and molasses flavours, and the addition of a small amount of peated malt gives it an incredible and distinctive whiskey character. This also works to balance the beer while contributing to the complex aromatics and layers of flavour that coat your palate and leave a lengthy and complex finish. altitudebrewing.co.nz
Flying Fortress NZ Pale Ale by Boundary Road Brewery
One of the original beers from Boundary Road Brewery, this is a bold pale ale with a big malt backbone, featuring flavours of chocolate, caramel, toffee and a touch of roast, which results in a great golden brown colour. An easy-drinking pale ale with a strong malty flavour. brb.co.nz