How many Blueberries you ask?!
More than enough to make Violette Beauregarde blush in their presence. But this illustration is post recovery.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and today Violette is very fond of these local blues from Hauiti Berries. Blended with Tongan vanilla, this dry-Berliner Weisse-Philly Sour hopes to bring out an inner child so that we all receive golden tickets!
You can count pomegranate orchards in NZ on one hand. Luckily, Dean and Sheree farm theirs just up the road.
Most of us didn't even know how to harvest this fruit, but with a bit of help from GOOGLE and some extra stone fruit, we have produced another sour combination. Apricots supply a fleshy thickness to the red fruit and floral background to the antioxidant champion. As usual, the combination is added to a wheat and oat heavy malt base that will provide all the quenching needed.
The First of the East Coast IPA series. No Access is a solid and consistent
A mash of barley, oats and wheat give a solid palate weight to allow the juicy
swell of 3 aromatic hops to peak explosively in unison. Surges of tropical fruit
and lime lead through to an easy bitterness and hazy goodness.
Part of the East Coast Surf Series - Mahia Editions
The report says large swell and long interval. On the horizon, just another big hazy. The alcohol is as tame as the ski ride out to the break, but upon arrival on the palate, this is a whole other beast. Coconut cream and ripe papaya softens the blow, but the huge hit of pineapple and lime citrus could break your tongue in half, much like a bail at this iconic East coast break.
A Makorori Beach Break. Red Bus was originally a collaboration brew with
Thornbridge Brewery in the UK.
A mash of caramalts, oats and wheat delivers a solid palate whack with
toffee flavours predominant. Peeling this beer back delivers honeydew
melon, apricot and tropical notes, which come at you from all directions.
A perfectly balanced beer with a low bitterness.
An amalgamation of two hop-centric brewing styles; Cold IPA, meet my friend Dip Hop!
This beer has been produces using multiple modern techniques to provide a clean malt base with pilsner and rice to allow the El Dorado and Simcoe hops shine to their maximum potential. Much like the name, Sunshine beers will continue to roll in set after set but will never be the same as the one before it.
Local Pauariki honey combined with a belgium yeast create a lifted bouquet of wild thyme and mandarin marmalade notes that play alongside the spicy orange citrus phenolics. A broad malt palate is cleansed by the warming but soft alcohol finish.
It's all reminiscent of the changing tides on a sunny spring day here on the East Coast.