Your Favourite Kiwi beer is hitting the taps!

We got our mitts on some kiwi beer just in time for the British & Irish Lions Tour! The Tour kicks off on June 3 with Lions playing NZ Provincial at 5:30pm. The entire schedule (FYI it runs until July 8) can be found on our live sports page… And you bet we’ll be showing every single game live.

STOKE IPA

The history of India Pale Ale is a rich and vibrant one which began in England in the 1800’s. The Stoke IPA uses premium hops from the Nelson region, including Pacific Gem, Cascade, Motueka and Styrian Golding. The beer is thirst-quenching and perfect for warm summer days. For those wondering, Stoke suggest that their IPA slanted more towards an English than an American one.

Bespoke yeast, 14,000 year-old Palaeo water and lightly toasted malt create a crisp, fruity taste with honey and citrus undertones. The Stoke IPA is tank conditioned over four weeks which enhances its smooth, caramel sweetness. It has a touch of lightness to it however the hops intensity is a step up from the Pilsner.

STOKE PILSNER

The word ‘refreshing’ has been redefined. Thanks largely to the layering of flavoursome hops and a crispy, bittered lager base, the Stoke Pilsner is a crowd favourite. Expect an aromatic sauvin hop finish, with grassy notes and fresh aroma.

Extra-pale malt creates a nutty finish and an extended cold conditioning period delivers a unique spin on the classic Pilsner. Using only the finest natural ingredients and relentless attention to detail, our friends over at Stoke have created a brew which vibrant and vivacious. It has a good malty character, evenly balanced by its crisp bitterness.

WAKACHANGI

‘A South Otago beer with North Canterbury flavours, brewed by a West coaster with the ol’ misty waters of the Waikato’. This honest and unpretentious beer is brewed at Harrington’s Brewery and is the brainchild of Kiwi Comedian Leigh Hart. Need we say more? Paired with some pretty quirky YouTube marketing, there’s no doubt Wakachangi matches the Kiwi lad culture effortless – unrefined yet fun.

As for the taste, it’s pleasant, refreshing and an agreeable summer drop.

Stay tuned for when each Kiwi beer hits the taps… Pig ‘N’ Whistle King George Square will be first up!