Look: Dull golden, slightly hazy. Aroma: Tropical and citrus fruits with subtle honey malt. Taste: A refreshing combination of mango and pineapple with a generous dose of citrus. Light bodied with honeyed malt undertones. Try With: Poached white fish with lemon herb butter. ABV: 5.5%
Tuatara's 6 flagship brews in one box! One bottle of each; Pilsner, Hefeweizen,Hazy Pale Ale, American APA, Aotearoa Pale Ale and IPA. Great gift or for Tuatara newbies or when you just can't choose which one to get.
Established more or less in 1648, Wakachangi is probably New Zealand's oldest and most trusted beer! Legend has it the first batch was brewed by nymphomaniac monks in Portugal. They were keen to make a beer that could be used to treat colour blindness and the affects of asparagus wees. They also wanted to make a beer that didn't taste like badger piss thats been put through a 16th Century soda-stream. By all accounts they were succesful, but once the Catholic Church got word of it they wanted the beer for themselves.
In an act that many people feel inspired Dan Brown's 'Da Vinci Code', the monks went to go into hiding with the recipe. It was lost for nearly 400 years until inexplicably it turned up just outside of Greymouth, New Zealand, whereupon it was found by Great Uncle Kenny, one of New Zealand's most prolific inventors, adventurors and philanderers.
He spent many years perfecting the recipe. He wanted to make a truly national beer that could be enjoyed by everyone, also, most importantly, one that didn't taste like wees that had been put through a soda stream. Luckily he achieved this and in the process made the first South Otago beer with North Canterbury flavours, brewed by a West-Coaster with the ol' misty waters of the Waikato!
The rest as they say is history!
Big Barrel is proudly the largest Independent 100% NZ Family Owned & Operated Liquor group in NZ. Big Barrel is a specialist liquor retailer formed in 2003, starting with their first ever store in Marewa, Napier and has since grown to over 43 stores nationwide and going strong.