Honey Brown Ale brewed with Egmont Honey Manuka 50+MGO
Malts: NZ Ale, NZ Vienna, NZ Dark Chocolate, NZ Biscuit, German Caramunich II
Hops: East Kent Golding
Yeast: California Ale
THE YARN BEHIND THE BREW
Everyone loves a good bit of irony. In this instance though, probably not the Annabell family. Like many European Taranaki settlers, the Annabell ancestors spent their lives clearing Manuka scrub from the land in the Waitotara Valley, only for James and Toby Annabell to allow the Manuka to grow back so that the lucrative honey could be harvested. Egmont Honey now have over 4000 hives and export to more than 20 countries around the world. This beer is a cross-pollination of ideas between Egmont Honey and Shining Peak, which results in a smooth English Brown Ale balanced with the sweet flavour of Taranaki's finest gold.