We were under the impression that New Zealand was rubbish for everything other than scenery and rugby, but it turns out that not only can they host epic movies but they can make a half decent beer. No doubt their football team celebrated a magnificent result against the Peroni-swigging Italians with a couple of bottles of Original Ale during the World Cup last year. It’s called pale ale but there’s nothing pale about its taste as it explodes in your mouth with all the vigour of Aragorn scything down some unruly orcs with his trusty sword. It’s rich in taste but not too much and you certainly finish the bottle wanting Mordor.
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